2021-03-05 - Junko Yoshida

Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound Optimizes Wireless Audio Quality

Qualcomm unveiled “Snapdragon Sound,” proprietary software and hardware technologies designed to optimize wireless quality in an entire audio chain.

2021-02-25 - Don Scansen

ISSCC 2021: Focus on the SoCs

There were three papers with impact on SoC technology: one on AI vision, one on nanosheets, one looking at power…

2021-02-23 - Don Scansen

ISSCC 2021: We Can See Clearly Now

There is no reason good reason that imaging sensors should always emulate human vision...

2021-02-19 - Mike Feibus

Nvidia-Arm Deal: Wrong on So Many Levels

Here’s why so many tech companies believe Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang’s proposed acquisition of Arm is bad for business...

2021-02-18 - Don Scansen

The SoCs in ISSCC 2021

As for SoC, there are three invited papers at ISSCC 2021, one from each of Microsoft, Baidu, and Nvidia...

2021-02-17 - George Leopold

The Promise & Pitfalls of Open Hardware Development

The democratization of hardware design may be upon us.

2021-02-09 - Don Scansen

ISSCC 2021 Preview: What to Expect

ISSCC 2021 runs February 13-22. A few things will be different this year as the conference joins a long list…

2021-02-04 - Kevin Krewell

Open Source RISC-V Hardware Changes the Game

The RISC-V open-source hardware effort started as a project at UC Berkley, where the first RISC design happened to have…

2021-01-28 - Jon Peddie

Open Source GPU for RISC-V: The Rise of RV64X

Advantages of fused CPU-GPU ISA include the ability to implement a standard graphics pipeline in microcode, provide support for custom…

2021-01-18 - Colin Barnden

From In-cabin AI to Apple C1 Processor

Let's just name upcoming Apple's automotive-grade applications processor, “C1.” Let me suggest a C1 design template, a tier one for…