Arteris Articles

Semiconductor Engineering: Firmware Skills Shortage

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

Firmware Skills Shortage

February 25th, 2021 - By Brian Bailey

Adding intelligence into devices requires a different skill set, and finding enough qualified people is becoming a challenge — especially in less glamorous areas.

“I was working in the image compression domain 20 years ago,” says Benoit de Lescure, CTO for Arteris IP. “We had a similar issue, both with off-the-shelf DSP, and our own specialized DSP. Finding people to make efficient use of the SIMD hardware was extremely difficult, because you need to ‘think parallel’. But few people are ready to deep-dive into a hardware architecture that might be obsolete two or three years from now.”

Topics: SoC NoC network-on-chip semiconductor engineering arteris ip Benoit de Lescure DSP SIMD

Semiconductor Engineering: Productivity Keeping Pace With Complexity

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

Productivity Keeping Pace With Complexity

September 25th, 2020 - By Brian Bailey

Without productivity gains, design size and complexity would face huge headwinds. Those gains come from a diverse set of improvements.

Nobody doubts the power of reuse. Intellectual Property blocks are either built into a library for those inside of large companies, or if you’re a small company, you go outside and you buy it,” says Benoit de Lescure, CTO for Arteris IP. “Complexity is managed through a divide and conquer strategy. Companies are also using larger macro functions that you stitch together with the same amount of people. Today, you can buy a multiple CPU block, with Level 3 cache, and complex cache coherent interconnect. These have been designed to be easy to configure, and so you can create a very large CPU complex with 8 or 16 CPUs, and that becomes the macro functions you’re integrating.”

Topics: SoC NoC automotive cache coherent interconnect semiconductor engineering soc architecture CPUs Benoit de Lescure verification noc interconnect ML/AI IP market

Semiconductor Engineering: Interconnect Challenges Grow, Tools Lag

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

Interconnect Challenges Grow, Tools Lag 

June 15th, 2020 - By Brian Bailey

More data, smaller devices are hitting the limits of current technology. The fix may be expensive. 
 
Chips are growing. “Ten years ago, the interconnect would be concerned with about 10K gates,” says Benoit de Lescure, CTO for Arteris IP. “Now they need to interconnect 10M gates on a chip, so there’s been a very significant increase in complexity. The number of clients on the interconnect has increased.”
 
Topics: SoC NoC technology semiconductor engineering Benoit de Lescure CTO broadcast noc interconnect ai accelerators IP market networking chips multicast

Semiconductor Engineering: Does Power Verification Work?

Benoit de Lescure, Sr. Director of Technology at Arteris IP, states in this Semiconductor Engineering article:

Does Power Verification Work?

 

May 10th, 2018 - By Brian Bailey

Topics: FlexNoC semiconductor engineering arteris ip voltage Benoit de Lescure verification