Arteris Articles

SemiWiki: CEO Interview: Charlie Janac of Arteris IP

Charlie Janac, president and CEO at Arteris IP interviewed by Daniel Nenni in this new SemiWiki blog:

CEO Interview: Charlie Janac

August 28, 2020 - By Daniel Nenni

Why is on-chip interconnect important for SoC innovation?
System-on-chip architectures are rapidly changing because we are moving from “data processing” chips to SoCs able to execute “decision making” models. The on-chip interconnect is the logical and physical means to create the SoC architecture so the importance of the network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect has increased as the need for architectural innovation has grown.

What developments do you see that Arteris IP is able to address?
We’re at a very exciting time because an important ingredient for performant SoCs has clearly become the on-chip interconnect and all the SoC architectural changes by our customers are influencing our technology development.

Topics: SoC network-on-chip semiconductor automotive Ncore cache coherency FlexNoC networks AI semiwiki charlie janac noc interconnect ceo data processing superscalers

SemiWiki: Interconnect Basics: Wires to Crossbar to NoC

Kurt Shuler shares with Bernard Murphy an introduction to interconnect topologies, a useful primer to anyone who thinks of interconnect as “just wires” in this new SemiWiki blog:

Interconnect Basics: Wires to Crossbars to NoC

August 21, 2020 - By Bernard Murphy

To many of us, if we ever think about interconnect on an SoC, we may think delay, power consumption, congestion, that sort of thing. All important points from an implementation point of view, but what about the functional and system implications? In the early days, interconnect was very democratic, all wires more or less equal, connecting X to Y wherever needed. If you had a data bus, you’d route that more carefully to ensure roughly equal delays for each bit, which works pretty well when you don’t have a lot of on-chip functions. But there’s more to it than that. This blog is a quick introduction to interconnect basics.

Topics: SoC network-on-chip crossbar semiconductor Ncore FlexNoC networks AI semiwiki kurt shuler noc interconnect NoC layer

SemiWiki: ISO 26262: My IP Supplier Checks the Boxes, So That's Covered Right?

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

ISO 26262: My IP Supplier Checks the Boxes, So That's Covered Right?  

May 24th,  2018 - By Bernard Murphy

21682d1526739917-automotive-supply-chain-minBernard Murphy (SemiWiki) gets insight from Kurt Shuler on how an IP provider stepping up to ISO 26262 compliance isn’t quite as straightforward as it might look. Even more important, helping a customer meet their compliance goals may require more than just checking the boxes.

Topics: SoC ADAS autonomous vehicles ISO 26262 training ISO 26262 compliance networks semiwiki ASIL D safety functional safety manager

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