For nVidia chief scientist and Stanford professor Bill Dally, now is a great time to be involved in hardware design, thanks to the rise of AI.
June's DAC will see the culmination of a contest involving more than 100 teams vying to demonstrate the best use of machine learning on embedded hardware in a flying drone.
The latest major release of the EMB2 multicore library introduces C++ wrappers, plugins for GPU programming, and a variety of design patterns
ARM is combining a new high-end 64bit Cortex-A core with a reworked Mali graphics processor to support high-throughput applications such as virtual reality and machine learning.
ARM has developed a version of its CoreLink on-chip interconnect IP intended to support systems based on its big.Little processors combinations that need a cache-coherent GPU connection with lower latency and higher peak throughput.
Memory efficiency has driven the design of the latest video and image processor core developed by Cadence Tensilica.
ARM has launched a 64bit processor core aimed at high-end mobile phones, coupled to a new graphics processor and cache-coherent interconnect.
To get others to adopt its GPU cores, Nvidia must quickly build partnerships with tool vendors and foundries that guarantee easy implementation.
Graphics chipmaker nVidia has said it plans to license as IP cores some of its technology in the hope of building up a customer base among other chipmakers and systems houses developing their own SoCs.
AMD has stepped back into the market for embedded processors with a quad core design derived from its desktop APUs, which combine a general-purpose x86 subsystem with a GPU.
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