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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

Semiconductor Engineering: Safety Islands In Safety-Critical Hardware

 Arteris IP's Kurt Shuler, vice president of marketing, authored this latest article in Semiconductor Engineering, from a joint Arm, Arteris IP and Dream Chip presentation at Arm TechCon 2019:

Safety Islands In Safety Critical Hardware

November 7th, 2019 - By Kurt Shuler

Creating a reliable place to manage critical functions when a design contains a mix of ASILs.

 

Safety and security have certain aspects in common so it shouldn’t be surprising that some ideas evolving in one domain find echoes in the other. In hardware design, a significant trend has been to push security-critical functions into a hardware root-of-trust (HRoT) core, following a philosophy of putting all (or most) of those functions in one basket and watching that basket very carefully. A somewhat similar principle applies for safety islands in safety-critical designs, in this case a core which will continue to function safely under all possible circumstances. The objective is the same – a reliable center for managing critical behavior, though from there the implementation details diverge.

For more information on this presentation and to download, please go here; https://www.arteris.com/download-arm-techcon-implementing-iso-26262-compliant-ai-systems-on-chip-with-arm-arteris

Topics: SoC economics ARM ISO 26262 ASIL D semiconductor engineering arteris ip kurt shuler noc interconnect Dream Chip

Semiconductor Engineering: Planning For Failures In Automotive

 Arteris IP's Kurt Shuler, VP of Marketing, comments on Bigger Chips in this latest Semiconductor Engineering:

Planning For Failures In Automotive

November 7th, 2019 - By Ann Steffora Mutschler

With more consolidation of functions within the ECUs in vehicles, the chips are getting bigger.

 In fact, they’re much larger and more sophisticated than
any chip in a cell phone, and have many more brains on it, noted Kurt Shuler, vice president of marketing at Arteris IP. “They’re more like something you would find in a data center, but it’s in your car. It’s got to sip power from a battery and it can’t have too much heat, so they’ve got all these different challenges. Then, if you look at the design teams that do this stuff, as design approaches change to anticipate failures, this is the reason why the traditional semiconductor companies are having trouble adapting — companies that have been incumbents and have done automotive chips for years.”

The ISO 26262 spec has been adapted to accommodate this in that fault injection can be done at a higher level than post synthesis, and can be run at the RTL functional level. “Still, getting some of the automotive guys to accept that this is acceptable is a challenge, but it’s progressing,” he added.

You can learn more by going to the Arteris IP Resources page and download presentations, technical papers, and view videos here; https://www.arteris.com/resources

Topics: SoC functional safety ISO 26262 semiconductor engineering AI kurt shuler noc interconnect SOTIF (ISO 21448 bigger chips

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

Arteris IP Ncore® Cache Coherent Interconnect Licensed by Bitmain for Sophon TPU Artificial Intelligence (AI) Chips

Network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect enables faster performance and lower die area for Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) AI/ML applications

CAMPBELL, Calif. June 9, 2019– Arteris IP, the world’s leading supplier of innovative, silicon-proven network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect intellectual property, today announced that Bitmain has licensed Arteris Ncore Cache Coherent Interconnect IP for use in its next-generation Sophon Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) systems-on-chip (SoCs) for the scalable hardware acceleration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms.

Our choice of interconnect IP became more important as we continued to increase the complexity and performance of Sophon AI SoCs. The Arteris Ncore cache coherent interconnect IP allowed us to increase our on-chip bandwidth and reduce die area, while being easy to implement in the backend. The Ncore IP’s configurability helped us optimize the die area of our SoC, which permits us to offer our users more performance at lower cost.”


Haichao Wang, CEO, Bitmain

Topics: SoC NoC new customer performance AI chips ML/AI scalable hardware on-chip bandwidth

Arteris IP FlexNoC® Interconnect Implemented in Uhnder Digital Automotive Radar-on-Chip

Austin-based startup uses Arteris IP interconnect to optimize on-chip communications for automotive radar-on-chip (RoC) systems

CAMPBELL, Calif. June 25, 2019– Arteris IP, the world’s leading supplier of innovative, silicon-proven network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect intellectual property, today announced that Uhnder’s new automotive radar-on-chip (RoC) uses the Arteris FlexNoC IP as the on-chip interconnect.

Our choice of on-chip interconnect IP was very important to our success because of the unprecedented extent of on-chip integration and our huge bandwidth requirements. The Arteris FlexNoC interconnect IP helped us to surpass our performance goals while avoiding routing congestion in our tightly integrated single-chip radar.”


