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Thursday, August 28, 2014

#MEMS: "Indoor Navigation's Killer App Yet Undiscovered"

Indoor navigation is that latest fad as an extension of the map function on a consumer's smartphone, but according to startup Ten Degrees, which specializes in indoor navigation software, the killer app for indoor navigation has yet to be discovered.


<B>Ten Degrees CEO Ramesh Raman believes that the killer app for indoor navigation has yet to be discovered. </B>

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

#CHIPS: "Moore's Laws Limits are Limited"

A chip physical design expert tells you how to keep Moore's Law going forever without depending on scaling to smaller sizes, such as changing to a biological architecture as below: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog


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Monday, August 18, 2014

#ALGORITHMS: "Free Process Design Kit for 15 nanometer"

Now academics, Ph.D. candidates and startups on a shoestring budget can have access to the latest chip making process technologies thanks to North Carolina State Univerity: R. Colin Johnson



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Thursday, August 07, 2014

#CHIPS: "IBM Builds World's Biggest Brain-Chip"

One thing IBM emphasizes about its neurosynaptic chip is that it works like the "right" brain, which means intuition and jumping to conclusions, whereas the "left" brain works more like a traditional computer: R. Colin Johnson


IBM's neurosynaptic processor puts 1 million artificial neurons and 256 million memory synapses on a single CMOS chip.


The 256 neuro-synaptic cores are arranged in a 64x64 array (left), each of which has 256 artificial neurons and 65,536 memory synapses (right) for tightly coupled computation, memory, and communication.

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

#ALGORITHMS: "Brain Wave Monitor from Philips/Accenture"

Many companies have tried to interpret brain-waves to control electronics, but this attempt by Philips and Accenture has the backing to make it a reality commercially.


A stylish brain-wave monitor looks space-age, but could enables paralyzed wearers to use brain waves to complete household tasks.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

#CHIPS: "Movidius-2 Defines New Category of Co-processor"

Movidius has defined a new category of chip--the vision processing unit (VPU)--which goes between the camera and the application processor to provide sophisticated video processing tasks such as object recognition and 3-D mapping: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog


The Myriad 2 vision processing unit (VPU) measures just 6.5 mm on each edge and is packaged in a 0.4 millimeter pitch 225 ball grid array (BGA) package with 1 Gbit of low-power double data rate (LPDDR II)
synchronous random access memory (SRAM).

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