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5G Calls for New Transceiver Architectures

5G Calls for New Transceiver Architectures
by Tom Simon on 04-20-2021 at 6:00 am

5G Architecture

5G phones are now the top tier devices from many manufactures, and 5G deployment is accelerating in many regions. While 4G/LTE has served us well, 5G is necessary to support next-generation telecommunication needs. It will be used heavily by consumers and industry because it supports many new use cases. There is an excellent white… Read More


Die-to-Die Interface PHY and Controller Subsystem for Next Generation Chiplets

Die-to-Die Interface PHY and Controller Subsystem for Next Generation Chiplets
by Kalar Rajendiran on 04-19-2021 at 10:00 am

Comparison of D2D PHY and XSR SerDes OpenFive

In early April, Gabriele Saucier kicked off Design & Reuse’s IPSoC Silicon Valley 2021 Conference. IPSoC conference as the name suggests is dedicated to semiconductor intellectual property (IP) and IP-based electronic systems. There were a number of excellent presentations at the conference. The presentations had been… Read More


Enabling Next Generation Silicon In Package Products

Enabling Next Generation Silicon In Package Products
by Kalar Rajendiran on 04-15-2021 at 10:00 am

System on Package Motivation AlphaWave IP

In early April, Gabriele Saucier kicked off Design & Reuse’s IPSoC Silicon Valley 2021 Conference. IPSoC conference as the name suggests is dedicated to semiconductor intellectual property (IP) and IP-based electronic systems. There were a number of excellent presentations at the conference. The presentations had been… Read More


Low Energy SoCs with Near Threshold Voltage

Low Energy SoCs with Near Threshold Voltage
by Tom Simon on 04-15-2021 at 6:00 am

Low Energy Efficiency

There is an important difference between low power and low energy in SOC design. Low power focuses on instantaneous power consumption. This is frequently done to deal with cooling and heat dissipation issues. Of course, it serves as a prerequisite for low energy design, which seeks to reduce overall power consumption over time.… Read More


Design IP Sales Grew 16.7% in 2020, Best Growth Rate Ever!

Design IP Sales Grew 16.7% in 2020, Best Growth Rate Ever!
by Eric Esteve on 04-13-2021 at 6:00 am

Table IP vendors 2021

Design IP Sales Grew 16.7% in 2020, to reach $4.6B and this is the best growth since year 2000!

The main trends shaking the Design IP in 2020 are very positive for the Top 3 IP vendors, each of them growing more than the market and confirm the importance of the wired interface IP market, aligned with the data-centric application, hyperscalar,… Read More


How PCI Express 6.0 Can Enhance Bandwidth-Hungry High-Performance Computing SoCs

How PCI Express 6.0 Can Enhance Bandwidth-Hungry High-Performance Computing SoCs
by gruggles on 04-12-2021 at 2:00 pm

How PCI Express 6.0 Can Enhance Bandwidth Hungry High Performance Computing SoCs

What do genome sequencing, engineering modeling and simulation, and big data analytics have in common? They’re all bandwidth-hungry applications with complex data workloads. High-performance computing (HPC) systems deliver the parallel processing capabilities to generate detailed and valuable insights from these applications.

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CEO Interview: Kush Gulati of Omni Design Technologies

CEO Interview: Kush Gulati of Omni Design Technologies
by Daniel Nenni on 04-09-2021 at 6:00 am

Kush Gulati

Kush Gulati is the CEO of Omni Design Technologies, a company he co-founded in 2015 to lead a transformation in how high-performance analog IP is developed and integrated into SoCs in advanced process nodes. With a PhD from MIT, he is a renowned expert in data converters, and a serial entrepreneur. His first startup was a detective… Read More


RISC-V is Building Momentum

RISC-V is Building Momentum
by Richard Wawrzyniak on 04-05-2021 at 10:00 am

RISC V END MKTS

The semiconductor intellectual property (SIP) market is an integral part of the semiconductor industry. Third-party IP has propelled the industry, opening the door for many new products from start-ups to established IDMs. Enabling increasingly complex devices, reducing the cost of product development and reducing the time… Read More


MRAM Magnetic Immunity – Empirical Study Summary

MRAM Magnetic Immunity – Empirical Study Summary
by Mads Hommelgaard on 03-28-2021 at 10:00 am

MRAM Magnetic Immunity

The main threat for the wide adoption of MRAM memories continues to be their lack of immunity to magnetic fields. MRAM magnetic immunity (MI) levels has seen significant research over the years and new data is continuously published from the main MRAM vendors.

This data, however, is rarely compared to magnetic field exposure scenarios… Read More


SoC Integration – Predictable, Repeatable, Scalable

SoC Integration – Predictable, Repeatable, Scalable
by Bernard Murphy on 03-24-2021 at 6:00 am

IPDD SIPD stack min

On its face System-on-chip (SoC) integration doesn’t seem so hard. You gather and configure all the intellectual properties (IPs) you’re going to need, then stitch them together. Something you could delegate to new college hires, maybe? But it isn’t that simple. What makes SoC integration challenging is that there are so many… Read More