If you drive south from downtown San Jose, California on US 101, you’ll soon see a commanding hill rising high above the city’s suburban landscape. A huge monolith commands the crest of this hill. Several large microwave horns once perched upon this tower as if it were a concrete throne. Some remain. The microwave tower was part of the AT&T Long Lines telephone … Read More → "Intel Takes Control of Communications Hill with Analog-Enabled FPGA Portfolio"
AI is the name of the game this week! My special guest is Wei Li, VP and GM, Artificial Intelligence and Analytics (AIA) at Intel. Wei and I dig into the details of Intel’s new Open Source AI Reference Kits. We discuss the motivation to create these open source kits, why community involvement is crucial to Intel’s AI Everywhere campaign, and how engineers of varying … Read More → "AI Everywhere (and for Everyone): Intel Builds A Bridge Between Data and Insight"
My head is currently swirling and whirling with a cacophony of conceptions. This maelstrom of meditations was triggered by NVIDIA’s recent announcement of their Jetson Orin Nano system-on-modules that deliver up to 80x the performance over the prior generation, which is, in their own words, “setting a new standard for entry-level edge AI and robotics.”
One of my contemplations … Read More → "When Supercomputers Meet Beer Pong"
This week at the Intel Innovation event held in Silicon Valley, Intel previewed not one but two new families in its Agilex FPGA and SoC product lines: the Intel Agilex D-series FPGAs and SoCs and a to-be-named FPGA and SoC family formerly known as “Sundance Mesa.” High-end Intel Agilex devices have been fairly successful and, as they often do, customers requested additional Agilex FPGA family members … Read More → "Intel Introduces Two Monolithic Agilex FPGA and SoC Families, Part 1"
It’s finally here!!! The 500th episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry podcast has arrived! My special guest is the one and only David Mayman! (CEO – Mayman Aerospace) David and I chat about his motivation to design jetpacks and air utility vehicles and the evolution of the Mayman Aerospace’s Speeder VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) air utility vehicle. We also discuss the future of aviation and how … Read More → "A Revolution in the Skies – How Mayman Aerospace’s VTOL Air Utility Vehicles will Change the World"
In my original O-M-Gosh, I’ve Been Zeked! column, I introduced 11-year-old Zeke who is currently engaged in using professional electronic design automation (EDA) tools to design radio frequency (RF) circuits to be used in conjunction with a giant helical antenna he’s building with the goal … Read More → "O-M-Gosh, I’ve Been Zeked! (Part 2)"