Monthly Archives: March 2011

The incredible vanishing power of a machine instruction. Is this the way to the brain?

I attended DATE (Design and Test Europe) this month in Grenoble and was fascinated by Steve Furber’s keynote titled “Biologically-inspired massively-parallel architectures—computing beyond a million processors.” Furber’s introductory remarks really clarify what’s been happening to the energy cost per instruction … Continue reading

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Xilinx Zynq EPPs create a new category that fits in among SoCs, FPGAs, and microcontrollers

After telegraphing its punch at ESC last spring, Xilinx has now introduced the first four members of its EPP product line and named them Zynq to differentiate them from the company’s FPGAs. (See “Xilinx redefines the high-end microcontroller with its … Continue reading

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