Arteris Articles

SemiWiki: The Zen of Auto Safety - a Path to Enlightenment

Kurt Shuler, VP of Marketing and Stefano Lorenzini, Functional Safety Manager at Arteris IP, share stories with Bernard Murphy (SemiWiki) to help you chill. Safety is critical, but that’s doesn't mean you have to panic. 

The Zen of Auto-Safety - a Path to Enlightenment

July 7, 2021 - Bernard Murphy

Safety is a complex topic, but we’re busy. We take the course, get the certificate. Check, along with a million other things we need to do. But maybe it’s not quite that simple. I talked recently with Kurt Shuler (VP of marketing) and Stefano Lorenzini (functional safety manager) at Arteris IP and concluded that finding enlightenment in safety is more of a journey than a destination. I’m going to share with you a few stories they told me which highlight this journey. Because journeys / stories are my favorite way to share an idea.
Topics: SoC NoC network-on-chip semiconductor automotive arteris ip semiwiki functional safety manager RTL FMEDA noc interconnect hybrid AI SoCs Tier 1s AI/ML AoU assumptions of use

Semiconductor Engineering: IP-XACT Is Back, For All The Right Reasons

Vincent Thibaut, Director of IP Deployment Product Strategy at Arteris IP authored this new article in Semiconductor Engineering:

IP-XACT Is Back, For All The Right Reasons

July 1st, 2021 - By Vincent Thibaut

Providing collaborating teams a single and reliable source of truth for the design.

The intent behind IP-XACT has always been to provide a bridge between system-on-chip (SoC) assembly and larger considerations. This standard has additionally been used to adapt to multi-sourced and constantly evolving intellectual property (IP) that design and product teams build, often in different companies. Moreover, it was used to interface with product development beyond the specialized needs of logic design. Admittedly, it was developed early, offering a solution to a problem not yet widely recognized. It was early, but it was not wrong. Market changes are pushing more and more SoC builders in this direction in mature and emerging semiconductor and systems companies. Production needs are finally catching up with this standard.

Topics: SoC ArterisIP semiconductor engineering arteris ip ip-xact SoC assembly Tier 1s IP Deployment Division traceability hyperscalers APIs IP licenses cloud compute resources compute farm resources

Semiconductor Engineering: Auto OEMs Face New Competitive Threats

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

Auto OEMs Face New Competitive Threats

March 4th, 2021 - By Ann Steffora Mutschler

EVs are creating openings for non-traditional players, creating havoc in the supply chain.

Indeed, changes in the thinking of automotive OEMs have been evident for at least the past five years, when it was clear that the OEMs intended to start making their own chips — ironically to avoid becoming “the Foxconn of cars,” said Kurt Shuler, vice president of marketing at Arteris IP. “Foxconn does things to spec. But the ideas, the intellectual property, the value-added content reside outside. The ODM lives off of very tiny margins. For the Tier 1s, they’ve always been the specialist in mechanical or hydraulic, traditional automotive electronics, things like that. And now they’re seeing that they’re getting attacked from below from their own suppliers, as the chip guys — Infineon, NXP, and others — start to create reference design systems with their own silicon that can be adopted by a Tier 1. But an OEM also could buy that directly and do their own software. So the Tier 1s also are getting attacked from above by the OEMs.”

Topics: SoC NoC network-on-chip automotive ADAS autonomous driving semiconductor engineering arteris ip interconnects kurt shuler EV Tier 1s ODM

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