|Prediction for 2013 - Technology|
We will see an increase in embedded vision technology, making machines see and understand their environment. Computer vision algorithms have been a long standing research topic and now they make their way into embedded devices thanks to increased embedded processor performance.
Jan 03, 2013
|30 years of DSP: From a child's toy to 4G and beyond|
Dec 18, 2011, marked the 25th anniversary of EDA provider Synopsys Inc, which has been both witness to and participant in the evolution of signal processing.
Aug 27, 2012
|An Efficient ASIP Design Methodology |
The processors that are used in embedded systems must fulfil a set of constraints: program execution time, power consumption, chip size, code size and so on. In this paper, we focus on the design of Application Specific Instruction-set processors, and more precisely on an efficient methodology for the Design Space Exploration of an ASIP for the audio and speech domain.
Aug 09, 2010
|Potential of using block floating point arithmetic in ASIP-based GNSS-receivers|
This paper uses the block floating point format to realize the position estimation algorithm in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers. The precision of this novel approach is quantified by extensive simulations using synthetic as well as real GNSS data. The implementation of the position estimation algorithm using block floating point format on an application specific processor is introduced and compared to implementations on a standard embedded processor and in standard floating point arithmetic in terms of performance and costs.
Jun 09, 2010
|2010 Will Change The Balance In Verification|
What will 2010 bring for verification and system-level design? The semiconductor “beasts” that need to be verified are getting more and more complex. These beasts are developed at smaller technology nodes, and with the declining number of design starts. Programmability plays a significant role, both in ASIC and ASSP designs, since users have to deal with more and more processors.
Jan 08, 2010
|Improve Productivity at the Hardware-Software Interface Using System Prototyping|
By combining the advantages of software and hardware-based development methods, system prototyping enables early and productive software development.
Oct 29, 2009
|Experts at the Table-ESL Standards|
System-Level Design sat down with Frank Schirrmeister, director of product development in Synopsys’ solutions group; Ghislain Kaiser CEO of DOCEA Power: John Sanguinetti, CTO at Forte Design Systems; Vincent Perrier, Cofluent Design co-founder and director of products and marketing.
Oct 28, 2009
|High-Level Design In EDA—Quo Vadis? (Or, Where Are You Going?)|
I remember the moment I first realized that the EDA industry was on the dawn of a major transition, in my case from gates to RTL. My colleague Robert was cursing, because he was convinced this new logic synthesis tool we had just introduced “was all wrong and couldn’t deliver.”
Sep 03, 2009
|An Inside Look At Transaction-Level Power Modeling|
With design complexity always on the rise and an increasing amount of embedded software encapsulation in designs today, engineering teams need to be concerned with power consumption in the initial architectural design. The only way to do that is to model power consumption at the transaction level.
Aug 20, 2009
|Virtual Reality for 2.5 G Wireless Communication Modem Software Development|
Systems such as wireless handsets include an integrated System-On-Chip (SoC) often based on a multi-core architecture, with at least one Digital Signal Processor (DSP) and one Micro Controller Unit (MCU) core. Validating the application and modem software that runs on these devices is a lengthy task. Moreover, the earlier software developers can access a realistic platform of the system, the earlier they can validate their software and ship a product. Synopsys virtual platform enables pre-silicon software development, which allows software developers to develop and test software earlier, thus reducing time-to-market. A small fee may be required.
Jul 31, 2009
|Experts at the Table- System-Level Verification|
System Level Design sat down to discuss issues in system-level verification with Frank Schirrmeister, director of product development in Synopsys’ solutions group; Donald Cramb, director of professional services at Eve; Patrick Sheridan, director of marketing at CoWare, and Scott Sandler, president of SpringSoft USA. This article is one part of three and contains excerpts of that conversation. You should see all three parts of the conversation.
Jul 31, 2009
|IMEC tunes in to software defined radio|
A software-defined-radio chip design capable of speeds in excess of 100 megabits per second (Mb/s) is available for licensing from the Interuniversity Microelectronics Center (IMEC; Leuven, Belgium). The design, which is currently being prototyped at a foundry, enables a single baseband chip to use software to dynamically reconfigure its operation for worldwide standard mobile-device bands, including WiFi (802.11n), WiMax (802.16e), mobile TV and the 3GPP LTE (third-generation partnership project for long-term evolution).
Feb 15, 2008