Casting Light on OpenLight’s Open Silicon Photonics Platform

Casting Light on OpenLight’s Open Silicon Photonics Platform
by Kalar Rajendiran on 06-20-2022 at 6:00 am

The Growing Silicon Photonics Market

For many decades now, modern optical technology has been deployed in networking infrastructure, for long haul and medium haul links to support internet communications. The foundation of this technology is photonics, which is the science of generation, manipulation and detection of light for performing functions otherwise… Read More


LIDAR-based SLAM, What’s New in Autonomous Navigation

LIDAR-based SLAM, What’s New in Autonomous Navigation
by Bernard Murphy on 06-09-2022 at 6:00 am

LIDAR SLAM min

SLAM – simultaneous localization and mapping – is already a well-established technology in robotics. This generally starts with visual SLAM, using object recognition to detect landmarks and obstacles. VSLAM alone uses a 2D view of a 3D environment, challenging accuracy; improvements depend on complementary sensing inputs… Read More


Unlock first-time-right complex photonic integrated circuits

Unlock first-time-right complex photonic integrated circuits
by Raha Vafaei on 06-01-2022 at 10:00 am

EPDA overview

The capacity and energy efficiency challenges from the growing appetite for high-speed data along with advanced applications such as LIDAR and quantum computing are driving demand for increasingly large-scale photonic integrated circuits (PIC). With an ever-increasing number of components on a single photonic chip, manual… Read More


Auto Safety – A Dickensian Tale

Auto Safety – A Dickensian Tale
by Roger C. Lanctot on 03-27-2022 at 10:00 am

Auto Safety – A Dickensian Tale

As I prepare to join the International Telecommunications Union’s Future Networked Car Symposium – today through Friday – I am reminded of Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” and its unforgettable opening paragraph – modified for a modern context here:

It was the best of times,Read More


Yep – It’s Still an Analog World in this Digital Age

Yep – It’s Still an Analog World in this Digital Age
by Daniel Nenni on 11-02-2021 at 6:00 am

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With all the advances in digital technology to serve mankind’s insatiable appetite for automation, it’s easy to lose sight of the reality that we still live in an analog world.  It’s easy to take for granted that somewhere in the chain of events that takes place in the process of applying state-of-the-art computational technology… Read More


Synopsys’ ARC® DSP IP for Low-Power Embedded Applications

Synopsys’ ARC® DSP IP for Low-Power Embedded Applications
by Kalar Rajendiran on 09-30-2021 at 10:00 am

Key Applications Driving PPA Optimized Signal Processing

On Sep 20th, Synopsys announced an expansion of its DesignWare® ARC® Processor IP portfolio with new 128-bit ARC VPX2 and 256-bit ARC VPX3 DSP Processors targeting low-power embedded SoCs. In 2019, the company had launched a 512-bit ARC VPX5 DSP processor for high-performance signal processing SoCs. Due to the length, format… Read More


LiDAR and the End of the Musk Marketing Masque

LiDAR and the End of the Musk Marketing Masque
by Roger C. Lanctot on 09-19-2021 at 6:00 am

LiDAR and the End of the Musk Marketing Masque

One of the key differentiating characteristics of companies working on autonomous vehicles is the willingness to explain or disclose the manner in which this technology works. Tesla and Mobileye have been standouts in the explainer category.  Companies like Waymo and Cruise have been less distinguished.

Tesla, though, … Read More


Spot-On Dead Reckoning for Indoor Autonomous Robots

Spot-On Dead Reckoning for Indoor Autonomous Robots
by Kalar Rajendiran on 05-05-2021 at 10:00 am

Sensors Characteristics

One meaning of the word “reckoning” says it is the action or process of calculating or estimating something. But dead reckoning? What does that mean? Believe it or not, we have all deployed dead reckoning to varying degrees of success on different occasions. As an example, when driving on a multi-lane winding highway and direct … Read More


ARC Processor Virtual Summit!

ARC Processor Virtual Summit!
by Daniel Nenni on 08-21-2020 at 6:00 am

ARC Processor Virtual Summit 2020

The ARC Processor has a rich history. Originally named the Argonaut RISC Processor, it was designed for the Nintendo Game Systems in the 1990s. Argonaut Technologies Limited later became ARC International. My first intimate exposure to ARC was in 2009 when Virage Logic acquired ARC. A year later Virage was acquired by Synopsys… Read More


The Time Has Arrived for AI Based Data Twinning! Shrink the Pipe while Increasing Data Fidelity

The Time Has Arrived for AI Based Data Twinning! Shrink the Pipe while Increasing Data Fidelity
by Tom Freeman on 07-05-2020 at 6:00 am

AI Based Data Twinning

Time to Change our Thinking:
It is time to work the other side of the communications equation. Send less data. But apply new synthetic data science and machine learning to get more and richer information: a way that requires the transfer of radically fewer actual bits – perhaps 1 or 2% of the bits – but with higher model fidelity.… Read More