Improved Timing Closure for Network-on-Chip based SOC’s

Improved Timing Closure for Network-on-Chip based SOC’s
by Tom Simon on 03-09-2017 at 12:00 pm

Network on chip (NoC) already has a long list of compelling reasons driving its use in large SOC designs. However, this week Arteris introduced their PIANO 2.0 software that provides an even more compelling reason to use their FlexNoC architecture. Let’s recap. Arteris FlexNoC gives SOC architects and designers a powerful tool… Read More


CEVA Royalty Revenues in 2015 Supports Future IoT Design Win

CEVA Royalty Revenues in 2015 Supports Future IoT Design Win
by Eric Esteve on 12-07-2015 at 7:00 am

DSP IP addressing modem for the mobile phone market is still the flagship product and CEVA enjoys design-win at major semiconductor account (one of them being vertical and also selling the smartphone), but the acquisition of Riviera Waves in 2014 has been a strong sign of diversification. CEVA’ port-folio includes signal processing… Read More


SSD Storage Chips: Basic Interconnect Considerations

SSD Storage Chips: Basic Interconnect Considerations
by Majeed Ahmad on 07-31-2015 at 4:00 pm

The joint development of 3D XPoint memory technology from Intel and Micron has once more brought the spotlight on data centers and chips for solid-state drives (SSDs). The two semiconductor industry giants claim that 3D XPoint memory is1,000 times faster than NAND Flash: the underlying memory content for SSDs. Such developments… Read More


Is Interconnect Ready for the Post-mobile SoCs?

Is Interconnect Ready for the Post-mobile SoCs?
by Majeed Ahmad on 06-28-2015 at 2:00 pm

The interconnect technology is one of the unsung heroes of the system-on-chip (SoC) revolution. It’s the on-chip networking fabric that is used to link various IP cores on an SoC floorplan. The technology facilitates links between multiple processors, on-chip memories, hardware accelerators and more. In other words,… Read More


Rockchip Bets on Arteris FlexNoC Interconnect IP to Leapfrog SoC Design

Rockchip Bets on Arteris FlexNoC Interconnect IP to Leapfrog SoC Design
by Majeed Ahmad on 04-19-2015 at 9:00 am

China was a virgin territory for Arteris Inc. before July 19, 2012 when Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics announced that it has licensed the Arteris FlexNoC network-on-chip (NoC)-based interconnect IP technology for its multicore SoCs for budget Android tablets. Rockchip mostly targets the tablet and set-top box (STB) markets … Read More