Using proprietary processor architectures makes it hard to switch silicon vendors down the road, reducing your flexibility and increasing cost.
You’re ready for your new project. You know what features your customers want and what performance, power and cost targets you need to reach. You’ve even selected the best semiconductor solution to embed into your next-generation device.
Your next steps are to develop the product itself: the board, the mechanics, and of course lots of software development for the CPUs, GPU and application-specific DSPs that are included in the SoC.
After a year of development your product ships to market, and it does well. There’s another generation planned, and your silicon supplier has even developed a new SoC that is more powerful than what you were using before. You continue to add features to the product, and the software component of your device keeps growing.
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