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Semiconductor Engineering: Taming Non-Predictable Systems

Michael Frank, Fellow and System Architect at Arteris IP is quoted in this Semiconductor Engineering blog:

Taming Non-Predictable Systems

January 28th, 2021 - By Brian Bailey

The non-predictable nature of most systems is not inherently bad, so long as it is understood and bounded — but that’s becoming a bigger challenge.

“Real-time is a ‘stretchable’ term,” says Michael Frank, fellow and system architect at Arteris IP. “In general, it implies that a certain action is completed within a bounded time, with 100 % probability, as opposed to engineering schedules. For most real-time systems, the definition is not that strict. Some systems are fine if the average is within a certain window that meets the requirement, such as for video decoding. Other cases may look to see if the deadline will only be missed with a certain low random probability. Those systems may replace a missing result by a prediction/interpolation, such as dropped audio samples.”

Topics: SoC NoC network-on-chip semiconductor engineering AI verification real-time systems Michael Frank

Semiconductor Engineering: Roaring '20s For The Chip Industry

Isabelle Geday, Vice President and General Manager for the IP Deployment Division at Arteris IP is quoted in today's Semiconductor Engineering blog:

Roaring '20s For The Chip Industry

January 28th, 2021 - By Brian Bailey

New markets, different architectures, and continued virtual work environments all point to positive and sustained growth.

These advanced technologies are changing the fabric of the industry. “Foundries will keep offering more and more design services,” says Isabelle Geday, vice president and general manager for the IP Deployment Division of Arteris IP. “They will become super design houses to help integration within the value chain for many system houses and Tier 2 IC companies.”

Topics: SoC NoC network-on-chip semiconductor engineering AI chiplets EDA Isabelle Geday IP Deployment Division china start ups chip industry design houses cpu hardware ip

Semiconductor Engineering: Von Neumann Is Struggling

Michael Frank, Fellow and System Architect at Arteris IP is quoted in today's Semiconductor Engineering blog:

Von Neumann Is Struggling

January 18th, 2021 - By Brian Bailey

The backbone of computing architecture for 75 years is being supplanted by more efficient, less general compute architecture.

“One of the problems is that CPUs are not really good at anything,” says Michael Frank, fellow and system architect at Arteris IP. “CPUs are good at processing a single thread that has a lot of decisions in it. That is why you have branch predictors, and they have been the subject of research for many years.”

Topics: SoC Interconnect NoC network-on-chip memory CPU neural networks semiconductor engineering accelerators chip architectures

Semiconductor Engineering: Car Industry Changing Under The Hood

Kurt Shuler, Vice President of Marketing Arteris IP quoted in today's Semiconductor Engineering blog:

Car Industry Changing Under The Hood 

January 7th, 2021 - By Ann Steffora Mutschler

Auto electronics are becoming more centralized, connected, and complex, and the entire supply chain is realigning around those shifts.

It wasn’t that long ago that security was viewed as something nice to have, noted Kurt Shuler, vice president of marketing at Arteris IP. “I’ve got some friends who are in the security IP business and I joke with them that they’re actually in the insurance business since there’s no requirement for any of this. A smartphone may be insecure, but five years after you sold the IP or the software, you’re not likely to be sued for having an insecure phone, so who cares? Cars are different. Cars have a safety of life issue, and now there are standards because of that, and it’s something being designed in upfront. Not just market forces, but also standards make things safer for everybody.”

Topics: SoC Interconnect NoC functional safety network-on-chip automotive ADAS semiconductor engineering ASIL D kurt shuler OEMs 5G security car makers

Semiconductor Engineering: Top-Tech Videos of 2020

3 Arteris IP tech videos among most viewed on Semiconductor Engineering

Top Tech Videos of 2020 

January 6th, 2021 - By Linda Christensen

What engineers were watching in 2020. 

 

View these 3 Arteris IP Videos included in the top 68 most viewed:

AI/ML:
Changes in AI SoCs discusses the tradeoffs in AI chips in the data center and in edge devices.

Automotive:
Who Owns A Car's Chip Architecture
looks at the competitive battle brewing between OEMs and Tier 1s.

Architectures, New Standards and More:
CXL Vs. CCIX
explains how these two standards differ, which ones works best where, and what each was designed for.

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Topics: SoC Interconnect NoC automotive CCIX semiconductor engineering soc architecture kurt shuler chip architectures AI SoCs CXL AI/ML

Semiconductor Engineering: CEO Outlook: 2021

K. Charles Janac, President and CEO of Arteris IP comments in today's Semiconductor Engineering blog:

CEO Outlook: 2021 

January 4th, 2021 - By Ed Sperling

The semiconductor industry will look and behave differently this year, and not just because of the pandemic.


"Chiplets will become increasingly important", said K. Charles Janac, president and CEO of Arteris IP. "Some will be for specific functions. Some will require specialized processors. But to make all of this work, the interconnects will need to become even more sophisticated than they are today. The good thing about the interconnect is there are almost unlimited innovation possibilities. There are a lot of ways to add value.”

Topics: SoC Interconnect NoC automotive semiconductor engineering K. Charles Janac chiplets chip architectures hard ip blocks chipmakers