Chip Industry Technical Paper Roundup: June 25

New technical papers recently added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library. [table id=236 /] More ReadingTechnical Paper Library home » read more

Dedicated Approximate Computing Framework To Efficiently Compute PCs On Hardware

A technical paper titled “On Hardware-efficient Inference in Probabilistic Circuits” was published by researchers at Aalto University and UCLouvain. Abstract: "Probabilistic circuits (PCs) offer a promising avenue to perform embedded reasoning under uncertainty. They support efficient and exact computation of various probabilistic inference tasks by design. Hence, hardware-efficient compu... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: Aug. 13

Smartphone virus scanner Scientists at the University of Tokyo built a new type of virus scanner for smartphones: to detect diseases, not malware. The handheld, portable device uses a smartphone to help scan biological samples for influenza virus. The virus scanner is about the size of a brick, with a slot to position a smartphone such that its camera looks through a lens. Inside the device... » read more