“Kandou it”

“Kandou it”
by Lauro Rizzatti on 06-15-2021 at 10:00 am

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In another departure from my chip design verification “beat,” I took a look at Kandou and like what I learned.

Kandou from Lausanne, Switzerland, boasts “Kandou It” as its tagline and as it should be if Kandou’s USB-C multi-protocol retimer solution with USB4 support is inside next-gen laptops, notebooks, desktops, tablets and… Read More


Software Developers Turn to CacheQ for Multi-Threading CPU Acceleration

Software Developers Turn to CacheQ for Multi-Threading CPU Acceleration
by Lauro Rizzatti on 06-07-2021 at 10:00 am

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Three-year old CacheQ, founded by two former Xilinx executives and a clever group of engineers, produces a distributed heterogenous compute development environment targeting software developers with limited knowledge of hardware architecture.

The promise of compiler tools for heterogeneous compute systems intrigued… Read More


Meeting the Need for Hardware-Assisted Verification

Meeting the Need for Hardware-Assisted Verification
by Lauro Rizzatti on 04-12-2021 at 6:00 am

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Editor’s Note: Siemens EDA recently introduced a comprehensive hardware-assisted verification system comprised of hardware, software and system verification that streamlines and optimizes verification cycles while helping reduce verification cost. What follows is an edited version of an interview Verification Expert… Read More


Combining AI and Advanced Signal Processing on the Same Device

Combining AI and Advanced Signal Processing on the Same Device
by Lauro Rizzatti on 08-04-2020 at 6:00 am

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A lot has been written and even more spoken about artificial intelligence (AI) and its uses. Case in point, the use of AI to make autonomous vehicles (AV) a reality. But, surprisingly, not much is discussed on pre-processing the inputs feeding AI algorithms. Understanding how input signals are generated, pre-processed and used… Read More


DSP SoC a la Française

DSP SoC a la Française
by Lauro Rizzatti on 02-04-2018 at 11:00 am

I enjoyed reading Eric Esteve’s article “ French Tech at CES, 2nd country after USA with 274 Start-Up at Eureka Park!” It brought back happy memories of my time at EVE until Synopsys purchased it in 2012.Here is another intriguing story by a French startup named VSORA and founded by Khaled Maalej with a team of scientists and engineers.Read More


Electronic Design for Self-Driving Cars Center-Stage at DVCon India

Electronic Design for Self-Driving Cars Center-Stage at DVCon India
by Lauro Rizzatti on 11-01-2017 at 7:00 am

The fourth installment of DVCon India took place in Bangalore, September 14-15. As customary, it was hosted in the Leela Palace, a luxurious and tranquil resort in the center of Bangalore, and an excellent venue to host the popular event.

As reported in my previous DVCon India trip reports, the daily and evening traffic in Bangalore… Read More