An eight million neuron system, comprised of 64 Phokiki Beach chips, the codename for Loihi chips, is now available to the research community. The neuromorphic system will allow researchers to experiment with Lohi, Intel’s brain-inspired research chip, which applies the principles found in biological brains to computer architectures. Loihi enables users to process information up to 1,000 times faster and 10,000 times more efficiently than CPUs for specialised applications like sparse coding, graph search and constraint-satisfaction problems.
Switching regulator boasts lowest IQ for longer battery life
Claimed to have the industry’s lowest operating quiescent current (IQ), the TPS62840, at 60nA is around a third of the nearest competitive device, claims Texas Instruments. The synchronous step-down converter delivers light-load efficiency of 80 per cent at one microA load to extend the battery life of systems, or require fewer or smaller batteries to shrink power supply size and reduce cost.
Cadence claims DisplayPort 2.0 verification IP is first to market
Driving early adoption of the next-generation DisplayPort standard for mobile and automotive applications, Cadence Design Systems claims to offer the industry’s first Verification IP (VIP) in support of the new DisplayPort 2.0 standard. The Cadence VIP for DisplayPort 2.0 enables designers to quickly and thoroughly complete the functional verification of their mobile, audio visual and augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) system-on-chip (SoC) designs with assurance that the design will operate as expected.
Loose-fit wireless earbuds have digital noise cancellation
Digital noise cancellation technology via an automatic leakage compensation (ALC) algorithm enables active noise cancellation (ANC) in loose-fit earbud designs, reports ams. The company has developed ALC technology for loose-fit in-ear wireless earbuds to adjust for air leakage between the earbud and the user’s ear in real time. As a result, users can also enjoy augmented hearing and noise cancellation while using loose fitting earbuds.
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