ARM and Cadence IP Simplify IoT System Design and Verification

ARM and Cadence IP Simplify IoT System Design and Verification
by Mitch Heins on 08-01-2017 at 7:00 am

As the Internet-of-Things (IoT) markets mature, we are seeing the complexity of IoT systems evolve from simple routing functions that connect IoT edge devices to the cloud into more complex system of systems that manage the interaction between multiple sensor-hubs. IoT sensor-hubs and gateways not only take care of basic care… Read More


Dassault Systemes Hosts New Microsite Focused on IP Reuse Challenges

Dassault Systemes Hosts New Microsite Focused on IP Reuse Challenges
by Mitch Heins on 01-04-2017 at 12:00 pm

I recently wrote an article about networks-on-chip (NoC) and how Systems-On-Chip integrated circuits (SoCs) are becoming increasingly more complex and heterogeneous in nature. While researching for that article I came upon a new micro-site by Dassault Systemes that goes into great detail about the operational challenges… Read More


1-T SRAMs in high-density, portable applications

1-T SRAMs in high-density, portable applications
by Farzad Zarrinfar on 08-02-2016 at 7:00 am

For SoCs designed for various applications such as mobile, automotive, wearable computing, gaming, virtual reality, PC, imaging, security, and IOT applications, it is incredibly important to keep area (cost) and power as low as possible. Considering the growing percentage of chip area used for memory, it makes sense to choose… Read More


Finding IoT patents that are not worthless and weak

Finding IoT patents that are not worthless and weak
by Don Dingee on 05-30-2016 at 4:00 pm

Is that an IoT patent application I see pinned to your desktop? A new analysis by technology intellectual property legal experts LexInnova confirms IoT patents are being generated rapidly – and looks at which classes of patents are likely to be worth something in acquisition or litigation.… Read More


Improve SoC Front-end Design Productivity

Improve SoC Front-end Design Productivity
by Khan Kibria on 09-06-2015 at 4:00 pm

I have been involved in SoC developments for a long time. During this period I tried to learn what impacts the productivity and subsequently the market opportunity. Over the last year or so at SoCScape I have been involved designing solutions that can improve them. I have decided to post some of my thoughts here in a series of blogs … Read More


New Remote Access Standard

New Remote Access Standard
by Paul McLellan on 08-02-2013 at 10:13 am

When I was running engineering at Compass Design Automation, one of our customers was the National Security Agency (NSA, you’ve heard of them, they’ve kind of been in the news recently). They had a huge problem which was that when they ran into bugs they couldn’t send us any data to reproduce the bug, even a small… Read More


Ex ante: disclose IP before, not after standardization

Ex ante: disclose IP before, not after standardization
by Don Dingee on 08-17-2012 at 3:46 pm

Many of the audience here are involved in standards bodies and specification development, so the news from the Apple v. Samsung on the invocation of ex ante in today’s testimony is useful.

I worked with VITA, the folks behind the VME family of board-level embedded technology, on their ex ante policy several years ago, and … Read More