AI SoC Architectures for Smart, Efficient Edge Computing

AI SoC Architectures for Smart, Efficient Edge Computing
by admin on 04-30-2020 at 10:00 am

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The concept of edge computing—putting low power servers close to the application instead of relying solely on “the cloud”–may not be a novel idea, but for 5G and the Internet of Things, adding AI capabilities to edge computing will be revolutionary.  SoC designs will need to provide distributed intelligence in hardware
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Webinar: NetSpeed is about to change the way SOCs are designed

Webinar: NetSpeed is about to change the way SOCs are designed
by Tom Simon on 08-20-2018 at 12:00 pm

A large part of the effort in designing SOCs has shifted to the integration of their constituent IP blocks. Many IP blocks used in SOCs come as ready to use components and the real work has become making them work together. Network on Chip (NoC) has been a huge help in this task, handling the interconnections between blocks and planning… Read More


Synopsys discusses the challenges of embedded vision processing

Synopsys discusses the challenges of embedded vision processing
by Tom Simon on 11-01-2017 at 12:00 pm

Before the advent of convolutional neural networks (CNN), image processing was done with algorithms like HOG, SIFT and SURF. This kind of work was frequently done in data centers and server farms. To facilitate mobile and embedded processing a new class of processors was developed – the vision processor. In addition to doing a … Read More


Improved Timing Closure for Network-on-Chip based SOC’s

Improved Timing Closure for Network-on-Chip based SOC’s
by Tom Simon on 03-09-2017 at 12:00 pm

Network on chip (NoC) already has a long list of compelling reasons driving its use in large SOC designs. However, this week Arteris introduced their PIANO 2.0 software that provides an even more compelling reason to use their FlexNoC architecture. Let’s recap. Arteris FlexNoC gives SOC architects and designers a powerful tool… Read More


Webinar on Revolutionary Changes in SOC IP Access

Webinar on Revolutionary Changes in SOC IP Access
by Tom Simon on 10-22-2016 at 7:00 am

Knowledge is power, and I’ve seen the trend over time of people getting more and deeper access to knowledge as each year goes by. I remember, as a student in high school back the in 70’s, the first time I wanted to buy stock in a company. You could only get a quote by calling a broker or visiting the broker’s office. Today you can get real … Read More


Making PLM Actually Work for for IC Design

Making PLM Actually Work for for IC Design
by Tom Simon on 04-12-2016 at 12:00 pm

The topic of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) conjures up images of usage on airplanes, tanks and cars. That’s because it was developed decades ago to help make product development and delivery more efficient for big expensive manufactured products. It worked well for its intended markets by combining and managing all the … Read More


TSMC Award Recognizes Andes’ IoT Credentials

TSMC Award Recognizes Andes’ IoT Credentials
by Majeed Ahmad on 10-03-2015 at 7:00 am

The system-on-chip (SoC) movement is intrinsically linked to external IP products, and here, it’s not just fabless chipmakers who work closely with IP suppliers. Large foundries like TSMC also maintain close relationships with IP vendors to optimize their process nodes and libraries for processor cores and other design… Read More


The Case for Data Management Amid the Rise of IP in SoCs

The Case for Data Management Amid the Rise of IP in SoCs
by Majeed Ahmad on 09-02-2015 at 12:00 pm

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, during the adolescent days of the system-on-chip (SoC) design movement, there was a lot talk about IP and design reuse, but it was seldom put into practice. A decade later, SoC turned into a juggernaut with a tripartite alliance of chipmakers, IP suppliers and semiconductor manufacturing fabs.… Read More


A Win-Win Royalty Deal Structure in IP Business

A Win-Win Royalty Deal Structure in IP Business
by barun on 07-27-2014 at 8:00 pm

Royalty is a critical component in any IP deal. SoC companies want IP companies to share the risk of success (or failure) of their SoC and to enable that they want IP vendors to accept a substantial part of their payment to be paid as royalty. But the customers are also not very interested to shell out huge money to IP companies if the SoC… Read More