Evolution Of Equalization Techniques In High-Speed SerDes For Extended Reaches

The relentless demand for massive amounts of data is accelerating the pace of high-performance computing (HPC) within the high-speed Ethernet realm. This escalation, in turn, intensified the complexity associated with designing networking SoCs, including switches, NICs, retimers, and pluggable modules. Such growth is accelerating the demand for bandwidth hungry applications to transition from 4... » read more

Improved DSP And AI Performance On An MCU Core

In the world of embedded devices, there's a growing demand for advanced machine learning and signal processing capabilities. ARM Cortex-M85, the latest general-purpose core, aims to meet these demands with its 32-bit Armv8.1-M architecture, offering high performance and power efficiency. The core's Helium technology, M-profile vector extension (MVE), provides significant uplift for ML/DSP appl... » read more

Advances In Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces Hardware Architectures: Beyond 5G/6G

This technical paper titled "Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Wireless Communications: Overview of Hardware Designs, Channel Models, and Estimation Techniques" is from researchers at IEEE. The paper's abstract states "we overview and taxonomize the latest advances in RIS [reconfigurable intelligent surfaces] hardware architectures as well as the most recent developments in the modelin... » read more

The speed limit of optoelectronics

Abstract "Light-field driven charge motion links semiconductor technology to electric fields with attosecond temporal control. Motivated by ultimate-speed electron-based signal processing, strong-field excitation has been identified viable for the ultrafast manipulation of a solid’s electronic properties but found to evoke perplexing post-excitation dynamics. Here, we report on single-photon... » read more

Improving Performance And Simplifying Coding With XY Memory’s Implicit Parallelism

Instruction-level Parallelism (ILP) refers to design techniques that enable more than one RISC instruction to be executed simultaneously in the same instruction, which boosts processor performance by increasing the amount of work done in a given time interval, thereby increasing the throughput. This parallelism can be explicit, where each additional instruction is explicitly part of the instruc... » read more

More Multiply-Accumulate Operations Everywhere

Geoff Tate, CEO of Flex Logix, sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to talk about how to build programmable edge inferencing chips, embedded FPGAs, where the markets are developing for both, and how the picture will change over the next few years. SE: What do you have to think about when you're designing a programmable inferencing chip? Tate: With a traditional FPGA architecture you ha... » read more

Low Ripple Notch Filter Designs Using Apodized Thickness Modulation

An apodized discrete layer thickness design method for notch filters is presented. The method produces error tolerant designs with low ripple in the pass band regions without any additional numerical optimization. Sample designs are presented. Multiple approaches have been used in the past for producing notch filters (also called minus filters). The two main approaches can be grouped into ru... » read more

Using Analog For AI

If the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. But development of artificial intelligence (AI) applications and the compute platforms for them may be overlooking an alternative technology—analog. The semiconductor industry has a firm understanding of digital electronics and has been very successful making it scale. It is predictable, has good yield, and while every de... » read more

Week in Review: IoT, Security, Auto

Internet of Things Is Google developing a Pixel Watch wearable? Perhaps, if recent job listings are any indication. The company recently was looking to hire someone as vice president of hardware engineering, wearables. Last month, Fossil Group sold smartwatch technology intellectual property to Google for $40 million, while Google hired certain members of Fossil’s wearables R&D team. ... » read more

Digital Signal Processing for Frequency-Modulated Continuous Wave RADARs

RADAR, LiDAR and vision systems play a critical role in enabling advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD). The automotive ADAS markets are forecast to grow at high rates in the upcoming years, with increasing requirements and system implementation complexity. This paper provides an overview of RADAR technology as used in ADAS applications, including a summary of the... » read more

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