Caution: Reset Domains Crossing

Caution: Reset Domains Crossing
by Bernard Murphy on 04-01-2017 at 7:00 am

Because you can never have too much to worry about in verification, reset domain crossings (RDCs) are another hazard lying in wait to derail your design. Which hardly seems fair. We like to think of resets as dependable anchors to get us back on track when all else fails, but it seems their dependability is not absolute, especially… Read More


Networking through dark silicon power islands

Networking through dark silicon power islands
by Don Dingee on 12-27-2015 at 7:00 am

For decades, tracing back to the days of Deming, the way to tackle complex engineering problems has been the pareto chart. Charting conditions and their contribution to the problem leads to mitigation priorities.

In the case of SoC power management, the old school pareto chart said the processor core was the biggest power hog and… Read More