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2021-09-20
GOWIN Semiconductor Enables Education and Hobbyists Development Community   SAN JOSE, CA, September 20, 2021 -- GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., the world’s fastest-growing programmable logic company, announces a new user community called Magic Jelly Bean.  Magic Jelly Bean focuses on enabling schools, universities, and hobbyists with access to low-cost 3rd party development boards that are shipped locally along with companion example designs and community forums.   MagicJellyBean.org provides up-to-date information on simple and easy-to-use development boards and tutorials currently featuring the MiniStar development kit loaded with  GOWIN’s GW1NS-4C µSoC FPGA.  It also provides references to purchasing sites through domestic distribution vendors such as Amazon, making local shipping very easy.  Community forums on Reddit and Github Discussions provide a discussion and support platform for students, makers, and hobbyists to assist in project development.   “FPGA’s use programming languages similar to C and C++. However, there is a fundamental architectural difference compared to most other programming languages; all code written is executed at the same time instead of sequentially.  This provides a tremendous amount of computing efficiency and flexibility, but also comes with a small learning curve to effectively utilize,” said Grant Jennings, Senior Director of International Marketing for GOWIN Semiconductor.  “Magic Jelly Bean enables engineers of experience levels to learn the capabilities of GOWIN devices with easy-to-use tools and example designs making FPGA development a trivial and second nature exercise.”   MagicJellyBean.org provides student versions of GOWIN EDA and GOWIN MCU Designer that can be easily downloaded and installed without requesting a license file.  The design software is available on Windows and Linux and allows developers to program both GOWIN FPGAs and microprocessors on the development boards available.  Project files are provided on github, allowing for bug reports, updates, additional reference project submissions, and communication related to the Magic Jelly Bean community itself.   MagicJellyBean.org is an independent site featuring innovative FPGA products from GOWIN.  Current and future GOWIN customers can continue to fulfill their production needs through the existing distribution partners including Mouser (https://www.mouser.com/manufacturer/gowin/product-line/), Edge Electronics (www.edgeelectronics.com), and Rutronik (www.rutronik.com).  World-class application and sales support is always available through the website www.gowinsemi.com or by contacting the local sales representatives directly.   “Adding Amazon Store capability to support educational and hobby users is a natural progression and an excellent complement to our existing well established Distributor partners,” said Mike Furnival, Vice President of International Sales at GOWIN Semiconductor. “In these challenging times for global semiconductor supply taking care of smaller, but nonetheless important, potential future customers remains very important for the development of our industry. As these embryonic entities develop they will, in turn, become customers for our Distributors contriving to create a win-win situation for all involved parties.”   About GOWIN Semiconductor Corp. Founded in 2014, GOWIN Semiconductor Corp. with sales and R&D locations worldwide, has the vision to accelerate customer innovation worldwide with our programmable solutions. We focus on optimizing our products and removing barriers for customers using programmable logic devices. Our commitment to technology and quality enables customers to reduce the total cost of ownership from using FPGA on their production boards. Our offerings include a broad portfolio of programmable logic devices, design software, intellectual property (IP) cores, reference designs, and development kits. We strive to serve customers in the consumer, industrial, communication, medical, and automotive markets worldwide.   For more information about GOWIN, please visit www.gowinsemi.com   Copyright 2021 GOWIN Semiconductor Corp. GOWIN, LittleBee®, GW1N/NR/NS/1NSR/1NZ®, Arora®, GW2A/AR®, GOWIN EDA and other designated brands included herein are trademarks of GOWIN Semiconductor Corp. in China and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information, please email info@gowinsemi.com
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2021-07-20