Manju Hedge, CEO and Cofounder, Uhnder

Topics: SoC NoC new customer machine learning autonomous driving flexnoc interconnect ML/AI on-chip communications automotive radar

Arteris® IP FlexNoC® Interconnect Licensed by Achronix for New Speedster®7t FPGA family

Network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect enables ASIC-like performance for Speedster7t FPGA family

CAMPBELL, Calif. — June. 18, 2019 — Arteris IP, the world’s leading supplier of innovative, silicon-proven network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect intellectual property, today announced that Achronix Semiconductor Corporation has licensed Arteris FlexNoC interconnect IP for use in its new Speedster7t FPGA family – based on a new, highly optimized architecture – that goes beyond traditional FPGA solutions featuring ASIC-like performance, FPGA adaptability and enhanced functionality to streamline designs.

Our new Speedster7t FPGA family requires extremely high on-chip bandwidth and advanced dataflow arbitration to make possible ASIC-class machine learning processing. The Arteris FlexNoC IP is the optimal interconnect to meet these demands, especially with the advanced process technology nodes and multi-gigahertz frequencies we are dealing with."


Steve Mensor, Vice President of Marketing, Achronix

Topics: SoC FPGA new customer machine learning artificial intelligence flexnoc interconnect ML/AI Achronix

Silicon-Proven Arteris IP Ncore ® Cache Coherent Interconnect Implemented in Toshiba ISO 26262-Compliant ADAS Chip

Toshiba tapes out next-generation automotive ADAS system-on-chip (SoC) using mature network-on-chip interconnect technology

CAMPBELL, Calif. — June. 11, 2019 — Arteris IP, the world’s leading supplier of innovative, silicon-proven network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect semiconductor intellectual property, today announced that Toshiba has taped out its next generation automotive advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) chip using the Arteris IP Ncore Cache Coherent and FlexNoC®non-coherent interconnect with the associated Resilience Package.

Our use of the uniquely flexible Ncore cache coherent interconnect IP helped us to more quickly design and implement our next generation automotive ADAS chips while allowing us to increase hardware diagnostic coverage for ISO 26262 compliance. The Arteris IP team was very helpful in guiding us on the interconnect configuration to optimize system performance and hardware diagnostic coverage using the integrated functional safety mechanisms. Working with the highly professional Arteris team and their world class interconnect IP has helped us meet our performance requirements and schedule, while adding valuable capabilities that would not be possible with other interconnects.


Nobuaki Otsuka, Technology Executive at Electronic Device & Storage Corporation, Toshiba

Topics: SoC ISO 26262 automotive semiconductors japan flexnoc resilience package ADAS cache coherent interconnect advanced driver assistance systems adas imaging processor ncore cache coherent interconnect

Arteris IP and Wave Computing Collaborate on Reference Architecture for Enterprise Dataflow Platform

The Arteris FlexNoC Artificial Intelligence (AI) Package Coupled with Wave Computing's AI Systems and IP Technology Create a Unified Platform Optimized for AI Data Processing 

CAMPBELL, Calif. — May 21, 2019  Arteris IP, the world’s leading supplier of innovative silicon-proven network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect intellectual property (IP), and Wave Computing®, the Silicon Valley company accelerating artificial intelligence (AI) from the datacenter to the edge, are collaborating to create a blueprint that can help customers overcome compute-to-memory design challenges. Additionally, Wave Computing is licensing Arteris IP’s Ncore Cache Coherent Interconnect, FlexNoC interconnect IP, and its accompanying FlexNoC AI Package for use in the AI-enabled chips that fuel Wave Computing’s data center systems products. By working together to assimilate each other’s technology attributes, Wave Computing and Arteris can ensure the seamless flow of information enterprise-wide, helping speed time-to-insight.

Wave and Arteris have complementary compute and networking technologies that, when packaged together, address some of the key challenges facing system-on-chip designers today such as shorter product cycles and rapidly increasing product complexity. The world of AI demands greater compute power. Working with Arteris allows us to design a scalable data platform with blazing-fast performance at a cost-effective price that helps customers accelerate insight from the edge to the data center.”


Steve Brightfield, Senior Director, Strategic AI IP Marketing, Wave Computing

Topics: Arteris FlexNoC new customer artificial intelligence ncore cache coherent interconnect flexnoc ai package noc interconnect SoC designs datacenters