This keynote will review the new era for FPGA devices, describing the market demands/requirements and how the FPGA industry is working to meet the needs of today and anticipate the technology of tomorrow.
Advanced applications such as AI-enabled machine vision, are driving the global demand for higher processing capacity and communication bandwidth in datacentre, IoT and IIoT systems. Unprecedented amounts of data need to be aggregated, analysed and stored. The demand for video-based intelligence is growing steadily and by 2021 there will be an anticipated 700% increase in video data, with 40% of that data already being analysed near or at the edge, where systems can operate without relying on the availability of cloud services. For vendors operating in high-performance, power-constrained segments within 5G wireless, networking and IoT, the challenges of time-to-market and delivery of new features whilst meeting performance, cost and power requirements will always prevail.
The role of the FPGA has never been so diverse and impactful, whether as a reconfigurable multi-function accelerator or a route to low cost, low power devices based on designs validated on a FPGA platform.
David Thomas, Intel on behalf of Arrow Electronics