Webinar on Synopsys MIPI IP

Webinar on Synopsys MIPI IP
by Tom Simon on 10-19-2020 at 10:00 am

Synopsys MIPI IP

MIPI may have started out as a standard for mobile phones, but it has become very important for connecting cameras and displays in a wide range of other things such as cameras, computers, drones, VR glasses, IoT devices and cars. Along the way it has matured by adding important features to support new applications. Now when we talk… Read More


Synopsys talks about their DesignWare USB4 PHY at TSMC’s OIP

Synopsys talks about their DesignWare USB4 PHY at TSMC’s OIP
by Tom Simon on 09-25-2020 at 6:00 am

USB4 operating modes

When USB initially came out it revolutionized how peripherals connect to host systems. We all remember when Apple did away with many separate connections for mouse, keyboard, audio and more with their first computers supporting USB. USB has continued to develop more flexibility and more throughput. In 2015 Apple again introduced… Read More


Synopsys Introduces Industry’s First Complete USB4 IP Solution

Synopsys Introduces Industry’s First Complete USB4 IP Solution
by Mike Gianfagna on 06-15-2020 at 6:00 am

USB 4 Connector source Intel

Synopsys announced an addition to its popular DesignWare IP portfolio recently that has some significant ramifications. The company announced the industry’s first complete USB4 IP solution. Before we get into the details of the announcement, let’s take a quick look at the USB standard and why it’s important.

Standards… Read More


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

AI 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 the hardware… 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