Arteris Articles

Semiconductor Engineering: NoC Experiences From The Trenches

Kurt Shuler, Vice President of Marketing at Arteris IP authored this new article in Semiconductor Engineering:

NoC Experiences From The Trenches

September 28th, 2021 - By Kurt Shuler

When evaluating a new technology, don't aim for a simple 1-to-1 replacement.


Network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect as an alternative to traditional crossbars is already well-proven, but there are still plenty of design teams on the cusp of a transition or who maybe do not yet see a need for a change. As with a switch to any new technology, the first hurdles are often simply misconceptions. When new users first evaluate any new technology, they often make the mistake of attempting a 1-to-1 replacement of their old technology without considering all the new things the new capabilities bring to them.

Read on for some examples I have seen during my years at Arteris IP and check out our customer list, which includes the best-of-the-best in many domains implementing small to large designs.

Topics: Interconnect network-on-chip crossbar automotive FlexNoC semiconductor engineering arteris ip CPUs SoCs RTL kurt shuler chip design NoCs AI designs floorplanning

Semiconductor Engineering: Software-Hardware Co-Design Becomes Real

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

Software-Hardware Co-Design Becomes Real

September 27th, 2021 - By Brian Bailey

Automatic mapping of software onto existing hardware, or using software to drive hardware design, are highly desired but very difficult.


“Hardware/software co-design has been happening for quite a while,” says Michael Frank, fellow and system architect at Arteris IP. “People have been trying to estimate the behavior of the platform and evaluation its performance using real software for quite a while. The industry has been building better simulators, such as Gem5, and Qemu. This has extended into systems where accelerators have been included, where you build models of accelerators and offload your CPUs by running parts of the code on the accelerator."

Topics: Interconnect automotive semiconductor engineering arteris ip CPUs SoCs chip design AI/ML Michael Frank Gem5

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

SemiWiki: Safety in the Interconnect

Kurt Shuler, VP of Marketing at Arteris IP, chats with Bernard Murphy in this SemiWiki blog:

Safety in the Interconnect

 

April 26th,  2018 - By Bernard Murphy

Bernard Murphy (SemiWiki) provides his take on a talk by Kurt Shuler how safety assurance extends to the interconnect, particular challenges in meeting ISO 26262 requirements for highly configurable IP and how Arteris IP addresses these challenges for users of their NoC systems.

Topics: SoC on-chip interconnect networks CPUs GPUs FMEA NIU system safety assurance semiwiki critical safety BIST