Webinar: Challenges in creating large High Performance Compute SoCs in advanced geometries

Webinar: Challenges in creating large High Performance Compute SoCs in advanced geometries
by Daniel Nenni on 05-17-2021 at 6:00 am

Sondrel Webinar 1

When we think about Compute and AI SoCs, we often focus on the huge numbers of calculations being carried out every second, and the ingenious IPs that are able to reach such high levels of performance. However, there also exists a significant challenge in keeping the vast quantities of data flowing around the chip which is solved … Read More


Achronix Next-Gen FPGAs Now Shipping

Achronix Next-Gen FPGAs Now Shipping
by Kalar Rajendiran on 05-04-2021 at 6:00 am

1980s to Now Market Changes

Earlier in April, Achronix made a product announcement with the headline “Achronix Now Shipping Industry’s Highest Performance Speedster7t FPGA Devices.” The press release drew attention to the fact that the 7nm Speedster®7t AC7t1500 FPGAs have started shipping to customers ahead of schedule. In the complex product world… Read More


Arteris IP Contributes to Major MPSoC Text

Arteris IP Contributes to Major MPSoC Text
by Bernard Murphy on 04-28-2021 at 6:00 am

Wileybook min

You might have heard of the Multicore and Multiprocessor SoC (MPSoC) Forum sponsored by IEEE and other industry associations and companies. This group of top-notch academic and industry technical leaders gets together once a year to talk about hardware and software architecture and applications for multicore and multiprocessor… Read More


SoC Integration – Predictable, Repeatable, Scalable

SoC Integration – Predictable, Repeatable, Scalable
by Bernard Murphy on 03-24-2021 at 6:00 am

IPDD SIPD stack min

On its face System-on-chip (SoC) integration doesn’t seem so hard. You gather and configure all the intellectual properties (IPs) you’re going to need, then stitch them together. Something you could delegate to new college hires, maybe? But it isn’t that simple. What makes SoC integration challenging is that there are so many… Read More


CEO interview: Graham Curren of Sondrel

CEO interview: Graham Curren of Sondrel
by Daniel Nenni on 02-26-2021 at 6:00 am

Graham Curren CEO Sondrel 13.12.29

It has been my pleasure to interview Graham Curren, CEO of Sondrel. A veteran of the Electronics Design industry, he founded Sondrel in 2002 to provide digital ASIC designs.

How did you aim to differentiate Sondrel when you started?
My view of the market was that there were a lot of small design companies and also huge in-house design… Read More


Getting Started with Xilinx Versal ACAP Platform

Getting Started with Xilinx Versal ACAP Platform
by Daniel Nenni on 02-25-2021 at 9:00 am

Join us:

BLT is co-organizing this free, live online training event with Xilinx Customer Training and other Xilinx Authorized Training Providers. The two day event includes live instruction, optional labs, and a drawing for a grand prize.

Course: Designing with the Versal ACAP: Architecture & Methodology

In this virtual,… Read More


Arteris IP folds in Magillem. Perfect for SoC Integrators

Arteris IP folds in Magillem. Perfect for SoC Integrators
by Bernard Murphy on 02-18-2021 at 6:00 am

merge min

Arteris IP and Magillem recently tied the knot, creating a merger of Network-on-Chip (NoC) and related Intellectual Property (IP) with a platform known for IP-XACT based SoC integration and related support. This is interesting to me because I’m familiar with products and people in both companies. I talked to Kurt Shuler, vice… Read More


Cache Coherence Everywhere may be Easier Than you Think

Cache Coherence Everywhere may be Easier Than you Think
by Bernard Murphy on 10-25-2020 at 10:00 am

Heterogenous cache coherence min

I attended one of the Arm partner events in Cambridge many years ago, when they first talked about the coherent hub for managing cache coherence. I was impressed, but the obvious question even then was how any non-Arm IP was going to hook into this hub. They had a solution, of course, the ACE interface, and I left satisfied. As is the … Read More


CEO Interview: Charlie Janac of Arteris IP

CEO Interview: Charlie Janac of Arteris IP
by Daniel Nenni on 08-28-2020 at 6:00 am

charlie janac


Charlie Janac is president and CEO of Arteris IP where he is responsible for growing and establishing a strong global presence for the company that is pioneering the concept of NoC technology. Charlie’s career spans over 20 years and multiple industries including electronic design automation, semiconductor capital equipment,… Read More


Design in the Time of COVID

Design in the Time of COVID
by Bernard Murphy on 05-26-2020 at 6:00 am

Fortune teller

There’s a lot of debate about how and when we are going to emerge from the worldwide economic downturn triggered by the pandemic. Everyone agrees we will emerge. This isn’t humanity’s first pandemic, nor will it be our last. But do we come out quickly or slowly? And what does the economy look like on the other side, particularly for … Read More