How to Gain Low-Power at High-Performance

How to Gain Low-Power at High-Performance
by Pawan Fangaria on 11-28-2015 at 12:00 pm

In a world of smart devices, high performance is required in order to address several specific needs such as intelligent and immediate data processing for IoT applications, instant response from mobile devices, highly interactive user interfaces, and so on. Most of these devices are battery operated and hence require lower … Read More


HLS with ARM and FPGA Technologies Boosts SoC Performance

HLS with ARM and FPGA Technologies Boosts SoC Performance
by Pawan Fangaria on 11-23-2015 at 7:00 am

The way SoC size and complexity are increasing; new ways of development and verification are also evolving with innovative automated tools and environment for SoC development and optimization. IP based SoC development methodology has proved to be the most efficient for large SoCs. This needs collaboration among multiple players… Read More


Eliminating the Chasm of Computing

Eliminating the Chasm of Computing
by Pawan Fangaria on 10-25-2015 at 7:00 am

The world has come through a long way from the 1[SUP]st[/SUP] UNIVAC computer in 1952, IBM mainframes and minicomputers in secured computer rooms to laptops, tablets, mobile phones, and so on in our hands. Imagine the compute power of a minicomputer then and the compute power of your smartphone or tablet today. And do you know the… Read More


Why ARM Enabling Easy Access to Customized SOC’s Matters

Why ARM Enabling Easy Access to Customized SOC’s Matters
by Tom Simon on 10-14-2015 at 7:00 am

The introduction of the Arduino heralded the huge growth and interest in MCU based designs by people who could never before easily put together the hardware and software system required for implementation of their ideas. I remember the first time I saw the Arduino in use. I was at a talk on how a system for controlling propane jet solenoids… Read More


Leveraging Synopsys’ Lynx Design System for SoC Designs on Advanced Nodes

Leveraging Synopsys’ Lynx Design System for SoC Designs on Advanced Nodes
by Pawan Fangaria on 10-04-2015 at 7:00 am

There was a time when design goals were decided in the beginning, targeted on a particular technology node, design planning done for the same, and implementation done through point tools connected indesign flows customized according to the design. It’s no longer the case for modern SoC designs; there are multiple technology … Read More


How to Build an IoT Endpoint in Three Months

How to Build an IoT Endpoint in Three Months
by Tom Simon on 09-27-2015 at 7:00 am

It is often said that things go in big cycles. One example of this is the design and manufacturing products. People long ago used to build their own things. Think of villagers or settlers hundreds of years ago, if they needed something they would craft it themselves. Then came the industrial revolution and two things happened. One… Read More


A Key Aspect Missing for IoT to become NBT

A Key Aspect Missing for IoT to become NBT
by Pawan Fangaria on 07-30-2015 at 12:00 pm

The IoT (Internet of Things) is not one product, technology, segment, or market. It’s a combination of many things, many markets, and many technologies. However, it’s one thing that needs to connect everything together; edge device to gateway to cloud. That brings the complexity, how’s that possible amid large heaps of heterogeneous… Read More


Xilinx Datacenter on a Chip

Xilinx Datacenter on a Chip
by Paul McLellan on 07-08-2015 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedI talked recently about the Intel acquisition of Altera which seems to be all about using FPGA technology to build custom accelerators for the datacenter. Some algorithms, especially in search, vision, video and so on map much better onto a hardware fabric than being implemented in code on a regular microprocessor.… Read More


ARM 2014 Results: 12 Billion Cores

ARM 2014 Results: 12 Billion Cores
by Paul McLellan on 02-16-2015 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedLast week was the ARM earnings call, giving the Q4 results and a summary of 2014. 12B chips containing ARM processors were shipped last year which has meant that they have grown in all their major end-markets: mobile, embedded intelligence, and enterprise infrastructure. Almost half of those 12B chips were in mobile,… Read More


New Suite of ARM IP for Mobile

New Suite of ARM IP for Mobile
by Paul McLellan on 02-04-2015 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedARM had a big press/analyst show at the Epic Roasthouse here in San Francisco this morning. They announced a new portfolio of IP targeted at the next generation mobile experience. There were 4 components to the announcement:

  • A new microprocessor, the Cortex-A72. More details below
  • New CoreLink CCI-500 Cache Coherent
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