Arteris Articles

SemiWiki: SoC Integration - Predictable, Repeatable, Scalable

Bernard Murphy (SemiWiki) gets an update from Kurt Shuler, vice president of Marketing at Arteris IP on the benefits of integrating SoC data and NoC integration. 

SoC Integration - Predictable, Repeatable, Scalable

March 24th, 2021 - Bernard Murphy

On its face System-on-chip (SoC) integration doesn’t seem so hard. You gather and configure all the intellectual properties (IPs) you’re going to need, then stitch them together. Something you could delegate to new college hires, maybe? But it isn’t that simple. What makes SoC integration challenging is that there are so many parts including IPs and connections. Some are moving parts, changing as bugs are fixed. Some, like the interconnect, can only be completely defined when you integrate. There’s a lot of interdependence between these parts. Make a small change like importing a new revision of an IP or adapting to a spec tweak, and the consequences can ripple through your integration, not a big deal, perhaps, early in design. But a very big deal when you’ve finally wrestled hundreds of IPs and tens of thousands of connections into behaving. Then you have to drop in a couple more changes. Surely there’s a better way? Kurt Shuler shares his views on the need.
Topics: SoC NoC network-on-chip semiconductor FlexNoC semiwiki safety XML ip-xact magillem kurt shuler QoS noc interconnect EDA data integration traceability configuration software interface documentation enterprise

EDN: The Network-on-Chip Interconnect is the SoC

Benoit de Lescure, CTO at Arteris IP authors this new series of articles in EDN:

The Network-on-Chip Interconnect is the SoC

March 25th, 2021 - By Benoit de Lescure

The NoC interconnect is the SoC architecture.

“The network is the computer,” coined by John Gage of Sun Microsystems back in 1984, proved incredibly insightful. This idea is re-emerging, this time within the SoC realm. Functions in a chip that communicate with each other—not through simple wires but through complex network elements such as switches, protocol converters, packetizers, and so on—are not so different from the set of computers communicating through a network within a cabinet, or a room, back in 1984.

Topics: SoC NoC AMBA network-on-chip automotive CPU AI arteris ip interconnects QoS DDR ic design EDN bus fabric

SemiWiki: Arteris IP Folds in Magillem

Bernard Murphy (SemiWiki) gets an update from Kurt Shuler, vice president of Marketing at Arteris IP on the motivation behind the Arteris IP/Magillem merger.

Arteris IP Folds in Magillem. Perfect for SoC Integrators

February 18, 2021 - Bernard Murphy

Arteris IP and Magillem recently tied the knot, creating a merger of Network-on-Chip (NoC) and related Intellectual Property (IP) with a platform known for IP-XACT based SoC integration and related support. This is interesting to me because I’m familiar with products and people in both companies. I talked to Kurt Shuler, vice president of marketing to understand the rationale behind the acquisition.
Topics: SoC NoC network-on-chip semiconductor FlexNoC semiwiki ip-xact kurt shuler QoS noc interconnect Magillem Deployment Division

Semiconductor Engineering: The Role Of NoCs In System-Level Services

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

The Role Of NoCs In System-Level Services

September 8th, 2020 - By Kurt Shuler

The central nervous system of SoCs is expanding to help manage things like QoS and performance.

The primary objective of any network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect is to move data around a chip as efficiently as possible with as little impact as possible on design closure while meeting or exceeding key design metrics (PPA, etc.). These networks have become the central nervous system of SoCs and are starting to play a larger role in system-level services like quality of service (QoS), debug, performance analysis, safety and security because these on-chip interconnects transport and “see” most if not all of the of the on-chip dataflow. Think of the NoC as the SoC’s “all seeing eye” and you’ll have a better understanding of what is technically possible.
 
Topics: SoC NoC ISO 26262 SoC QoS automotive semiconductor engineering soc architecture ASIL D kurt shuler QoS noc interconnect IP market