The Ubiquitous GPU

By Ann Steffora Mutschler No matter the application area, GPUs are likely playing a role like never before—even to accelerate EDA software algorithms. It’s no wonder given the ability of GPUs to handle parallel processing much more effectively than CPUs. And when coexisting in a heterogeneous system, GPUs allow the design team to maximize efficiency and performance by allocating tasks... » read more

Pitfalls In Subsystem Reuse

By Ann Steffora Mutschler IP subsystems provide a ‘divide and conquer’ approach to SoC design by combining multiple IP blocks together to perform individual functions such as audio, graphics or video. The advantage of this approach is that these functions can be tested and verified at the unit level then integrated with the top-level SoC. This also facilitates reuse because each of ... » read more