Synopsys is First IP Provider with a Complete CXL Implementation Available

Synopsys is First IP Provider with a Complete CXL Implementation Available
by Randy Smith on 09-11-2019 at 12:00 pm

Synopsys just announced the availability of their IP solution supporting CXL (Compute Express Link). This new protocol is going to be an important component for several applications expected to be shipping starting in 2021. CXL is an alternate protocol that runs on the same physical layer as PCI Express (PCIe). Among other usages,… Read More


For EDA Users: The Cloud Should Not Be Just a Compute Farm

For EDA Users: The Cloud Should Not Be Just a Compute Farm
by Randy Smith on 09-09-2019 at 10:00 am

When EDA users first started considering using cloud services from Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and others, their initial focus was getting access for specific design functions, such as long logic or circuit simulation runs or long DRC runs, not necessarily for their entire design flow. If you choose to use the cloud this way, you… Read More


AI Chip Landscape and Observations

AI Chip Landscape and Observations
by Shan Tang on 07-14-2019 at 8:00 am

It’s been more than two years since I started the AI chip list. We saw a lot of news about AI chips from tech giants, IC/IP vendors and a huge number of startups. Now I have a new “AI Chip Landscape” infographic and dozens of AI chip related articles (in Chinses, sorry about that :p).

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Google Stadia is Here. What’s Your Move, Nvidia?

Google Stadia is Here. What’s Your Move, Nvidia?
by Krishna Betai on 04-04-2019 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedOn March 16, 2019, Google introduced the world to its cloud-based, multi-platform gaming service, Stadia. Described as “a gaming platform for everyone” by Google CEO Sundar Pichai at the Game Developers Conference, Stadia would make high-end games accessible to everyone. The video gaming industry, as we know … Read More


The Ups and Downs of Google Assistant Mini

The Ups and Downs of Google Assistant Mini
by Tom Simon on 01-09-2019 at 12:00 pm

On Star Trek when they asked the computer to do something, they never heard it say “Sorry, you have no photon torpedoes connected to your account”. However, this sort of thing is something that happens at my house when I forget the exact name of a specific light. How did I get here?

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Volvo: Car-less is Better Than Clueless

Volvo: Car-less is Better Than Clueless
by Roger C. Lanctot on 12-09-2018 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedSweden has embraced the movement toward a cashless society with banks no longer taking cash deposits and retailers, like Ikea, experimenting with cashlessness. Perhaps taking a cue from the Swedish financial sector, Volvo Cars last week revealed its plans for a car-less stand at this week’s L.A. Auto Show – and the… Read More


A New Year’s resolution: Turn off computers

A New Year’s resolution: Turn off computers
by Vivek Wadhwa on 01-20-2018 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedFacebook’s recent acknowledgment that social media may be making its users feel bad in some cases is a significant milestone. So far, the technology industry hardly has talked about the downsides of their products. Now a realization seems to be setting in that perhaps something has gone wrong along the way.

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Qualcomm’s New Spectra ISP and Camera Modules Enable Nextgen AR

Qualcomm’s New Spectra ISP and Camera Modules Enable Nextgen AR
by Patrick Moorhead on 01-03-2018 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedThe mobile VR and AR space has been evolving rapidly, with many different players innovating in recent months. Companies like Apple and Google have been innovating on the software and hardware front, but others have been working diligently to support some of these efforts as well. One of those companies is QualcommRead More


HLS Rising

HLS Rising
by Bernard Murphy on 12-26-2017 at 7:00 am

No-one could accuse Badru Agarwala, GM of the Mentor/Siemens Calypto Division, of being tentative about high-level synthesis. (HLS). Then again, he and a few others around the industry have been selling this story for quite a while, apparently to a small and not always attentive audience. But times seem to be changing. I’ve written… Read More


AI ASICs Exposed!

AI ASICs Exposed!
by Daniel Nenni on 08-01-2017 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedArtificial intelligence, or AI is really heating up these days. The technology has been around for decades, but of late it is becoming quite a focus for applications such as data center analytics, autonomous vehicles and augmented reality. Why the rebirth? The trend appears to be driven by two forces – availability… Read More