|4000μm x 4000μm
|1 pW @1.2 V, 1 GHz mW
Urania is the first ASIC implementation of the bigPULP architecture used mainly for our HERO project. Unlike the HERO implementations that run on Xilinx SoC platforms, Urania is a completely RISC-V based heterogeneous system that contains a 64bit Ariane core as the main host processor and two clusters with each four RI5CY cores with individual transprecision enabled FPUs.
Each cluster contains PULPo, a specialized hardware accelerator for first order optimization methods that solve a wide range of problems (such as L1-norm minimization and non-negative least squares), developed by the VLSI Information Processing (VIP) group at Cornell University.
Urania is one of the nine muses of the Greek mythology in the domain of Astronomy. Urania is also the name of a prominent observatory in downtown Zurich. The small logo on the chip references this observatory.