(EDN): Andreas Olofsson, a key engineer in Analog Devices Inc.’s TigerSHARC program, was tired of seeing high-end floating-point DSPs from ADI and Texas Instruments Inc. fail to snare design wins because of the chips’ complexity of programming. Three years ago, when Olofsson left ADI to found Adapteva, fixed-point DSPs were being displaced by FPGAs in wholesale fashion, but most FPGAs did not offer performance close enough to take on floating-point, vector-based designs. At the same time, existing high-end DSP devices did not offer a solution, due to both cost and complexity. Full Article
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