An Update from Joe Sawicki @ Mentor, a Siemens Business 56thDAC

An Update from Joe Sawicki @ Mentor, a Siemens Business 56thDAC
by Tom Dillinger on 06-17-2019 at 10:22 pm

Executives from the major EDA companies attend the Design Automation Conference to introduce new product features, describe new initiatives and collaborations, meet with customers, and participate in lively conference panel discussions.  Daniel Nenni and I were fortunate to be able to meet with Joe Sawicki, Executive Vice… Read More


NVIDIA’s Deep Learning GPUs Driving Your Car!

NVIDIA’s Deep Learning GPUs Driving Your Car!
by Mitch Heins on 12-09-2016 at 4:00 pm

In a recent SemiWiki article it was noted that 5 of the top 20 semiconductor suppliers are showing double-digit gains for 2016. At the top of the list was NVIDIA with an annual growth rate of 35%. Most of this gain is due to sales of its graphics processors (GPUs) which one normally associates with high performance computer gaming engines.… Read More


Intel Altera FPGA at the heart of an autonomous Audi A8

Intel Altera FPGA at the heart of an autonomous Audi A8
by Claudio Avi Chami on 10-02-2016 at 4:00 pm

Audi announced its piloted driving technology at CES 2015. The Audi Prologue includes the Advanced Driver Assistance System Platform (zFAS), co-developed with TTTech. The zFAS board is based on four devices: an Nvidia k1 processor and Infineon Aurix processor, Mobileye’s EyeQ3 for vision processing, and an Altera Cyclone Read More


I already live in the future and so should you

I already live in the future and so should you
by Vivek Wadhwa on 08-12-2016 at 12:00 pm

I live in the future. I drive a Tesla electric vehicle, which controls the steering wheel on highways. My house in Menlo Park, Calif., is a “passive” home that expends minimal energy on heating or cooling. With the solar panels on my roof, my energy bills are close to zero — and that includes charging the car. My iPhone is encased in a … Read More


Autonomous Driving @ the Crossroads

Autonomous Driving @ the Crossroads
by Roger C. Lanctot on 07-15-2016 at 12:00 pm

One of the most terrifying moments one can experience as a driver or passenger in a Tesla Model S driving with autopilot turned on is the realization that the system cannot recognize intersections or traffic lights. It seems like such a basic and obvious requirement for automated driving but the Model S can’t hack it –… Read More


No Turning Back on Autonomous Driving

No Turning Back on Autonomous Driving
by Roger C. Lanctot on 07-03-2016 at 7:00 am

Politicians will tell you that Fridays are reserved for announcements (defeats, resignations, indictments) intended to be ignored or lost in the end of week news sink. In that context, the Friday before the U.S. Fourth of July three-day weekend may be regarded as second only to the Friday before Christmas as an ideal opportunity… Read More


Automotive Artificial Intelligence (AI) Insights from Patents

Automotive Artificial Intelligence (AI) Insights from Patents

US9254824 illustrates an adaptive anti-collision system for providing timely alert information by analyzing the driving pattern of the driver using a neural network. A neural network utilizes massive connected artificial neurons to mimic the capability of a biological neural network so as to acquire information from external… Read More