Graphics processing is no longer a case of monochrome or color, but shading to add depth in computer games, digital signage or medical equipment.
Technology Features Archive
Things that seem simple often turn out not to be. Implementing IoT will not be simple because as the implementation goes forward, new and more complex opportunities will present themselves.
The wheels of industry roll on. Themes at Embedded World in Nuremberg were predictable, with automotive, industrial automation and IoT but there were some twists and revelations too.
The challenge is to find ways to abstract with reasonable accuracy for different types of IP and different loads. Reasonable methods to parameterize power have been found for single and multiple processor systems, but not for more general heterogeneous systems.
I learned many things at Embedded World 2014, among which was the fact that the German word for safety and the word for security are the same (sicherheit). Only the context of the conversation will reveal which is being discussed.
The high tech experience is no longer limited to one device type as capital and complexity barrier breeches allow innovation in new markets.
A panel of experts from Cadence, Mentor, NXP, Synopsys and Xilinx debate the reality and causes of the apparently widening verification gap in chip design.
Shannon covers the last news in the semiconductor systems engineering industry and research developments for February 2014. This month’s highlights include the paper brain, MEMS and IEEE on Internet-of-Things (IoT) standards, Da Vinci themed design competition, and IoT at Embedded World.
In Part II of this series, semiconductor electronic leaders discuss how data-related IoT issues might disrupt organizational structures and supply chain relationships.
Console platforms move to profitability with services as mobile gaming faces challenges, while hardware technology affects software sales.
Videos/PodcastsIn Focus – System News for Feb. 2014
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An interconnect, also referred to as a bus matrix or fabric, serves as the communication hub of multiple intellectual property (IP) cores inside a system on chip (SoC). As the capacity of today’s SoCs continues to increase dramatically…
Finding the optimal configuration options that meet the requirements of a particular system requires complementary design tools to enable the designer to rapidly explore and correlate trade-offs in performance, power, and area (PPA).
The recent advent of low-cost cluster management offerings have allowed IT organizations to adopt failover techniques for a variety of mission-critical systems, including the ENOVIA Synchronicity DesignSync Design Data Management (DDM) product from Dassault Systèmes. This paper provides a detailed example developed with a current semiconductor customer.
When templates, methodologies and verification IP components were integrated, suddenly simulation speed took a nosedive. Here’s why.
A new method for dramatically reducing CPU and RAM resource requirements.
New techniques that are making advanced SoC verification possible.
The relative advantages and disadvantages of single-threaded tag and multi-threaded non-blocking protocols.
A trove of technical videos and presentations from Cadence and other companies.
RTL flows are straining to meet the demands of most product teams. Moving up a level of abstraction is no longer an option.
A new design methodology is needed for rapid layout prototyping, in-design signoff and to improve collaboration between schematic and layout designers.