2D NoC Based FPGAs Valuable for SmartNIC Implementation

2D NoC Based FPGAs Valuable for SmartNIC Implementation
by Tom Simon on 12-29-2021 at 6:00 am

2D NoC SmartNIC

Smart network interface cards (SmartNICs) have proven themselves valuable in improving network efficiency. According to Scott Schweitzer, senior product manager at Achronix, it has been shown that SmartNICs can relieve up to – and perhaps beyond – 30% of the host processor’s loading. SmartNICs started out taking… Read More


A Next-Generation Prototyping System for ASIC and Pre-Silicon Software Development

A Next-Generation Prototyping System for ASIC and Pre-Silicon Software Development
by Kalar Rajendiran on 12-05-2021 at 6:00 am

Corigine Prototyping Systems

Every now and then, disruptive technology is brought to market, challenging the way things have been done to that point. We are all familiar with many such technologies. The rhetorical question is, how many of us were aware, recognized and acknowledged those technologies before they became well established? For example, a startup… Read More


PCIe Gen5 Interface Demo Running on a Speedster7t FPGA

PCIe Gen5 Interface Demo Running on a Speedster7t FPGA
by Kalar Rajendiran on 11-24-2021 at 10:00 am

PCIe Gen5 Interface Demo Board

The major market drivers of today all have one thing in common and that is the efficient management of data. Whether it is 5G, hyperscale computing, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles or IoT, there is data creation, processing, transmission and storage. All of these aspects of data management need to happen very fast.… Read More


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


An FPGA-Based Solution for a Graph Neural Network (GNN) Accelerator

An FPGA-Based Solution for a Graph Neural Network (GNN) Accelerator
by Kalar Rajendiran on 08-03-2021 at 6:00 am

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Earlier this year, Achronix made a product announcement about shipping the industry’s highest performance Speedster7t FPGA devices. The press release included lot of details about the architecture and features of the device and how that family of devices is well suited to satisfy the demands of the artificial intelligence … 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