Systems & Design

Use of NoC IP Facilitates Tailoring SoC Platform Design into Bespoke SoC Devices

Case study: leveraging the benefits of FlexNoC to provide flexibility, FuSa compliance and ease of use to accelerate the development process.


Customer Overview
Dream Chip Technologies is a German company that originated from a research think tank initiative comprised of private companies and government-funded organizations in the beginning of 1990. The results from this effort were foundational in establishing German mastery of microelectronics.

Dream Chip Technologies started as a design services provider, developing intellectual property (IP) blocks, mainly focused on Image Signal Processing (ISP) and System-on-Chip (SoC) devices. In the early 2010s, the company transitioned to designing SoC platform and SoC product offerings. By the mid-2010s, Dream Chip had created its first SoC specifically targeting advanced driver- assistance systems (ADAS) for automotive applications but faced challenges in achieving its goals.

Business Challenge
Creating an optimized SoC that can be used as a base to rapidly create user-specific custom SoCs for next-generation automotive machine vision applications.

Design Challenges
-Developing an ASIL B/D SoC compliant platform reference design that can be quickly modified to remove existing IPs and add new IPs to generate customized derivative designs that satisfy each customer’s unique requirements.
-Taking an existing platform reference design and evolving it into a next-generation platform while remaining technology agnostic as much as possible.

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