ISSCC papers target smartphones, cars
By Rick Merritt, EETimes
February 20, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Samsung described a new neural network accelerator for smartphones that matches blocks from rivals such as Huawei. Toshiba detailed one for self-driving cars that pulls ahead of competitors such as Intel’s Mobileye at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference here.
A 5.5mm2 block in the latest 8nm Exynos chip delivers 1.9 Tera-operations/second using 8-bot precision running at up to 933 MHz, said Jinook Song, a Samsung AI engineer. That’s about the rating for the latest Kirin processor in Huawei phones and the latest commercial IP blocks.
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