Improving Image Resolution At The Edge


How much cameras see depends on how accurately the images are rendered and classified. The higher the resolution, the greater the accuracy. But higher resolution also requires significantly more computation, and it requires flexibility in the design to be able to adapt to new algorithms and network models. Jeremy Roberson, technical director and software architect for AI/ML at Flex Logix, talks... » read more

LPDDR Flash In Automotive


New automotive architectures are raising challenges for how to utilize memory effectively and efficiently. An LPDDR interface for flash allows different processors to utilize multiple banks of flash memory, which in turn reduces latency and interference. Sandeep Krishnegawda, vice president of marketing and applications at Infineon, talks about the new zonal controllers in automotive design and... » read more

Programmable General-Purpose I/O


Talking to many different kinds of chips is becoming more complicated. There are new types of transistors, new protocols, and all of this is limited by the number of pins. Geoff Tate, CEO of Flex Logix, talks about adding programmability into the general-purpose I/O to enable more flexibility, lower inventory, and reduced obsolescence. » read more

100G Ethernet At The Edge


The amount of data is growing, and so is the need to process it closer to the source. The edge is a middle ground between the cloud and the end point, close enough to where data is generated to reduce the time it takes to process that data, yet still powerful enough to analyze that data quickly and send it wherever it is needed. But to make this all work requires faster conduits for that data i... » read more

Adding Security Into Test


Security is becoming a much bigger concern as more electronics are added into cars, as more devices are connected to the internet, and as the value of data continues to increase. The problem is that security is dynamic. It continues to change throughout the lifetime of a system, and some of these devices are expected to last for a decade or more. Lee Harrison, director of Tessent product market... » read more

Physically Aware NoCs


More functions, greater security risks, and increasingly complicated integration of IP and various components below 7nm is increasing the time and effort it takes to get a functioning chip out the door. In many of these devices, the network on chip is the glue between various components, but it can take up to 10% to 12% of the total area of the SoC. Andy Nightingale, vice president of product m... » read more

Improving PPA When Embedding FPGAs Into SoCs


Embedded FPGAs have been on everyone’s radar for years as a way of extending the life of chips developed at advanced nodes, but they typically have come with high performance and power overhead. That’s no longer the case, and the ability to control complex chips and keep them current with changes to algorithms and various protocols is significant step. Geoff Tate, CEO of Flex Logix, talks a... » read more

Why Matter 1.0 Really Matters


Incompatibilities of consumer devices inside the home are frustrating for consumers and a security risk. Skip Ashton, distinguished engineer at Infineon, talks about how the Matter 1.0 standard will fuse together different ecosystems from companies such as Apple, Google, and Amazon, how it will be applied to existing devices, what’s included and missing from the standard today, and how it can... » read more

Simplifying AI Edge Deployment


Barrie Mullins, vice president of product at Flex Logix, explains how a programmable accelerator chip can simplify semiconductor design at the edge, where chips need to be high performance as well as low power, yet developing everything from scratch is too expensive and time-consuming. Programmability allows these systems to stay current with changes in algorithms, which can affect everything f... » read more

Using eFPGAs For Security


Andy Jaros, vice president at Flex Logix, talks about the use of eFPGAs to keep pace with security risks over longer chip lifetimes, how configurable RTL can help, and why systems companies are altering the playing field for FPGAs. » read more

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