Arteris Articles

Semiconductor Engineering: Data Explosion Pushes Boundaries of IC Interconnects

Benoit de Lescure, CTO at Arteris IP is quoted in this new article in Semiconductor Engineering:

Data Explosion Pushes Boundaries of IC Interconnects

September 22nd, 2021 - By Ann Steffora Mutschler

Design teams rethink the movement of data on-chip, off-chip, and between chips in a package.


“As chips become extremely large, the interconnect is touching all of the IP blocks in the chip. Benoit de Lescure, CTO at Arteris IP. “In this way, the interconnect is growing like the chip. Other components are not. A PCI controller will stay a PCI controller, but the interconnect size grows along with the size of the chip ,so there are scalability issues, especially because designing a good interconnect requires an understanding of how it will be implemented physically. How will it connect all those components on the chip? What amount of free space on the die will be left for the interconnect to use? What switch topology are you going to implement so that the physical aspects are easier later on? As the size of the problem grows bigger, it becomes significantly more difficult to come up with good interconnect decisions.”

Topics: Interconnect autonomous driving semiconductor engineering arteris ip Benoit de Lescure SoCs kurt shuler PHY scalability floorplan PCI controller switch topology D2D digital controller

EDN: How NoCs Ace Power Management and Functional Safety in SoCs

Benoit de Lescure, CTO at Arteris IP authors this 3rd article in a new series for EDN:

How NoCs Ace Power Management and Functional Safety in SoCs

September 15th, 2021 - By Benoit de Lescure

The NoC interconnect is the SoC architecture.

This third article highlights how NoC technology provides capabilities like power management and functional safety that are not possible with older crossbar-based interconnect technologies. For design teams creating modern SoCs, whether large datacenter AI accelerators or power-sipping IoT sensors, NoC interconnect technology is key to implementing these SoC architectures and optimizing the dataflow within them.

To catch up on the first and second articles in this series, click below:

Topics: ARM NIC-400 SoC NoC functional safety network-on-chip crossbar automotive AI arteris ip Benoit de Lescure interconnects EDN LBIST Design Management Power Management Semiconductors DVSF

Semiconductor Engineering: Long-Haul Trucking With Fewer Drivers

Kurt Shuler, Vice President of Marketing at Arteris IP is quoted in this new article in Semiconductor Engineering:

Long-Haul Trucking With Fewer Drivers

September 13th, 2021 - By Ann Steffora Mutschler

The economics are compelling, but technology challenges abound that are unique to this market.


Interestingly, when Intel-owned Mobileye started out with its technology, the first market was aftermarket selling to trucks. “The idea was that — and it was true — if you purchase this Mobileye system and install that in your fleet of trucks, your insurance would go down,” said Kurt Shuler, vice president of marketing at Arteris IP. “That was the value proposition, and it retrofitted these capabilities onto these trucks. There’s a lot of liability with these trucks when there’s an accident. That’s why companies like FedEx Ground, and Amazon, instead of doing like UPS and saying, ‘These trucks are part of our fleet. We own them,’ they’re independent contractors. And so if your Amazon delivery or your FedEx Ground delivery crashes at FedEx, it’s the responsibility of the contractor because of the liability around that. There are incentives in the economics for these kinds of things to add the capabilities.”

Topics: automotive ADAS mobileye ArterisIP autonomous driving semiconductor engineering arteris ip SoCs kurt shuler EDA autonomous trucking

Semiconductor Engineering: Steering The Semiconductor Industry

Isabelle Geday, General Manager of Arteris IP Deployment and Kurt Shuler, Vice President of Marketing at Arteris IP are both quoted in this new article in Semiconductor Engineering:

Steering The Semiconductor Industry

August 26th, 2021 - By Brian Bailey

What does it take to get a new language, tool, or methodology established in the semiconductor industry? Disruption has rarely worked.


“Everything we do is based on IP-XACT IEEE 1685 standard,” says Isabelle Geday, general manager of Arteris IP Deployment. “It is our duty and our prerogative to train people, as well as we can, on the standard — its existence, its benefits, and the way to use it. By doing this, and by making the effort to do it well, we promote the standard, and long-term we promote a best methodology on the market for the next generation of SoCs. Thankfully, there is good alignment between IP providers, SoC designers, and EDA tool companies.

“I was involved in ISO 26262, which is a functional safety standard for semiconductors and other electronics,” says Kurt Shuler, vice president of marketing at Arteris IP. “In that case there was an existing infrastructure for training, as well as certification companies. But when it comes to the semiconductor industry, there has to be a certain critical mass before it makes sense to invest in a Udemy course, or something like that. 

Topics: iso26262 ArterisIP semiconductor engineering arteris ip ip-xact SoCs kurt shuler training EDA Isabelle Geday ip deployment IP-XACT IEEE 1685