SemiWiki: Optimization and verification wins in IoT designs

Date: Aug 17, 2016Type: In the News
Designers tend to put tons of energy into pre-silicon verification of SoCs, with millions of dollars on the line if a piece of silicon fails due to a design flaw. Are programmable logic designers, particularly those working with an SoC such as the Xilinx Zynq, flirting with danger by not putting enough effort into verification?
A Xilinx Zynq is a wonderful thing, especially for many IoT designs. Zynq provides a solid way to implement decimation, preprocessing high-speed incoming data using programmable logic, then performing software-based operations on a lower-rate stream. The approach fits embedded vision, software-defined radio, radar and lidar, multiprotocol IoT gateways...
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