On-Chip Communication For Programmable Accelerators In Heterogeneous SoCs (Columbia, IBM)

A technical paper titled “Towards Generalized On-Chip Communication for Programmable Accelerators in Heterogeneous Architectures” was published by researchers at Columbia University and IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. Abstract: "We present several enhancements to the open-source ESP platform to support flexible and efficient on-chip communication for programmable accelerators in het... » read more

Lower Energy, High Performance LLM on FPGA Without Matrix Multiplication

A new technical paper titled "Scalable MatMul-free Language Modeling" was published by UC Santa Cruz, Soochow University, UC Davis, and LuxiTech. Abstract "Matrix multiplication (MatMul) typically dominates the overall computational cost of large language models (LLMs). This cost only grows as LLMs scale to larger embedding dimensions and context lengths. In this work, we show that MatMul... » read more

Probing Attacks Against Chiplets

A technical paper titled “Evaluating Vulnerability of Chiplet-Based Systems to Contactless Probing Techniques” was published by researchers at University of Massachusetts and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Abstract: "Driven by a need for ever increasing chip performance and inclusion of innovative features, a growing number of semiconductor companies are opting for all-inclusive System-... » read more

Secure Your SoC From Side Channel Attacks With Adaptable Security

Many SoC and ASIC manufacturers rely heavily on cryptographic solutions to safeguard sensitive IP and data transmission within their devices. In a dynamic landscape where threats from attackers continue to evolve, encryption algorithms play a crucial role in fortifying defenses. Hackers today are leveraging advanced physical tactics that extend beyond traditional data interception, posing signi... » read more

Cut Power+Cost 5–10x: Integrate FPGA In Your SoC

You can integrate an FPGA in an SoC at full speed and flexibility. Until EFLX eFPGA, it was not possible to integrate full-speed, high-density FPGA in an SoC. Now you can. Click here to read more. » read more

Accelerate Complex Algorithms With Adaptable Signal Processing Solutions

Technology is continuously advancing and exponentially increasing the amount of data produced. Data comes from a multitude of sources and formats, requiring systems to process different algorithms. Each of these algorithms present their own challenges including low-latency and deterministic processing to keep up with incoming data rates and rapid response time. Considering that many of these se... » read more

FPGA-Based HW/SW Platform For Pre-Silicon Emulation Of RISC-V Designs (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)

A technical paper titled “Makinote: An FPGA-Based HW/SW Platform for Pre-Silicon Emulation of RISC-V Designs” was published by researchers at Barcelona Supercomputing Center and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Abstract: "Emulating chip functionality before silicon production is crucial, especially with the increasing prevalence of RISC-V-based designs. FPGAs are promising candidate... » read more

Expand Your Semiconductor’s Market With Programmable Data Planes

In nearly every communication interface today, many challenges exist. Not only must networks manage high volumes of data traffic, they must also be highly aware of malicious data intrusions. With increasing data moving though these networks, combined with demand for faster response times and lower latency, high performance packet processors came into existence as these were the only mechanisms ... » read more

Security Threats To Multitenant FPGAs: A Remote Undervolting Attack That Activates A Trojan Concealed Within A Victim Design 

A technical paper titled “X-Attack 2.0: The Risk of Power Wasters and Satisfiability Don’t-Care Hardware Trojans to Shared Cloud FPGAs” was published by researchers at EPFL, Cyber-Defence Campus (Switzerland), and Northwestern Polytechnical University (China). Abstract: "Cloud computing environments increasingly provision field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for their programmability ... » read more

How Secure Are FPGAs?

The unique hybrid software/hardware nature of FPGAs makes them tempting targets for cyberattacks, while also enabling them to rebuff attacks and change the attack surface before significant damage can be done. But it's becoming increasingly challenging to address all the potential vulnerabilities. FPGAs are often included in larger systems, each with their own unique attack vectors as well a... » read more

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