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Data Orchestration Hardware Unlocks the Full Potential of AI

Data Orchestration Hardware Unlocks the Full Potential of AI
by Mike Gianfagna on 06-10-2021 at 10:00 am

Data Orchestration Hardware Unlocks the Full Potential of AI

We all know that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are fundamentally changing the world. From the smart devices that gather data to the hyperscale data centers that analyze it, the impact of AI/ML can be felt almost everywhere. It is also well-known that hardware accelerators have opened the door to real-time… Read More


Architecture Wrinkles in Automotive AI: Unique Needs

Architecture Wrinkles in Automotive AI: Unique Needs
by Bernard Murphy on 05-20-2021 at 6:00 am

Baidu versus Mobileye min

Arteris IP recently spoke at the Spring Linley Processor Conference on April 21, 2021 about Automotive systems-on-chip (SoCs) architecture with artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) and Functional Safety. Stefano Lorenzini presented a nice contrast between auto AI SoCs and those designed for datacenters.… Read More


Cadence Extends Tensilica Vision, AI Product Line

Cadence Extends Tensilica Vision, AI Product Line
by Bernard Murphy on 05-11-2021 at 6:00 am

Tensilica vision min

Vision pipelines, from image signal processing (ISP) through AI processing and fancy effects (super-resolution, Bokeh and others) has become fundamental to almost every aspect of the modern world. In automotive safety, robotics, drones, mobile applications and AR/VR, what we now consider essential we couldn’t do without… Read More


Verification Management the Synopsys Way

Verification Management the Synopsys Way
by Bernard Murphy on 05-06-2021 at 6:00 am

Verification management min

Remember the days when verification meant running a simulator with directed tests? (Back then we just called them tests.) Then came static and formal verification, simulation running in farms, emulation and FPGA prototyping. We now have UVM, constrained random testing and many different test objectives (functional, power,… Read More


Arteris IP Contributes to Major MPSoC Text

Arteris IP Contributes to Major MPSoC Text
by Bernard Murphy on 04-28-2021 at 6:00 am

Wileybook min

You might have heard of the Multicore and Multiprocessor SoC (MPSoC) Forum sponsored by IEEE and other industry associations and companies. This group of top-notch academic and industry technical leaders gets together once a year to talk about hardware and software architecture and applications for multicore and multiprocessor… Read More


Flex Logix Closes $55M in Series D Financing and Accelerates AI Inference and eFPGA Adoption

Flex Logix Closes $55M in Series D Financing and Accelerates AI Inference and eFPGA Adoption
by Mike Gianfagna on 03-25-2021 at 10:00 am

Flex Logix Closes 55M in Series D Financing and Accelerates AI Inference and eFPGA Adoption

Flex Logix is a unique company. It is one of the few that supplies both FPGA and embedded FPGA technology based on a proprietary programmable interconnect that uses half the transistors and half the metal layers of traditional FPGA interconnect. Their architecture provides some rather significant advantages. I wrote about their… Read More


Reducing Compile Time in Emulation. Innovation in Verification

Reducing Compile Time in Emulation. Innovation in Verification
by Bernard Murphy on 03-25-2021 at 6:00 am

Innovation image 2021

Is there a way to reduce cycle time in mapping large SoCs to an FPGA-based emulator? Paul Cunningham (GM, Verification at Cadence), Jim Hogan (RIP) and I continue our series on research ideas. As always, feedback welcome.

The Innovation

This month’s pick is Improving FPGA-Based Logic Emulation Systems through Machine LearningRead More


RIP Jim Hogan – An Industry Icon

RIP Jim Hogan – An Industry Icon
by Bernard Murphy on 03-21-2021 at 8:00 am

RIP Jim Hogan

An unavoidable consequence of getting older is that more frequently our friends and colleagues unexpectedly leave us for their final venture. Jim Hogan, widely known and loved in the semiconductor industry, has passed on. He will leave a substantial hole in the hearts of many. Always ready with seasoned advice, a sympathetic … Read More


IP and Software Speeds up TWS Earbud SoC Development

IP and Software Speeds up TWS Earbud SoC Development
by Tom Simon on 03-18-2021 at 10:00 am

CEVA Bluebud TWS Platform

The global market for earphones and headphones in 2020 is estimated to have been $34B and is expanding at a compound rate of over 20% per year. Of this almost 50% is said to be earphones which are shifting rapidly to True Wireless Stereo (TWS). We have seen the sales of TWS devices grow from 1M units is 2016 to 109M units in 2019, though … Read More


Enabling Edge AI Vision with RISC-V and a Silicon Platform

Enabling Edge AI Vision with RISC-V and a Silicon Platform
by Tom Simon on 03-15-2021 at 10:00 am

AI Chipset Market

AI vision processing moving to the edge is an undeniable industry trend. OpenFive, the custom silicon business unit of SiFive, discusses this trend with compelling facts in their recent paper titled “Enabling AI Vision at the Edge.” AI vision is being deployed in many applications, such as autonomous vehicles, smart cities, … Read More