Realizing customer requisite for efficient solution

Selecting the right architecture and understanding the operating scenario is significant to create a product that is really optimized for performance, power, price and reliability. Still, many customer doing the performance analysis and architecture selection as a guess work, numerical analysis in spreadsheets or based on the system selected for the previous projects. Current approaches Read more about Realizing customer requisite for efficient solution[…]

Ways to confirm Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) Architecture Decisions

Just like consumer markets, advances in semiconductor have considerable influence on modern avionics architectures. Migration from Federated Architecture to an Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) leads to sharing complexity, single point of failure, and great resource management effort. Federated Architecture makes use of networked hardware and software components to realize a set of applications. The concept Read more about Ways to confirm Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) Architecture Decisions[…]

Ways to improve the system level model implementation

In each and every project, system engineers and hardware/software architects face the issues like correlation between a system level model and RTL, striving to achieve fidelity in system level model and the accuracy of the actual implementation. The actual problem lies not in implementation, but on how to assemble the models. In this blog, we Read more about Ways to improve the system level model implementation[…]

From marketing requirements to product development – a systematic approach

In an ultra-competitive world, price would be the only competitive aspect for people stuck with incremental product manufacturing creativity and brutal negotiation with suppliers. For all others, it is about innovation and invention. New capabilities can be accomplished with innovative system design, brute force engineering or complete overhaul. An innovative system design requires a mechanism Read more about From marketing requirements to product development – a systematic approach[…]

Improving Power Management to gain product success

Power is ubiquitous to the success of any product.  Be it heat dissipated, insulation weight or battery-life, all weigh in the success or failure of a product.  In this post, we will discuss on how power consumption influences the success of the product. Role of power Understanding the rate of power generated in various user-modes Read more about Improving Power Management to gain product success[…]

Do multiple processor cores yield higher performance?

Using multi-cores implies higher performance – is it the truth or myth? Well, in this blog, we will analyze the role of multi-core Processors in improving the performance. According to the GeekBench test results, Apple iPhone 6 with dual core A8 Processor has a higher performance rating for applications and memory activity compared to the Read more about Do multiple processor cores yield higher performance?[…]

Eliminate Distributed System Design Risks

Performance analysis and early architecture exploration minimizes new technology adoption risks and optimizes the resulting system specification. Early design exploration can validate the specification for performance, power and functionality at an accuracy of 85-90% of the real system. Design Explorations early in the design flow reduces development time by over 30%, reduces implementation re-spins, and Read more about Eliminate Distributed System Design Risks[…]

Right Design Decisions with Early System Exploration

Creating a new System-on-Chip (SoC) for streaming video with a MPEG application requires a number of decisions to be made before development is scheduled. The design would have some amount of existing hardware and software components in the SoC. The new application such as H.264 application will have some known and mostly unknown characteristics. These Read more about Right Design Decisions with Early System Exploration[…]

Importance of Performance modeling and trade-off analysis

Performance analysis and early architecture exploration ensures that you will select the right hardware/software platform and achieve optimal partitioning of the application onto available resources. In product design, three factors are certain: specifications change, non-deterministic traffic and faster processing resources. Products operate where processing and resource consumption are a function of the data and user Read more about Importance of Performance modeling and trade-off analysis[…]

System Design with Early System Exploration

System Design creates the right “look and feel” of the product for the target application. System design enables early architecture exploration using incomplete information to create accurate system requirements. Early system design creates the highest quality product with the required response time and throughput; optimized for power consumption; and has the lowest cost. The end Read more about System Design with Early System Exploration[…]