Is your career at RISK without RISC-V?

Is your career at RISK without RISC-V?
by Sivakumar PR on 12-05-2022 at 6:00 am

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I am delighted to share my technical insights into RISC-V in this article to inspire and prepare the next generation of chip designers for the future of the open era of computing. If you understand how we build complex electronic devices like desktops and smartphones using processors, you would be more interested in learning and… Read More


SoC Verification Flow and Methodologies

SoC Verification Flow and Methodologies
by Sivakumar PR on 08-18-2022 at 6:00 am

Electronic System

We need more and more complex chips and SoCs for all new applications that use the latest technologies like AI. For example, Apple’s 5nm SoC A14 features 6-core CPU, 4 core-GPU and 16-core neural engine capable of 11 trillion operations per second, which incorporates 11.8 billion transistors, and AWS 7nm 64-bit Graviton2 custom… Read More


Verification IP vs Testbench

Verification IP vs Testbench
by Sivakumar PR on 09-28-2021 at 6:00 am

Silicon Maven SemiWiki

Anyone can create a testbench[TB] and verify the design, but it can’t be simply reused as a verification IP [VIP]. So I would like to address in this article: What is VIP? How can we build a high-quality VIP? How can we verify the VIP? What else can we do to make the VIP unique and commercially more valuable?

Most of the module/IP level … Read More