Designing the next generation of AI chips

By Spencer Acain

Designing microchips is a daunting task which is growing increasingly challenging as new algorithms and software push the demand for efficient, specialized chips capable of running AI algorithms on everything from self-driving cars to edge IIoT sensors. To meet these demands in a timely manner, High-Level Synthesis (HLS) tools, like Siemens EDAs Catapult are proving themselves to be a vital tool in designing chips for the fast-paced world of AI technology.

In this episode of AI Spectrum, Spencer Acain is joined by Russell Klein, program director at Siemens EDA and a member of the Catapult HLS team to discuss the benefits of HLS and why it is playing a key role in developing the AI accelerators of tomorrow.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How Catapult can support AI (00:32)
  • AI accelerators vs. GPUs (02:32)
  • What is HLS? (04:25)
  • How HLS verifies algorithms instead of transistors (10:27)
  • Usage of HLS designed chips (11:32)
Russell Klein

Russell Klein

Program Director at Siemens EDA and part of the Catapult HLS team

Spencer Acain

Spencer Acain

Technical Writer for Global Marketing at Siemens Digital Industries Software

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/podcasts/ai-spectrum/designing-the-next-generation-of-ai-chips/