TITLE

Future of SoC design: Processors everywhere

AUTHOR(S)
Rowen, Chris
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
Portable Design;Nov2005, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes a vision of advanced system on chip (SoC) architecture for the next 10 years, where the typical design is constricted from a large number of processors used in a diversity of rules. It is based on a model of processor scaling drives. Silicon scaling makes three trends unstoppable: 1) the growing necessity for pervasive programmability, 2) displacement of generic processors by automatically generated and optimized processors for higher efficiency, and 3) computational requirements that are outpacing progress in circuit speed and power density. These trends are captured in a quantitative prediction for digital-system design as a "law of SoC processor scaling," based on the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS).
ACCESSION #
18947699

 

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