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SemiWiki: An Ah-Ha Moment for Testbench Assembly

Bernard Murphy (SemiWiki) gets an update from Arteris IP.

An Ah-Ha Moment for Testbench Assembly 

February 28, 2022 - Bernard Murphy

Sometimes we miss the forest for the trees, and I’m as guilty as anyone else. When we think testbenches, we rightly turn to UVM because that’s the agreed standard, and everyone has been investing their energy in learning UVM. UVM is fine, so why do we need to talk about anything different? That’s the forest and trees thing. We don’t need to change the way we define testbenches – the behavior and (largely) the top-level structure. But maybe there’s a better way to assemble that top level through a more structured assembly method than through hand-coding or ad-hoc scripting. Still built on UVM at leveraging the standardization benefits of IP-XACT for assembly around VIPs.
 
Topics: SoC NoC network-on-chip semiconductor arteris ip semiwiki ip-xact RTL UVM noc interconnect test bench assembly Arteris IP Harmony Trace Paul Graykowski Jama software SoC verification Magillem UTG UVM Testbench Generator Arteris (AIP)

SemiWiki: Business Considerations in Traceability

Bernard Murphy (SemiWiki) gets an update from Arteris IP on why businesses may be increasing pushed to support traceability.

Business Considerations in Traceability 

January 26, 2022 - Bernard Murphy

Traceability as an emerging debate around hardware is gaining a lot of traction. As a reminder, traceability is the need to support a disciplined ability to trace from initial OEM requirements down through the value chain to implementation support and confirmed verification in software and hardware. Demand for traceability appears most commonly in safety-critical applications, from automotive and rail to mil-aero. In process industries such as petroleum, petrochemical and pharmaceutical, to power plants and machinery safety-related controls. And that’s just established applications. The more we push the IoT envelope, Industry 4.0, smart cities and homes, the more cannot-fail products we will inevitably create. Safety, reliability, regulations and even simply managing complex and varied requirements from customers have implications for traceability support.
 
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Topics: SoC NoC network-on-chip semiconductor automotive arteris ip semiwiki ip-xact compliance noc interconnect design teams Arteris IP Harmony Trace Paul Graykowski Jama software ISO 14971

SemiWiki: Traceability and ISO 26262

Bernard Murphy (SemiWiki) and Kurt Shuler, VP of Marketing at Arteris IP, talk about the growing importance of traceability to ISO 26262 and safety.

Traceability and ISO 26262

November 29, 2021 - Bernard Murphy

Since traceability and its relationship to ISO 26262 may be an unfamiliar topic for many of my readers, I thought it might be useful to spend some time on why this area is important. What is the motivation behind a need for traceability in support of automotive systems development? The classic verification and validation V-diagram is a useful starting point for understanding. The left arm of the V decomposes system design from concepts into requirements, architecture, and detailed design. The right arm represents verification and validation steps from unit testing all the way up to full system validation. Tracing compliance with requirements through this full flow requires new kinds of automation.
 
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Topics: SoC NoC ISO 26262 network-on-chip semiconductor automotive arteris ip semiwiki ip-xact kurt shuler compliance noc interconnect design teams Arteris IP Harmony Trace ISO 26262 auditors

SemiWiki: More Tales from the NoC Trenches

Bernard Murphy (SemiWiki), gets an update from Kurt Shuler, VP of Marketing and William Tseng, AE Manager at Arteris IP, about a few more misconceptions in early NoC evaluation. 

More Tales from the NoC Trenches

September 23, 2021 - Bernard Murphy

Science texts like to present the evolution of knowledge as step-function transitions, from ignorance to wisdom. We used to think the sun revolved around the earth. Then Galileo appeared, and we instantly realized that the earth revolves around the sun. But reality is always messier, as Galileo understood all too well. The transition from darkness to light is often bumpy. The same can be said for adopting new technologies. There may be mechanical challenges along the way, but the biggest barriers are often our own preconceptions. I talked to William Tseng (AE Manager) and Kurt Shuler (VP Marketing) at Arteris IP to share more tales from the trenches on this learning curve in NoC adoption. 
Topics: SoC NoC ISO 26262 network-on-chip semiconductor automotive mesh AI arteris ip semiwiki kurt shuler noc interconnect william tseng