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Webinar Preview: Alexa, can you help me build a better SoC?

Webinar Preview: Alexa, can you help me build a better SoC?
by Mitch Heins on 09-13-2017 at 7:00 am

 Nothing is pushing complexity in system-on-chips (SoCs) designs like the drive (no pun intended) to make autonomous vehicles a widespread reality. Autonomous vehicle systems require heterogeneous architectures with reliable, efficient communications between CPU clusters, vision processing accelerators, storage and shared virtual memory, all while ensuring mission critical security. These systems cry out for automated tools and advanced machine learning to build correct-by-construction designs that are not prone to human error.

Don’t miss this upcoming webinar hosted by NetSpeed Systems and Imagination Technologies where they will identify the system level challenges facing the autonomous vehicle SoC market and explore architectures and design strategies, including the use of machine learning and neural networks, for these complex SoCs. Special focus will be put on the interactions between the SoC interconnect fabric and the CPU sub-systems including how to deal with functional safety (FuSa) requirements in light of the ISO 26262 standard. NetSpeed and Imagination Technologies will also be previewing their solutions to these challenges.

Speakers for the webinar will be John Bainbridge, Principal Applications Architect with NetSpeed Systems and Tim Mace, Senior Manager Business Development MIPS with Imagination Technologies.

John Bainbridge holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Manchester, UK, and has more than 20 years experience in SoC interconnect architecture, design, modeling and implementation. Prior to joining NetSpeed, he worked on interconnect and CPU architectures and deployment at Qualcomm, Sonics, Silistix and the University of Manchester.

 Tim Mace held engineering, technical marketing and product marketing roles from 2001 to 2014 at ARM Ltd. Previous to working with ARM, Tim held engineering and consulting positions at a variety of companies. He holds a BS in Physics with Electronics from the University of Manchester – Institute of Science and Technology, and a MBA from The Open University.

The webinar will be held on Thursday, September 28[SUP]th[/SUP], 2017 starting at 11:00a Pacific Daylight Time. Please register in advance by using this link:

REGISTER for Webinar

About NetSpeed Systems:
NetSpeed Systems provides scalable, coherent on-chip network IPs to SoC designers for a wide range of markets from mobile to high-performance computing and networking. NetSpeed’s on-chip network platform delivers significant time-to-market advantages through a system-level approach, a high level of user-driven automation and state-of-the-art algorithms. NetSpeed Systems was founded in 2011 and is led by seasoned executives from the semiconductor and networking industries. The company is funded by top-tier investors from Silicon Valley. It is based in San Jose, California and has additional research and development facilities in Asia. For more information, visit www.netspeedsystems.com.

About Imagination Technologies:
Imagination is a global technology leader whose products touch the lives of billions of people across the globe. The company’s broad range of silicon IP (intellectual property) includes the key processing blocks needed to create the SoCs (Systems on Chips) that power all mobile, consumer and embedded electronics. Its unique multimedia, processor and connectivity technologies enable its customers to get to market quickly with complete and highly differentiated SoC platforms. Imagination’s licensees include many of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEMs/ODMs who are creating some of the world’s most iconic products. See: www.imgtec.com.

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