An interesting article from Chip Estimate’s Tech Talk section by Colin Osborne & Peter Hawkins from ARM entitled “The best insurance for your design is system performance analysis”
“The stakes are much higher in system-on-chip (SoC) design than ever before. And tomorrow they’ll be even higher.”
“In a globally competitive electronics environment, functionality is no longer enough in ever-more complex SoCs. It is essential to achieve performance and power requirements, and it’s crucial to hit schedule and budget requirements at the same time. An under-designed SoC may run too slowly to keep up with the demands of the system. An over-designed SoC will consume too much power and require more expensive IP blocks. Blow up the power budget (or the cost budget), and your device might not be competitive; slip the schedule by a month and you might miss the market window.”
About the Authors
Colin Osborne – ARM
Colin Osborne is a senior engineering manager in ARM’s Systems and Software Group.
Peter Hawkins – ARM
Peter Hawkins is a principal engineer in ARM’s Systems and Software Group.