Breaking News
Blog

How much of the chip does IP fill?

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
old account Frank Eory
User Rank
Rookie
re: How much of the chip does IP fill?
old account Frank Eory   5/17/2013 10:32:23 PM
NO RATINGS
Chip surface area is a poor metric for measuring IP content. The trend of IP blocks -- both licensed and internally developed -- comprising an ever increasing percentage of SoC content is undeniable. But at the same time, every SoC needs its differentiation, so there will always be some amount of new design. I wonder if anyone has ever taped out an SoC that was comprised entirely of licensed IP blocks? If so, I wonder about the P&L analysis and whether it had any commercial success.

Most Recent Comments
Kevin Krewell
 
daleste
 
Ian Johns
 
Etmax
 
daleste
 
alex_m1
 
Ian Johns
 
David Ashton
 
MeasurementBlues
Top Comments of the Week
August Cartoon Caption Winner!
August Cartoon Caption Winner!
"All the King's horses and all the KIng's men gave up on Humpty, so they handed the problem off to Engineering."
5 comments
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.
Flash Poll