Advantages and Convenience of eFPGA IP Combined with Enhanced AI/ML Abilities

By CIOReview | Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Steve Mensor, VP of Marketing

Steve Mensor, VP of Marketing

Achronix Semiconductor Corporation,a fabless semiconductor company based of Santa Clara, offers high-performance FPGA and embedded(eFPGA) FPGA solutions. The history of Achronix is that of pushing the limits in the FPGA market. Offering programmable FPGA fabrics,Achronix provides discrete high-performance and high-density FPGAs with hardwired system blocks, data center, HPC hardware accelerator boards, and EDA software that supports all ofAchronix’s products.

As AI and ML are continuously disrupting several industries, organizations are keeping their gates open toward leveraging these technologies, and Achronixis also one of them. Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) are progressively being used as processing aspects in high-performance computing applications for AI orML, cryptocurrency, and 5G wireless infrastructures reserved for traditional CPUs until recently.

“High-performance compute applications require new and innovative approaches, and Achronix is leading the HPC market with the SpeedcoreeFPGA solutions,” states Steve Mensor, Vice President of Marketing, Achronix. The company is providing the immediate availability of its SpeedcoreTM Gen4 embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP for integration into SoCs of users. Here, Speedcore Gen4 has increased performance by 60 percent, reduces power by 50 percent and, dies by 65 percent while retaining the original capabilities of the SpeedcoreeFPGA IP to bring programmable hardware acceleration capabilities to a wide range of computing, algorithmic acceleration, networking and storage systems for bridging or switching interface protocols, and packet processing.

"High-performance compute applications require new and innovative approaches, and Achronix is leading the HPC market with the SpeedcoreeFPGA solutions"

The product line of the company includesSpeedcore™ Embedded FPGAs,Speedchip™ FPGA chiplets, Speedster®22i FPGAs, and PCIe Accelerator-6D Board. ACE is a powerful EDA tool supporting synthesis, location, and route, as well as timing and debugging techniques. All Achronix products are actively robust, and clearly proven ACE design tools from the company.

In its 14-year journey, Achronixhas positioned itself as one of the fastest growing semiconductor companies, with revenues growing more than 700 percent year-over-year and exceeding $100 million. The company intends to expand its product portfolio by investing in its next-generation FPGAs, based on 7 nm process technology from TSMC.