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64-Bit RISC-V Microprocessor Delivers New Options For IoT Edge Development


Global and rapidly expanding IoT edge devices are becoming increasingly important for connecting various sensors to the cloud via networks. IoT edge devices are progressively integrating 64-bit microprocessors capable of running Linux and similar high-performance operating systems. Moreover, recent import and export regulation changes have produced a need for choices in CPU architecture for mic... » read more

Implementations of 2D Material-Based Devices For IoT Security


A new research paper titled "Application of 2D Materials in Hardware Security for Internet-of-Things: Progress and Perspective" was published by researchers at National University of Singapore and A*STAR. The paper explores the "implementation of hardware security using 2D materials, for example, true random number generators (TRNGs), physical unclonable functions (PUFs), camouflage, and ant... » read more

Novel In-Pixel-in-Memory (P2M) Paradigm for Edge Intelligence (USC)


A new technical paper titled "A processing-in-pixel-in-memory paradigm for resource-constrained TinyML applications" was published by researchers at University of Southern California (USC). According to the paper, "we propose a novel Processing-in-Pixel-in-memory (P2M) paradigm, that customizes the pixel array by adding support for analog multi-channel, multi-bit convolution, batch normaliza... » read more

Efficient Neuromorphic AI Chip: “NeuroRRAM”


New technical paper titled "A compute-in-memory chip based on resistive random-access memory" was published by a team of international researchers at Stanford, UCSD, University of Pittsburgh, University of Notre Dame and Tsinghua University. The paper's abstract states "by co-optimizing across all hierarchies of the design from algorithms and architecture to circuits and devices, we present ... » read more

Performing Edge Detection With Oscillatory Neural Networks as a Hetero-associative Memory


New research paper titled "Oscillatory Neural Network as Hetero-Associative Memory for Image Edge Detection" from LIRMM - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier. Abstract "The increasing amount of data to be processed on edge devices, such as cameras, has motivated Artificial Intelligence (AI) integration at the edge. Typical image processing me... » read more

Wavelength Multiplexed Ultralow-Power Photonic Edge Computing


Abstract "Advances in deep neural networks (DNNs) are transforming science and technology. However, the increasing computational demands of the most powerful DNNs limit deployment on low-power devices, such as smartphones and sensors -- and this trend is accelerated by the simultaneous move towards Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. Numerous efforts are underway to lower power consumption, but ... » read more

Security At The Edge


Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss security at the edge with Steven Woo, vice president of enterprise solutions technology and distinguished inventor at Rambus, Kris Ardis, executive director at Maxim Integrated; and Steve Roddy, vice president of Arm's Products Learning Group. What follows are excerpts of that conversation. To view part one of this discussion, click here. Part two i... » read more

How AI In Edge Computing Drives 5G And The IoT


Edge computing, which is the concept of processing and analyzing data in servers closer to the applications they serve, is growing in popularity and opening new markets for established telecom providers, semiconductor startups, and new software ecosystems. It’s brilliant how technology has come together over the last several decades to enable this new space starting with Big Data and the idea... » read more

Driving AI, ML To New Levels On MCUs


One of the most dramatic impacts of technology of late has been the implementation of artificial intelligence and machine learning on small edge devices, the likes of which are forming the backbone of the Internet of Things. At first, this happened through sheer engineering willpower and innovation. But as the drive towards a world of a trillion connected devices accelerates, we must find wa... » read more

Gearing Up For 5G


5G has been touted as the new enabler for many market segments, including mobile phones, automotive, virtual reality, and IoT. But there are many questions and much speculation about when and how this new wireless standard will impact different market segments and what effect it will have on semiconductor design. With a promise of orders of magnitude improvement in communication speed an... » read more

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