Can IoT devices handle edge processing for machine learning and DSP? Arm's newly-announced Helium vector extension for Cortex-M processors aims to facilitate more complex development on the edge.
February 14, 2019 by Baker Lawley
Is open source changing the way we manage data? Western Digital, a data storage device company, switched to RISC-V's open-source ISA (instruction set architecture) a year ago. This month, they announced a series of open-source, collaborative initiatives that aim to make data more open, from processor cores to memory caches.
December 18, 2018 by Kate Smith
After 12 years in the making, the computer designed to work like a human brain, at the University of Manchester is finally switched on. What does this computer do? How is it made? And who is Steve Furber?
November 05, 2018 by Robin Mitchell
ISAs come in several different flavours. Many are proprietary (think AMD), while others are paving the way for open source (think RISC-V). To help get a feel for what’s out there, here’s a brief primer on the history, evolution, and characteristics of a select few, starting with ISAs developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).
August 08, 2018 by Chantelle Dubois
In the world of power, control monitoring is incredibly important for functional as well as safety reasons. And with the demand rising for GUIs in even the most basic products, it comes as no surprise that current microcontrollers are struggling to meet this demand. Microchip has announced its latest family of devices, the dsPIC33CH, that aims to tackle this!
June 25, 2018 by Robin Mitchell
AAC writer, Chantelle Dubois, had a chance to speak one-on-one with the head of SiFive's DesignShare program about the benefits to IP sharing, and what he believes will be important for the future of SoC design.
December 21, 2017 by Chantelle Dubois