Unlocking the Keyless Car Future Automotive DesignLine Blog 10/2/2013 33 comments For just about everything we do these days, “there's an app for that.” Is the car key destined to become one more little tile on a smartphone screen?
TSMC Shows Path to 16nm, Beyond News & Analysis 10/2/2013 39 comments Chip bellwether TSMC detailed its steady progress on its 20 and 16nm nodes, but said little about the expected costs increases they will carry.
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.
Automotive Evolution – 1 Step at a Time Automotive DesignLine Blog 9/23/2013 25 comments While at an event, I learned Google and Tesla – both tech companies with no traditional automotive ties – are very much admired but also viewed as a thorn in the side of Detroit’s automakers.
In Embedded Vision, Sensors Rule, Part 2 Blog 9/10/2013 Post a comment Lately I’ve realized that new image sensor capabilities (such as 3D, higher resolution, faster frame rates, and increased dynamic range) are having a dramatic impact on system architecture and algorithms.
Qualcomm’s Naked EV Ambition Slideshow 9/10/2013 11 comments When FIA launches the electric-car competition in 2014 as an alternative to Formula 1, Qualcomm will be first in line, serving as a technology partner to the Formula E championship.
Verification Panel: It's More Than the Hardware Blog 9/2/2013 1 comment In the second part of a panel discussion on SoC verification, Gary Smith raises flags and warnings with industry experts about how complexity now bridges hardware and software, and how continuity is breaking down.
GPU-Compute on Exynos Made Easier News & Analysis 8/29/2013 2 comments Imagination has developed OpenCL extensions related to camera operations and computational photography that apply to its PowerVR Series 5 GPUs -- in use in such platforms as the Odriod development board and the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Looking Everywhere for IC Reliability Blog 8/27/2013 3 comments At the nanometer scale, engineers must not only design functionally correct circuits that can be tested and manufactured but also take extra steps to guarantee short and long-term reliability in the field.
Metcalfe’s Law & the Future of Driving Blog 8/25/2013 24 comments The automotive industry is moving into a new world where the network effect rules. The value of a car won’t be judged by your car alone, but by how many others also have cars like yours.
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 ...