MLPerf Tiny Inference Benchmark Lays Foundation for TinyML Technology Evaluation, Commercialization - StoryJuly 02, 2021
The speed with which edge AI ecosystems like TinyML are evolving has made standardization difficult, much less the creation of performance and resource utilization benchmarks that could simplify technology evaluation. Edge AI benchmarks would be hugely beneficial to the ML industry as they could help accelerate solution comparison, selection, and the productization process.
In this episode of the Embedded Insiders, Brandon and Rich wonder if residential solar power is really worth it. The question stems from Littelfuses’ release of 400PV Fuse series of photovoltaic solar fuses, which can be embedded directly into roof shingles or tiles. But with so much government meddling in the solar industry, and big energy looking to protect its existing interests, is it prudent, or even worth it, to bother with the technology?
The XRF8 Xilinx RFSoC Gen 3 system-on-module is now available from Avnet.
VITIS is a unified software platform for developing software and hardware, using Vivado and other components for Xilinx FPGA SoC platforms like ZynqMP UltraScale+ and Alveo cards. The key component of VITIS SDK, the VITIS AI runtime (VART), provides a unified interface for the deployment of end ML/AI applications on Edge and Cloud.
Armv9 is here, and although it took nearly 10 years to arrive, it comes right at a major inflection point in the semiconductor industry where all of the major chipmakers have started dabbling in processor architectures outside of their heritage. The implications of this are currently being felt in more advanced use cases like the data center and high-performance computing, but the roadmap decisions of today – such as the massive emphasis on AI and ML workload processing in Armv9 that will surely continue under NVIDIA leadership – will have significant ramifications for the embedded systems of tomorrow. And, oh yeah, what does NVIDIA’s potential stewardship of Arm mean for NVIDIA competitors who also happen to be Arm licensees, like Intel and Xilinix? Brandon and Rich discuss.
2021 Embedded Processor Report: With the dependable performance-per-watt gains of transistor scaling drawing to a close, how will future generations of processors access the compute necessary to efficiently execute demanding workloads? The answer my come via parallel processing on heterogeneous SoCs.
It's all about money! In this edition of the Embedded Insiders, Brandon and Rich break down some major acquisitions, like Arm's purchase of NVIDIA, as well as AMD potentially buying Xilinx.