Architecture & Design

March 1, 2018

Driving 4K smartphone and AR/VR device displays

How to combine a display processing unit from one company and a MIPI Display Serial Interface solution from another to build 4K embedded displays for smartphones and AR/VR devices.
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February 27, 2018
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Tackling the design challenges of PCIe 5.0

Moving up to PCIe 5.0 speeds demands rethinking everything from silicon design through choice of PCB material and connectors up to track layout and validation.
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February 27, 2018
Gordon Cooper

Optimizing power and performance trade-offs in CNN implementations for embedded vision

High-performance vision-processing algorithms need optimized CNN engines to deliver the right performance within the power budget of embedded applications.
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February 14, 2018
Michael Thompson is the senior manager of product marketing for the DesignWare ARC processors at Synopsys

Bringing AI into our lives

Using specialised processors to implement key AI computation tasks such as CNNs.
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January 25, 2018

Using hardware secure modules to protect SoCs

Building secure SoCs takes a methodical approach, careful study of possible attacks, and embedded hardware that can provide a Root of Trust
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January 9, 2018

Choosing between DDR4 and HBM in memory-intensive applications

Exploring the tradeoffs between implementing DDR4 and HBM for high-bandwidth memory subsystems.
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November 6, 2017
Rich Collins of Synopsys

Fighting the war of escalation in embedded systems security

The challenge for designers is to find ways of providing high levels of security in low-cost devices that have become worthwhile targets because of their role as gateways to more valuable information.
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August 7, 2017
Pedro Ricardo Miguel

Supporting higher-resolution displays without major system redesign

Using VESA's Display Stream Compression (DSC) standard to enable visually lossless performance and low latency for ultra-high-definition displays.
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July 18, 2017
Richard Solomon, technical marketing manager, Synopsys

Using CCIX to implement cache coherent heterogeneous multiprocessor systems

CCIX is a cache coherency protocol, based on PCI Express, for interconnecting high-performance heterogenous multiprocessing systems.
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July 11, 2017

Applying sub-threshold circuit techniques to IoT device design

Operating at near-threshold or sub-threshold voltages reduces static and dynamic power consumption, at the cost of design complexity.
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