GOWIN Semiconductor Announces their ISP (Image Signal Processor) IP Core and Solution   SAN JOSE, Calif. and GUANGZHOU, China, July 20, 2021 -- GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., the world’s fastest-growing programmable logic company, introduces their ISP (Image Signal Processor) IP portfolio and reference design for GOWIN FPGAs. The GOWIN ISP IP core portfolio takes the pixel data from an image sensor and adjusts it through CFA (Color Filter Array/Debayer), CCM (Color Correction Array), Gamma correction, and AE (Auto Exposure) and AWB (Auto White Balance) to provide a clear image balanced in color and brightness.   The GOWIN ISP IP core portfolio is designed to offer camera and device manufacturers the ability to produce affordable camera products with a balanced high-quality picture. Imaging projects often use FPGAs to process imaging data at the streaming data rate as an alternative to fixed-function ISP cores in SoCs (System on Chip).  As a result, GOWIN’s ISP IP core portfolio can be combined with video interface, scalar, and memory controller IP’s to create a complete programmable SoC solution tailored specifically to the needs of the application and product. GOWIN provides the ISP IP cores individually in the GOWIN IP core generator.  It also provides pre-generated IP cores integrated as part of a larger reference design to complete the image processing pipeline.  The reference design also includes an ARM Cortex-M processor to control the image processing pipeline in real-time. "GOWIN ISP can be configured and programmed through the embedded soft processor. It allows users to easily customize functions and tune ISP performance for their specific application scenarios to achieve better visual quality or higher recognition accuracy. I believe it can greatly shorten development and tuning time,” said Thomas Cheng, Director of Solution Development for GOWIN Semiconductor.”   The new GOWIN ISP supports 8bit/10bit image data and provides an adjustable register map for different image sensors and resolutions.  Calibration coefficients can be loaded by the MCU or initialized by the bitstream.  IP modules in the pipeline can be intercepted allowing users to add their custom imaging blocks as needed.   GOWIN Semiconductor has been paving the way for innovative new FPGA products for several years now and the release of their ISP IP core portfolio and reference design is the latest edition to this success. The GOWIN ISP reference design outputs RGB stream with improved image quality for display or recognition purposes which is required for many imaging products.   “This latest release of an ISP solution from GOWIN continues to push the boundaries of affordable low-powered solutions,” said Mike Furnival, Vice President of International Sales. “We are proud that GOWIN is committed to providing some of the most innovative and creative solutions while continuing to support some of the lowest costs and best availabilities in the industry”   About GOWIN Semiconductor Corp. Founded in 2014, GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., headquartered with major R&D in China, has the vision to accelerate customer innovation worldwide with our programmable solutions. We focus on optimizing our products and removing barriers for customers using programmable logic devices. Our commitment to technology and quality enables customers to reduce the total cost of ownership from using FPGA on their production boards. Our offerings include a broad portfolio of programmable logic devices, design software, intellectual property (IP) cores, reference designs, and development kits. We strive to serve customers in the consumer, industrial, communication, medical, and automotive markets worldwide.   For more information about GOWIN, please visit www.gowinsemi.com   Copyright 2021 GOWIN Semiconductor Corp. GOWIN, LittleBee®, GW1N/NR/NS/1NSR/1NZ®, Arora®, GW2A/AR®, GOWIN EDA and other designated brands included herein are trademarks of GOWIN Semiconductor Corp. in China and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information, please email info@gowinsemi.com   Media Contact: Scott Casper scott@gowinsemi.com 408-646-2118
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2021-06-29
Gowin Semiconductor announces their GoBridge™ ASSP product line with USB peripheral bridges   SAN JOSE, Calif. and GUANGZHOU, China, June 29, 2021 -- GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., the world’s fastest-growing programmable logic company, introduces the GoBridge ASSP product line with the release of their GWU2X and GWU2U USB interface bridging devices. The GWU2X ASSP features the conversion of USB (Universal Serial Bus) to 4 peripheral interfaces including SPI, JTAG, I2C, and GPIO, while the GWU2U ASSP converts USB devices to UART. GOWIN’s GoBridge ASSP product line simplifies common interface bridging problems over a large range of consumer, automotive, industrial, and communication markets.   The GWU2X and GWU2U ASSPs leverage state-of-the-art semiconductor technology ideal for providing communication and configuration for new end products. It also is well suited for replacing end-of-life and limited sourced semiconductor devices on existing or next-generation end products. GOWIN aims to minimize development effort by providing fixed-function devices when programmability is not necessary. This improves solution time to market and additional sourcing options to existing ASICs and ASSPs with similar functionality.   “We found that almost all FPGA and MCU development boards use USB to JTAG or USB to UART chips for programming and debugging yet few ASSP’s exist. The result is often high device cost not only for development boards and programming cables but for communication and configuration ports on many electronic end products,” said Grant Jennings, Director of International Marketing for GOWIN Semiconductor. “The GWU2X and GWU2U allow for a broader range of bridging vendor options as well as a single-source solution portfolio for our FPGA and MCU customers”   The new GOWIN GoBridge ASSPs provide support for multiple voltage levels including 3.3V, 2.5V, or 1.8V. Both the GWU2X and GWU2U come factory configured, eliminating the need for firmware loading.   “We are pleased to be the first to bring a lower-powered ASSP solution which will save costs and programming time,” said Scott Casper, Director of Sales, Americas, GOWIN Semiconductor, “FPGA design engineers and embedded system architects can now easily use this ASSP bridging solution across several applications with GOWIN’s fully built-in USB protocol processing, without external programming.”   GOWIN Semiconductor has been paving the way for innovative new FPGA products for several years now and the release of their ASSP interfacing solution is the latest edition to this success. The GWU2U and the GWU2X support multiple operating systems and are compatible with GOWIN EDA for FPGA programming. They also provide a C/C++ based API to create USB interface programs. GOWIN also provides USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 PHY and Device Controller IP’s for FPGA users who would want to develop more flexible USB-related solutions.   “This latest release of an ASSP solution from GOWIN continues to provide added value for customers looking at USB bridging solutions,” said Mike Furnival, Vice President of International Sales. “We are proud that GOWIN is committed to providing some of the most innovative and creative solutions while continuing to support some of the lowest costs and best availabilities in the industry”   About GOWIN Semiconductor Corp. Founded in 2014, GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., headquartered with major R&D in China, has the vision to accelerate customer innovation worldwide with our programmable solutions. We focus on optimizing our products and removing barriers for customers using programmable logic devices. Our commitment to technology and quality enables customers to reduce the total cost of ownership from using FPGA on their production boards. Our offerings include a broad portfolio of programmable logic devices, design software, intellectual property (IP) cores, reference designs, and development kits. We strive to serve customers in the consumer, industrial, communication, medical, and automotive markets worldwide.   For more information about GOWIN, please visit www.gowinsemi.com   Copyright 2021 GOWIN Semiconductor Corp. GOWIN, LittleBee®, GW1N/NR/NS/1NSR/1NZ®, Arora®, GW2A/AR®, GOWIN EDA and other designated brands included herein are trademarks of GOWIN Semiconductor Corp. in China and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information, please email info@gowinsemi.com
2021-06-25
GOWIN Removed from CCMC List, Withdrawing Lawsuit San Jose, CA and Guangzhou, China - June 25, 2021 – GOWIN Semiconductor Corp, a leading supplier of programmable logic devices, is pleased to announce that the company has been removed from the US Department of Defense list of Communist Chinese Military Companies (“CCMC”). In May 2021, GOWIN filed a lawsuit to challenge its January 14, 2021 listing as a CCMC, asserting that the designation was made in error. As a result of that lawsuit, GOWIN learned that the government’s improper designation was not based on any facts connecting it to the Chinese military or government, and on June 3, 2021, President Biden signed a new Executive Order that directed the removal of that designation. Founded in 2014, GOWIN has been designing and manufacturing semiconductor devices for the consumer, industrial, communication, automotive, and medical markets. With offices and R&D worldwide, GOWIN has established itself as a leading top tier partner for programmable logic devices. GOWIN is committed to innovating, optimizing, and developing the best semiconductor solutions for new and challenging markets.
USB-01
2021-05-14
GOWIN Releases USB 2.0 PHY and Device Controller IP for Their FPGA Products   SAN JOSE, Calif. and GUANGZHOU, China, May 17, 2021 -- GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., the world’s fastest-growing programmable logic company, announces the release of their USB 2.0 Interfacing Solution, allowing GOWIN FPGA designers to easily integrate USB 2.0 connectivity without the need for additional silicon devices.  GOWIN’s solution extends its broad support for USB connectivity over a large range of consumer, automotive, industrial, and communication applications.   According to BusinessWire, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, the market for USB devices has grown to over 30B USD making it one of the most widely used electrical interface standards in the world.  FPGA’s are known for high-speed IO interface flexibility as well as their ability to pipeline data processing with arithmetic logic elements.  However, no FPGA company to date has been able to cost-effectively interface an FPGA directly to USB 2.0 due to its data rate, clock recovery, and IO requirements.  