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Kurt Shuler

Kurt Shuler

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SemiWiki: AI in Korea. Low-Key PR, Active Development

Kurt Shuler, vice president at Arteris IP talks with Bernard Murphy about AI in Korea in this new SemiWiki blog:

AI in Korea.Low-Key PR, Active Development

September 15, 2020 - Bernard Murphy

Based on press coverage and technical paper volume, you could be forgiven for thinking that Korea had decided to take a pass on AI mania, or maybe just to dabble a little here and there to stay abreast of trends. But you’d be wrong. Korea is very active in AI; they don’t feel a need to trumpet what they’re doing from the rooftops. If you dig around, there are plenty of hints. I talked with Kurt Shuler of Arteris IP to get a better understanding. I’m talking here about AI hardware, of course.

Topics: SoC network-on-chip semiconductor automotive ADAS Ncore FlexNoC AI semiwiki noc interconnect sait kaist snu korea ai

Arteris IP FlexNoC® Interconnect Licensed by VITEC for High Resolution Video Encoder and Decoder Chips

CAMPBELL, Calif. – September 15, 2020 – Arteris IP, the world’s leading supplier of innovative, silicon-proven network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect intellectual property, today announced that VITEC has licensed Arteris FlexNoC Interconnect IP for use in its high resolution video encoder and decoder systems.

Arteris FlexNoC interconnect technology has enabled us to optimize the increased on-chip bandwidth of our next generation H.265 hardware while reducing the die area of our chips. Implementing FlexNoC IP as the on-chip dataflow backbone of our chips reduces our costs while increasing video encode and decode performance, which helps us maintain our competitive advantage.”


Richard Bernard, Senior Product Manager, VITEC

Topics: Arteris FlexNoC new customer SoC chips on-chip bandwidth dataflow IPTV satellite video systems backbone

Semiconductor Engineering: The Role Of NoCs In System-Level Services

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

The Role Of NoCs In System-Level Services

September 8th, 2020 - By Kurt Shuler

The central nervous system of SoCs is expanding to help manage things like QoS and performance.

The primary objective of any network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect is to move data around a chip as efficiently as possible with as little impact as possible on design closure while meeting or exceeding key design metrics (PPA, etc.). These networks have become the central nervous system of SoCs and are starting to play a larger role in system-level services like quality of service (QoS), debug, performance analysis, safety and security because these on-chip interconnects transport and “see” most if not all of the of the on-chip dataflow. Think of the NoC as the SoC’s “all seeing eye” and you’ll have a better understanding of what is technically possible.
 
Topics: SoC NoC ISO 26262 SoC QoS automotive semiconductor engineering soc architecture ASIL D kurt shuler QoS noc interconnect IP market

Semiconductor Engineering: Software-Defined Vehicles

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

Software-Defined Vehicles

September 4th, 2020 - By Bryon Moyer

The electrification of cars makes all sorts of things possible. 

“There’s a big open question regarding how these updates affect functional safety,” said Kurt Shuler, vice president of marketing at Arteris IP . “Is it practical to completely redo the safety analysis for each update?”
 
Topics: SoC NoC functional safety ISO 26262 automotive ADAS NoC technology semiconductor engineering soc architecture kurt shuler AI chips noc interconnect IP market

Semiconductor Engineering: Interconnects Emerge As Key Concern For Performance

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

Interconnects Emerge As Key Concern For Performance

September 3rd, 2020 - By Ed Sperling

Complexity, abundant options, and limits on tooling make this an increasingly challenging area. 

“On the AI side of things, the architecture is being determined by the capabilities of the interconnect,” said Kurt Shuler, vice president of marketing at Arteris IP . “It’s not just about the individual processing elements. It’s how do you get data between the processing elements and a whole bunch of local memories. In a lot of these AI chips, for power as well as latency and bandwidth, they want to limit as much as possible going off to DRAM, which means you’ve got to do the processing in situ within the chip. You can think of the interconnect as knobs and dials of what you’re capable of doing within these huge AI chips.”
 
Topics: SoC NoC NoC technology semiconductor engineering soc architecture DRAM AI chips noc interconnect IP market

SemiWiki: CEO Interview: Charlie Janac of Arteris IP

Charlie Janac, president and CEO at Arteris IP interviewed by Daniel Nenni in this new SemiWiki blog:

CEO Interview: Charlie Janac

August 28, 2020 - By Daniel Nenni

Why is on-chip interconnect important for SoC innovation?
System-on-chip architectures are rapidly changing because we are moving from “data processing” chips to SoCs able to execute “decision making” models. The on-chip interconnect is the logical and physical means to create the SoC architecture so the importance of the network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect has increased as the need for architectural innovation has grown.

What developments do you see that Arteris IP is able to address?
We’re at a very exciting time because an important ingredient for performant SoCs has clearly become the on-chip interconnect and all the SoC architectural changes by our customers are influencing our technology development.

