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Build a Sophisticated Edge Processing ASIC FAST and EASY with Sondrel

Build a Sophisticated Edge Processing ASIC FAST and EASY with Sondrel
by Mike Gianfagna on 09-16-2021 at 6:00 am

Build a Sophisticated Edge Processing ASIC FAST and EASY with Sondrel

Building a custom chip for edge computing applications can be quite daunting. For starters, there is very little power available at the edge, so energy efficiency will be top of mind. The whole point of edge processing is to off-load the time-consuming and costly process of sending data to the cloud, so substantial processing capability… Read More


Apple CPU Gains Grind To A Halt And The Future Looks Dim As The Impact From The CPU Engineer Exodus To Nuvia And Rivos Starts To Bleed In

Apple CPU Gains Grind To A Halt And The Future Looks Dim As The Impact From The CPU Engineer Exodus To Nuvia And Rivos Starts To Bleed In
by Dylan Patel on 09-15-2021 at 10:00 am

Apple A15 SoC

Apple has been long hailed for having the best CPU cores for consumer workloads for years. They have by far the highest performance per clock and efficiency driven by performance in the same class as AMD and Intel’s best current CPUs. This was driven by breakneck gains with architectural changes every year for a decade.

Now with the… Read More


Formal Methods for Aircraft Standards Compliance

Formal Methods for Aircraft Standards Compliance
by Bernard Murphy on 09-15-2021 at 6:00 am

Avionics equipment min

When promoting adoption of formal methods in functional verification, there are two hurdles to overcome: one technical, the other people. The first is a comfortable and familiar challenge for us engineers. Take the course, pass the test, get the certificate. Very mechanical and deterministic. People on the other hand are non-deterministic… Read More


Understanding BLE Beacons and their Applications

Understanding BLE Beacons and their Applications
by eInfochips on 09-14-2021 at 10:00 am

3. BLE Advertising Payload

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon is mostly a small battery powered radio transmitter that sends Bluetooth advertising packets containing information like URL (Universal Resource Locator), UUID (Universal Unique Identifier), battery voltage, temperature, transmit power at regular intervals to the mobile or fixed devices.… Read More


Will The China Real Estate Meltdown End The Semiconductor Shortage?

Will The China Real Estate Meltdown End The Semiconductor Shortage?
by Dylan Patel on 09-14-2021 at 6:00 am

China Realestate 2021

Real estate has fledged recently in China under new restrictions. Various local governments have put in various measures to prevent real estate speculation. These measures include halting private equity investment, restrictions on property activities such as gifting, increasing interest rates, and holding local governmentsRead More


Reliability Analysis for Mission-Critical IC design

Reliability Analysis for Mission-Critical IC design
by Daniel Payne on 09-13-2021 at 10:00 am

reliability analysis min

Mission-critical IC design for segments like automotive, aerospace, defense, medical and 5G have more stringent reliability analysis requirements than consumer electronics, and entails running special simulations for the following concerns:

  • Electromigration analysis
  • IR drop analysis
  • MOS aging
  • High-sigma Monte Carlo
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Continuous Integration of UVM Testbenches

Continuous Integration of UVM Testbenches
by Daniel Nenni on 09-13-2021 at 6:00 am

UVM Report

In recent years, one of the hot topics in chip design and verification has been continuous integration (CI). Like many innovations in hardware development, it was borrowed from software engineering and the programming world. The concept is simple: all code changes from all developers are merged back into the main development… Read More


Uber, Lyft Fail their COVID-19 Test

Uber, Lyft Fail their COVID-19 Test
by Roger C. Lanctot on 09-12-2021 at 6:00 am

Uber Lyft Fail their COVID 19 Test

The COVID-19 pandemic taught many lessons and revealed various weaknesses in global supply chains and business models. The transportation industry was hit particularly hard as people stopped moving thereby taking down public transit, crashing rental car companies and airlines, and erasing the fleets of ride hailing operators.… Read More


Podcast EP37: AI on the Edge

Podcast EP37: AI on the Edge
by Daniel Nenni on 09-10-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Rob Telson, VP of sales and marketing at BrainChip. Rob explores the various hardware requirements for AI applications and discusses the specific areas where BrainChip can provide substantial benefit. Power optimization and rapid system modification are discussed, among others.

The views, thoughts,… Read More


CEO Interview: Tim Ramsdale of Agile Analog

CEO Interview: Tim Ramsdale of Agile Analog
by Daniel Nenni on 09-10-2021 at 6:00 am

Tim Ramsdale Agile Analog

Tim joined Agile Analog shortly after its formation in 2017, alongside Founder, Michael Hulse, with a mission to change the way Analog IP was designed and delivered. Before joining Agile Analog as CEO, Tim served as General Manager, Imaging and Vision at Arm.  He has experience of delivering products in wireless, consumer, infrastructure… Read More