Machine Vision SoC Design - in 16nm

Verification Apr 19, 2017 11:44:48 AM


This blog looks at a twelve month verification engagement with a client that is already a world leader in machine vision technology. This design will be used in multiple applications involving camera and.

Graphics and Multimedia Processor Design – From Black and White TV sets to Virtual Reality… and beyond

ic design Mar 7, 2017 11:34:45 AM


I was watching an episode of ‘The Crown’ last week on Netflix. One of the conspicuous period ‘punctuation marks’ I noticed was the antiquated, small black and white TV they wheeled out at Buckingham Palace.

Design Case Study: M2M IoT ASIC for Zigbee

Physical Implementation Feb 21, 2017 2:40:56 PM


This blog looks at a case study of a recent engagement with a leading wireless communications supplier, and involved the design of a machine to machine IoT ASIC which will be used over a Zigbee Network. We.

Project Management and the Knowledge Areas – Schedule

Project Management Feb 2, 2017 12:19:14 PM


In my previous blogs, I describe the framework around which you manage a project, the process groups, and we started with the first knowledge area ‘Scope’.  I now continue with the second knowledge area - .

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.

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