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Can FPGAs win market share as processors?

LinkedIn Discussion


Brian: The appeal of today‘s FPGAs as alternatives to processors is compelling.

Reiner: The massive power inefficiency caused by von Neumann syndrome is an important reason to look for the speed-up factors and energy saving factors.

Jeremy: The real problem is that in some application areas the designs have been dictated by software people

Joan: FPGAs cannot run an OS (unless with a soft processor) therefore don't fit for tablets, computers and ...

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Transarithmetic is total - it has no exceptions, such as division by zero - so, in the right architecture, it can guarantee that pipelines never break and that all syntactically correct code is semantically correct - i.e. does not crash. It doubles the range of real numbers encoded by IEEE 754 floating-point numbers and removes the weird number from two's complement. Transmathematics gets a bit more complicated.

Transmathematica is a new Google+ Community that discusses transmathematics. Drop by and ask a question to get discussion going.

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News from World

Poetic Process Could Extend the End of Moore’s Law

A technology in development for more than two decades may have the answer for extending the end of Moore’s law, according to a company coming out of stealth mode.

POET Technologies derives its name from “Planar Opto-Electronic Technology,” which is its gallium arsenide (GaAs) process used to build electrical, optical, and electro-optical integrated circuits.

the heart of POET Platform -- a patented materials system that supports monolithic fabrication of integrated circuits containing active and passive optical performance analog and digital elements.

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The Internet of Things: the next wave of our connected world

As the next evolution of computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) will be bigger than all previous computing markets. PCs were the first 100-million-unit-per-year market in the electronics industry. The desktop market today comprises about a billion devices. This includes all the PCs and various wired devices we have in our lives. The handset market was the first one-billion-unit-per-year market for semiconductors. And now the IoT is poised to become the first computing market to reach 10 billion units a year.

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Implementing a Java-programmable, IP-addressable, secure MCU for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is driving the need for connectivity in embedded systems. Once connected, ordinary devices become smart objects that can interact with the world over the Internet. This requirement is being pushed down even to the simplest, most resource-constrained devices. Connectivity in turn is driving a need for security, because connected and typically unattended devices can be more easily hijacked and converted into launch pads for malicious attacks.

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Internet of Thingbots: The New Security Worry

Builders of consumer appliances over the years haven’t devoted a lot of time and energy to matters of security. This made sense when refrigerators, home thermostats, and light bulbs didn’t share data or tie into a global network of apps and devices.

Along comes the Internet of Things (IoT), and suddenly security matters. The IoT consisted of 20 billion devices in 2013 and will have 32 billion by 2020, according to the research firm IDC. The boom in IoT-enabled gadgets and sensors is a boon for hackers, whose device-focused attacks are starting to make headlines.

In January, the security provider Proofpoint announced it had uncovered an IoT-based cyberattack in which bursts of spam email were sent three times a day. What made the attack unique was that 25% of the volume was sent by compromised consumer devices such as home routers, televisions, and even a refrigerator.

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Google Car’s Next Move

What challenges are still ahead for Google (and the automotive industry as a whole) to move the self-driving car from an R&D project to a real product?

It hopes to take its autonomous cars through every street and every city, in every terrain. Clearly, Google is eager to debunk the conventional assumption: Autonomous cars, most likely, will be deployed for driving on freeways.

Most impressive is how neatly Google Car’s computer vision organizes what it sees on streets into separate, independent boxes.

The car doesn’t depend on so-called data in the cloud to drive. The Google self-driving car is driving and “drawing a real-time map” on its own, by using the real-time data it has collected through its on-board sensors, including Velodyne’s lidar system on the rooftop.

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Developing a heterogeneous multicore SoC for use in a mobile environment

Mobile SoCs have been multicore for some time now, both in the homogeneous sense of an array of identical (or at least similar) CPU cores and also in the heterogeneous sense of DSPs, GPUs, and other programmable and configurable processing cores on the die. With this variety of parallel processing opportunities available, what kinds of applications and use cases drive the increasing adoption of heterogeneous multicore implementations and what are the benefits available to users?

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ADN Journal, Technical Papers

  • Embedded Processor Selection Using FPGA-based Profiling
    Fadi Obeidat* and Robert H. Klenke**
    * Intel Corporation, Austin, TX, USA
    ** Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA

    ADN Journal, Issue 2

    In embedded systems, modeling the performance of off-the-shelf processors is very important to enable the designer to estimate the capability of each candidate processor against the target application. Considering the large number of available embedded processors, the need has increased for building an infrastructure by which it is possible to estimate the performance of a given application on a certain processor with a minimum of time and resources. This paper presents the use a Xilinx MicroBlaze softcore processor ...

    Fadi Obeidat, Embedded Processor Selection...

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The Application Developer News - ADN is a Journal for industrial and academic researchers, entrepreneurs, and developers. It offers peer-reviewed, rapid-decision publishing, focusing on commercial application development for heterogeneous, reconfigurable, embedded computing systems. The journal will be published monthly. Read the Editorial Message and more about the Scope.

Developer Newsletter is a weekly update of news for Developers of Heterogeneous Computing Systems. It is published on every Wednesday, distributed freely by email and is available on Application Developer News website .

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