Semiconductor

Challenges and Opportunities for the Semiconductor Industry in the IoT

The Internet of Things has become a mainstream technology strategy for businesses looking to accelerate growth in 2017 and beyond. The semiconductor industry isn't immune to the ongoing IoT buzz, as experts believe that major players will soon abandon the pursuit of Moore's Law in favor of a wholesome strategy…

Q&A on ASIC-FPGA-SoC Design and Solutions

1. What is FPGA design? FPGA stands for field-programmable gate array of programmable logic gates like AND or XOR and RAM blocks to implement digital computation in a best possible time interval. FPGA design is being used in various applications, including industries like Aerospace, Broadcast, Medical, Surveillance, Automotive etc. 2.…

Bringing Internet of Things to Life with ARM Architecture [Infographic]

Semiconductor companies are playing a very crucial role in the development of connected IoT ecosystems. The biggest demand stems from the need for smaller geometries, low power consumption, and high performance chips, which are integral to the field deployment of IoT devices. ARM, a leading semiconductor and software design company,…

Taking Advantage of ARM’s Architecture in Enterprise Embedded Applications

The new ARM® Cortex®-R52, the company’s first ARMv8-R, has created a whole new performance benchmark in the industry with support for strong features such as virtualization, memory protection, responsiveness, scalability, extensibility and context-switching. This is used across demanding environments, including self-driving vehicles, IoT and safety-critical applications. The processor has been…

Preventing Memory Overwrite Problem for Shared Memory using Exclusive Access...

Introduction: In different SOCs, memory is mostly treated as a peripheral component to be shared with other interconnected components. To prevent the problem of memory overwrite, ARM's Advanced Microcontroller Bus Architecture (AMBA AXI), universally known for its use in portable smartphone-like devices, is a surefire way to provide exclusive access.…

Pokemon GO Season in Full Swing: Does your Smartphone Performance...

This year, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg said at the annual Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona, "We’re making a long term bet that immersive, virtual and augmented reality will become part of people’s daily lives." Without a doubt, Augmented reality (AR) represents the latest stage of evolution in the gaming industry…

Reducing the Elaboration time in Silicon Verification with Multi-Snapshot Incremental...

The most common elements of SoC architecture include one or more embedded processors (e.g. DSPs), functional units, interfaces of standard buses, timing sources e.g. oscillators, on-chip and off-chip memory and such. As the complexity of SoC increases and the size continues to decrease, accommodating the greater number of blocks/design units…

What it means to be an ARM Approved Design Partner

Whether you’re a large-scale semiconductor company with billion-gate design capability or a small SoC start-up, it’s not difficult to see that embedded and IoT applications are playing/will play a greater role in your revenue realization. To keep pace with the evolving demands of this lucrative market, your company should be…

Industrial Applications with Texas Instruments AM5x

The semiconductor industry has seen significant growth in industrial applications in recent years. It has been estimated that the global market of industrial semiconductor market is poised to grow from $34.8 Billion in 2013 to around $55.2 Billion by 2018, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7%. Thanks…

TI Keystone Lamar (K2L) and the Bounty of Application Areas

In my last blog on TI K2E, I had briefed about Texas Instruments (TI) Keystone Edison (K2E). Here in this edition of blog, I would like to describe another latest incredible TI processor called Keystone Lamar (K2L). K2L is a multicore processor based on latest Keystone II architecture with up…