Arteris Articles

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)

EDN: System Architect: Blueprint of a New Job in Semiconductor Industry

Isabelle Geday, VP and GM of IP Deployment at Arteris IP is quoted with EDN's editor-in-chief, Majeed Ahmad in this new article:

System Architect: Blueprint of a New Job in Semiconductor Industry

January 26th, 2022 - By Majeed Ahmad


According to Isabelle Geday, VP and GM of IP deployment at Arteris IP, the job requires a system-oriented mindset, which calls for a holistic approach to ensure the success of the designed systems. “A systems architect needs to have a strong understanding of design and verification and master key aspects for the targeted application and domain.” It also encompasses safety, security and performance, which must be considered at the system level—in the definition of its architecture—to be addressed efficiently.

Topics: SoC NoC network-on-chip automotive iso26262 arteris ip communications Isabelle Geday EDN Semiconductors defense Arteris IP (AIP) system-on-ships

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

EDN: A Closer Look at COVID and the Semiconductor Shortage Saga in 2021

Charlie Janac, president and CEO at Arteris IP discusses causes the chip shortage with EDN's editor-in-chief, Majeed Ahmad in this new article:

A Closer Look at COVID and the Semiconductor Shortage Saga in 2021

January 4th, 2022 - By Majeed Ahmad


As Arteris IP president and CEO Charlie Janac recalls, there have been shortages before, but not due to such imbalance between new semiconductor-driven applications and business models with relatively inadequate investment in foundry supply. It is worth mentioning that the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami in 2011 was a little preview of weather-related supply disruption. However, the resulting semiconductor shortage at that time was not nearly the scale of what we have seen now.


Topics: SoC NoC network-on-chip automotive samsung AI arteris ip charlie janac EDN Semiconductors Arteris IP (AIP) COVID system-on-ships system houses TSMC