Leveraging AI to help build AI SOCs

Leveraging AI to help build AI SOCs
by Tom Simon on 06-25-2018 at 12:00 pm

When I first started working in the semiconductor industry back in 1982, I realized that there was a race going on between the complexity of the system being designed and the capabilities of the technology in the tools and systems used to design them. The technology used to design the next generation of hardware was always lagging… 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


Automating Timing Closure Using Interconnect IP, Physical Information

Automating Timing Closure Using Interconnect IP, Physical Information
by Majeed Ahmad on 04-29-2015 at 1:00 pm

Timing closure is a “tortoise” for some system-on-chip (SoC) designers just the way many digital guys call RF design a “black art”. Chip designers often tell horror stories of doing up to 20 back-end physical synthesis place & route (SP&R) iterations with each iteration taking a week or more. “Timing closure”, a largely… Read More