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Semiconductor Engineering: Car Industry Changing Under The Hood

Kurt Shuler, Vice President of Marketing Arteris IP quoted in today's Semiconductor Engineering blog:

Car Industry Changing Under The Hood 

January 7th, 2021 - By Ann Steffora Mutschler

Auto electronics are becoming more centralized, connected, and complex, and the entire supply chain is realigning around those shifts.

It wasn’t that long ago that security was viewed as something nice to have, noted Kurt Shuler, vice president of marketing at Arteris IP. “I’ve got some friends who are in the security IP business and I joke with them that they’re actually in the insurance business since there’s no requirement for any of this. A smartphone may be insecure, but five years after you sold the IP or the software, you’re not likely to be sued for having an insecure phone, so who cares? Cars are different. Cars have a safety of life issue, and now there are standards because of that, and it’s something being designed in upfront. Not just market forces, but also standards make things safer for everybody.”

Topics: SoC Interconnect NoC functional safety network-on-chip automotive ADAS semiconductor engineering ASIL D kurt shuler OEMs 5G security car makers

All About Circuits: The Role of Last-Level Cache Implementation for SoC Developers

Kurt Shuler, vice president of marketing at Arteris IP authored this new All About Circuits article:

The Role of Last-Level Cache Implementation for SoC Developers

May 13th, 2020 - By Kurt Shuler

There is a challenge for SoC developers to find ways to navigate the demand of memory in their design. This article looks at how a fourth, or last-level, cache can provide a solution.

So, what’s the best memory solution? For hints, we can look at what other companies are doing. Tear-down analyses have shown that Apple, for one, solves the speed mismatch problem by adding another cache. If a big company with nearly infinite R&D resources designs around its SoCs bottlenecks this way, it’s probably worth looking into. 
 
Topics: Apple SoC NoC technology CodaCache last level cache kurt shuler noc interconnect ML IP market security All About Circuits DSP

Semiconductor Engineering: Vehicle Communications Is Due For An Overhaul

Kurt Shuler, vice president of marketing at Arteris IP is quoted in this new Semiconductor Engineering article:

Vehicle Communications Is Due For An Overhaul

May 12th, 2020 - By Ann Steffora Mutschler

The Controller Area Network (CAN), one of the main communications networks in an automobile, is headed for a security overhaul — if not a wholesale replacement.
 
Kurt Shuler, vice president of marketing at  Arteris IP , likewise stressed the need for am architecture for security from the start. “Do as much as you can at the lowest possible level, because that’s where you can have the most control later. If you’re doing everything in software later, there are still ways around that. If you have things at the hardware level — and that’s where it comes to with the interconnects and the firewalls — if you have the physical mechanisms to stop traffic that shouldn’t be there during certain use cases and you can control that later when there’s new use cases, you’re covered. But it’s got to be built in an overall architecture, where the smallest parts are the SoC transistors. This equates to fire-walling, and either poisoning data that is suspect and letting it through or firing an interrupt up to the system that says, ‘Hey, I’m being hacked.’”
 
Topics: SoC automotive NoC technology semiconductor engineering kurt shuler data centers noc interconnect IP market security CAN BUS SoC transistors