Huawei obtained a patent for “optical computing chip” for artificial intelligence2021-02-05         Follow @huaweinewos Tweet to @huaweinewos
Huawei announced a patent for the “optical computing chip”, which is more suitable for artificial intelligence than “microelectronic chip”. It showed that Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. released an invention patent this Tuesday called “Optical Computing Chip, System and Data Processing Technology”, publication number CN112306145A, patent summary indicates: This patent is an optical computing chip, system and It is related to data processing technology.
IT Home found that the “optical computing chips” currently available are the only relevant inventors from Tsinghua University other than Huawei, and there is not much disclosure about this technology in the industry.
From the perspective of Huawei’s patents, this technology can be used in certain aspects in the field of artificial intelligence such as image recognition, speech recognition, and natural language processing in deep learning. This technology uses a combination of concave mirror, light source array and modulator array to complete modulation and computation requirements.
Compared with traditional microelectronic chips, the performance of optical computing has been greatly improved in some applications. For example, when optical computing involves the convolution computation of a neural network, the computation speed is greatly improved. Simulated light calculation is a type of light calculation. The simulated light calculation uses the physical properties of the optical device to complete the calculation of the corresponding mathematical operation.