SoC-based designs challenge traditional design flows Design How-To 8/30/2002 Post a comment When the semiconductor division of Philips undertook the ambitious task of designing a family of microcontrollers that would remove all the impediments to migration from 8- to 32-bit architectures, we knew that our primary objective was to eliminate the cost barriers while at the same time ensuring deterministic, real-time performance and adequate bandwidth in a package small enough to be deployed in a variety of small-footprint embedded control applications.
Method ensures on-track designs News & Analysis 8/19/2002 Post a comment Achieving functional closure on register-transfer-level designs continues to be one of the greatest challenges for today's ASIC and system-on-chip design teams.
ASIC design flow gives CPU core custom performance Design How-To 8/19/2002 Post a comment The ever-increasing levels of CPU performance demanded by embedded applications and product design cycles that have often been reduced to only a few months, have made it important to produce synthesizable processor cores capable of execution speeds typically only achievable by complex custom solutions.
CAUTION: Mandatory Methodology Shift Ahead Design How-To 8/8/2002 Post a comment The spiraling expense and design time associated with chips fabricated
in ever-shrinking design technologies is impacting how and when a chip
designer hands off a design to the system designer. Tera Systems' Mark
Miller discusses the pros and cons of RTL and gate-level handoff and how both require early awareness of the implications of the design's micro architecture along with high-quality RTL code.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.