SemiWiki: Back to Basics – Designing Out PPA Risk
byOn Jul 20, 2023
Bernard Murphy authored this SemiWiki article about Arteris
July 19th, 2023
I wrote earlier about managing service-level risk in SoC design, since the minimum service level a system can guarantee under realistic traffic is critical to OEM guarantees of dependable system performance. An ABS design which might get bogged down in traffic under only 0.1% of scenarios is of no use to anyone. That said, meeting target PPA goals remains a core benchmark for successful designs. PPA is still, presuming an architectural design and IP which should be able to meet those goals, a primary source of risk for high-complexity SoC designs in advanced processes.