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AI Power Consumption Exploding


Machine learning is on track to consume all the energy being supplied, a model that is costly, inefficient, and unsustainable. To a large extent, this is because the field is new, exciting, and rapidly growing. It is being designed to break new ground in terms of accuracy or capability. Today, that means bigger models and larger training sets, which require exponential increases in processin... » read more

Week In Review: Design, Low Power


Infineon acquired Industrial Analytics, a provider of AI-enabled industrial equipment monitoring. Its solution can monitor plants for early detection of critical developments, based on analysis and evaluation of vibrations, and evaluate data for both predictive and prescriptive maintenance. "Industrial Analytics has outstanding expertise in the area of predictive analysis for industrial machine... » read more

New Uses For AI In Chips


Artificial intelligence is being deployed across a number of new applications, from improving performance and reducing power in a wide range of end devices to spotting irregularities in data movement for security reasons. While most people are familiar with using machine learning and deep learning to distinguish between cats and dogs, emerging applications show how this capability can be use... » read more

Building the Metaverse, Part Two: The Technology


In my first article on the metaverse, I explored the extraordinary vision and driving forces behind the metaverse, along with some potential use cases. In this second part, I want to outline the technology that will be needed to enable it. The metaverse will rely on a range of existing and new hardware and software technologies, which will enable the development of new services and new ways ... » read more

Synchronization Overview And Case Study on Arm Architecture


The objective of this white paper is to share knowledge on Arm architecture. The target reader of this document is those who work on synchronization with the Arm architecture. [Warning] When we are dealing with locking optimizations, we must be extremely careful about correctness. Bugs caused by synchronization are usually hard to root cause and the optimized code may crash on other CPUs wit... » read more

Where Are The Autonomous Cars?


Are we there yet? Governments, consumers, and engineers alike want to know how close the automotive world is to producing a fully autonomous Level 5 vehicle. While some experts say such vehicles could hit the road in the next few years, they're a shrinking minority. Most forecasts say a truly self-driving car is at least a decade away — and maybe much longer, because it requires disruptive... » read more

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


Pervasive computing, connectivity Semtech Corporation announced that it will acquire Sierra Wireless, an IoT services company. The acquisition will combine Semtech’s LoRa end nodes and cloud service with Sierra Wireless’ cellular capabilities. Telit will incorporate Thales’s cellular IoT products business under a new name Telit Cinterion, led by Telit. Telit Cinterion will be Californ... » read more

Blog Review: Aug. 3


Siemens' Patrick Hope explains the growing importance of choosing the right laminate for PCB designs and how to read a material datasheet to compare important electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties. Synopsys' Yankin Tanurhan argues that as the number of sensors being integrated in automotive systems increases to enable new ADAS and autonomy capabilities, building security and quality... » read more

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


Automotive, mobility Advantest installed its first enhanced T5851-STM16G tester of nonvolatile memory express (NVMe) solid-state drives (SSDs) using ball-grid arrays (BGAs) at a major manufacturer of IC memory devices. Anticipating the automotive market will be the largest consumer semiconductor ICs, Advantest designed the test machine to give system-level test coverage of NVMe BGA SSD devices... » read more

Customizing Processors


The design, verification, and implementation of a processor is the core competence of some companies, but others just want to whip up a small processor as quickly and cheaply as possible. What tools and options exist? Processors range from very small, simple cores that are deeply embedded into products to those operating at the highest possible clock speeds and throughputs in data centers. I... » read more

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