Arteris’ on-chip communications system is now being recommended by TSMC. This is a big deal for the NoC pioneer as it marks the first time the foundry giant has included an on-chip interconnect solution as part of it certified reference flow. Clearly, how designers connect all the IP and sub systems on a complex SoC has become just as important as the IP and subsystems themselves.
Arteris, which Wired Island helped launch back in 2005 when no one even knew what NoC stood for, is starting to get broader traction in the market with its approach to enable a scalable on-chip interconnect solution that improves performance and helps manage complexity. It has a nice implementation environment and it can show tangible benefits from a performance and ease of integration standpoint. Read a Wired Island written and placed viewpoint from CEO Charlie Janac here to get a flavor of what they are all about.
Remember the old Sun Microsystems’ slogan –“ the network is the computer”? We’re not quite ready to use “The NoC is the SoC” (doesn’t have the same ring to it anyway), but the concept of networks of on-chip interconnect has definitely arrived