CEO Interview: Adnan Hamid of Breker Systems

CEO Interview: Adnan Hamid of Breker Systems
by Daniel Nenni on 02-21-2019 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedBreker Verification Systems solves challenges across the functional verification process for large, complex semiconductors. This includes streamlining UVM-based testbenches for IP verification, synchronizing software and hardware tests for large system-on-chips (SoCs), and simplifying test sets for… Read More


CCIX shows up in ARM CMN-600 interconnect

CCIX shows up in ARM CMN-600 interconnect
by Don Dingee on 09-30-2016 at 4:00 pm

All the hubbub about FPGA-accelerated servers prompts a big question about cache coherency. Performance gains from external acceleration hardware can be wiped out if the system CPU cluster is frequently taking hits from cache misses after data is worked on by an accelerator.

ARM’s latest third-generation CoreLink CMN-600 … Read More


ARM gets wider and more flexible in vectors

ARM gets wider and more flexible in vectors
by Don Dingee on 08-22-2016 at 4:00 pm

ARM has a storied history of announcing major architecture changes at conferences far in advance of product implementations to get their ecosystem moving. At Hot Chips 2016, their sights are set on revamping the ARMv8-A architecture for a new generation of server and high-performance computing parallelism with a preview of … Read More


More on HAPS hybrid prototyping for ARMv8 with Linaro

More on HAPS hybrid prototyping for ARMv8 with Linaro
by Don Dingee on 08-19-2016 at 4:00 pm

A few weeks ago we previewed a Synopsys webinar describing how they are linking the ARM Juno Development Platform with the HAPS-80 and HAPS ProtoCompiler environment. I’ve had a look at the archived event and have some additional thoughts.… Read More


Webinar alert – Hybrid prototyping for ARMv8

Webinar alert – Hybrid prototyping for ARMv8
by Don Dingee on 07-15-2016 at 4:00 pm

All the talk about ARM server SoCs has been focused on who will come up with the breakthrough chip design. Watching trends like OPNFV develop suggests the big breakthrough is more likely to come on the ARMv8 software side. How do you quickly validate ARMv8 software when you don’t have the exact ARMv8 SoC target?… Read More


21 months lining up OPNFV-on-ARM for telecom

21 months lining up OPNFV-on-ARM for telecom
by Don Dingee on 07-01-2016 at 4:00 pm

Telecom infrastructure is one area where X86 architecture hasn’t dominated historically. Infrastructure gear is spread across MIPS, Power, and SPARC architectures, with some X86, and a relative newcomer: ARM, already claiming 15% share. That’s a stunning figure considering only a bit less than 5 years ago… Read More


Slinging Stones at the Data Center Semi Goliaths

Slinging Stones at the Data Center Semi Goliaths
by Maury Wood on 12-18-2015 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedFor those not aware, there is quite a battle brewing in data center wired communication segment (across which most wireless data traffic traverses). A primary impetus driving the competitive positioning is the recent commercial availability of single lane 25 Gbps serdes (serializer / deserializer) channels … Read More


ARM A57 (A53) Virtualizer + IP Accelerated = ?

ARM A57 (A53) Virtualizer + IP Accelerated = ?
by Eric Esteve on 05-12-2015 at 12:00 pm

Hybrid IP Prototyping Kit from Synopsys!
Synopsys has launched IP Accelerated initiative last year. The goal was clearly to accelerate Time-To-Market by providing a complete set of “tools” to augment design productivity:

  • IP Prototyping Kit with reference designs work out-of-the-box
  • IP software development kits enable early
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Momentum Builds For 64-bit ARMv8-A

Momentum Builds For 64-bit ARMv8-A
by Eric Esteve on 09-03-2014 at 2:55 am

No doubt about it, the summer break has ended, it’s time for releasing big announcement, like this one from ARM “Momentum Builds For the Next Generation of ARM Processors”. In fact, the key information is about ARMv8-A market adoption. A total of 27 companies have signed agreements for the company’s ARMv8-A technology as… Read More


How Qualcomm crushed the mobile roadmap

How Qualcomm crushed the mobile roadmap
by Don Dingee on 04-09-2014 at 1:00 pm

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 announcement this week may seem like just another mondo-core SoC on a way-cool TSMC 20nm advanced process. Looking past the technology shows an understated genius in creating a roadmap – and why yours and most everyone else’s probably sucks.… Read More