The earliest devices used to achieve this were acoustic megaphones. Some of the first examples, from fifth century BC Greece, were theater masks with horn-shaped mouth openings that acoustically amplified the voice of actors in amphitheatres.
Here's an index of Tom's articles in Microprocessor Report. A few articles have free links. Microprocessor Report articles are also available in print issues. For more information, visit the MPR website. Arteris Upgrades NoC for AI [Brief Item] Whereas human intelligence lives in neurons and synapses, artificial intelligence resides in transistors and wires.
Arteris IP helps engineers design the wires. At the recent Linley Fall Processor Conference, the company announced several upgrades for its licensable network-on-a-chip NoC technology, including some AI features. Although the upgrades are useful for designing the interconnects on any chip, some features are particularly useful for processing deep neural networks DNNs.
For example, a new intelligent multicast feature enables a source such as a CPU to simultaneously broadcast the same data to multiple destinations such as memory-mapped coprocessors. In a multicore AI chip, it can distribute DNN-training weights and image-map updates to multiple cores at different memory addresses.
Your teenagers are safely home, but do you know where your cows are? Tracking farm animals is only one application for a low-power location device that employs a global navigation satellite system GNSS.
Others include cargo logistics, smart-city infrastructure, remote patient monitors, and any mobile IoT client. But conventional GNSS positioning may use too much energy for a small battery-powered tracking device. It's licensable intellectual property IP for chip designers that's based on previous Ensigma designs for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
At the recent Linley Fall Processor Conference, the company announced three new variants that omit some features to reduce cost and power.
The LSA follows a new company strategy. Although NXP has always offered industrial processors and microcontrollers, networking was the main target for the high-performance QorIQ line. More recently, the convergence of wired and wireless communications with industrial automation is opening new opportunities while the company's sales decline in the network-infrastructure market.
The new trend is called "Industrial IoT" or "Industry 4. Comparison of three embedded processors for industrial applications: This model accesses DRAM through external buffer chips, which provide industry-leading memory bandwidth and capacity for enterprise servers that handle large workloads.
They provide less bandwidth but are better suited to lower-cost systems such as web servers that handle threads with modest memory requirements. By offering Power9 products with both types of memory subsystems, IBM is targeting a wide range of servers with the same basic chip design.
Power9 offers the best per-core performance of any server processor. SPECint benchmark comparison. Comparison of high-end server processors:The Lifecycle of a Revolution.
In the early days of the public internet, we believed that we were helping build something totally new, a world that would leave behind the shackles of age, of race, of gender, of class, even of law.
Payment card fraud results in billions of dollars in losses annually. Adversaries increasingly acquire card data using skimmers, which are attached to legitimate payment devices including point of sale terminals, gas pumps, and ATMs.
A user may enter commands and information into the computer through input devices such as a keyboard and pointing device , commonly referred to as a mouse, trackball or touch pad. Other input devices (not shown) may include a microphone, joystick, game pad, . Payment card fraud results in billions of dollars in losses annually. Adversaries increasingly acquire card data using skimmers, which are attached to legitimate payment devices including point of sale terminals, gas pumps, and ATMs. The two new systems allow smart devices to analyze either sound or vibrations to register the world around them. "A smart speaker sitting on a kitchen countertop cannot figure out if it is in a kitchen, let alone know what a person is doing in a kitchen," said Chris Harrison, assistant professor in CMU's Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII).
Irdeto and MStar Partner to Secure Premium Content for Operators in China. Irdeto Rights for China DRM with TEE integration is the first-ever hardware-protected ecosystem for China DRM that will give operators more control and confidence to launch premium content services.
06 Nov EURAMET Training Course on Mass Calibration at OIML E1 Uncertainty, NPL, Teddington, United Kingdom The training aims in improving the knowledge of the laboratory staff in EURAMET NMI/DIs on maintenance of primary mass standards and the calibration of mass standards to OIML Class E1 level uncertainties.
25 Nov MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Boston, Massachusetts The MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit is the key forum to present research to an interdisciplinary and international audience. College of Engineering and Computer Science Course Descriptions Civil Engineering Computer Science and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering.