Arteris Articles

Semiconductor Engineering: The High But Often Unnecessary Cost Of Coherence

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

The High But Often Unnecessary Cost Of Coherence

December 22nd, 2021 - By Brian Bailey

Cache coherency is expensive and provides little or negative benefit for some tasks. So why is it still used so frequently?


“Coherence is a contract between agents that says, ‘I promise you that I will always provide the latest data to you,'” says Michael Frank, fellow and system architect at Arteris IP. “It is mostly important when you have a lot of people sharing the same data set. Coherence between equal peers is very important and will not go away.”

Topics: network-on-chip FPGAs cache coherency artificial intelligence semiconductor engineering arteris ip bandwidth CPUs SoCs accelerators dataflow NoCs Arteris IP (AIP) on-chip cache

Semiconductor Engineering: Amdahl Limits On AI

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

Amdahl Limits On AI

December 9th, 2021 - By Brian Bailey

The application of old techniques to new problems only gets you so far. To remove limitations in AI processors, new thinking is required.


“If you can’t parallelize a section, the serial section determines the maximum speed up,” says Michael Frank, fellow and system architect at Arteris IP. “If you assume that you can parallelize infinitely at times, the parallel section becomes limited by the bandwidth that you have available in the system. So there is a maximum that I can parallelize, because I run out of bandwidth.”

Topics: network-on-chip machine learning artificial intelligence semiconductor engineering arteris ip SoCs NoCs Arteris IP (AIP) RISC-V on-chip cache memory bandwidth

SemiWiki: Trends in AI and Safety for Cars

Kurt Shuler, VP of Marketing at Arteris IP updates Bernard Murphy (SemiWiki) on how trends in AI and safety are changing the design considerations for smart features in our cars in this new blog:

Trends in AI and Safety for Cars

February 3rd, 2020 - By Bernard Murphy

The potential for AI in cars, whether for driver assistance or full autonomy, has been trumpeted everywhere and continues to grow. Within the car we have vision, radar and ultrasonic sensors to detect obstacles in front, behind and to the side of the car. Outside the car, V2x promises to share real-time information between vehicles and other sources so we can see ahead of vehicles in front of us, around corners to detect hazards, and see congested traffic and emergency vehicles. Also this AI can improve on the fly, adapting to new conditions through training updates from the cloud. 

Topics: SoC semiconductor automotive automotive functional safety ArterisIP ISO 26262 compliance artificial intelligence AI semiwiki kurt shuler noc interconnect cache coherence SOTIF (ISO 21448 UL 4600

Arteris IP Awarded "Best Ecosystem Partner of 2019" by AI Pioneer Canaan

Last month, Canaan Inc. successfully went public with an IPO on Nasdaq. And just last week, our Arteris IP team was invited to attend a grand dinner to celebrate this wonderful achievement. During the dinner, Arteris IP was awarded by Canaan the "Best Ecosystem Partner of 2019 Award" which Rick Sun, our China Sales Manager (second from the right in the above photo) is holding. 

The entire Arteris IP team is proud that our efforts have helped contribute to Canaan's success on their AI chip, and we we look forward to more activities with them as they continue their explosive growth. This award is a testament not only to our products and technologies, but also the excellent Arteris IP team members supporting our customers worldwide.

Topics: semiconductor machine learning artificial intelligence AI SoCs flexnoc ai package noc interconnect ML