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FPGAs Create the Optimal Data Accelerator

Achronix Staff,Sr Manager, Product Marketing and Business Development

With the programmability of a CPU or GPU and the speed of an ASIC, FPGAs offer the optimal efficiency of power and performance when flexibility is a requirement for compute, networking and storage acceleration use cases.

Speedcore eFPGA

Benefits of Using FPGA and eFPGA IP in your Design

Bob Siller,Director, Product Marketing

While FPGAs have been around for over 30 years, eFPGA IP is a relatively new technology that is now finding its way into high-volume applications. Modern eFPGA IP support the same 7nm process technology as high-performance standalone FPGAs.

Automotive ASICs

Embedded FPGAs for Next-Generation Automotive ASICs

Bob SIller,Sr. Marketing Manager

For anyone who has looked at new cars lately, it's hard not to notice how quickly automotive electronics are advancing. Looking at automotive safety technology from just three years ago vs. today, you see a significant increase in the number of cameras to support applications such as surround-view display, driver distraction monitors, stereo vision cameras, forward-facing and multiple rearview cameras.Speedcore

Speedstet7t NoC Improves Performance

Increase Performance Using an FPGA with 2D NoC

Huang Lun,Sr. Field Applications Engineer

Achronix Speedster7t FPGAs feature a revolutionary new two-dimensional network on chip (NoC), which provides >20 Tbps ultra-high bandwidth connectivity to external high-speed interfaces and for routing data within the programmable logic fabric. The NoC is structured as a series of rows and columns spread across the Speedster7t FPGA fabric. Each row or column has two 256-bit data paths using industry standard AXI data format, which support 512 Gbps data rates.


What is an FPGA and Why the Answer is Changing?

Bob SIller,Director, Product Marketing

What is an FPGA? With the advent of new FPGA architectures, the answer has changed more in the last two years than ever before. Traditionally, an FPGA or field programmable gate array, is a reconfigurable semiconductor device comprising programmable logic gates and interconnect or routing, connected to multipurpose I/O pins.  An FPGA can be reprogrammed to perform any function, and its functionality can be changed over time. (For a great summary and history of the FPGA industry and technology.


Insights from the Next FPGA Platform Event

Manoj Roge,VP of Strategic Planning & Business Development

It was exciting to participate in the Next FPGA Platform on January 22nd at the Glasshouse in San Jose. I found it was particularly exciting to have Achronix share in a panel discussion with Xilinx and Intel. The Next Platform co-editors Nicole Hemsoth and Timothy Prickett Morgan did a great job in interviewing experts from FPGA ecosystem with insightful questions. The best part of Next Platform events is their format, where they keep marketing pitches to minimum with no presentations, just discussions. I will summarize a few insights and observations from the event.

FPGAs 2020s

FPGAs in the 2020s – The New Old Thing

Bob SIller,Director, Product Marketing

FPGAs are the new old thing in semiconductors today. Even though FPGAs are 35 years old, the next decade represents a growth opportunity that hasn’t been seen since the early 1990s. Why is this happening now?

Cryptocurrency Mining ASIC Top Level

Mine Cryptocurrencies Sooner Part 3

Raymond Nijssen,Vice President and Chief Technologist

New, post-Bitcoin cryptocurrencies have been developed with ASIC resistance to level the competitive playing field for cryptocurrency miners, as discussed in parts 1 and 2 of this blog. ASIC resistance was developed to counteract monopolization of cryptocurrencies by the few entities that can afford to build ASIC solutions, as has happened with Bitcoin. However, ASIC resistance does not ensure the necessary scarcity of a cryptocurrency.


Mine Cryptocurrencies Sooner Part 2

Raymond Nijssen,Vice President and Chief Technologist

Bitcoin has lost much of its allure due to the concentration of control of the world’s Bitcoin mining resources by a few players in a few locations, as discussed in Part 1 of this blog. In response, the larger, global cryptocurrency community has started to develop alternative cryptocurrencies based on lessons learned from the Bitcoin experience.

Cryptocurrency Mining

Mine Cryptocurrencies Sooner Part 1

Raymond Nijssen,Vice President, Marketing

Cryptocurrency mining is the process of computing a new cryptocurrency unit based on all the previously found ones. The concept of cryptocurrency is nearly universally recognized by the publicity of the original cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. Cryptocurrencies were supposed to be a broadly democratic currency vehicle not controlled by any one entity, such as banks, governments, or small groups of companies. Much of a cryptocurrency’s acceptance and trustworthiness is based on that proposition. However, with Bitcoin, that is not how it unfolded.