Design & Verification for a Complex FPGA

FPGA Design & Verification Jan 18, 2017 10:25:36 AM


FPGAs offer an alternative to an ASIC, where their re-programmability, often lower engineering costs and fast time to market, can offer benefits.  In this blog we will explore these benefits and the current.

'WHAT' - Hackathon. Innovating in the French Riviera

IoT Dec 21, 2016 4:22:33 PM


Amina, a Sondrel Senior Consultant based in the South of France, was one of the organisers who put together a 'Hackathon' event, and wrote up what proved to be an interesting and innovative couple of days..

Project Management and the Knowledge Areas – Scope

Project Management Nov 29, 2016 2:00:01 PM


In my previous blogs I describe the framework around how to manage a project, the process groups and the knowledge areas.  It’s now time to delve into the details and understand each of the knowledge areas.

Guest Blog Post from Sondrel Partner ARM: The 3 Biggest Myths about Creating a Custom SoC

IoT Nov 9, 2016 10:48:19 AM

by Phil Burr   

ARM Senior Product Marketing Manager, CPU Group

Phil Burr is a senior product marketing manager in ARM’s CPU group responsible for the established products within ARM, including the ARM DesignStart.

Building an IoT Chip? Avoid the Snakes & Climb the Ladders of the Semiconductor Supply Chain.

IoT Oct 24, 2016 10:48:08 AM


To those unfamiliar with the semiconductor supply chain, there are many decisions that will impact the cost, reliability and functionality of your IoT chip. Even for companies that have created a custom SoC.

An evening at the IoT 'Coalface' with Thames Valley Meetup

IoT Sep 30, 2016 10:42:47 AM


I spent an interesting evening at the IoT Thames Valley Meetup on Wednesday, organised by Duncan Purves, Director of Connect2 Systems. Didn't quite know what to expect - and was entertained by a variety of.

International Experience for 2 Young Physical Design Engineers

Physical Implementation Sep 9, 2016 2:45:32 PM

‘Work experience abroad can bring benefits to you, your company and your clients’


I love to travel. When I had the opportunity to travel to China on business for the company I was more than excited! I love.

IC Design: 从28纳米转向16/14纳米工艺对物理实现流程的影响

Physical Implementation Aug 30, 2016 4:35:41 PM



Project Management and the Knowledge Areas – Divide and Conquer

ic design Aug 22, 2016 12:28:18 PM


So far in this blog series, I started with my top 5 takeaways from my PMI Project Management training and project experience within ic design services, and then went into more detail in the second blog.

RTL2GDSII: Using CCD Optimisation to Harden Processor Cores to 1GHz

Physical Implementation Aug 16, 2016 12:26:22 PM


Many challenges arise when implementing high performance ip cores.  One of these is how to effectively skew the clock tree to enable efficient slack borrowing from neighbouring stages in a register-based.

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