Arteris Articles

EDN: System Architect: Blueprint of a New Job in Semiconductor Industry

Isabelle Geday, VP and GM of IP Deployment at Arteris IP is quoted with EDN's editor-in-chief, Majeed Ahmad in this new article:

System Architect: Blueprint of a New Job in Semiconductor Industry

January 26th, 2022 - By Majeed Ahmad


According to Isabelle Geday, VP and GM of IP deployment at Arteris IP, the job requires a system-oriented mindset, which calls for a holistic approach to ensure the success of the designed systems. “A systems architect needs to have a strong understanding of design and verification and master key aspects for the targeted application and domain.” It also encompasses safety, security and performance, which must be considered at the system level—in the definition of its architecture—to be addressed efficiently.

Topics: SoC NoC network-on-chip automotive iso26262 arteris ip communications Isabelle Geday EDN Semiconductors defense Arteris IP (AIP) system-on-ships

EDN: A Closer Look at COVID and the Semiconductor Shortage Saga in 2021

Charlie Janac, president and CEO at Arteris IP discusses causes the chip shortage with EDN's editor-in-chief, Majeed Ahmad in this new article:

A Closer Look at COVID and the Semiconductor Shortage Saga in 2021

January 4th, 2022 - By Majeed Ahmad


As Arteris IP president and CEO Charlie Janac recalls, there have been shortages before, but not due to such imbalance between new semiconductor-driven applications and business models with relatively inadequate investment in foundry supply. It is worth mentioning that the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami in 2011 was a little preview of weather-related supply disruption. However, the resulting semiconductor shortage at that time was not nearly the scale of what we have seen now.


Topics: SoC NoC network-on-chip automotive samsung AI arteris ip charlie janac EDN Semiconductors Arteris IP (AIP) COVID system-on-ships system houses TSMC

EDN: How NoCs Ace Power Management and Functional Safety in SoCs

Benoit de Lescure, CTO at Arteris IP authors this 3rd article in a new series for EDN:

How NoCs Ace Power Management and Functional Safety in SoCs

September 15th, 2021 - By Benoit de Lescure

The NoC interconnect is the SoC architecture.

This third article highlights how NoC technology provides capabilities like power management and functional safety that are not possible with older crossbar-based interconnect technologies. For design teams creating modern SoCs, whether large datacenter AI accelerators or power-sipping IoT sensors, NoC interconnect technology is key to implementing these SoC architectures and optimizing the dataflow within them.

To catch up on the first and second articles in this series, click below:

Topics: ARM NIC-400 SoC NoC functional safety network-on-chip crossbar automotive AI arteris ip Benoit de Lescure interconnects EDN LBIST Design Management Power Management Semiconductors DVSF

EDN: Why The Network-on-Chip Has Displaced Crossbar Switches at Scale

Benoit de Lescure, CTO at Arteris IP authors this 2nd article in a new series for EDN:

Why The Network-on-Chip Has Displaced Crossbar Switches at Scale

May 13th, 2021 - By Benoit de Lescure

The NoC interconnect is the SoC architecture.

In my first article of this series about interconnect design, I explained why on-chip communication has become central to a system-on-chip (SoC) architecture. These architectural decisions determine bandwidth, throughput, quality-of-service (QoS), power usage, safety, and cost. Here, the difference between a world-class achievement and a shortcoming starts with the communication architecture choice.

Topics: ARM NIC-400 SoC NoC network-on-chip automotive mobileye AI arteris ip Benoit de Lescure digital eyeq interconnects communications EDN plug-and-play