I met up with Andy Nightingale, VP Product Marketing and Michal Siwinski, Chief Marketing Officer of Arteris at #60DAC for an update on their system IP company dealing with SoCs and chiplet-based designs. SemiWiki has been blogging about Arteris since 2011, and the company has grown enough in those 12 years to have an IPO, see their… Read More
“Strategy” is a word sometimes used loosely to lend an aura of visionary thinking, but in this context, it has a very concrete meaning. Without a strategy, you may be stuck with decisions you made on a first-generation design when implementing follow-on designs. Or face major rework to correct for issues you hadn’t foreseen. Making… Read More
In the march to more capable, faster, smaller, and lower power systems, Moore’s Law gave software a free ride for over 30 years or so purely on semiconductor process evolution. Compute hardware delivered improved performance/area/power metrics every year, allowing software to expand in complexity and deliver more capability… Read More
While Truechip has established itself as a global provider of verification IP (VIP) solutions, they are always on the lookout for strategic IP needs from their customer base. Over the last several years, a solid market for Network-on-Chip (NoC) IP has grown, driven by the need to rapidly move data across a chip. Concurrently, the… Read More
• Do you need to estimate the power advantage of implementing an AI algorithm on an accelerator?
• Do you need to size the AI accelerator for existing and future AI requirements?
• Would it be beneficial if you knew the latency advantage between ARM, RISC, DSP and Accelerator in deploying AI tasks?
This webinar focuses on design teams… Read More
Smart network interface cards (SmartNICs) have proven themselves valuable in improving network efficiency. According to Scott Schweitzer, senior product manager at Achronix, it has been shown that SmartNICs can relieve up to – and perhaps beyond – 30% of the host processor’s loading. SmartNICs started out taking… Read More
Remember when you had to use dial up internet or parallel printer cables connected directly to the printer to print something? Well even if you don’t remember these things, you know that now there is a better way. Regrettably, the prevalent methods used for hierarchical Design for Test (DFT) still look at lot like this – SoC level … Read More
As part of their webinar series, SemiWiki hosted one in June with the title “Five Reasons Why a High Performance Reconfigurable SmartNIC Demands a 2D NoC.” The talk by given by Scott Schweitzer, Sr. Manager, Product Planning at Achronix. Scott is a lifelong technology evangelist and focuses on recognizing technology trends and… Read More
Science texts like to present the evolution of knowledge as step-function transitions, from ignorance to wisdom. We used to think the sun revolved around the earth. Then Galileo appeared, and we instantly realized that the earth revolves around the sun. But reality is always messier, as Galileo understood all too well. The transition… Read More
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