Topics: SoC network-on-chip semiconductor automotive Ncore cache coherency FlexNoC networks AI semiwiki charlie janac noc interconnect ceo data processing superscalers

Arteris® IP Advances onto List of Top 15 Semiconductor IP Vendors

Network-on-Chip (NoC) interconnect leader is 12th largest Semiconductor Design Intellectual Property company by revenue according to IPnest

CAMPBELL, Calif. – June 9, 2020 – Arteris IP, the world’s leading supplier of innovative, silicon-proven network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect intellectual property, today announced that the 2020 IPnest Semiconductor Design IP Report has listed Arteris IP as the 12th largest semiconductor IP company worldwide and 2nd behind Arm Holdings in the Chip Infrastructure market category, which includes primarily on-chip interconnect IP.

The fastest-growing IP vendors are specialists in their fields, focusing strongly on new technology and providing world class innovation and product quality. Arteris IP follows this pattern of success by providing the semiconductor industry the technical leadership and advanced capabilities required to assemble the world’s most sophisticated and important systems-on-chip."

Dr. Eric Esteve, Principal Analyst, IPnest

Topics: SoC NoC on-chip interconnect ncore cache coherent interconnect performance IP market Arteris IP FlexNoC interconnect Coda Cache LLC ipnest chip infrastructure semiconductor design ip report

Arteris® IP FlexNoC® Interconnect and AI Package Licensed by Blue Ocean Smart System for AI Chips

State-of-the-art Network-on-Chip (NoC) interconnect enables optimized write broadcast dataflow for AI inference and training hardware accelerator chips

CAMPBELL, Calif. – May 19, 2020 – Arteris IP, the world’s leading supplier of innovative, silicon-proven network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect intellectual property, today announced that Blue Ocean Smart System has licensed Arteris FlexNoC Interconnect IP and the accompanying AI Package for use in next generation systems-on-chip (SoC) that hardware accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) neural network inference and training.

From prior experience, I knew that Arteris interconnect IP was the best solution to construct complex high frequency and high bandwidth on-chip interconnects that were backend friendly for easier timing closure. The addition of the AI Package allows us to finely tune our chip architecture using multicast write semantics which greatly reduce off-chip memory accesses while using little die area and consuming much less power. Our use of Arteris FlexNoC and the AI Package has been key to turning our architectural dreams into system-on-chip reality.”


John Rowland, President, Blue Ocean Smart

Topics: SoC NoC on-chip interconnect new customer memory machine learning neural network performance high-bandwidth Arteris IP FlexNoC interconnect AI inference accelerate

Arteris® IP FlexNoC® Interconnect Licensed by Picocom for 5G New Radio Infrastructure Baseband SoCs

State-of-the-art Network-on-Chip (NoC) interconnect enables complex high-speed, yet flexible design

CAMPBELL, Calif. – May 12, 2020 – Arteris IP, the world’s leading supplier of innovative, silicon-proven network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect intellectual property, today announced that Picocom has licensed Arteris FlexNoC Interconnect IP for use in its upcoming 5G New Radio (5G NR) small cell baseband system-on-chip (SoC). Picocom specializes in 5G wireless baseband technologies for open small cell radio access networks.

Arteris interconnect IP was a smart choice to assist us in overcoming the design intricacies of the evolving 5G NR standard for our silicon. It is enabling us to manage our on-chip SoC bandwidth and complexity, whilst allowing us to retain design flexibility. In addition, it has helped us reduce development time, a crucial achievement in the fast-paced 5G NR market.”


Yingbo Jiang, CEO, Picocom

Topics: SoC NoC new customer enterprise SSD low power bandwidth performance high-bandwidth 5G Arteris IP FlexNoC interconnect base station wireless baseband

Arteris® IP FlexNoC® Interconnect Again Licensed by NETINT Technologies for Codensity Enterprise SSD Controllers

State-of-the-art Network-on-Chip (NoC) technology enables next-generation of SSD controllers for high density real-time 4K H.265 video transcoding and storage

CAMPBELL, Calif. – March 24, 2020 – Arteris IP, the world’s leading supplier of innovative, silicon-proven network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect intellectual property, today announced that NETINT Technologies has once again licensed Arteris IP FlexNoC Interconnect for use in its next-generation of enterprise solid state disk (SSD) storage system controllers with on-chip video encoding processors. NETINT’s first purchase of Arteris IP interconnect licenses was announced in January of 2019 (see, “Arteris IP FlexNoC® Interconnect Licensed by NETINT Technologies for PCIe 4.0 Enterprise SSD Controllers”).

Our Codensity G4 D400 SSDs were the industry’s first SSDs supporting a PCIe 4.0 interface, and our next-generation SSD controllers will push technology boundaries even more. Arteris FlexNoC interconnect IP has been critical to our products’ success because it enables the high bandwidth, low latency and data protection required for our systems. The flexibility of Arteris FlexNoC has allowed us to implement more sophisticated SoC architectures in less time that would otherwise be possible, thereby allowing us to create higher margin chips with less engineering effort.”


Tao Zhong, CEO, NETINT

Topics: SoC NoC new customer enterprise SSD low power performance high-bandwidth on-chip video encoding Arteris IP FlexNoC interconnect