EE Times Community Weighs In on Toyota Case News & Analysis 11/7/2013 27 comments EE Times readers took Toyota’s unintended acceleration case to heart. After all, Toyota’s failures, pointed out by the expert witnesses, aren’t just Toyota’s problems. Its failures are relevant to all the hard choices engineers make.
What? DARPA Does Open-Source? Automotive DesignLine Blog 9/24/2013 13 comments How to weed through a growing number of vision algorithms, to best to aid the time-consuming task of generating test objects necessary for better vision algorithms, has been DARPA’s focus in recent years.
TSMC's Sales Stay Strong in August News & Analysis 9/10/2013 2 comments August did not dampen sales progress at leading foundry TSMC, where the year-to-date sales figure is running 19 percent ahead of the equivalent figure in 2012.
Big Iron Shines at Hot Chips Slideshow 8/29/2013 6 comments IBM and Oracle showed competing Power 8 and M6 server CPUs at the annual Stanford event where Microsoft and others put in a few surprises.
Benchmarks for Whole Phones Needed Blog 8/19/2013 27 comments Benchmarking is a tricky business. There are benchmarks and there are benchmarks. I'm sure I'm not alone in my weariness with reading reports on yet another batch of benchmark results.
TSMC Forecasts Tepid Q3 News & Analysis 7/18/2013 4 comments Foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has said that demand for its wafers will "moderate" in the third quarter after it reported record sales and profits for 2Q13.
Complex Chips Make Tangled Business Blog 7/3/2013 5 comments As chip complexity has increased, design has climbed in abstraction, and it has created a Byzantine network of business models and opportunities. But are too many entities trying to take profit across the design process killing the goose that lays the golden IC?
Xilinx to test FinFET FPGAs in 2013 Design How-To 5/29/2013 4 comments Xilinx's 'FinFast' program with foundry TSMC is aimed at delivering FPGA products made using 16-nm FinFETs in 2014, the same year that Altera will get 14-nm FinFET FPGAs from Intel.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 15 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...