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The Rise Of SmartNICs


Network interface cards (NICs) have been on the market since shortly after the first PCs in the mid-1980s. However, over the past few years, we’ve seen the emergence of SmartNICs. What is a SmartNIC? The most basic definition of a SmartNIC is simply a programmable NIC. Others have overloaded the concept by heaping vast amounts of silicon and firmware into their implementations. A good work... » read more

Next-Gen SerDes Roadmap


An explosion in data is causing a series of successive bottlenecks in the data center. Priyank Shukla, product marketing manager for high-speed SerDes IP at Synopsys, digs into the performance roadmap for moving data within server racks and between different racks, where the bottlenecks are today, and how they will be addressed in the future. Related SerDes Knowledge Center Top stories... » 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