We've all walked around and struggled to see our handset displays as the level of ambient light changes around us. I don't know about you but often I just give up. The best way to describe the technology is to let QuickLogic. They have a demo online that does more justice to their achievements than I can with words. Be aware, however, that the level of quality improvement doesn't even come through as much online as it does in a face-to-face demo.
I love technologies that improve not just my own experience, but those that are clearly industry enablers. Check it out. This is one of them.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.