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New Uses For AI In Chips


Artificial intelligence is being deployed across a number of new applications, from improving performance and reducing power in a wide range of end devices to spotting irregularities in data movement for security reasons. While most people are familiar with using machine learning and deep learning to distinguish between cats and dogs, emerging applications show how this capability can be use... » read more

Driving The Future Of Automotive Displays With Video Compression


Mobile devices have heavily influenced the demand for displays in all areas of our lives over the last decade, and one area where there has been a particularly rapid transformation is in cars. This article will look at some of display trends in cars and investigate how VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) video compression codecs can be leveraged by automotive designers to meet these ... » read more

Design And Security Challenges for VR


Virtual reality is no longer just for gamers, and as this technology is deployed in everything from health care to industrial training, the requirements for processing more data faster over a high-speed connection are growing. Designing these devices continues to be a study in contradictions. They must be extremely low power, with a small enough batteries to make them comfortable to wear. Bu... » read more

Compute Express Link (CXL): All You Need To Know


An in-depth look at Compute Express Link  (CXL) 2.0, an open standard cache-coherent interconnect between processors and accelerators, smart NICs, and memory devices. We explore how CXL is helping data centers more efficiently handle the yottabytes of data generated by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications. We discuss how CXL technology maintains memory c... » read more

Blog Review: Aug. 10


Siemens' Heather George provides a primer on 3D IC, including the problems it is trying to solve, what differentiates it from other multi-chip technologies, and some of the unique challenges in 3D integration. Cadence's Paul McLellan shares highlights from the Automobil Elektronik Kongress, including how the increasing amount of software in a car is driving disruption in the automotive suppl... » read more

Where Are The Autonomous Cars?


Are we there yet? Governments, consumers, and engineers alike want to know how close the automotive world is to producing a fully autonomous Level 5 vehicle. While some experts say such vehicles could hit the road in the next few years, they're a shrinking minority. Most forecasts say a truly self-driving car is at least a decade away — and maybe much longer, because it requires disruptive... » read more

Week In Review: Design, Low Power


Quantum Computing Researchers in China are putting a damper on Google’s claims of achieving quantum supremacy after they were able to use normal processors to complete a difficult calculation in a few hours. Sycamore, Google’s quantum computer, completed the same calculation in a few minutes back in 2019, but the company said it would take a supercomputer more than 10,000 years to do the... » read more

Building Trust Through Certification Of Security Solutions


Certification is all around us in our daily lives. When it comes to making decisions, we look for certain labels, stamps, and symbols indicating that products and services have been assessed or tested. If you are buying a new car, you may review NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) test results. If you are getting electrical work done at your home, you will choose a certified professional. And if ... » read more

Cities Strive For More Smarts, Security


As cities around the world move beyond their first completed smart city projects and add more systems, they face hurdles in expanding but have more standards, technical resources, and real-world examples to draw on when making project design decisions. The main concern is keeping the smart city systems and their data and functions safe, especially if the system is touching critical infrastructu... » read more

Chip Backdoors: Assessing the Threat


In 2018, Bloomberg Businessweek made an explosive claim: Chinese spies had implanted backdoors in motherboards used by some high-profile customers, including the U.S. Department of Defense. All of those customers issued strongly worded denials. Most reports of hardware backdoors have ended up in exchanges like these. There are allegations and counter-allegations about specifics. But as hardw... » read more

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