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Safety, The Non-Negotiable Requirement Driving Autonomous Vehicle SoC Designs


The automotive industry has set itself the goal of achieving autonomous driving and is accruing the building blocks to make that happen. The challenge is in architecting the next generation automotive SoCs which must deliver exploding performance while meeting requirements for real-time latency, end-to-end QoS, FuSa (ISO 26262) and security. These SoCs need to include heterogeneous architecture... » read more

Intelligent Interconnect Blends Performance, Sensing And Safety In Automotive SoCs


Automobiles are undergoing a dramatic transformation. Autonomous vehicles have debuted, and the stakes for safety are now sky-high. Learn how NetSpeed brings performance, sensing, and safety together for ISO 26262 applications with a fully automated, configurable, correct-by-construction approach where a NoC is optimized with its functional safety (FuSa) features. To read more, click here. » read more

Coherency: The New Normal In SoCs


We are not far from devices each handling 100 teraflops of compute, billions of pixels of display, hundreds of gigabits of connectivity, and terabytes of storage. Compared with current state-of-the-art mobile SoCs, these are increases of one or two orders of magnitude — at similar or preferably lower power consumption. SoC design is changing to meet this challenge. Multicore architecture i... » read more

Leading Chip Maker Rolls Out SoC For Automotive Market With NetSpeed Gemini


There is tremendous growth in the automotive IC market due to the trend towards electric or hybrid cars and applications for enhanced safety. However, the technical challenges of implementing today's connected car and the autonomous vehicles of the future are daunting. To read more, click here. » read more

Top Mobile OEM Uses NetSpeed to Boost Its Next Gen Application Processor


The smartphone segment is certainly the most competitive market for chip makers today and the yearly product launch cadence puts a lot of pressure on the application processor design cycle. End-users expect to benefit from higher image definition, better sound quality, ever faster and more complex applications which push the limits of application processor performance in terms of higher frequen... » read more

Leading Chip Maker Rolls Out SoC For Automotive Market With NetSpeed Gemini


While SoC performance is important to support automotive applications, three criteria, safety, security, and reliability have to outperform almost any other application. Safety because an automobile is a life-critical system, security because you don’t want to allow any malware to penetrate this system, and finally reliability as we all expect our car to be failure-free for years if not decad... » read more

Automating Front-End SoC Design With NetSpeed’s On-Chip-Network IP


This white paper from The Linley Group examines the challenges of turning SoC architecture specifications into successful design implementations. It presents the case that SoCs are becoming too large and complex for existing design methodologies and identifies the need for a more automated front-end design process. To read more, click here. » read more

The First Fully Configurable Cache-Coherent Interconnect Solution For SoCs


The last few decades have seen a massive growth in the number of CPU cores, computing clusters and other IP blocks in a SoC. This massive growth along with the need for complex chip integration has driven the need for sophisticated interconnects. SoC architects have employed a variety of methods from buses to crossbars to handcrafted NoCs with Lego-like blocks with varying degrees of success. T... » read more

An Architecture Synthesis Platform For Rapidly Evolving SoC Designs


Modern System-on-Chip (SoC) architects are faced with a number of serious challenges. First, the number of Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) blocks in SoC designs is growing continuously and increasing design complexity. With IP design reuse becoming more common, the mixing and matching of IP components is further compounding design complexity. Second, sophisticated SoC applications are ... » read more