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The First SiFive Tech Symposiums of 2020 are Fast Approaching – We’ll be in San José, Costa Rica, and Mexico City This Month

The First SiFive Tech Symposiums of 2020 are Fast Approaching – We’ll be in San José, Costa Rica, and Mexico City This Month
by Swamy Irrinki on 02-17-2020 at 10:00 am

Central America and Mexico Tour SiFive SemiWiki

We’re confirming seats for our first two SiFive Tech Symposiums in 2020. The first will take place in San José, Costa Rica on February 25, and the second will be in Mexico City, Mexico, on February 28. Just like our 2019 symposiums, these events are designed to engage the global hardware community in the RISC-V ecosystem, and to further… Read More


The Future Of Embedded Monitoring – February 2020

The Future Of Embedded Monitoring – February 2020
by Stephen Crosher on 02-14-2020 at 10:00 am

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Shall I compare thee to a…Rolls Royce jet engine?

‘There is a new era dawning whereby deeply embedded sensing within all technology will bring about great benefit for the reliability and performance of semiconductor-based products.’  These were my words during a presentation to an industry audience in China back in SeptemberRead More


TinyML Makes Big Impact in Edge AI Applications

TinyML Makes Big Impact in Edge AI Applications
by Tom Simon on 02-12-2020 at 10:00 am

TimyML ECM3532 Architecture

Machine Learning (ML) has become extremely important for many computing applications, especially ones that involve interacting with the physical world. Along with this trend has come the development of many specialized ML processors for cloud and mobile applications. These chips work fine in the cloud or even in cars or phones,… Read More


Using IMUS and SENSOR FUSION to Effectively Navigate Consumer Robotics

Using IMUS and SENSOR FUSION to Effectively Navigate Consumer Robotics
by Daniel Nenni on 01-22-2020 at 10:00 am

Ceva Webinar iRobot SemiWiki

There is a live CEVA webinar coming up that you will NOT want to miss. We have been working with CEVA since 2012 and have posted 130 collaborative blogs. Those blogs have earned 927,901 views thus far and counting. The average blog on SemiWiki.com gets 5,885 views so they are ahead of the game.

One of the reasons CEVA is so popular on SemiWiki

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A Bundle of Goodies in Bluetooth 5.2, LE Audio

A Bundle of Goodies in Bluetooth 5.2, LE Audio
by Bernard Murphy on 01-15-2020 at 6:00 am

Bluetooth

You know that a technology is becoming a trend to watch when the Economist writes a piece on the topic. We know how big an investment goes into monetizing visual content for our phones, pads and TVs, through the likes of Warner Media, Disney and Netflix. Now there’s a big push into monetizing our ears, driven by Apple and others on the… Read More


Mixel Makes Major Move on MIPI D-PHY v2.5

Mixel Makes Major Move on MIPI D-PHY v2.5
by Tom Simon on 01-09-2020 at 10:00 am

D PHY Arcitecure

The MIPI Alliance has been running hard since 2003 to stay on top of the changes in the mobile industry. MIPI now has 250 member companies and 12 active working groups, all focused on creating standards for connecting the building blocks in mobile systems. MIPI based interfaces are now used in cars, drones, IoT devices, and of course… Read More


Tortuga Logic Scores Role in DoD Security Programs

Tortuga Logic Scores Role in DoD Security Programs
by Bernard Murphy on 01-07-2020 at 6:00 am

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It should be no surprise in the current climate that the US government is ramping up investment in microelectronics security, particularly with an eye on China and investments they are making in the same area. This has two major thrusts as I read it: to ensure trusted and assured microelectronics are being used in US defense systems… Read More


STT MRAM Highlights from IEDM 2019

STT MRAM Highlights from IEDM 2019
by Don Draper on 01-02-2020 at 6:00 am

IEDM 2019 Logo

IEDM 2019 had the theme: “Innovative Devices for an Era of Connected Intelligence” of which MRAM is a leading contributor.  Following a very informative Plenary Session, Monday afternoon led off with Session 2: Memory Technology – STT-MRAM.  This session has seven important STT-MRAM papers describing the progress of this … Read More


Full Solution for eMRAM Coming in 2020

Full Solution for eMRAM Coming in 2020
by Tom Simon on 12-19-2019 at 6:00 am

Trimming for eMRAM in Tessent

It’s amazing to think that Apollo moon mission used computers that were based on magnetic core memories. Of course, CMOS memories superseded them rapidly. However, over the decades since, memory technologies have advanced significantly, in terms of density, power and new types of technologies, e.g NAND Flash. Ever since the… Read More


Ultra-Short Reach PHY IP Optimized for Advanced Packaging Technology

Ultra-Short Reach PHY IP Optimized for Advanced Packaging Technology
by Tom Dillinger on 12-18-2019 at 10:00 am

Frequent Semiwiki readers are no doubt familiar with the rapid advances in 2.5D heterogeneous multi-die packaging technology.  A relatively well-established product sector utilizing this technology is the 2.5D integration of logic die with a high-bandwidth memory (HBM) DRAM die stack on a silicon interposer;  the interposer… Read More