As a result, product manufacturers have been limited to custom ASICs, feature limited microcontrollers, or expensive SoCs in order to enable USB 2.0 support.   “Getting data into and out of our FPGA products effortlessly is one of the most critical architectural considerations our customers encounter,” said Grant Jennings, Director of International Marketing for GOWIN Semiconductor.  “Built-in USB 2.0 support for our devices is an essential step to enable new product innovations as well as provide a stable path for BOM cost reduction, multi-component integration, and end of life component replacement.”   The new GOWIN USB 2.0 interfacing solution eliminates the need for external PHYs, which were previously required to achieve USB HS (high speed) 480Mbps data rates.  Popular applications include bridging to other peripherals such as JTAG, SPI, and I2S, communicating with MIPI CSI-2 cameras and DSI displays, developing USB hubs, data traffic monitors and recorders, Bluetooth LE, and security dongles.   “We are excited to be the first to bring this long-awaited interconnect capability to the market,” said Scott Casper, Director of Sales, Americas, GOWIN Semiconductor,” FPGA design engineers and embedded system architects can now easily create their bridging solutions with our programmable FPGA products without worrying about limitations of off the shelf products and supply chain constraints.”   GOWIN Semiconductor has been pathing the way for innovative new FPGA products for several years now and the release of their USB 2.0 interfacing solution is the latest edition to this success. The solution includes a USB v2.0 soft PHY as well as a USB v2.0 Device Controller IP, which are included in GOWIN’s EDA Software’s IP Core Generator.  The USB 2.0 IPs are available free of charge with all GOWIN FPGA products.  A reference design, as well as development boards, are available, which instantiate the USB 2.0 IP cores along with a USB 2.0 to UART bridging example to get started.  The IP cores support almost all GOWIN FPGAs and provide a line rate of 480Mbps in High-Speed mode per the USB 2.0 specification.   “This latest release of a soft USB2.0 PHY from GOWIN continues to provide added value for customers in the low and mid-density FPGA space,” said Mike Furnival, Vice President of International Sales. “We are proud that GOWIN is committed to providing some of the most innovative and creative solutions while continuing to support some of the lowest costs and best availabilities in the industry”   About GOWIN Semiconductor Corp. Founded in 2014, GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., headquartered with major R&D in China, has the vision to accelerate customer innovation worldwide with our programmable solutions. We focus on optimizing our products and removing barriers for customers using programmable logic devices. Our commitment to technology and quality enables customers to reduce the total cost of ownership from using FPGA on their production boards. Our offerings include a broad portfolio of programmable logic devices, design software, intellectual property (IP) cores, reference designs, and development kits. We strive to serve customers in the consumer, industrial, communication, medical, and automotive markets worldwide.   For more information about GOWIN, please visit www.gowinsemi.com   Copyright 2021 GOWIN Semiconductor Corp. GOWIN, LittleBee®, GW1N/NR/NS/1NSR/1NZ®, Arora®, GW2A/AR®, GOWIN EDA and other designated brands included herein are trademarks of GOWIN Semiconductor Corp. in China and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information, please email info@gowinsemi.com   Media Contact: Scott Casper scott@gowinsemi.com  
Embedded World 2021
2021-02-26
GOWIN Semiconductor to attend Embedded World 2021 Digital   London, UK and Guangzhou, China 26th February 2021. GOWIN Semiconductor Corporation, the world’s fastest growing FPGA provider, is delighted to announce that it is participating in Embedded World 2021 Digital during 1-5 March. Following on from our highly successful first time attendance in February 2020, GOWIN is joining an impressive list of industry participants who are taking advantage of ew21 digital’s highly developed digital platform to showcase our latest products and solutions to the embedded marketplace.   Embedded World, held annually in Germany, remains Europe’s predominant trade show for all embedded solutions and technologies. This year, without the ability to a host a person-to-person event the organising body at the Nurnberg Messe has done a tremendous job to pull together what we all believe will be a valuable contribution to the industry and an excellent opportunity for vendors, partners, and customer to get together, albeit virtually. Additionally, as a virtual event, the show in now more open a global audience allowing interested parties from all over the planet to benefit from this word class event   This year GOWIN will be showcasing and demonstrating its leading FPGA solutions including the latest developments to our world class GoAI 2.0 machine learning solution for edge inference, along with advanced solutions for FOC motor control, MIPI, USB and wireless/Bluetooth interfacing, ARM based SoC solutions and automotive all of which are based on GOWIN’s highly integrated, lowest power and lowest cost FPGA devices. Additionally, at the concurrent Embedded World conference, GOWIN’s Director of International Marketing, Grant Jennings, will conducting a class on “Developing Artificial Intelligence Using Machine Learning at the Edge with Embedded uSoC FPGAs” on Thursday 4th March at 13.30 CET.   “Given the obvious challenges posed by the global pandemic we are very pleased to be able to participate in this exciting virtual event Embedded World 21” said Mike Furnival, Director of Sales and General Manager of GOWIN Semiconductor in Europe. “It’s a testament to the continued progress we have made during the past year in terms of differentiated FPGA solutions and whilst we remain as the lowest cost provider of low and mid density FPGA devices, we have now emerged as one the most innovative in terms of advanced solutions in the marketplace, adding significant value to our customers and partners.”   About GOWIN Semiconductor Corp. Founded in 2014, Gowin Semiconductor Corp., headquartered with major R&D in China, has the vision to accelerate customer innovation worldwide with our programmable solutions. We focus on optimizing our products and removing barriers for customers using programmable logic devices. Our commitment to technology and quality enables customers to reduce the total cost of ownership from using FPGA on their production boards. Our offerings include a broad portfolio of programmable logic devices, design software, intellectual property (IP) cores, reference designs, and development kits. We strive to serve customers in the consumer, industrial, communication, medical, and automotive markets worldwide.   Copyright 2019 GOWIN Semiconductor Corp. GOWIN, LittleBee®, GW1N/NR/NS/1NSR/1NZ®, Arora®, GW2A/AR®, GOWIN EDA and other designated brands included herein are trademarks of GOWIN  Semiconductor Corp. in China and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information, please email info@gowinsemi.com
Automotive grade
2021-01-27
GOWIN Semiconductor Announces AEC-Q100 Automotive Grade FPGA Availability   SAN JOSE, Calif. and GUANGZHOU, China, January 25, 2021 - GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., the world’s fastest-growing programmable logic company, is pleased to announce the release of its new Automotive Grade FPGAs, targeting applications for telematics, infotainment, and the powertrain. AEC-Q100 has been in place for over 20 years defining the reliability qualification requirements for Automotive integrated circuits.  To get a certificate meeting the AEC-Q100 Grade 2 requirements, a manufacturer is required to submit a product to extreme environmental challenges.  GOWIN has submitted and passed all the requirements for their following devices:  GW1N-LV4QN88A4, GW2A-LV18QN88A6, GW2A-LV18PG256A6.  In addition, GOWIN’s Ultra Low Power GW1NZ-LV1QN48A4 will complete AEC-Q100 qualification in Q3’2021.   GOWIN’s success with mainstream FPGAs is now extended to its Automotive Grade products.  Active implementations with these low cost, small size devices include 360-degree surround view, smart cockpit, and vehicle control system.    “We are pleased to bring our low cost, small size, and low power FPGA products to the automotive segment,” said Scott Casper, Director of Sales, GOWIN Semiconductor.  “We continue to increase our presence in expanding marketplaces offering easy to use solutions for embedded system designers.”   For more information about GOWIN’s Automotive Grade products or any of their low-power, small size, low-cost FGPA devices, please visit www.gowinsemi.com.   About GOWIN Semiconductor Corp. Founded in 2014, Gowin Semiconductor Corp., headquartered with major R&D in China, has the vision to accelerate customer innovation worldwide with our programmable solutions. We focus on optimizing our products and removing barriers for customers using programmable logic devices. Our commitment to technology and quality enables customers to reduce the total cost of ownership from using FPGA on their production boards. Our offerings include a broad portfolio of programmable logic devices, design software, intellectual property (IP) cores, reference designs, and development kits. We strive to serve customers in the consumer, industrial, communication, medical, and automotive markets worldwide.   Copyright 2019 GOWIN Semiconductor Corp. GOWIN, LittleBee®, GW1N/NR/NS/1NSR/1NZ®, Arora®, GW2A/AR®, GOWIN EDA and other designated brands included herein are trademarks of GOWIN  Semiconductor Corp. in China and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information, please email info@gowinsemi.com  
MOUSER
2020-12-10
