Time is of the Essence for High-Frequency Traders

Time is of the Essence for High-Frequency Traders
by Dave Bursky on 06-27-2022 at 10:00 am

Figure Simplified block diagram of Multiprotocol PMA from Silicon Creations

In the world of financial trading, nanoseconds count. The faster a trade can be accomplished, the more money a trader can make. Getting a trade in before a competitor also results in improved profits. What does this have to do with the partnership deal recently inked between Silicon Creations and Achronix? Plenty. The two companies… Read More


Stop-For-Top IP Model to Replace One-Stop-Shop by 2025

Stop-For-Top IP Model to Replace One-Stop-Shop by 2025
by Eric Esteve on 06-17-2022 at 6:00 am

ALL Interface 2021 2026

…and support the creation of successful Chiplet business

The One-Stop-Shop model has allowed IP vendors of the 2000’s to create a successful IP business, mostly driven by consumer application, smartphone or Set-Top-Box. The industry has dramatically changed, and in 2020 is now driven by data-centric application (datacenter,… Read More


Analog Bits and SEMIFIVE is a Really Big Deal

Analog Bits and SEMIFIVE is a Really Big Deal
by Daniel Nenni on 03-28-2022 at 6:00 am

SemiFive Analog Bits SemiWiki

Given the recent acquisitions the ASIC business is coming full circle as a critical part of the fabless semiconductor ecosystem. The most recent one being the SEMIFIVE acquisition of IP industry stalworth Analog Bits. These two companies came to the industry from opposite directions which make them a perfect match, absolutely.… Read More


Low Power High Performance PCIe SerDes IP for Samsung Silicon

Low Power High Performance PCIe SerDes IP for Samsung Silicon
by Tom Simon on 12-02-2021 at 10:00 am

SerDes IP for PCIe

No matter how impressive the specifications are for an SoC, the power performance and area of the finished design all depend on the IP selected for the IO blocks. In particular, most SOCs designed for consumer and enterprise applications rely heavily on PCI Express. Because PCIe analog IP is critical to design success, Samsung … Read More


The Path to 200 Gbps Serial Links

The Path to 200 Gbps Serial Links
by Kalar Rajendiran on 09-23-2021 at 10:00 am

Industry is Quickly Scaling

Ethernet speed evolution has kept a nice pace over the years even without any competing communications standard. And there are no signs of that slowing down, thanks to innovative companies deploying creative design techniques to keep delivering high-performance SerDes IP solutions. SerDes plays an integral role in implementing… Read More


How PCI Express 6.0 Can Enhance Bandwidth-Hungry High-Performance Computing SoCs

How PCI Express 6.0 Can Enhance Bandwidth-Hungry High-Performance Computing SoCs
by gruggles on 04-12-2021 at 2:00 pm

How PCI Express 6.0 Can Enhance Bandwidth Hungry High Performance Computing SoCs

What do genome sequencing, engineering modeling and simulation, and big data analytics have in common? They’re all bandwidth-hungry applications with complex data workloads. High-performance computing (HPC) systems deliver the parallel processing capabilities to generate detailed and valuable insights from these applications.

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How SerDes Became Key IP for Semiconductor Systems

How SerDes Became Key IP for Semiconductor Systems
by Eric Esteve on 02-14-2021 at 10:00 am

Ethernet bandwidth

We have seen that the interface IP category is seeing incredibly high growth rate over the last two decades and we expect this category to generate an ongoing high source of IP revenues for at least another decade. But if we dig into the various successful protocols like PCI Express, Ethernet or USB, we can detect a common function … Read More


Alphawave IP is Enabling 224Gbps Serial Links with DSP

Alphawave IP is Enabling 224Gbps Serial Links with DSP
by Mike Gianfagna on 12-14-2020 at 10:00 am

Alphawave IP is Enabling 224Gbps Serial Links with DSP

Alphawave IP is a new member of the SemiWiki community. You can learn about the company and their CEO, Tony Pialis in this interview by Dan Nenni. Design & Reuse did a virtual IP-SOC Conference recently and Tony presented. The D&R event had a very strong lineup of presenters. They supplemented the prepared video presentations… Read More


CEO Interview: Tony Pialis of Alphawave IP

CEO Interview: Tony Pialis of Alphawave IP
by Daniel Nenni on 12-04-2020 at 10:00 am

Tony Pialis Alphawave on SemiWiki

Tony Pialis is a visionary entrepreneur focused on developing
technologies for next generation connectivity. In the last twenty 20 years, he has co-founded three semiconductor IP companies, all exclusively targeting connectivity IP. Tony is currently the CEO of Alphawave IP Inc, a leader in delivering multi-standard wireline… Read More


High Speed SerDes Design and Simulation Webinar Replay from Mentor

High Speed SerDes Design and Simulation Webinar Replay from Mentor
by Tom Simon on 05-14-2020 at 10:00 am

Mentor SerDes Simulation

Over the years SerDes (serializer/deserializer) based connections have proliferated into just about every connection within and among computing systems. Years ago, parallel interfaces were the most common method of moving data, but issues of signal integrity, synchronization and power simply became too much for the required… Read More