SESSION 5: DESIGNED IN TEXAS
FPGAs, APUs, and Automotive Microcontrollers
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM — 10:30 AM
|Moderator: ||Shahram Salamian - Intel Corp., TX|
Designers from Altera, AMD, and Freescale present SoC FPGA's, accelerated processing units, and low-power automotive mircoontrollers.
Altera SoC FPGAs
Altera SoC FPGA’s monolithically integrate an ARM-based hard processor system (HPS) – which includes CPU’s, peripherals, and memory interfaces - into Altera’s industry leading 28nm low power FPGA fabric using a high-bandwidth interface. The SoC FPGA combines the performance and power efficiency of hard intellectual property (IP) with the flexibility of programmable logic, while enabling our customers to take advantage of the large and growing ARM software eco-system.
Altera opened the Austin Technology Center (ATC) in 2011 in order to add SoC expertise to the traditionally full custom FPGA company. The ATC team led the effort to successfully bring the SoC FPGA to silicon. This talk will cover the design methodologies used, and some of the unique challenges encountered in integrating an SoC into an FPGA.
|Speaker: ||Kevin Broe - Altera Corp., Austin, TX|
AMD APUs: Dynamic Power Management Techniques
This presentation discusses dynamic power management techniques used in AMD APUs. Topics will include overall APU architecture as well as a discussion of CPU and GPU cores, multimedia, memory, interconnect and I/O and how all these are brought together. The main focus of the presentation will be on dynamic power, thermal and performance management mechanisms.
|Speaker: ||Praveen Dongara - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Austin, TX|
Low-Power Design Techniques for Automotive Microcontrollers
Automotive environments can present harsh conditions for Multi-Core MCUs. This is especially true for power management. With operating temperature above 165C and Always On computing, power reduction can be very challenging. The presentation will discuss system, logic and adaptive circuit techniques used for achieving aggressive power budgets.
|Speaker: ||Anis Jarrar - Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Austin, TX|