Last Week Today, October 9 2017

Submitted by Gabe Moretti on Mon, 10/09/2017 - 07:28

Intel announced a comprehensive hardware and software platform solution to enable faster deployment of customized field programmable gate array (FPGA)-based acceleration of networking, storage and computing workloads.


Complex data-intensive applications in the areas of genomics, finance, industry 4.0 and other disciplines are pushing the boundaries of data center capabilities. Intel® FPGA-based acceleration exploits massively parallelized hardware offloading to maximize performance and power efficiency of data centers.


The new solution abstracts the complexities of implementation to enable architects and developers to quickly develop and deploy power-efficient acceleration of a variety of applications and workloads.


This consists of three major elements:


  • Intel-qualified FPGA acceleration platforms that operate seamlessly with Intel® Xeon® CPUs
  • The Acceleration Stack for Intel Xeon CPU with FPGAs that provide industry standard frameworks, interfaces and optimized libraries
  • Growing ecosystem of market-specific solutions

Microsemi Corporation announced its new Serval-T™ Ethernet switch product family delivering nanosecond accurate IEEE™ 1588 solutions that can meet next-generation 5G network as well as location-based service requirements. This unique device family, which includes Serval-T (VSC7415), Serval-TE (VSC7435) and Serval-TE10 (VSC7437), integrates Microsemi's Carrier Ethernet Switch capabilities with an on-chip phase-locked loop (PLL), expanding the company's portfolio of access networking and timing solutions.The new devices deliver a flexible combination of 1GE, 2.5GE and 10GE, making them attractive for access communication equipment such as mobile backhaul, small cell and Ethernet access device (EAD)/network interface device (NID). The products leverage a virtualized service aware architecture(ViSAA™)—a silicon implementation that is differentiated by hardware-based Ethernet service—and also provide operation, administration and maintenance (OAM), service activation testing (SAT) and protection switching capabilities. They also offer low power, translating to cost savings for service providers, as well as the small size necessary to accommodate outdoor and other installation constraints. Combining these features with a turnkey software solution that provides CE2.0 certified functionalities and a leading servo algorithm solution enables Microsemi customers to build market-ready solutions that can meet stringent service provider networking needs.

Synopsys, Inc. announced the availability of the industry's first verification IP (VIP) and UVM source code test suite to support the latest USB 3.2 specification. USB 3.2 enables new hosts and devices with USB Type-C™ to be designed as multi-lane solutions, allowing for up to two lanes of 5 Gbps or two lanes of 10 Gbps operation, doubling the data rate over the existing USB Type-C cables. It also supports re-timer enhancements.

Intrinsic ID's announced a new keynote speaker for its Fall Security Summit, October 23 in Mountain View, Calif. You can register online via Eventbrite here. Please use the promo code summit2017 to waive the registration fee-- look for the "Enter Promotional Code" link near the top right of the "Select Tickets" window. (Or just respond to this email with your RSVP and I will handle your registration directly.)


Brian Finch just joined the day's program as keynote speaker. Brian, a partner with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, is a recognized authority on global security and cybersecurity threats, and can often be heard offering commentary on these subjects via various broadcast media outlets.