Arteris Articles

SemiWiki: Autonomous Driving Still Terra Incognita

A panel at Arm TechCon reviewed where we're at in self-driving. Andrew Hopkins or Arm, Kurt Shuler of Arteris IP, Martin Duncan of ST, Hideki Sugimoto of NSITEXE/DENSO and Mike Demler of The Linley Group, moderated the debated the practicalities.  Bernard Murphy of SemiWiki provides his take on the discussion in this new blog:

Autonomous Driving Still Terra Incognita

December 12th, 2019 - By Bernard Murphy

I already posted on one automotive panel at this year’s Arm TechCon. A second I attended was a more open-ended discussion on where we’re really at in autonomous driving. Most of you probably agree we’ve passed the peak of the hype curve and are now into the long slog of trying to connect hope to reality. There are a lot of challenges, not all technical; this panel did a good job (IMHO) of exposing some of the tough questions and acknowledging that answers are still in short supply. I left even more convinced that autonomous driving is still a hard problem needing a lot more investment and a lot more time to work through.

You can learn more about this by downloading the Arm TechCon presentation HERE.

Topics: SoC ARM semiconductor automotive flexnoc resilience package The Linley Group automotive functional safety ArterisIP ISO 26262 compliance artificial intelligence AI semiwiki kurt shuler noc interconnect SOTIF (ISO 21448 UL 4600

SemiWiki: Evolving Landscape of Self-Driving Safety Standards

Think you know all about automotive safety and electronics? Think again. Bernard Murphy of SemiWiki gets an education from Kurt Shuler, VP Marketing at Arteris IP, on how the safety standards picture is becoming more complex as we factor in self-driving in this new blog:

Evolving Landscape of Self-Driving Standards

November 14th, 2019 - By Bernard Murphy

I sat in a couple of panels at Arm TechCon this year, the first on how safety is evolving for platform-based architectures with a mix of safety-aware IP and the second on lessons learned in safety and particularly how the industry and standards are adapting to the larger challenges in self-driving, which obviously extend beyond the pure functional safety intent of ISO 26262. Here I want to get into some detail on this range of standards because we’re going to need to understand a lot more about these if we want to be serious about autonomous cars.

You can learn more about this by downloading the Arm TechCon presentation HERE.

Topics: SoC ARM semiconductor automotive flexnoc resilience package automotive functional safety ArterisIP ISO 26262 compliance artificial intelligence AI semiwiki kurt shuler noc interconnect SOTIF (ISO 21448 UL 4600

New tech paper: Optimizing Enterprise-Class SSD Host Controller Design

Enterprise SSD endurance and data reliability require unique interconnect features in host controller SoCs.

We have a new detailed technical paper written by Senior Solutions Architect Dee Lin and myself about the new challenges faced by enterprise SSD host controller teams in meeting SSD endurance, power and performance requirements.

  Download SSD Tech Paper

Topics: Arteris FlexNoC SSD enterprise SSD flexnoc resilience package SSD endurance

How is SSD flash memory like a helicopter?

It destroys itself as it is operating.*

Bear with me now as I explain how SSD flash memory works similar to helicopters...

First, let's explain the helicopter part of this analogy: Fixed wing aviators (i.e. non-helicopter pilots) are keen to remind people that the act of converting a jet engine's axial force into the orthogonal axis required to spin a helicopter rotor requires a sophisticated gearbox that slowly (and sometimes not so slowly) grinds itself to death through friction.

Topics: enterprise SSD flexnoc resilience package memory reliability