The ever-increasing demands placed on Intellectual Property (IP) and System-on-Chip (SoC) development teams have resulted in an ever-increasing need for automation solutions that can boost productivity without contributing to further risk. Certainly, demands for automation have long been the drivers behind the growth… Read More
The rapid advancement of UWB (Ultra-Wideband) wireless technology has garnered significant attention and interest, thanks to its adoption by leading smartphone brands and its versatile range of applications. Within the automotive industry, UWB has already emerged as the preferred choice for Digital Keys in the premium… Read More
SoCs and SiPs for Edge Intelligence and Accelerated Computing
System-on-Chip (SoC) and System-in-Package (SiP) devices, comprising digital, analog, optical, RF, and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) are foundations of ubiquitous embedded high-performance computing (HPC). Such systems will provide solutions… Read More
For the past few decades, System-on-Chip (SoC) has been the gold standard for optimizing the performance and cost of electronic systems. Pulling together practically all of a smartphone’s digital and analog capabilities into a monolithic chip, the mobile application processor serves as a near-perfect example of an SoC. But… Read More
The emergence of 3D packaging technology has been accompanied by the term “more than Moore”, to reflect the increase in areal circuit density at a rate that exceeds the traditional IC scaling pace associated with Moore’s Law. At the recent Design Automation Conference in Las Vegas, numerous exhibits on the vendor floor presented… Read More
Memory is always a critical resource for a System-on-Chip (SoC) design. It seems like designers are always wanting more memory, and the memory they have is never fast enough to keep up with the processors, especially when using multi-core processors and GPUs. To complicate matters, today’s SoC architectures tend to share memory… Read More
This is part II of an article covering NetSpeed’s network-on-chip (NoC) offerings. This article dives a little deeper into what a NoC is and how NetSpeed’s network synthesis tool, NocStudio, helps system architects optimize a NoC for their system-on-a-chip (SoC) design.
Traditionally IC designers have used proprietary buses,… Read More
A couple of weeks back I wrote an article about the use of machine learning and deep neural networks in self-driving cars. Now I find that machine learning is also being applied to help build advanced end-to-end QoS (quality of service) solutions for the automotive IC market. With the advent of self-driving cars comes requirements… Read More
There are two camps of thinking on the IoT: those who believe Bluetooth and Wi-Fi rule the edge, and those who support any of dozens of other wireless networking specifications for their various technical advantages. The ubiquity of Wi-Fi in homes helps devices connect in a few clicks – so why don’t more IoT designers use it?… Read More
We’ve been saying for a while that it looks like there is a resurgence in design starts for ASICs targeting the IoT. A recent webinar featuring speakers from ARM and Open Silicon (and moderated by Daniel Nenni) affirms this trend, and provides some insight on how these designs may differ from typical microcontrollers.
One of my first… Read More