Last November, our industry celebrated the 75th anniversary of the announcement by Bell Telephone Labs (BTL) of the transistor’s birth. I knew that many facets of the transistor’s invention would be well covered so I didn’t plan to add an article to this pile because I didn’t feel I had much to improve upon … Read More → "The Transistor at 75: The First Makers, Part 1"
My podcast this week is all about chiplets, chiplet interconnects, and the Bunch of Wires (BoW) chiplet interconnect architecture! My guests hail from Eliyan – who is leading the pack when it comes to chiplet interconnect technology. Ramin Farjadrad (Co-founder and CEO), Patrick Soheili (Co-founder & Head of Business and Corporate Development) and Syrus Ziai (Co-founder & VP of Engineering) … Read More → "Calling All Chiplets! Eliyan and the Ultimate Chiplet Interconnect"
Generally speaking, I tend to duck when someone lobs a business-related press release in my direction. Call me a techno-weenie if you will, but I really don’t care to learn that Company A has been pondering the possibility of potentially signing a letter of intent with Company B to establish a framework within which to commence discussions about the prospect of collaborating on some vaguely … Read More → "Performing Extreme AI Analog Compute Sans Semiconductors"
After many delays, Intel has finally launched the long-awaited Sapphire Rapids family of server processors, now named the 4th Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and the Intel Xeon CPU Max Series. Both names are mouthfuls, which has become typical of Intel product naming. Also typical is Intel’s ability to change the playing field to its advantage. Here, … Read More → "Intel Finally Launches Sapphire Rapids: It’s All About The Accelerators, Baby"
NASA Recruits Microchip, SiFive, and RISC-V to Develop 12-Core Processor SoC for Autonomous Space Missions
NASA’s JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) has selected Microchip to design and manufacture the multi-core High Performance Spaceflight Computer (HPSC) microprocessor SoC based on eight RISC-V X280 cores from SiFive with vector-processing instruction extensions organized into two clusters, with four additional RISC-V cores added for general-purpose computing. The project’s operational goal is to develop “flight computing technology that will provide at least 100 times the computational … Read More → "NASA Recruits Microchip, SiFive, and RISC-V to Develop 12-Core Processor SoC for Autonomous Space Missions"
Open standards take center stage in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! Recorded in person at this year’s Embedded Tech Trends Conference, Dean Holman (President/Executive Director – VITA Technologies) joins me to discuss the newest developments in the VITA organization and why open standards are crucial to the development of intelligent embedded systems worldwide. Keeping with our open standards theme, Ken Grob and Mark Littlefield (Elma Electronic) also … Read More → "Interoperability and Innovation with Open Standards: Embedded Tech Trends 2023"