Architecture & Design

April 3, 2019

Understanding DDR SDRAM memory choices

This article explains which form of DRAM memory is best for your SoC application, comparing DDR variants, types of DIMM, mobile and low-power versions, graphics memory and 3D stacks.
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March 15, 2019

Enabling the move to a system-centric view

Bob Smith of the ESD Alliance describes how we can promote the ongoing evolution of the design ecosystem.
March 1, 2019

Accelerating the implementation of application-specific processors

Application-specific processors can provide high performance for specialised tasks at low energy cost.
January 25, 2019

Optimizing the hardware implementation of machine learning algorithms

Optimizing the way in which machine learning algorithms are implemented in hardware will be a major differentiator for SoCs, especially for edge devices.
December 14, 2018

The antifuse advantage for one-time programmable non-volatile memory

Antifuse-based OTP NVM is highly scalable, has the area efficiency to enable macros  of megabit capacities, and offers low read power.
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November 5, 2018
Morten Christiansen is technical marketing manager for Synopsys’ DesignWare USB and DisplayPort IP.

Understanding USB 3.2 and Type-C

The basics of USB 3.2, how to implement it in an SoC, and how USB Type-C connectors and cables are used in USB 3.2 systems.
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October 9, 2018

Using threat models and risk assessments to define device security requirements

The proliferation of attacks against embedded systems is making designers realize that they need to do more to secure their products and ecosystems.
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October 3, 2018
Allen Watson of Synopsys

An open-source framework for greater flexibility in machine-learning development

Exchange frameworks are emerging to make it easier for neural-network developers to swap between development environments.
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September 23, 2018
Gordon Cooper

Flexible embedded vision processing architectures for machine-learning applications

Machine-learning strategies for embedded vision are evolving so quickly that designers need access to flexible, heterogenous processor architectures that can adapt as the algorithms evolve.
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August 2, 2018
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Managing the evolving architecture of integrated ADAS controllers

Designers need to understand how the architecture of electronic control units used to implement ADAS in vehicles is changing.
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