Arteris Articles

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.

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SemiWiki: Safety and Platform-Based Design

Kurt Shuler, VP Marketing at Arteris IP, updates Bernard Murphy of SemiWiki on some of the ways that safety and platform-based design interact, particularly where fail-operational functionality is required in autonomous or semi-autonomous systems, in this new SemiWiki blog:

Safety and Platform-Based Design

October 22nd, 2019 - By Bernard Murphy

Platform-based design, an approach to easily support multiple derivatives, opens some interesting new twists for safety-centric design. 

Bernard was at Arm TechCon as usual this year and one of the first panels he covered was close to the kickoff, hosted by Andrew Hopkins (Dir System Technology at Arm), Kurt Shuler (VP Marketing at Arteris IP) and Jens Benndorf (Managing Dir and COO at Dream Chip Technologies). The topic was implementing ISO 26262-compliant AI SoCs with Arm and Arteris IP, highly relevant since more and more of this class of SoC are appearing in cars. One thing that really stood out for me was the value of platform-based design in this area, something you might think would be old news for SoC design but which introduces some new considerations when safety becomes important.

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

Topics: SoC ARM semiconductor automotive automotive functional safety ArterisIP ISO 26262 compliance artificial intelligence AI semiwiki kurt shuler noc interconnect AI SoCs ASIL compliance

EE Times article, The Age of the Monster Chip

K. Charles Janac, President and CEO, at Arteris IP, authored this article on what is now defined as a "Monster Chip".

September 19, 2019 - by K. Charles Janac

What are the system designs that require a leap in SoC complexity? It’s not only big datacenter artificial intelligence (AI) chips, but also autonomous vehicles such as cars, trucks and drones; they are self-landing, reusable rockets; they are medical devices carrying out remote diagnostics; and they are connected machine tool controllers supporting smart manufacturing.

These chips are starting to be referred to as “Monster Chips” because of both the size and complexity.

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SemiWiki: AI, Safety and the Network

Kurt Shuler, VP Marketing at Arteris IP, and Bernard Murphy (SemiWiki) discuss, 'What is driving the boom in AI-centric design', in this new SemiWiki blog:

AI, Safety and the Network

September 4th, 2019 - By Bernard Murphy

You probably know that Arteris IP is very active in AI and safety, leveraging their central value in network-on-chip (NoC) architectures. Bernard Murphy of SemiWiki blogged on Kurt Shuler's front-to-back white-paper to walking us through the essentials of AI, particularly machine learning (ML) and its application for example in cars.

Kurt also highlights an interesting point about this rapidly evolving technology. As we build automation from the edge to the fog to the cloud, functionality, including AI, remains quite fluid between levels. Kurt points out that this is somewhat mirrored in SoC design. In both cases architecture is constrained by need to optimize performance and minimize power across the system through intelligent bandwidth allocation and data locality. And for safety-critical applications, design and verification for safety around intelligent features must be checked not only within and between SoCs in the car but also beyond, for example in V2x communication between cars and other traffic infrastructure.

You can learn more by downloading this Arteris IP white paper titled, Re-Architecting SoCs for the AI Era: https://semiwiki.com/automotive/274598-ai-safety-and-the-network/

Topics: SoC functional safety ISO 26262 semiconductor automotive ADAS machine learning artificial intelligence semiwiki kurt shuler flexnoc ai package noc interconnect