New ARC VPX DSP IP provides parallel processing punch

New ARC VPX DSP IP provides parallel processing punch
by Tom Simon on 10-29-2019 at 6:00 am

The transition to the digital age from a mostly analog world really began with the invention of the A-to-D and D-to-A converters. However scalar processors can easily be overwhelmed by the copious data produced by something as simple as an audio stream. To solve this problem and to really jumpstart the digital age, the development… Read More


Functional Safety ARC Processor IP will speed automotive system design

Functional Safety ARC Processor IP will speed automotive system design
by Tom Simon on 10-09-2019 at 10:00 am

In the automotive space you can’t even get out of the starting gate without Functional Safety (FS). All electronic system that go into cars must have ISO 26262 certification. However, this is not something you slap on after the fact. From the ground up the requirements for ISO 26262 must be considered and the proper processes must… Read More


Synopsys and Infineon prepare for expanding AI use in automotive applications

Synopsys and Infineon prepare for expanding AI use in automotive applications
by Tom Simon on 10-03-2019 at 10:38 am

We all know that cars are using processors for many tasks, but it is easy to fail to comprehend just how many there are in a typical modern car. Browsing through the Infineon AURIX automotive processor application guide, you can start to see just how pervasive processors are. The AURIX processors are specifically designed for automotive… Read More


The IoT will meet 5G soon, but not with the old SIM cards

The IoT will meet 5G soon, but not with the old SIM cards
by Tom Simon on 05-16-2019 at 7:00 am

By now you have probably realized that 5G is a lot more than an incremental change from previous 3G and 4G cellular technology. For instance, 5G will be used to connect our phones in completely new ways, such as with microcells in urban areas using mm-wavelength signals. 5G will also include two low power protocols that are intended… Read More


Mathematics are Hard – That is Why AI Needs Mathematics Hardware

Mathematics are Hard – That is Why AI Needs Mathematics Hardware
by Tom Simon on 01-29-2019 at 7:00 am

The field of artificial intelligence has relied on heavy inspiration from the world of natural intelligence, such as the human mind, to build working systems that can learn and act on new information based on that learning. In natural networks, neurons do the work, deciding when to fire based on huge numbers of inputs. The relationship… Read More


DesignWare IP as AI Building Blocks

DesignWare IP as AI Building Blocks
by Alex Tan on 09-11-2018 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedAI is disruptive and transformative to many status quos. Its manifestation can be increasingly seen in many business transactions and various aspects of our lives. While machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) have acted as its catalysts on the software side, GPU and now ML/DL accelerators are spawning across… Read More


IP Vendor Tuning of Your SoC A Practice for Design Success

IP Vendor Tuning of Your SoC A Practice for Design Success
by Camille Kokozaki on 05-03-2018 at 12:00 pm

On April 17, Mick Posner, Director of Product Marketing, IP Subsystems, Hardening & IP Kit solutions held a Webinar entitled ‘Getting more from your IP Vendor, IP Tuned to Your SoC’. This brought back memories of the challenges in days past of making the right choices in IP selection, integration and validation when prudence… Read More


Safety Critical Applications Require Onboard Aging Monitoring

Safety Critical Applications Require Onboard Aging Monitoring
by Tom Simon on 04-04-2018 at 6:00 am

When it comes to safety, ISO 26262 is the spec that comes to mind for many people. However, there are layers of specifications that enable the level of safety required for automotive and other systems that need high reliability. For any application requiring safety, test is a critical element. A key spec for SOC test is IEEE 1500, … Read More


Synopsys White Paper on IoT Security – Introduces DesignWare Root-of-Trust Module

Synopsys White Paper on IoT Security – Introduces DesignWare Root-of-Trust Module
by Mitch Heins on 12-11-2017 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedAs the internet of things (IoT) continues its climb to a trillion devices, there has been many articles and books written on the need for securing those devices. With all the IoT gear that I seem to be picking up as Christmas presents, I feel like I’m doing my part to help the market get there, but I have to say, I sure hope … Read More


High performance processor IP targets automotive ISO 26262 applications

High performance processor IP targets automotive ISO 26262 applications
by Tom Simon on 11-09-2017 at 12:00 pm

The reason you are seeing a lot more written about the ISO 26262 requirements for automotive electronics is, to put it bluntly, this stuff is getting real. Driver assist systems are no longer only found in the realm of Mercedes and Tesla, almost every car in every brand offers some driver assist features. However, the heavy lifting… Read More