Looking to create a rapid system-on-chip (SoC) proof-of-concept for zero cost? Can it really be done? Find out how - download this joint whitepaper by Jeff Miller, product marketing and strategy at Mentor Graphics, and Phil Burr, senior product manager at Arm.
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The IoT is driving the explosion of ‘smart devices’ – where processing is added to an existing product to make it smart, or where entirely new products are enabled. These smart devices require custom silicon - typically integrating digital processing with analogue IP to create a more efficient, capable or otherwise compelling product.
Find out more about what is driving the development of low-cost custom IoT SoCs in Phil Burr’s blog.
There are many advantages of SoCs, often allowing for smaller, lower power, more reliable and more differentiated products by ‘mopping up’ a range of analog and digital functionality. As an example, an Arm partner has achieved an impressive 85% reduction in BoM and a 95% reduction in PCB area by using a custom SoC.
Believe it or not, you can. You may have experience of designing digital processors – or you may not. Either way, if you’re creating a custom SoC, you need to show a customer or internal stakeholder the viability of your chip, and you need to do it as quickly and cheaply as possible.
You can get industry-leading Arm IP and Mentor's Tanner EDA tools free-of-charge to produce your proof-of-concept in a matter of days.