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When System Designers Must Care About Silicon IP

As systems-on-chips move into next-big-thing markets like autonomous vehicles or the Internet of Things (IoT), SoC designers are facing new kinds of requirements—environmental, life-cycle, reliability, and security, for example—completely foreign to their experience in consumer or communications applications. These requirements, in turn, are changing the way SoC developers must evaluate and integrate intellectual property (IP). […]

CATEGORIES : All, Automotive, intellectual property, SoC/AUTHOR : Ron Wilson

System on Chip, or System on Chips: The Many Paths to Integration

System on chip means putting everything you can on one die. Only lack of technology, major process incompatibility, or physically running out of real estate have seemed valid excuses for taking a multi-die approach to integration. But these ideas are ending. Today new options, including lower-cost multi-die packaging, novel uses of high-speed serial transceivers, and […]

CATEGORIES : All, SoC/AUTHOR : Ron Wilson

Flash Upends the Data Center

Perhaps you could call it a tipping point. For years the increasing density of flash memory chips has meant more room for media on smart phones, cameras, and media players. And far more powerful flash-based solid-state drives (SSDs) have enabled new tablet and notebook computers, and have begun quietly appearing in data centers. But suddenly […]

CATEGORIES : All, SoC/AUTHOR : Ron Wilson