Angela Raucher, Synopsys
EETimes (8/11/2016 05:26 PM EDT)
If you are designing a tailored automotive chip but new to the market, here's a newbie's guide to selecting processor IP for safety-critical applications.
As the automotive market for electronics continues to expand and the volume of automobiles being manufactured increases, there is a growing need for tailored semiconductor devices, especially for safety-critical applications.
This market potential is attracting existing semiconductor companies and new start-ups to invest in automotive for the first time. With the PC market declining and a flat mobile market, everyone wants in on the latest trend.
To keep up with the competition, designers must ramp up quickly on the unique requirements of automotive applications and learn how to most efficiently address them.
One important decision designers must make is choice of processor IP.
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