Mars Rover Perseverance runs Xilinx
Published in AI
Friday, 31 July 2020 10:35

Mars Rover Perseverance runs Xilinx


2020 Rover has computer vision and 18X faster performance

Earlier in May 2020, we had a chance to chat with Minal Sawant, Space System Architect at Xilinx, and learned a lot about the top-notch 20 nm Space-Grade Radiation Tolerant (RT) Kintex UltraScale XQRKU060FPGA. Mars Rover Perseverance has just launched onboard on an Atlas V-541, and it is a crucial part of the Mars 2020 mission.

Quick Charge 5.0 tops 50 percent battery in five minutes
Published in Mobiles


Qualcomm ups the charging game

Qualcomm has been stuck with Quick Charge 4 and 4+ for the last few years and let a lot of players, predominantly from China, to surpass its charging speeds by a lot. Now Quick Charge 5 is about to change that as the new standard promises to charge 50 percent battery in five minutes at 100W maximal capability.

Murthy is out of Intel
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 29 July 2020 10:01

Murthy is out of Intel


Sins of the 7nm, fab delays, and 5G

Back in 2015, Intel poached Murthy Renduchintala to help the company with 5G and a forward-looking roadmap, and five years after, Intel announced that Murthy would be leaving on August 3.

24.2 Nanosecond Electronic Trading World Record
Published in Network


Xilinx and LDA Technologies

Time is money, and the recent record set by Xilinx and LDA Technologies in Electronic Trading is a world record

Xilinx Adaptive Computing Challenge made
Published in AI


Substantial prizes

Xilinx and Hackster.io Team Up For Inaugural Xilinx Adaptive Computing Challenge

Apple didn't ditch Intel for Skylake
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 10 July 2020 10:44

Apple didn't ditch Intel for Skylake


It always planned a discrete CPU

This article might serve as a short history class about how Apple operates, especially in hardware design. Apple created its first phone SoC the famous A4 in 2010, and it created its first iPad specific A6X chip in 2012.

Apple will develop its discrete GPU
Published in Graphics
Friday, 10 July 2020 09:49

Apple will develop its discrete GPU


Total hardware control

Earlier this week, there were some rumors that Apple will use its graphics IP to build the discrete graphics processors, probably starting with a notebook first, and we can assure you that these plans are real.

Do nanometers matter?
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 25 June 2020 11:00

Do nanometers matter?


Analysis:
Interesting marketing that works

I have been around to vividly remember 350 nm and the first Pentium and AMD K5/K6 processors, and since that time, I have tracked the microprocessors and GPU market. It went swiftly from 350 to 250nm and later to 180, 130, 90, 65, 45, 32nm, and 14nm. It took some ten significant geometry shrinking and power reductions to get to 10nm and even to get to 7nm. Apple, in collaboration with TSMC, is just months away from announcing 5nm chips, but the real question is, do nanometers matter?

Apple announces its silicon
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 24 June 2020 11:21

Apple announces its silicon


Analysis:
Takes two years to transition

Apple has finally announced the beginning of a two-year transition towards its own silicon. The first systems based on Apple silicon will be shipping later this year.

Lenovo Flex 5G available in the US
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 24 June 2020 11:01

Lenovo Flex 5G available in the US


Qualcomm starts 5G laptop era

The Always Connected PC (ACPC) initiative and Snapdragon 8cx with 5G modem have enabled what will go down in history as the first 5G enabled laptop. The Lenovo Flex 5G is available at Verizon in the US.