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    by Published on 09-24-2018 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Cliosoft,
    4. Security
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    Design Management (DM) encompasses business decisions, strategies and processes that enable product innovations. It is the foundation for both effective collaboration and gaining competitive advantage in the industry. This also applies in the high-tech space we are in, as having a sound underlying SoC data management for SoC designs is key to a successful silicon ...
    by Published on 09-24-2018 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Mobile,
    3. IoT Internet of Things,
    4. Automotive,
    5. Artificial Intelligence
    Article: Apple Makes More on iPhone Than Samsung on Everything-11264_ai_processor_automotive_graphic_highres.jpg

    The Cadence Tensilica DNA100 DSP IP core is not a one-size-fits-all device. But it’s highly modular in order to support AI processing at the edge, delivering from 0.5 TMAC for on-device IoT up to 10s or 100 TMACs to support autonomous vehicle (ADAS). If you remember the first talks about IoT and Cloud, a couple of years ago, the IoT device was supposed to collect data at the edge and send it to the cloud through wireless ...
    by Published on 09-23-2018 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Services,
    3. Semiconductor Advisors
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    The amount of negative news and information about the semiconductor industry seems to be increasing at a faster rate. Micron put up a better quarter than expected but more importantly guided less than expected. We are surprised that the street is surprised as the decline in memory pricing is well known and Micron has been clear about it. It seems like investors and analysts may not be paying ...
    by Published on 09-21-2018 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. FPGA,
    3. Flex Logix,
    4. Flex Logix
    Article: Apple Makes More on iPhone Than Samsung on Everything-broderson_efficiency.jpg

    The traditional metrics for evaluating IP are performance, power, and area, commonly abbreviated as PPA. Viewed independently, PPA measures can be difficult to assess. As an example, design constraints that are purely based on performance, without concern for the associated power dissipation and circuit area, are increasingly rare. There is a related set of characteristics of importance, especially given the increasing integration of SoC circuitry associated with ...
    by Published on 09-21-2018 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Wally Rhines
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    This is the sixteenth in the series of "20 Questions with Wally Rhines"

    Electronic design automation (EDA) began and grew with the integrated circuit (IC) design business probably because IC design grew in complexity faster than printed circuit boards. ...
    by Published on 09-20-2018 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Avatar Integrated Systems
    Article: Mobile SoCs: Two Cores are Better Than Four?-caption.jpg

    Pipelining exploits parallelism of sub-processes with intent to achieve a performance gain that otherwise is not possible. A design technique initially embraced at the CPU micro-architectural level, it is achieved by overlapping the execution of previously segregated processor instructions --commonly referred as stages or segments. Pipelining ...
    by Published on 09-20-2018 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. ArterisIP,
    4. Automotive
    Article: Apple Makes More on iPhone Than Samsung on Everything-effiecient-noc-safety-management-asil-d-min.jpg

    The ISO 26262 standard defines four Automotive Safety Integrity Levels (ASILs), from A to D, technically measures of risk rather than safety mechanisms, of which ASIL-D is the highest. ASIL-D represents a failure potentially causing severe or fatal ...
    by Published on 09-19-2018 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. eSilicon,
    4. Artificial Intelligence
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    A robust, proven library of IP is a critical enabler for the entire semiconductor ecosystem. Without it, ASIC design is pretty much impossible, given time-to-market pressures. Said another way, designing IP for your next chip simply doesn’t fit the schedule – most ...
    by Published on 09-19-2018 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. Dolphin Integration
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    This blog is the synthesis of a white paper “New Power Management IP Solution from Dolphin Integration can dramatically increase SoC Energy Efficiency”, which can be found on Dolphin Integration web site.

    The power consumption generated by complex chips was not a real issue when the system could be simply plugged in the wall to receive electricity. The most ...
    by Published on 09-18-2018 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Mentor Graphics
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    Reliability of ICs isn't a new thing, because back in 1980 I was investigating why a DRAM chip using 6um technology was having yield loss due to electromigration effects. I recall looking through a microscope at a DRAM layout and slowly ramping up the Vdd level then suddenly the shiny aluminum interconnect started to change colors and actually bubble because of the high currents, then the metal evaporated. We never could identify ...

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