Sensors are becoming increasingly ubiquitous. Many applications, such as those in the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive, and mobile markets increasingly rely on the ability to interpret a combination of environmental conditions such as pressure, temperature, motion, and proximity. Tomorrow’s sensor processing will expand sensor fusion to include additional control features such as voice activation, and basic biometrics such as face detection. These requirements are driving the development of more complex embedded control SoCs. By pre-integrating sensor and actuator-specific IP blocks together with software in a single subsystem, Synopsys gives designers a complete, SoC-ready sensor and control solution that can significantly reduce their design and integration effort, lower design risk and accelerate time-to-market.
The DesignWare® Sensor and Control IP Subsystem is optimized to process data from digital and analog sensors, offloading the host processor and enabling more power efficient processing of the sensor data. Faster application-specific control loops are driven via precision peripherals, and DSP single-cycle math computations and fractional arithmetic support. The fully configurable subsystem includes the choice of a DesignWare ARC EM4, EM6, EM5D or EM7D processor, optional IEEE 754-2008 compliant FPU, integrated control peripherals, data converter interfaces, hardware accelerators, an extensive library of software DSP functions and I/O software drivers. The DesignWare Sensor and Control IP Subsystem provides designers with a complete, pre-verified solution that optimizes sensor fusion and actuator/motor control functions increasingly prevalent in automotive, mobile, industrial and IoT markets.
DesignWare Sensor and Control IP Subsystem Datasheet
Figure 1: DesignWare Sensor and Control IP Subsystem integrated hardware and software solution
- Integrated, pre-verified hardware and software IP subsystem consisting of a choice of an ARC EM4, EM6, EM5D or EM7D processor, serial digital interfaces, data converter interfaces, hardware accelerators, software library of DSP functions and I/O drivers
- Optional IEEE 754-2008 compliant FPU reduces energy consumption by 10X for sensor applications executing floating point operations
- Integrated hardware accelerators for sensor-specific functions boost performance efficiency and reduce power consumption by up to 85% compared to discrete solutions
- Highly configurable with tightly integrated peripherals and dedicated hardware maximize sensor processing efficiency
- Extensive library of off-the-shelf software DSP functions, including mathematical, filtering, matrix/vector and decimation/interpolation, speeds application software development
- Implementations as small as 0.01mm2, consuming less than 4 μW/MHz in a 28-nm process