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News Algotochip launches code-to-hardware service

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 24 Apr 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. SpAceman

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    Not sure if this is detrimental to the value of my in-progress computer systems engineering degree or not..
     
  3. r3loaded

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    Not really, they still need people skilled in Verilog and chip design to develop the tools needed for such a service! Besides, this is only useful for fairly simple chip designs.

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  4. SpAceman

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    Hmmm I guess it means a bigger industry for people like me who know VHDL/Verilog as well as C.

    I am pleased.
     
  5. Gradius

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    What about the prices?
     
  6. AmEv

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    So, you could write the program on the chip, have the interface via something like HDMI out, something like that?

    Or is it a specific kind of C?
     
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    @AmEv the interface is via the pins on the chip. This is for embedding algorithms that are run so many times on a given piece of hardware that it makes more sense to dedicate a chip to the task than to run it in software. The given example is a chip that runs complex algorithms on wireless data to help increase bandwidth.
     
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    Ah. Still, that would be something to have a chip dedicated to have pure F@H.
     
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    Bad idea - you'd need to design and fab a new chip every time they change their algorithms...
     
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