As I write this article, Rosie the robot vacuum cleaner is taking its third try at mapping my home. Rosie is our name for an Ecovacs Deebot N8 Pro+ vacuum. We purchased Rosie from Amazon on the recommendation of Veronica, who lives next door. Rosie was on sale that day for $420, which is $280 off of the list price. The robot’s about the diameter of a … Read More → "How to Train Your Robot: Rosie the Robot Vacuum Joins Our Family"
I’ve told this tale before, and I’ll doubtless tell it again because I think it’s worth the retelling. When I was a kid (think Charlie Brown), my mom had a fulltime job (which was unusual for ladies at that time), so I spent the halcyon days of summer when we were out of school up the road at my Auntie Barbara’s house … Read More → "SiLC’s FMCW LiDAR Can Perceive and Identify Objects More Than a Kilometer Away"
If you drive south from downtown San Jose, California on US 101, you’ll soon see a commanding hill rising high above the city’s suburban landscape. A huge monolith commands the crest of this hill. Several large microwave horns once perched upon this tower as if it were a concrete throne. Some remain. The microwave tower was part of the AT&T Long Lines telephone … Read More → "Intel Takes Control of Communications Hill with Analog-Enabled FPGA Portfolio"
AI is the name of the game this week! My special guest is Wei Li, VP and GM, Artificial Intelligence and Analytics (AIA) at Intel. Wei and I dig into the details of Intel’s new Open Source AI Reference Kits. We discuss the motivation to create these open source kits, why community involvement is crucial to Intel’s AI Everywhere campaign, and how engineers of varying … Read More → "AI Everywhere (and for Everyone): Intel Builds A Bridge Between Data and Insight"
My head is currently swirling and whirling with a cacophony of conceptions. This maelstrom of meditations was triggered by NVIDIA’s recent announcement of their Jetson Orin Nano system-on-modules that deliver up to 80x the performance over the prior generation, which is, in their own words, “setting a new standard for entry-level edge AI and robotics.”
One of my contemplations … Read More → "When Supercomputers Meet Beer Pong"
This week at the Intel Innovation event held in Silicon Valley, Intel previewed not one but two new families in its Agilex FPGA and SoC product lines: the Intel Agilex D-series FPGAs and SoCs and a to-be-named FPGA and SoC family formerly known as “Sundance Mesa.” High-end Intel Agilex devices have been fairly successful and, as they often do, customers requested additional Agilex FPGA family members … Read More → "Intel Introduces Two Monolithic Agilex FPGA and SoC Families, Part 1"