SemiWiki: Optimization and verification wins in IoT designsDate: 2016/08/17 Type: In the NewsDesigners 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... For the rest of this article, visit SemiWiki.