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  • dchauhan posted an update 2 years, 9 months ago · , 0, 0

    PTPX report cell power

    report_power -cell_power [get_cells -h *TS*N*_100A] > cells_power_rpt.log
    report_power -cell_power [get_cells -h *TS*N*M*S] >> cells_power_rpt.log


  • #apple moves #modem design team out of supply chain group and into chip dev group

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  • Lawrence posted an update 2 years, 7 months ago · , 0, 0

    Open source GTKwave and rtl change

    GTKwave does not handle large waveform file well, cant handle some advanced verilog syntax, and doesnt have capability to do some signal sequence analysis.

    For startup, it is a good tool to view waveform while the license of modelsim can be used to…[Read more]


  • China’s national protection to foster indigenous x86 cpu design

    Having the support of these large OEMs, not to mention the constellation of smaller builders inside China, is important as the country now looks to enforce its new “3-5-2” edict that comes as a result of the trade war. This p…[Read more]

  • Egeberg posted in Group logo of MCU and DSPMCU and DSP 10 months ago · , 0, 0

    #risc-v foundation moves out of america

    The RISC-V Foundation, which sets standards for the open-sourced CPU architecture and controls who can use the RISC-V trademark on products, will soon move to Switzerland to ensure that universities, governments and companies outside the United…[Read more]

  • Watch how China’s biggest automatic container terminals operates

  • we will ask it to figure out a way to make an investment return for you

    Asked for example, how OpenAI plans to make money (we wondered if it might license some of its work), Altman answered that the “honest answer is we have no idea. We have never made any revenue. We have no current p…[Read more]


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  • Quantenna 10G WIFI is based on “massive mimo”

    The link is old news at 2014. What puzzles me is news says Quantenna uses “massive mimo” to achieve high speed:
    Quantenna said it can do this by transmitting data to multiple users at the same time. The company refers to the technology as…[Read more]



  • TI teaches power management with TI Power Management Lab Kit (TI-PMLK).

    Each lab kit includes an evaluation board and an experiment lab book covering key power converter topologies, theory, case studies and a set of unique experiments to jumpstart understanding of power supplies that are…[Read more]


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  • Apple seeks to patent machine learning correction of #GPS estimates

    The basic concept is that while navigation systems generally rely on live location-determining pings from multiple satellites — a process that can take precious time, during which the user may move — a machine learning mod…[Read more]

  • Precise-Design posted an update 2 years, 6 months ago · , 1, 1

    Use -y in verilog compilation

    Modelsim and vcs support using -y to specify source file folders. You can use -v to list all the verilog files you want to compile. But here is an issue. If some of your tests dont need some files, you may want to remove these files from file list otherwise…[Read more]

  • Graphcore, an England startup, develops processor and accelerator hardware for machine learning

    Machine learning runs on GPU today. Looks it calls for a specialized processing core which spawns opportunities for startups such as Graphcore to grab.

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  • #LIFI, the indoor #gps and data highway, still with slow adoption

    It highlights the benefits: high speed data transfer, unlimited bandwidth, privacy, robustness to interference, human health, …. However, in reality, despite the buzz, no large-scale deployment has happened yet.

    Good a…[Read more]



  • Researchers Translate #Brain Signals Directly Into Speech

    Researchers have developed a new system which utilizes artificial intelligence #ai technology to turn brain signals to recognizable speech. The breakthrough could help restore a voice to those with limited, or no ability, to…[Read more]

  • The value of your #AI skills is declining

    it’s bad news for both companies and individuals who have invested heavily in AI skills. Today, they give you a solid competitive advantage, as training a competent #ML engineer requires plenty of time spent reading papers, and a solid math b…[Read more]

  • Apple to buy music recognition Shazam

    the software is already integrated into Apple’s Sri. Apple is doing whatever it can to make Sri more smart and like a human.

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  • Silicon Valley Startup SiFive debuts RISC-V SoCs

    SiFive’s Freedom U500 is a multicore RISC-V SoC running at up to 1.6 GHz in TSMC 28nm process. It supports PCIe 3.0, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, and DDR3/DDR4 peripherals and targets machine learning, storage and networking systems.

    The E…[Read more]


  • The news was announced today at the White House Blue Button Developers Conference in Washington D.C., and builds on the work done last year by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to launch Blue Button 2.0, a new standard aimed at providing Medicare beneficiaries in the U.S.…[Read more]



  • First #NB-IoT certification is announced in MWC 2018

    MediaTek and ZTE have announced the industry’s first certification of NB-IoT R14 for commercial applications. By this announcement, the two companies actually suggest that the NB-IoT R14 specification is ready for the large-scale c…[Read more]


  • Intel Pulls out of 5G Modem Market

    Intel is joining a long list of Broadcom, etc., to become another and the latest victim of fierce competition of wireless modem chip design. Even Intel can’t do it??!! Big layoff coming??!!

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  • Apple and Qualcomm Settle Royalty Disputes!

    Battle between Apple and chipmaker Qualcomm may be coming to an end. The companies said Tuesday that they’re dismissing all litigation against each other. Apple will pay Qualcomm an undisclosed sum as part of the settlement, which includes a…[Read more]

  • #xilinx starts cash in on #5G

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  • QPaulson posted an update 2 years, 9 months ago · , 0, 0

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with booted performance for AI and VR

    Do we have applications to use smart phone processing power to process big data for AI?

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  • Synopsys #Haps 80 prototype system

    Haps80 is ultrascale based vs haps70 is virtex7 based. More gates in fpga, faster. Reduce the pain to split your design into multiple fpgas also your design can run at faster speed, which can be critical if it interfaces with some real time modules.

  • Semiconductor Industry Research from Morgan Stanley

    Highlights:
    $336bn industry
    new obvious opportunities such as IoT and cloud computing are crowded and most companies’ investing will lose
    slowing growth is driving consolidation
    China are investing and buying with $100bn

    More details:…[Read more]

  • Protect Verilog file

    Figured out how to protect Verilog source code. You can use modelsim vlog command and run “vlog +protect xxx.vp”. In xxx.v source code, you need to put `protected and `endprotected to enclose the source code you want to protect. Then you can compile protected xxxx.vp…[Read more]



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