Maybe It’s Time to Go Custom

CATEGORIES : System Architecture/AUTHOR : Ron Wilson

You could substantially increase the performance of your system with one little change. Or you could take a big bite out of energy consumption. Or you could greatly strengthen the security of your system. All with one little change of habit. If you are a car or bicycle enthusiast, you probably pay attention to custom […]

Who Cares About Quantum Computing?

CATEGORIES : Computing/AUTHOR : Ron Wilson

Every now and then we see a flurry of news about quantum computing. But one recent piece rather focused the mind: a company claimed to have an encryption algorithm you will soon need, when quantum computers render today’s encryption algorithms useless. Now to the skeptic, such a claim raises questions. Right away there is curiosity. […]

Inferring the Future of Machine Learning

CATEGORIES : AI/AUTHOR : Ron Wilson

Deep-learning networks have won. They have outscored humans in classifying still images—at least sort-of. They have defeated world champions at chess and go. They have become the tool of choice for big-data analysis challenges, from customer service to medical diagnosis. They have shown that, once trained, they can be compact enough to fit in a […]

Can 10 Gbps Ethernet be an Embedded Design Solution?

CATEGORIES : Data Center, Ethernet/AUTHOR : Ron Wilson

10 Gbps Ethernet (10GbE) has established itself as the standard way to connect server cards to the top-of-rack (ToR) switch in data-center racks. So what’s it doing in the architectural plans for next-generation embedded systems? It is a tale of two separate but connected worlds. Inside the Data Center If we can say that a […]

Look Sharp: The IoT is Watching

CATEGORIES : Embedded system, IoT/AUTHOR : Ron Wilson

The Internet of Things (IoT) is about to change profoundly the design of embedded systems—but probably not in the way you are thinking. The change will begin not in silicon or in algorithms but in business models. Yet it will quickly permeate every aspect of embedded design. Early warnings of the shift began several years […]