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    by Published on 07-01-2014 08:00 AM
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    If you hang around engineers for any time at all, the word optimization is bound to come up. The very definition of engineer is to contrive or devise a solution. With that anointing, most engineers are beholden to the idea that their job is creating, synthesizing, and perfecting a solution specifically for the needs of a unique situation. ...
    Published on 05-08-2014 09:30 PM
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    The Linley Mobile Conference last week initiated a lot of discussion about emerging technologies and markets, especially wearables. Jessica Lipsky’s EE Times article captured some of the sentiments in her article, “Wearables Need Tailored SoCs.” But the conference covered a lot more ground than wearables, including mobile security, benchmarking, heterogeneous multicore computing, and always-on coprocessing.

    You can download my “SoC Design Challenges of Wearables” presentation here: ...
    Published on 04-30-2014 07:00 AM
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    The Electronic Design Process Symposium is an annual workshop run by the IEEE Computer Society of Silicon Valley and the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation. I presented there because it’s devoid of product marketing pitches, and is two days of discussion on technical and process issues in SoC design. My slides are here:

    http://www.eda.org/edps/Papers/4-3%20Kurt%20Shuler.pdf

    My task for the presentation was to explain how IP reuse and the explosion in on-chip functionality has changed ...
    by Published on 04-17-2014 04:30 PM
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    In his recent blog on EETimes, Kurt Shuler of Arteris took a whimsical look at the hype surrounding the IoT, questioning the overall absence of practicality and a seemingly misplaced focus on use cases at the expense of a coherent architecture. I don’t think it is all that bleak, but when it comes to architecture, Kurt is right, and here is the case in terms of sensor clusters. ...
    by Published on 03-06-2014 04:00 PM
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    Success in a business with extended design-in cycles may look easy. In reality, there is a delicate balance between many factors. Some come to mind immediately: developing and releasing a good product in the first place; winning and keeping the right customers, not too few or too many; balancing investment between support and R&D; and constantly evaluating the landscape for disruptive ...
    by Published on 02-13-2014 08:00 PM
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    Connected cars may be starting to resemble overgrown phones in many ways, but there are critical differences now leading processor teams in a different direction away from the ubiquitous mobile SoC architecture – in turn causing designers to reevaluate interconnect strategies.

    The modern car has evolved into a microcontroller jungle, with 100 or more devices found in high-end automobiles today. Many of these MCUs have been placed ...
    by Published on 01-27-2014 04:00 PM
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    I blame it on Henry Ford, William Levitt, and the NY State Board of Regents, among others. We went through a phase with this irresistible urge to stamp out blocks of sameness, creating mass produced clones of everything from cars to houses to students.

    Thank goodness, that’s pretty much over. The thinking of simplifying system design to quickly produce products of uniform quality had its run – everywhere that ...
    by Published on 10-31-2013 03:25 PM
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    Arteris finally announced this morning, as rumored, that Qualcomm is acquiring "certain technology assets" and hired personnel formerly employed by Arteris. The financial terms were not disclosed.

    I talked to Charlie Janac, the CEO, today. The first thing I asked him is why such a convoluted deal, I've never seen a deal like that. He agreed that he'd not seen one either but Qualcomm was not ...
    by Published on 10-31-2013 08:32 AM
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    Is it really a surprise if Qualcomm, the undisputed leader of Application Processor (AP) and BaseBand (BB) IC for wireless mobile, already one of the Arteris investors (with ARM, Synopsys, Docomo Capital and a bunch of VC), eventually acquires the best NoC IP technology (the technology, the engineering team and the rights, but not the company) available on the market? At first I would say “no” and I will summarize the two years history of blogs written about Network-on-Chip benefits ...
    by Published on 10-27-2013 12:00 PM
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    We still don’t know the precise status about a potential acquisition of Arteris by Qualcomm, and I prefer not to comment a rumor and wait for the official announcement, if any. But I would like to comment … a comment about this rumor, recently made by Sonics. This comment has taken the form of an Open Letter, from “Grant Pierce, CEO of Sonics, written directly to Charlie Janac, CEO of Arteris”. As far as I know, this is probably the first time that a CEO is publicly commenting such a rumor of ...

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