You don’t often hear the words “ASIC” and "IoT" in the same breath. The traditional volume requirements of ASICs don’t usually jibe with the roiling, tight time-to-market, fast-changing world of IoT applications. But that’s changing.
Don Dingee at Semiwiki wrote recently about companies such as ARM (with things like DesignStart) and Open Silicon (with offerings like Spec2Chip) that have laid the groundwork for “fit-for-purpose” designs. Check out his insights and for a deeper dive, and you can listen to a webinar from ARM and Open Silicon about how to succeed in the IoT market with custom SoC methodologies.