More Multiply-Accumulate Operations Everywhere


Geoff Tate, CEO of Flex Logix, sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to talk about how to build programmable edge inferencing chips, embedded FPGAs, where the markets are developing for both, and how the picture will change over the next few years. SE: What do you have to think about when you're designing a programmable inferencing chip? Tate: With a traditional FPGA architecture you ha... » read more

5G Will Enable Cloud Gaming


5G stands to unlock opportunities throughout the Internet of things (IoT), from logistics to heavy industry, robotics to autonomous vehicles. Existing applications of cellular connectivity will find themselves enhanced significantly, while the lifting of traditional barriers to entry—speed, latency, network availability—will open up new applications and revenue streams that simply were... » read more

5G And AI Raise Security Risks For IoT Devices


This IDC Technology Spotlight, sponsored by Rambus, highlights the fifth generation of cellular network technology (5G) is scaling further in 2020, enabling a new wave of AI-powered end points. To remain competitive, manufacturers must implement enhanced security measures on edge and IoT devices designed for the increased performance in speed, latency, and connection density. Click here to r... » read more

Improving Wafer-Level S-Parameters Measurement Accuracy And Stability With Probe-Tip Power Calibration Up To 110 GHz For 5G Applications


Author: Choon Beng Sia, FormFactor Inc., Singapore Demands for mission critical wireless services such as autonomous driving and telehealth require higher data transfer rates and lower latencies. Such applications are now driving the use of radio frequencies (RF) at 28, 38, 60 and 73 GHz for the emerging 5G mobile communication systems. Waferlevel RF measurements of devices or circuits for 5... » read more

Week In Review: Design, Low Power


Ansys will acquire Lumerical, a developer of photonic design and simulation tools. "The potential of photonics in applications like 5G, IIoT and autonomous vehicles can only be realized by solving immense multiphysics device and system challenges," said James Pond, co-CEO and CTO of Lumerical. "Together, Lumerical and Ansys are uniquely positioned to provide the necessary solutions, and custome... » read more

Blog Review: Feb. 12


Complexity is growing by process node, by end application, and in each design. The latest crop of blogs points to just how many dependencies and uncertainties exist today, and what the entire supply chain is doing about them. Mentor's Shivani Joshi digs into various types of constraints in PCBs. Cadence's Neelabh Singh examines the complexities of verifying a lane adapter state machine in... » read more

Extreme Quality Semiconductor Manufacturing


By Ben Tsai and Cathy Perry Sullivan Across the full range of semiconductor device types and design nodes, there is a drive to produce chips with significantly higher quality. Automotive, IoT and other industrial applications require chips that achieve very high reliability over a long period of time, and some of these chips must maintain reliable performance while operating in an environmen... » read more

Introduction To The NI mmWave Transceiver System Hardware


Wireless technology is everywhere. Every day more and more new wireless devices are being created and accessing today’s wireless networks, consuming more and more data. The number of new wireless devices continues to escalate and the amount of data consumed continues to grow at an exponential rate. In order to address the demand, new wireless technologies are being investigated to evolve the ... » read more

Millimeter Wave: A Bridge Too Far?


5G is here. It already is available in new mobile phones, and the infrastructure for extremely fast cellular communication is being built out at a rapid pace. The big question now is which parts of this technology will be successful, and there still is no consistency in those predictions. 5G comes in two flavors, sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave, and the sub-6 GHz version offers immediate perfo... » read more

Security Is Key When AI Meets 5G


5G represents a revolution in mobile technology with performance that will rival that of wireline networks. Relative to its 4G predecessor, 5G promises 10X the data rate, 100X the efficiency, and 1000X the capacity, at 1/100th the latency. With 1Gbps speed at 1ms latency, 5G makes it possible to offer a host of real-time applications and services. Real-time is critical, because in parallel t... » read more

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