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.

Low Power IC Design - Targeting Best Possible Power Performance

Physical Implementation Aug 9, 2016 10:48:17 AM


Almost every aspect of electronic design has at least some focus on low power, particularly with mobile devices dominating the consumer market. Designers are faced with OEMs demanding that the size of the.

RTL2GDSII Design Impact in Moving from 28nm to 16/14nm

Physical Implementation Jul 29, 2016 9:47:42 AM


According to Gartner, the total average IC design cost for a 14nm chip is about $80 million, compared to $30 million for a 28nm planar device. Whilst many vendors will remain at 28nm, the 'big guys' have.

Proving your IoT Application with Working Silicon

IoT Jul 7, 2016 10:43:17 AM


Many prospective IoT/M2M start-ups, and companies producing components for customer products, would benefit from a custom ASIC (application specific integrated circuit) to generate venture capital or lead.

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