The Importance of Daughter Cards in FPGA Prototyping

The Importance of Daughter Cards in FPGA Prototyping
by Daniel Nenni on 09-03-2018 at 7:00 am

FPGA Prototyping started with the advent of FPGAs in the 1980s and today it is a fast growing market segment due to increasing chip and IP complexities up against tightening windows of opportunities. Getting your design verified quickly and allowing hardware and software engineers the opportunity to develop, test, and optimize… Read More


Intel Based FPGA Prototyping Webinar Replay

Intel Based FPGA Prototyping Webinar Replay
by Daniel Nenni on 04-13-2018 at 7:00 am

Due to the overwhelming response, here is the first part of the webinar that I did with S2C and a link to the replay. Richard Chang, Vice President of Engineering at S2C did the technical part of the webinar. Richard has a Masters degree in Electrical engineering from the University at Buffalo and more than 20 years experience designing… Read More


FPGA Prototyping Exposed

FPGA Prototyping Exposed
by Daniel Nenni on 02-14-2018 at 7:00 am

In case you missed it, the FPGA Prototyping for SoCs webinar happened last week. I did the opening ceremonies which I will run through briefly here or you can go straight to the replay HERE.


FPGA prototyping is one of the fastest growing market segments we track on SemiWiki which brings us to the topic at hand: FPGA Prototyping for SoCs… Read More


Worldwide Interface IP Revenue Grew by 13.5% in 2016 (Source: IPnest)

Worldwide Interface IP Revenue Grew by 13.5% in 2016 (Source: IPnest)
by Eric Esteve on 11-26-2017 at 2:59 am

IPnest has released the 9[SUP]th[/SUP] version of the Interface IP Survey, ranking by protocol the IP vendors addressing the Interface segments: USB, PCI Express, (LP)DDRn, MIPI, Ethernet & SerDes, HDMI/DP and SATA. When the 1[SUP]st[/SUP] version has been issued in 2009, the IP segment was weighting $225 million and the… Read More


The Interface IP Market has Grown to $530 Million!

The Interface IP Market has Grown to $530 Million!
by Eric Esteve on 10-22-2017 at 7:00 am

According with IPnest, the Interface IP market, including USB, PCI Express, (LP)DDRn, HDMI, MIPI and Ethernet IP segments, has reached $532 million in 2016, growing from $472 million in 2015. This is an impressive 13% Year-over-Year growth rate, and 12% CAGR since 2012!



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Emulation Methodology for Drones and Other Video-Intensive Multimedia SoCs

Emulation Methodology for Drones and Other Video-Intensive Multimedia SoCs
by Richard Pugh on 09-28-2017 at 12:00 pm

What do drones, augmented reality devices, and 4K UHD TV have in common? They all include complex system-on-chips (SoCs) that must encode and decode, in real-time, data for increasingly higher definition video content. Verifying that these SoC designs are functionally correct is quite complex, but they must also function efficiently… Read More


Building Better Digital Content Protection

Building Better Digital Content Protection
by Tom Simon on 05-15-2017 at 12:00 pm

Back in college my roommates figured out that the TV cable coax wire was still connected to our apartment. As a result, I was able to watch the Richard Pryor movie Silver Streak about 30 times without a cable box, however the screen was partially jumbled from the simple content protection used back then. This was possible by aggressively… Read More


The IP Paradox: Sales are growing despite Semi Consolidation

The IP Paradox: Sales are growing despite Semi Consolidation
by Eric Esteve on 10-29-2016 at 7:00 am

IPnest is launching the “Interface IP Survey” since 2009, and we did it last September again. To build the survey as accurately as possible, I have followed the “divide and conquer” strategy. Interface protocols are varied, ranging from PCI Express, USB, or Ethernet, to memory controller (DDR3, DDR4, LPDDR3, LPDDR4 and more) … Read More


Design IP Growth Is Fueling 94% of EDA Expansion

Design IP Growth Is Fueling 94% of EDA Expansion
by Eric Esteve on 08-17-2016 at 7:00 am

Last June, the ESD Alliance (ESDA) has released Q1 2016 results for EDA (CAE, PCB & MCM and IC Physical), Silicon IP (SIP) and Services. Not a surprise for Semiwiki readers since 2013, the SIP category is recognized as the largest with $689 million revenues for the quarter, and four-quarters moving average increasing by 11.6… Read More


Interface IP year 2015: Winners and Losers

Interface IP year 2015: Winners and Losers
by Eric Esteve on 01-06-2016 at 1:00 pm

The global Interface IP market is still growing in 2015, no doubt about it. It’s interesting to zoom in the various protocols to check their respective behavior. Which protocol generates an IP business growing more than the average market? Which protocol generates a disappointing IP business? In other words, which are the winners… Read More