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Put A Data Center In Your Phone!

Datacenters heavily leverage FPGAs for AI acceleration. Why not do the same for low power edge applications with embedded FPGA (eFPGA)? It’s common knowledge for anyone connected to the cloud computing industry that data centers heavily rely on FPGAs for programmable accelerators enabling high performance computing for AI training and inferencing. These heterogeneous computing solution... » read more

What’s Really Behind The Adoption Of eFPGA?

System companies are taking a more proactive role in co-designing their hardware and software roadmaps, so it’s no surprise that they are also driving the adoption of embedded FPGAs (eFPGA). But why and why has it taken so long? Today, most system companies leverage FPGAs to offload intensive compute workloads from the main processor or provide broader IO capability than any packaged ASIC ... » read more

eFPGAs Bring A 10X Advantage In Power And Cost

eFPGA LUTs will out-ship FPGA LUTs at some point in the near future because of the advantages of reconfigurable logic being built into the chip: cost reduction, lower power, and improved performance. Many systems use FPGAs because they are more efficient than processors for parallel processing and can be programmed with application specific co-processors or accelerators typically found in da... » read more

eFPGA Saved Us Millions of Dollars. It Can Do the Same for You

For those of you who follow Flex Logix, you already know that we have an IP business, EFLX eFGPA, and an edge inferencing co-processor chip and board business, InferX. InferX came about because we had many customers ask if they can run AI/ML algorithms in EFLX. The answer was and still is, of course you can – EFLX is an FPGA fabric similar to what FPGA chips use. Our co-founder, Cheng Wang, t... » read more

On-Chip FPGA: The “Other” Compute Resource

When system companies discuss processing requirements for their next generation products, the typical discussion invariably leads to: what should the processor subsystem look like? Do you upgrade the embedded processors in the current subsystem to the latest and greatest embedded CPU? Do you add more CPUs? Or perhaps add a little diversity by adding a DSP or GPU? One compute resource tha... » read more

Make Your SoC Upgradable Like A Tesla

I’ve always been a fan of Tesla. Not for the quick acceleration, nice lines, great handling or leading the world away from the using the internal combustion engine. I’m a big fan because they plan products not just for use today, but for the future. In the not too distant past, in order to get the latest automotive technology, you’d have to buy a new car. With Tesla, you don’t have to. ... » read more

Integrate FPGAs For A Customizable MCU

MCUs come in a broad range of flavors, meaning you can pick the best one for the application with the right performance, feature set, peripherals, memory, and software programmability. So, then, why do many systems also use FPGAs next to the MCUs? Usually, it’s because there’s not a “perfect” MCU for their application. MCUs by definition are built to be generic for a wide variety of app... » read more

Integrating Embedded FPGA Made Easy

Chip designers have been integrating hard and soft IPs for decades – some being easy to integrate and others much more difficult. But what about eFPGA? It’s a relatively new IP on the IP landscape and according to data from Gartner, the market share of semiconductors with eFPGA is expected to approach $10B in 2023 with greater than 50% compounded annual growth. So, this raises the question ... » read more