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Moving From AMBA ACE to CHI For Coherency


Introduced back in 2011, ACE (AXI Coherency Extensions) grew from the existing AXI protocol to satisfy the cache coherency maintenance demands of SoCs with multi core processors and shared caches in smart phones, mobile computers, and servers. It added new channels for cache communication, extra signals to allow new transaction for coherency support, and five state model for caches. AXI + A... » read more

The Week In Review: Design


M&A Silvaco will acquire SoC Solutions, adding more IP experience to the company's portfolio. SoC Solutions, based in Atlanta, GA, focuses on pre-configured IP subsystems and IP targeting low power IoT and machine-to-machine communication. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the acquisition is expected to close soon. Imagination is putting the rest of the company up for sale after... » read more