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Efficient Data Transfer With High-Speed Serial Flash Interface IP


Technology advancement and increasing data transfer rate, have made serial flash memories widely popular to store data on off-chip locations. Traditionally, flash memory devices use a primary controller to interface with the CPU and get the data from the memory device. For large amounts of data, the communication with the CPU is mostly performed by the external Direct Memory Access (DMA) contro... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: April 13


Speedy data transfer Researchers from MIT, Intel, and Raytheon developed a new data transfer system that both boosts speeds and reduces energy use by taking elements from both traditional copper cables and fiber optics. "There's an explosion in the amount of information being shared between computer chips -- cloud computing, the internet, big data. And a lot of this happens over conventiona... » read more

Smart NiCs


Manish Sinha, strategic planning for marketing and business at Achronix, talks with Semiconductor Engineering about what’s changing in networking interface cards, how to get more performance out of these devices, and how much needs to be in hardware versus software. » read more