If your chip is late to market, it is costing you far more than you know.
Kurt Shuler, on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 @ 01:44 PM
Kurt Shuler, on Thu, Feb 23, 2012 @ 11:34 AM
It may seem strange to link two interchip interface standards to the future of 3D integrated circuits, but please bear with me for a few minutes. I hope to prove that the learning from today will impact how we design SoCs in the near future.
Two new options for interchip connectivity are available today that enable sharing a DRAM memory between two chips for data and programs. These standards, called MIPI Low Latency Interface (MIPI LLI) and Chip-to-Chip (C2C), are primarily targeted at mobile phones, where a mobile phone’s modem usually requires its own discreet DRAM. With either C2C or MIPI LLI, the mobile phone modem can use the application processor’s DRAM though a low-latency, memory-mapped connection that requires no software drivers or runtime software.
Kurt Shuler, on Thu, Mar 31, 2011 @ 12:30 PM
There has been a lot of confusion about the different standards for interchip connectivity, with many hardware developers of consumer electronics and mobile computing systems-on-chip wondering what to use. As an interconnect IP provider, I struggle with this every day when working with our customers. I wrote this article to share what I have learned.