IP Integration Challenges Increase

Semiconductor Engineering sat down with Chris Rowen, CTO of [getentity id="22032" e_name="Cadence"]'s IP group; Rob Aitken, an [getentity id="22186" comment="ARM"] fellow; Patrick Soheili, vice president of product management and corporate development at [getentity id="22242" e_name="eSilicon"]; Navraj Nandra, senior director of marketing for DesignWare analog and mixed-signal IP at [getentity ... » read more

Developing High-Performance, Low-Power Audio/Voice Subsystems Using Customizable DSP Blocks And Audio Interface IP

As applications such as mobile gaming and voice triggering grow in popularity, audio/voice subsystems are becoming more important in many mobile system-on-chip (SoC) designs. Subsystem requirements have evolved to address multiple demands: high-performance, high-resolution audio stream processing, and always-on, low-power voice trigger and recognition. This white paper describes how customizabl... » read more

HDMI 2.0 Design And Verification Challenges

High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an audio/video (A/V) transmission protocol, which is omnipresent in consumer electronics, personal computing, and mobile products. Modern-day requirements of big screen resolutions, 3D, and multi-channel/multi-stream audio have pushed display devices to use a completely digital, high-speed transmission media, requiring a multi-layered protocol like... » read more

Listening In With Better Audio

By Pallab Chatterjee The high profile discussion on new consumer products has been high definition-video and high-definition TV broadcast. The other end of the experience is starting to catch up with improved audio. Since the shift from LPs and CDs has taken place towards downloadable portable audio data, there have been complaints from the listeners about the quality of the sound. The f... » read more