Intel Based FPGA Prototyping Webinar Replay

Intel Based FPGA Prototyping Webinar Replay
by Daniel Nenni on 04-13-2018 at 7:00 am

Due to the overwhelming response, here is the first part of the webinar that I did with S2C and a link to the replay. Richard Chang, Vice President of Engineering at S2C did the technical part of the webinar. Richard has a Masters degree in Electrical engineering from the University at Buffalo and more than 20 years experience designing… Read More


Worldwide Interface IP Revenue Grew by 13.5% in 2016 (Source: IPnest)

Worldwide Interface IP Revenue Grew by 13.5% in 2016 (Source: IPnest)
by Eric Esteve on 11-26-2017 at 2:59 am

IPnest has released the 9[SUP]th[/SUP] version of the Interface IP Survey, ranking by protocol the IP vendors addressing the Interface segments: USB, PCI Express, (LP)DDRn, MIPI, Ethernet & SerDes, HDMI/DP and SATA. When the 1[SUP]st[/SUP] version has been issued in 2009, the IP segment was weighting $225 million and the… Read More


The IP Paradox: Sales are growing despite Semi Consolidation

The IP Paradox: Sales are growing despite Semi Consolidation
by Eric Esteve on 10-29-2016 at 7:00 am

IPnest is launching the “Interface IP Survey” since 2009, and we did it last September again. To build the survey as accurately as possible, I have followed the “divide and conquer” strategy. Interface protocols are varied, ranging from PCI Express, USB, or Ethernet, to memory controller (DDR3, DDR4, LPDDR3, LPDDR4 and more) … Read More


Design IP Growth Is Fueling 94% of EDA Expansion

Design IP Growth Is Fueling 94% of EDA Expansion
by Eric Esteve on 08-17-2016 at 7:00 am

Last June, the ESD Alliance (ESDA) has released Q1 2016 results for EDA (CAE, PCB & MCM and IC Physical), Silicon IP (SIP) and Services. Not a surprise for Semiwiki readers since 2013, the SIP category is recognized as the largest with $689 million revenues for the quarter, and four-quarters moving average increasing by 11.6… Read More


Explore Google Chromium USB Type-C example designs using GoArks USB – C Thru

Explore Google Chromium USB Type-C example designs using GoArks USB – C Thru
by Rajaram Regupathy on 03-12-2016 at 12:00 pm

One of the early adopters of USB Type-C and USB Power Delivery is Google for their Chromium projects. More interestingly Google shared the complete design of the USB Type-C products in public domain right from schematic to source code of the solutions. This article explores how to use USB C-Thru board to explore Google’s designsRead More


USB Type-C opens doors for embedded system connectivity

USB Type-C opens doors for embedded system connectivity
by Rajaram Regupathy on 11-24-2015 at 7:00 am

Every now and then there is an innovation or advancement that changes the way we operate, the way the world operates. These innovations and advancements in technology creates opportunities for the businesses and provides improved features to the consumers. They are also widely and swiftly adopted. USB Type-C is one such technology… Read More


Migrating legacy USB Stack to USB Type-C platforms

Migrating legacy USB Stack to USB Type-C platforms
by Rajaram Regupathy on 11-19-2015 at 4:00 pm

There is a great deal of buzz around the new USB Type-C connector and its power delivery specifications. Industry leaders like Intel, Google, and Apple are leading the way by integrating this new connector into products like MacBook and Chromebook. The new connector will soon find its way into smartphones and many other types of… Read More


Is the IP market expected to decline by 2020?

Is the IP market expected to decline by 2020?
by Eric Esteve on 10-16-2015 at 7:00 am

To answer this question, I will share the results about Interface IP, more precisely the Top 5. The Top 5 protocols, USB, PCIe, Ethernet, DDRn and MIPI, are part of the interface IP market and each of them has been characterized by very strong growth rate. If you compute actual numbers for 2010 to 2014, it results to a Cumulated Annual… Read More


IoT need Low-cost, Low-power…and Silicon Proven IP

IoT need Low-cost, Low-power…and Silicon Proven IP
by Eric Esteve on 09-30-2015 at 4:00 pm

Today, IoT devices are available in our daily life through wearable, smart appliances or metering application and some prediction call for 33 billion connected objects, 25 billion being IoT by 2020 (Gartner, 2014). Being very synthetic, IoT device (smart appliance or wearable object) will be wirelessly and securely connected… Read More


My Experience with the Ultra Thin 2015 MacBook

My Experience with the Ultra Thin 2015 MacBook
by Tom Simon on 08-23-2015 at 4:00 pm

Before we left for our 5 week trip to Europe I decided that I would need a real laptop computer on the road. I knew it would be a near necessity for booking hotels and making train reservations. Also, I would need to write emails and maybe even pay some online bills. I already have an iPad but really wanted to be able to run all my applications… Read More