Arteris Articles

EE Times article, "Licensing Interconnect IP for Fun & Profit"

Kurt Shuler, VP Marketing at Arteris IP, authored this EE Times article discussing NoC interconnect Build or Buy.

February 25, 2021 - by Kurt Shuler

Why do we buy instead of build? Because the guys at the factory know what they’re doing.

The big question then becomes, which parts do we design in-house, and which do we bring in from outside? That’s a whiteboard architectural discussion, which can be heated and emotional. Engineers want to build stuff — that’s what they do. Managers want to get a working product out the door as economically as possible — that’s what they do. If the engineers want to make, and the managers want to buy, who wins? Who gets to make that call, and how do they justify the decision? 

Topics: SoC economics semiconductor eetimes AI SoCs RTL kurt shuler noc interconnect ML/AI SoC IP R&D costs buy vs build build vs buy

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

SemiWiki: AI in Korea. Low-Key PR, Active Development

Kurt Shuler, vice president at Arteris IP talks with Bernard Murphy about AI in Korea in this new SemiWiki blog:

AI in Korea.Low-Key PR, Active Development

September 15, 2020 - Bernard Murphy

Based on press coverage and technical paper volume, you could be forgiven for thinking that Korea had decided to take a pass on AI mania, or maybe just to dabble a little here and there to stay abreast of trends. But you’d be wrong. Korea is very active in AI; they don’t feel a need to trumpet what they’re doing from the rooftops. If you dig around, there are plenty of hints. I talked with Kurt Shuler of Arteris IP to get a better understanding. I’m talking here about AI hardware, of course.

Topics: SoC network-on-chip semiconductor automotive ADAS Ncore FlexNoC AI semiwiki noc interconnect sait kaist snu korea ai