A Flexible and Efficient Edge-AI Solution Using InferX X1 and InferX SDK

A Flexible and Efficient Edge-AI Solution Using InferX X1 and InferX SDK
by Kalar Rajendiran on 11-18-2021 at 6:00 am

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The Linley Group held its Fall Processor Conference 2021 last week. There were several informative talks from various companies updating the audience on the latest research and development work happening in the industry. The presentations were categorized as per their focus, under eight different sessions. The sessions topics… Read More


Five Reasons Why a High Performance Reconfigurable SmartNIC Demands a 2D NoC

Five Reasons Why a High Performance Reconfigurable SmartNIC Demands a 2D NoC
by Kalar Rajendiran on 11-04-2021 at 6:00 am

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As part of their webinar series, SemiWiki hosted one in June with the title “Five Reasons Why a High Performance Reconfigurable SmartNIC Demands a 2D NoC.” The talk by given by Scott Schweitzer, Sr. Manager, Product Planning at Achronix. Scott is a lifelong technology evangelist and focuses on recognizing technology trends and… Read More


Take the Achronix Speedster7t FPGA for a Test Drive in the Lab

Take the Achronix Speedster7t FPGA for a Test Drive in the Lab
by Mike Gianfagna on 10-19-2021 at 10:00 am

Take the Achronix Speedster7t FPGA for a Test Drive in the Lab

Achronix is known for its high-performance FPGA solutions. In this post, I’ll explore the Speedster7T FPGA. This FPGA family is optimized for high-bandwidth workloads and eliminates performance bottlenecks with an innovative architecture. Built on TSMC’s 7nm FinFET process, the family delivers ASIC-level performance … Read More


Podcast EP33: Processing AI Workloads

Podcast EP33: Processing AI Workloads
by Daniel Nenni on 08-13-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Dana McCarty, vice president of sales and marketing at Flex Logix Technologies, Inc. Using an eFPGA-based architecture for processing AI workloads is discussed, along with typical applications and power, performance and cost benefits. The competitive positioning of Flex Logix’s InferX X1 … Read More


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


Achronix Next-Gen FPGAs Now Shipping

Achronix Next-Gen FPGAs Now Shipping
by Kalar Rajendiran on 05-04-2021 at 6:00 am

1980s to Now Market Changes

Earlier in April, Achronix made a product announcement with the headline “Achronix Now Shipping Industry’s Highest Performance Speedster7t FPGA Devices.” The press release drew attention to the fact that the 7nm Speedster®7t AC7t1500 FPGAs have started shipping to customers ahead of schedule. In the complex product world… Read More


Using eFPGA to Dynamically Adapt to Changing Workloads

Using eFPGA to Dynamically Adapt to Changing Workloads
by Kalar Rajendiran on 04-22-2021 at 10:00 am

Dynamic Reconfig Not New Why Now FlexLogix

In early April, Gabriele Saucier kicked off Design & Reuse’s IPSoC Silicon Valley 2021 Conference. IPSoC conference as the name suggests is dedicated to semiconductor intellectual property (IP) and IP-based electronic systems. There were a number of excellent presentations at the conference. The presentations had been… Read More


eFPGA IP – in Videos

eFPGA IP – in Videos
by Daniel Nenni on 04-12-2021 at 10:00 am

Menta eFPGA IP

eFPGA has been a hot topic on SemiWiki for the past five years and it is still going strong. eFPGA is more descriptively categorized as embedded programmable logic and reconfigurable computing. Whatever you want to call it, eFPGA is an important piece of the computing puzzle, absolutely.

We recently did a series of videos with Menta… 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


Achronix Demystifies FPGA Technology Migration

Achronix Demystifies FPGA Technology Migration
by Tom Simon on 02-23-2021 at 6:00 am

FPGA Migration Achronix Tool Flow

System designers who are switching to a new FPGA platform have a lot to think about. Naturally a change like this is usually done for good reasons, but there are always considerations regarding device configurations, interfaces and the tool chain to deal with. To help users who have decided to switch to their FPGA technology, Achronix… Read More