Kurt Shuler, Vice President of Marketing at Arteris IP authored this new Semiconductor Engineering article:
SoC Integration Complexity: Size Doesn't (Always) Matter
April 1st, 2021 - By Kurt Shuler
Even small IoT designs can have plenty of complexity in architecture and integration.
It’s common when talking about complexity in systems-on-chip (SoCs) to haul out monster examples: application processors, giant AI chips, and the like. Breaking with that tradition, consider an internet of things (IoT) design, which can still challenge engineers with plenty of complexity in architecture and integration. This complexity springs from two drivers: very low power consumption, even using harvested MEMS power instead of a battery, and quick turnaround to build out a huge family of products based on a common SoC platform while keeping tight control on development and unit costs.