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  • Why Designers Need to Look Towards Combining CPUs with FPGA Fabrics November 7, 2017 by Alok Sanghavi

    Given that the industry is beginning to reach the limits of what can physically and economically be achieved through further shrinkage of process geometries, reducing feature size and increasing transistor counts is no longer achieving the same result it once did. Instead the industry is, quite rightly, focusing on fundamentally new system architectures and making …

    Check out our Recent Video on the Basics of eFPGA Acceleration September 29, 2017 by Alok Sanghavi

    Our existing customers ask us some pretty big questions: “How can this technology implement a step-change in my specific process? How can Speedcore IP be integrated in my SoC? How can you increase the performance of my ASIC?” We revel in answering such questions. However, when we first meet with a company interested in our …

    The Big Trend at Hot Chips 2017? Hybrid Architectures Incorporating FPGA Fabrics for AI and Machine Learning Applications September 1, 2017 by Randy Fish

    Achronix was delighted to attend the Hot Chips event in Cupertino once again this August. This year saw a bumper turnout, with some very fascinating speakers providing some great insights into the industry. The Achronix team had a chance to meet with many talented people in the industry, swap the usual industry gossip, and pick …

    Closing Timing with Speedcore eFPGAs Made Easy August 3, 2017 by Volkan Oktem

    Speedcore eFPGAs are embeddable IP that include look-up tables, memories, and DSP building blocks, allowing designers to add a programmable logic fabric to their SoC. The Speedcore IP can be configured to any size as dictated by the end application. The SoC supplier defines the number of LUTs, memory resources, and DSP64 blocks for their …

    Achronix FPGAs and NIC-based Data Center Acceleration August 1, 2017 by Steve Mensor

    The data center market, as many would observe, is now a major commercial sweet spot for the tech sector, with positive revenue growth; a hotbed for innovation. But the industry has a number of hurdles. Data centers now have to deal with oceans of unstructured data. Over the years data centers have moved away from …

    Who’s Who in the Zoo June 28, 2017 by Steve Mensor

    While the concept of eFPGA IP is fairly straightforward, the number of parties involved and their responsibilities may not be clear at the outset. It is the very programmable nature of an eFPGA that can cause confusion of who is responsible for what. With a standalone FPGA, there are three parties involved: the FPGA vendor, …

    Back to Basics: A Layman’s Introduction to the eFPGA June 13, 2017 by Alok Sanghavi

    To answer the question of what an embedded field programmable gate array (eFPGA) is, we first have to answer the question of what is an FPGA What is an FPGA? Consider the following two device types: A dedicated, hard-wired application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC): For the sake of illustration, think of this as a single-purpose chip that …

    Embedded FPGA – The Ultimate Accelerator May 10, 2017 by Kent Orthner

    What is an Embedded FPGA? An embedded FPGA (eFPGA) is an IP core that you integrate into your ASIC or SoC to get the benefits of programmable logic without the cost, but with better latency, throughput, and power characteristics. With an eFPGA, you define the quantity of look-up-tables (LUTs), registers, embedded memory, and DSP blocks. You …

    A Brief Introduction to Achronix and this Blog May 3, 2017 by Steve Mensor

    Welcome! We’re delighted that you’ve chosen to read our new blog. It’s probably safe to assume that if you’ve ended up here, you have some interest, either casual or technical, in learning more about our FPGA technology. Straight off the bat, it makes sense for us to answer two basic questions: who are we, and …

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