In Celebration of Earth Day: IoT May be the “Greenest” Type of Embedded Design

Last year, All About Circuits covered the lasting —especially as it relates to modern PCB design practices. But disposal practices aren't the only way that technological innovations intersect with sustainability. More powerful computing devices and sophisticated software models also entail more energy consumption. A Nature report predicts that the information and communication technology (ICT) sector alone,…

For the First Time, Xilinx Breaks Into the System-on-Module (SOM) Market

When developing hardware systems for artificial intelligence applications, one of the most crucial considerations is time to market. It’s for this reason that many companies choose to use FPGAs over ASICs; FGPAs offer quicker time to market, more flexibility, and the ability to easily iterate on a design.  Yet, FGPAs aren’t a perfect solution either, requiring…

Honda and Verizon Put 5G on Wheels With Mobile Edge Computing

Honda and Verizon recently announced that they are . Such safety functions require super-fast data transmission using 5G along with mobile edge computing (MEC) technology to reduce the latency of compute-intensive operations.   Teaming up with the University of Michigan, the Honda-Verizon research collaboration has already tested 5G, MEC, and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology in several road incident…

x86, Arm, and the Reach for Computing Supremacy

Every year the demand for higher-performing processors grows, whether for data servers, laptops, or desktop computers. These new processors must deliver greater functionality with more CPU cores, lower latency, higher performance per workload, and improved security.  The two most common processor architectures are the x86 and Arm. Inter originally introduced x86, which is mainly based on…