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  • AI, RISC-V, and FPGAs Take the Stage at Embedded World 2024

    AI, RISC-V, and FPGAs Take the Stage at Embedded World 2024

    Embedded World 2024 showcased advancements in processor technology, including for artificial intelligence (AI), the RISC-V CPU architecture, and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), including announcements from Altera, AMD, Arm, NXP, and others.

  • AMD Ryzen Gets On Board With Xilinx Versal

    AMD Ryzen Gets On Board With Xilinx Versal

    Two years after completing its Xilinx acquisition, AMD has released a design combining an AMD-heritage processor with a Xilinx-heritage FPGA. The new AMD Embedded+ is a board, not a chip, however. It targets PC-like systems for industrial, medical, and other embedded applications. Taking over Xilinx, with its broad customer base, should help AMD expand its…

  • AMD Hawk Point and Phoenix 2 Deliver Value to Mainstream PC Users

    AMD Hawk Point and Phoenix 2 Deliver Value to Mainstream PC Users

    Desktop and laptop PCs incorporating AMD’s Phoenix 2 and Hawk Point processors will soon be available. They’re follow-ons to last year’s Phoenix APU. To cut cost, Phoenix 2 mixes Zen 4 and Zen 4c CPUs, and it has a smaller GPU and no NPU, shrinking the die 23%. Hawk Point’s big selling point over Phoenix…

  • AMD Steps Towards Becoming a Major NPU Supplier with MI300X and MI300A

    AMD Steps Towards Becoming a Major NPU Supplier with MI300X and MI300A

    In December 2023 AMD disclosed details of the MI300X and MI300A accelerators. The HPC and AI GPU is a packaging tour-de-force and promises more computing performance than rival’s offerings, including Nvidia’s H100 (Hopper). The Frontier supercomputer will employ the MI300, as will Meta, Microsoft, and Oracle. These latter three will use it for AI, and…

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