Mouser Electronics Signs Global Distribution Agreement with GOWIN   December 15, 2020 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, announces a global distribution agreement with GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., the world’s fastest-growing programmable logic company. GOWIN’s products are designed to provide small-size and low-power solutions to the marketplace.   GOWIN LittleBee® GW1NR-9 FPGAs allow for more efficiency with onboard pseudostatic RAM (PSRAM) and high-speed data rates. Based on 55nm LP technology, the GW1NR-9 FPGAs offer low power consumption, instant-on functionality, high security, and intensive inputs and outputs (I/O).   The DK-START-GW1NSE2 development kit is designed for GW1NS-2C SoC FPGAs, which embed an Arm® Cortex®-M3 processor with a 2K LUT FPGA fabric and a hardware root of trust keypair capability for security functions like secure boot, secure download, and platform resiliency. The development kit includes LVDS and GPIO interfaces, as well as an external USB Type-C interface, clock, LEDs, and other peripherals.   The DK-START-GW1NS2 V2.1 development kit is designed to evaluate the operation and performance of the GW1NS-2 SoC FPGAs. The GW1NS-2 FPFA embeds an Arm Cortex-M3 processor, USB 2.0 PHY, 32 Mbits of PSRAM, 1 Mbit of user flash memory, and an eight-channel analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The kit also offers MIPI/LVDS interfaces, GPIO interfaces, USB Type-C, and a seven-segment digital tube display.   The DK-START-GW2A55-PG484 development kit is designed to evaluate the Arora® GW2A-LV55PG484 FPGA’s high-performance DSP resources, high-speed LVDS interface, and many BSRAM memory resources. The kit provides high-speed data storage based on DDR3, and a high-speed communication test based on MIPI, LVDS, and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE).   To learn more about the GOWIN products available from Mouser, visit https://www.mouser.com/manufacturer/gowin/.   As a global authorized distributor, Mouser offers the world’s widest selection of the newest semiconductors and electronic components — in stock and ready to ship. Mouser’s customers can expect 100% certified, genuine products that are fully traceable from each of its manufacturer partners. To help speed customers’ designs, Mouser’s website hosts an extensive library of technical resources, including a Technical Resource Center, along with product data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, engineering tools and other helpful information.   About Mouser Electronics Mouser Electronics, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on New Product Introductions from its leading manufacturer partners. Serving the global electronic design engineer and buyer community, the global distributor's website, mouser.com, is available in multiple languages and currencies and features more than 5 million products from over 1,100 manufacturer brands. Mouser offers 27 support locations worldwide to provide best-in-class customer service in local language, currency and time zone. The distributor ships to over 630,000 customers in 223 countries/territories from its 1 million-square-foot, state-of-the-art distribution facilities in the Dallas, Texas, metro area. For more information, visit https://www.mouser.com/.   About Gowin Semiconductor Founded in 2014, Gowin Semiconductor Corp., headquartered with major R&D in China, has the vision to accelerate customer innovation worldwide with our programmable solutions. The company focuses on optimizing their products and removing barriers for customers using programmable logic devices. Gowin’s commitment to technology and quality enables customers to reduce the total cost of ownership from using FPGA on their production boards. The company’s offerings include a broad portfolio of programmable logic devices, design software, intellectual property (IP) cores, reference designs, and development kits. Gowin strives to serve customers in the consumer, industrial, communication, medical, and automotive markets worldwide.     Trademarks Mouser and Mouser Electronics are registered trademarks of Mouser Electronics, Inc. All other products, logos, and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.       Further information, contact: Kevin Hess, Mouser Electronics Senior Vice President of Marketing +1 (817) 804-3833 Kevin.Hess@mouser.com For press inquiries, contact: Kelly DeGarmo, Mouser Electronics Manager, Corporate Communications and Media Relations +1 (817) 804-7764 Kelly.DeGarmo@mouser.com
GoAI Poster (20200827) for Korea
2020-09-21
GOWIN Semiconductor Launches GoAI 2.0 for Embedded Machine Learning Inference   SAN JOSE, Calif. and GUANGZHOU, China, September 21, 2020 - GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., the world’s fastest-growing programmable logic company, releases the latest version of their GoAI machine learning platform, providing an SDK and accelerator to perform machine learning for edge inference using convolutional neural networks on GOWIN FPGAs.  GOWIN GoAI 2.0 offers direct integration into the TensorFlow and TensorFlow Lite Machine Learning Platforms, optimization for targeting GOWIN’s GW1NSR4P µSoC FPGA, and an accelerator to offload compute-intensive functions from the microcontroller embedded within GOWIN FPGAs with additional 80x performance.   Machine Learning is a rapidly developing field and development is aligning on frameworks, platforms, models, and datasets for better standardization, reliability, and ease of development.  