System-Level Design

Top Stories

The Other Side Of Makimoto’s Wave

Custom design is gaining ground against standardized approaches in a variety of new applications.

New Design Approaches At 7/5nm

Smaller features and AI are creating system-level issues, but traditional ways of solving these problems don't always work.

The Challenge Of RISC-V Compliance

Showing that a processor core adheres to a specification becomes more difficult when the specification is extensible.

The Problem With Post-Silicon Debug

Rising costs, tighter market windows and more heterogeneous designs are forcing chipmakers to rethink fundamental design approaches.

Can Debug Be Tamed?

Can machine learning bring debug back under control?

Partitioning Drives Architectural Considerations

Experts at the Table, part 2: Biggest tradeoffs in partitioning.

Pushing AI Into The Mainstream

Why data scrubbing and social issues could limit the speed of adoption and the usefulness of this technology.

Using Memory Differently

Optimizing complex chips requires decisions about overall system architecture, and memory is a key variable.

EDA Grabs Bigger Slice Of Chip Market

Manufacturing, packaging and development tools always have earned a fixed percentage of IC revenue, but that could change.

Chip Industry In Rapid Transition

Wally Rhines, Mentor's CEO Emeritus, points to big shifts caused by AI, customization, uncertainty in the global economy and a changing customer base.

More Top Stories »



Round Tables

Partitioning Drives Architectural Considerations

Experts at the Table, part 2: Biggest tradeoffs in partitioning.

Making IP Friendlier

Experts at the Table, part 2: Some IP issues remain unsolved even after 20 years. What the IP industry needs to change for growth.

IP Tracking and Management

Experts at the Table, part 1: What are the important elements of an IP tracking and management system for providers and users?

The Impact of Domain Crossing on Safety

Experts at the Table, part 3: What addition problems does this create in application areas, such as automotive? When will we see more automated sol...

So Many Waivers Hiding Issues

Experts at the Table, part 2: Domain crossings can produce thousands of waivers. How does a team put in place a methodology for dealing with them?

More Roundtables »



Multimedia

New Memory Options

Using data as the starting point for designs opens up new architectural choices.

Reverse Debug

How to reduce time spent on debugging complex chips.

More Than A Core

A system-level look at integration, security, and new architectures such as RISC-V.

Formal Signoff

What makes one assertion better than another?

Heterogeneous Computing Verification

How to verify increasingly complex chips.

More Multimedia »



See All Posts in System-Level Design »

Latest Blogs

Editor's Note

Crisis In Data

Before the industry begins shifting to a data-driven approach, ground rules n...
February 28, 2019
What Were They Thinking

Follow The Data

Does antitrust law need changing for the data age? The discussion has started...
A System Perspective

The Time Is Now For A Common Model Interface

Devices need to operate reliably for longer than ever before, making aging si...
Looking Past The Horizon

Accelerate SSD Software Development And System Validation

Start development early on the complex firmware required by next generation S...
Frankly Speaking

Hot Technologies In Cold Weather

Five top takeaways from Embedded World 2019, from safety and security to ecos...
Just A Formality

Formal Verification Of RISC-V Cores

As RISC-V offerings expand, it's vital to make sure they conform to the ISA s...
Programmed Complexity

Inaccurate Assumptions Mean Software Issues

Embedded software development is no longer a one-dimensional problem, and too...
Intelligent Analytics

The Rapid Rise Of RISC-V

The open source ISA's ecosystem takes big steps forward with the latest found...
Semi Thoughts

A Conference For The Ages

Presenting a paper at the storied ISSCC.
Design & Verification

Deep Learning Hardware: FPGA vs. GPU

While GPUs are well-positioned in machine learning, data type flexibility and...
December 20, 2018
Against The Grain

Make-Or-Break Time For Portable Stimulus

We hear a lot from vendors about the new Portable Stimulus Standard, but how ...
October 25, 2018

Knowledge Centers
Entities, people and technologies explored


  Trending Articles

Engineering Talent Shortage Now Top Risk Factor

New market opportunities and global competitiveness are limited by qualified people.

The Challenge Of RISC-V Compliance

Showing that a processor core adheres to a specification becomes more difficult when the specification is extensible.

Finding Defects In Chips With Machine Learning

Better algorithms and more data could bolster adoption, particularly at advanced nodes.

In-Memory Vs. Near-Memory Computing

New approaches are competing for attention as scaling benefits diminish.

Using Sensor Data To Improve Yield And Uptime

Deeper understanding of equipment behavior and market needs will have broad impact across the semiconductor supply chain.