Methodics
Methodics

What’s At the Center of Your SoC Design Process?

I love starting a new project from scratch, because there’s that optimistic feeling of having no constraints and being able to creatively express myself and get the job done right this time. For SoC designs today there are teams of engineers and maybe a program manager plus a marketing person that define the features, budget and most importantly the schedule. Because of time to market demands, competition and support of legacy features, we  no longer have the luxury of literally starting from scratch, so semiconductor IP re-use is a firm reality. Back in the 1980s your SoC maybe had a handful of re-usable IP blocks, while today the typical SoC will be filled with a majority of IP blocks, so times have changed dramatically.

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