The search continues for the perfect memory cell that will replace SRAM, DRAM, and flash memory cells with better performance, power, and reliability characteristics than any of those three. While we’ve seen a number of contenders, there isn’t really any cell that is optimal for all three. Typically, cells will target either SRAM (and maybe DRAM) for in-operation memory, or flash for long-term storage. … Read More → "A More Reliable MRAM Mechanism"
Need programmability? Step right up my friends. In this week’s Fish Fry, we are investigating some of the newest and coolest applications using programmable technology today. Ted Marena (Microsemi) demonstrates how we can use PolarFire FPGAs in a machine-learning application and how this PolarFire FPGA-based board can also facilitate Linux and RISC-V development. Sunder Parameswaran (Falcon Computing) also joins us to discuss some really cool applications for FPGA … Read More → "Programmability’s Promise"
For two or three decades, there has been raging debate about the longevity and relevance of Moore’s Law. Is it dead? Has it changed? Is it slowly fizzling out? Was it a law or just a projection? Is it really about transistor density only, or something more conceptual? Did Moore really say “doubles every two years” or was it more like 18 months? Was Moore’s … Read More → "Re-interpreting Moore’s Law"
The autonomous driving news is really stacking up. Uber and Tesla have both been very active on the self-driving scene recently. There’s so much news that it’s time for a summary of four recent, major events:
1. Uber lays off 100 backup drivers from its self-driving unit
Uber laid off 100 backup drivers from its self-driving unit. … Read More → "Maybe You Can’t Drive My Car (Yet) Part 4"
“Ever since I became a parent… I feel like I’m wearing giant kaleidoscope-goggles.” – Nia Vardalos
How fat does your pipe have to be before you start seeing things that aren’t there?
Or, to ask it another way, what’s the best interface for VR headsets? That’s the question that the Read More → "VirtualLink Removes Tangles from VR Goggles"
We’ve invested a lot of ink in these pages on security. But security can mean a lot of different things. Usually it refers to the protection of networks and data, but it can also deal with the protection of intellectual property, whether simply to hide family design jewels or as yet another aspect of protecting … Read More → "Secure Software"