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SOT-MRAM-based CIM architecture for a CNN model


New research paper "In-Memory Computing Architecture for a Convolutional Neural Network Based on Spin Orbit Torque MRAM", from National Taiwan University, Feng Chia University, Chung Yuan Christian University. Abstract "Recently, numerous studies have investigated computing in-memory (CIM) architectures for neural networks to overcome memory bottlenecks. Because of its low delay, high energ... » read more

New Neural Processors Address Emerging Neural Networks


It’s been ten years since AlexNet, a deep learning convolutional neural network (CNN) model running on GPUs, displaced more traditional vision processing algorithms to win the ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Competition (ILSVRC). AlexNet, and its successors, provided significant improvements in object classification accuracy at the cost of intense computational complexity and large da... » read more

Artificial intelligence deep learning for 3D IC reliability prediction


New research from National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, National Center for High-Performance Computing (Taiwan), Tunghai University, MA-Tek Inc, and UCLA. Abstract "Three-dimensional integrated circuit (3D IC) technologies have been receiving much attention recently due to the near-ending of Moore’s law of minimization in 2D IC. However, the reliability of 3D IC, which is greatly infl... » read more

Customizable FPGA-Based Hardware Accelerator for Standard Convolution Processes Empowered with Quantization Applied to LiDAR Data


Abstract "In recent years there has been an increase in the number of research and developments in deep learning solutions for object detection applied to driverless vehicles. This application benefited from the growing trend felt in innovative perception solutions, such as LiDAR sensors. Currently, this is the preferred device to accomplish those tasks in autonomous vehicles. There is a bro... » read more

Evaluation of Thermal Imaging on Embedded GPU Platforms for Application in Vehicular Assistance Systems


Abstract "This study is focused on evaluating the real-time performance of thermal object detection for smart and safe vehicular systems by deploying the trained networks on GPU & single-board EDGE-GPU computing platforms for onboard automotive sensor suite testing. A novel large-scale thermal dataset comprising of > 35,000 distinct frames is acquired, processed, and open-sourced in challengin... » read more

Absence of Barren Plateaus in Quantum Convolutional Neural Networks


Abstract:  Quantum neural networks (QNNs) have generated excitement around the possibility of efficiently analyzing quantum data. But this excitement has been tempered by the existence of exponentially vanishing gradients, known as barren plateau landscapes, for many QNN architectures. Recently, quantum convolutional neural networks (QCNNs) have been proposed, involving a sequence of convol... » read more

Getting Better Edge Performance & Efficiency From Acceleration-Aware ML Model Design


The advent of machine learning techniques has benefited greatly from the use of acceleration technology such as GPUs, TPUs and FPGAs. Indeed, without the use of acceleration technology, it’s likely that machine learning would have remained in the province of academia and not had the impact that it is having in our world today. Clearly, machine learning has become an important tool for solving... » read more

Week In Review: Manufacturing, Test


Government policy Hoping to resolve the ongoing worldwide chip shortage situation, the U.S. Department of Commerce late last month launched a “request for information (RFI)” initiative, which involved sending questionnaires to various semiconductor companies. The U.S. government is asking all parts of the supply chain – producers, consumers, and intermediaries – to voluntarily share in... » read more

Software-Hardware Co-Design Becomes Real


For the past 20 years, the industry has sought to deploy hardware/software co-design concepts. While it is making progress, software/hardware co-design appears to have a much brighter future. In order to understand the distinction between the two approaches, it is important to define some of the basics. Hardware/software co-design is essentially a bottom-up process, where hardware is deve... » read more

How Dynamic Hardware Efficiently Solves The Neural Network Complexity Problem


Given the high computational requirements of neural network models, efficient execution is paramount. When performed trillions of times per second even the tiniest inefficiencies are multiplied into large inefficiencies at the chip and system level. Because AI models continue to expand in complexity and size as they are asked to become more human-like in their (artificial) intelligence, it is c... » read more

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