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Layout Generators for Artificial Intelligence Hardware Design

Redaktionell betreuter Blogbeitrag auf, 14.05.2020
: Prautsch, Benjamin

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Online im WWW, 2020
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Fraunhofer IIS, Institutsteil Entwurfsautomatisierung (EAS) ()

Accelerate your IC design process with flexible layout automation controllable by the designer. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a powerful tool that offers great convenience in many areas of life. In addition to improving Internet searches and online shopping, it enables driver assistance systems that can save lives, for example. AI in its various forms is the essential tool for such applications, and it can be expected to show a similar development as microelectronics did. Although AI often appears to be embedded in the end user device, such as a smartphone, the required computing power is generally only available on servers in the cloud. This means the Internet must always be available, and the latencies involved can be relatively long. In particular, signal analysis applications with extremely low energy consumption and extremely long battery lifetimes or time-critical applications cannot rely on such centralized architectures. In these cases, the complex signal analysis must be performed locally at the edge, in distributed fashion, making special hardware indispensable.