TensorFlow has become one of these aligning platforms and has included support for embedded SoC’s and microcontrollers.  GoAI 2.0 adds the necessary additions to easily use TensorFlow with embedded FPGAs from GOWIN.   “GoAI 2.0 has several important updates for deploying machine learning models onto edge focused, embedded FPGAs,”  said Grant Jennings, Director of International Marketing for GOWIN Semiconductor.  “We can use GoAI 2.0 to deploy reasonably sized and standardized machine learning models such as Mobilenet onto our GW1NSR4P µSoC FPGA.  The GW1NSR4P is perfect for performing TinyML inference at the edge using TensorFlow Lite for Microcontrollers because it includes a hardened ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller for direct model porting and control of the GoAI accelerator, 4.6K look-up tables of FPGA fabric to instantiate the GoAI 2.0 accelerator and connect sensor inputs as well as an additional 8MB of SRAM for layer storage all in a low cost 6x6mm QFN48 package.  Our GoAI 2.0 SDK allows our customers to go from TensorFlow to FPGA deployment quickly and easily.”   With GoAI 2.0 no FPGA RTL or microprocessor C/C++ programming is required.  The C/C++ code to drive the accelerator from the ARM Cortex-M processor is generated automatically by the GoAI 2.0 SDK.  The GoAI 2.0 accelerator is offered as an FPGA IP, but is also included as part of pre-generated FPGA bitstreams with various types of sensor inputs.  The GoAI 2.0 accelerator architecture is designed such that only a register map needs to be updated per model layer by the processor and no RTL changes are required to deploy or change the machine learning model used.   While machine learning can have a significant learning curve, GoAI 2.0 offers several starting reference designs with different types of sensor inputs to get started such as cameras, microphones, and accelerometers.  Reference designs include data inference of predicting a sine wave output based on an input value, audio phrase detection for inferring a phrase of “yes” or “no” from a microphone input, and person detection inferring the presence of a human in view of a camera.  Additional reference designs are continuing to be developed including gesture detection which detects the shape a user draws in the air while holding the development board using an accelerometer.  Developers can get started with GoAI 2.0 using one of three GoAI Embedded Development Kits.  The development kits include various sizes of GOWIN FPGAs, sensors to run the reference designs, and other peripherals such as HDMI inputs and outputs for video demonstrations. “Machine Learning edge inference has become mainstream for applications in many marketplaces, including consumer, industrial, and medical,” said Scott Casper, Americas Director of Sales, GOWIN Semiconductor. “The GoAI 2.0 platform enables embedded system engineers to add these advanced features easily into applications at cost-effective prices.  We have many resources available such as reference platforms, development kits, and field support to get engineers started right away”   For more information on GOWIN’s GoAI 2.0 Machine Learning Platform and upcoming webinar, please visit us at https://www.gowinsemi.com/en/market/featured_detail/11/   “Gowin will demonstrate our GoAI 2.0 platform in the coming AI EXPO KOREA,” said by Stanley Tse, Sales Director (Asia) of Gowin Semiconductor Corp and General Manager of Gowin Semiconductor Hong Kong, “ We select AI EXPO KOREA as the first tradeshow to introduce GoAI 2.0 platform for the innovation and leading AI technology in Korea. Gowin GoAI 2.0 provides the most cost effective platform to the edge AI market and our person detection solution has already been selected by Korea customer as next generation platform. Our platform significantly reduces the power consumption and design complexity compared to their current solution.” GOWIN’s GoAI 2.0 solution will be demonstrated at AI EXPO KOREA on October 27-29, 2020 in Hall D, COEX, SEOUL, KOREA. Interested attendees can review the conference details at http://www.aiexpo.co.kr/main   About GOWIN Semiconductor Corp. Founded in 2014, Gowin Semiconductor Corp., headquartered with major R&D in China, has the vision to accelerate customer innovation worldwide with our programmable solutions. We focus on optimizing our products and removing barriers for customers using programmable logic devices. Our commitment to technology and quality enables customers to reduce the total cost of ownership from using FPGA on their production boards. Our offerings include a broad portfolio of programmable logic devices, design software, intellectual property (IP) cores, reference designs, and development kits. We strive to serve customers in the consumer, industrial, communication, medical, and automotive markets worldwide. Copyright 2019 GOWIN Semiconductor Corp. GOWIN, LittleBee®, GW1N/NR/NS/1NSR/1NZ®, Arora®, GW2A/AR®, GOWIN EDA and other designated brands included herein are trademarks of GOWIN  Semiconductor Corp. in China and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information, please email info@gowinsemi.com   Media Contact: Scott Casper scott@gowinsemi.com