Most Read Articles – ADAS Chips, DFB Laser Array, Engineer Shortage


What are the topics covered? There are ADAS (Advanced driver assistance systems) chips from Renesas, Networks on Chip, Intel Labs demonstrated an eight-wavelength DFB laser network, US technology controls restrict Russian access to technology and the shortage of engineers in Japan…

5. Renesas and Hailo team up for ADAS
Israeli AI IP developer Hailo is collaborating with Renesas on ADAS chips. The combination of Hailo-8 processors, designed for Neural Network (NN) acceleration, with Renesas R-Car V3H and R-Car V4H SoCs, powers ADAS ICs for zonal and centralized vehicle ECUs.

4. The importance of a NoC
NoCs (Networks on Chip) become a challenge as the volume of data flows around an IC increases. “The performance of the NoC must match that of the compute part of the SoC,” says Ben Fletcher of Sondrel, “the function of the NoC is to deliver input data fast enough for the on-chip compute IPs to operate at their maximum capacity and to store output data so that the system is not blocked.

3. Intel integrates an eight-wavelength DFB laser array on a CMOS wafer
Intel Labs has demonstrated an eight-wavelength DFB laser array integrated on a silicon wafer that provides output power uniformity of +/- 0.25 decibels (dB) and beam spacing uniformity. ±6.5% wavelengths. This enables production of the optical source with the performance required for future high-volume applications, such as co-packaged optics and optical computing interconnect for emerging network-intensive workloads, including AI. and the ML. The laser array is built on Intel’s 300 millimeter silicon photonic fabrication process.

2. US tech controls are squeezing the Russians
The US and its allies are pressing the Russians into denying them the technology, US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo (pictured) said earlier this week. “Since the controls were put in place, global semiconductor exports to Russia from all sources have fallen by nearly 90%,” Raimondo said, “leaving Russian companies without the chips they need. for a wide variety of products, including weapons such as precision guidance, missiles and tanks.

idf-2009-autumn-32nm-wafer-westmere-300x2131. Japan’s biggest chip companies need to hire 35,000 engineers
Japan’s eight largest chip companies are to hire 35,000 engineers over the next ten years, according to the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association. “Semiconductors are often said to be in short supply, but the biggest shortage is engineers,” Hideki Wakabayashi, a professor at Tokyo University of Science who heads the working group on the proposals for the science, told the Nikkei. policy at the JEITA Semiconductor Council.


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