From Medical and Wearables to Big Data, in 日本語/한국어/中文

From Medical and Wearables to Big Data, in 日本語/한국어/中文
by Paul McLellan on 04-10-2015 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedWhether it’s a tiny always-on medical device or a secure cloud network processing Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT) is bringing new challenges to IC design. Almost by definition an IoT device contains a microcontroller of some sort along with some way of communicating. Unlike our smartphones where we are reasonably… Read More


eSilicon’s IP Marketplace

eSilicon’s IP Marketplace
by Paul McLellan on 12-07-2014 at 9:00 am

Image RemovedeSilicon engages with customers in many different ways, from providing a full menu of design services down to simply manufacturing parts. Increasingly, they have been automating a lot of this on their website. It started with automatic quotes for MPW shuttles and more recently they have a full production quote system… Read More


Reducing Dynamic and Static Power in Memories

Reducing Dynamic and Static Power in Memories
by Paul McLellan on 01-10-2013 at 3:46 pm

Sequential approaches to power reduction work well on logic implemented using standard cells. But part of every SoC, sometimes a very large part, is taken up with embedded memories for which alternative approaches are required. Not only do these memories occupy up to half of the area they also account for as much as 75% of the power… Read More


Mind the Gap — Overcoming the processor-memory performance gap to unlock SoC performance

Mind the Gap — Overcoming the processor-memory performance gap to unlock SoC performance
by Sundar Iyer on 07-06-2012 at 3:25 pm

Image RemovedRemember the processor-memory gap— a situation where the processor is forced to stall while waiting for a memory operation to complete? This was largely a result of the high latency required for off chip memory accesses. Haven’t we solved that problem now with SoCs? SoCs are typically architected with their… Read More