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

EE Times article, "Licensing Interconnect IP for Fun & Profit"

Kurt Shuler, VP Marketing at Arteris IP, authored this EE Times article discussing NoC interconnect Build or Buy.

February 25, 2021 - by Kurt Shuler

Why do we buy instead of build? Because the guys at the factory know what they’re doing.

The big question then becomes, which parts do we design in-house, and which do we bring in from outside? That’s a whiteboard architectural discussion, which can be heated and emotional. Engineers want to build stuff — that’s what they do. Managers want to get a working product out the door as economically as possible — that’s what they do. If the engineers want to make, and the managers want to buy, who wins? Who gets to make that call, and how do they justify the decision? 

Topics: SoC economics semiconductor eetimes AI SoCs RTL kurt shuler noc interconnect ML/AI SoC IP R&D costs buy vs build build vs buy

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

SemiWiki: The Reality of ISO 26262 Interpretation. Experience Matters.

Kurt Shuler, vice president at Arteris IP talks with Bernard Murphy about the complexities of interpreting the ISO 26262 standard new SemiWiki blog:

The Reality of ISO 26262 Interpretation. Experience Matters

November 30, 2020 - Bernard Murphy

Interpreting ISO 26262 without ambiguity is not always easy. Suppliers and integrators can read some aspects differently, creating confusion. Which is a problem since ISO 26262 has become so much a part of any discussion on automotive electronics that it has gained almost biblical significance. Yet most of us, even suppliers to the market, understand at best only what they have read in the document. I had a fascinating discussion with Kurt Shuler (VP Marketing at Arteris IP) on the background to and challenges in interpretation in the standard. Kurt is a member on the technical advisory group to ISO 26262 and is extensively involved in safety management. It turns out that everything you need to know is not always covered in the official document.

Topics: SoC ISO 26262 network-on-chip semiconductor automotive Ncore FlexNoC semiwiki kurt shuler OEMs noc interconnect Tier 1s 2nd edition ISO 26262