SESSION 6: DESIGNED IN TEXAS
High-Performance Processors and SoCs
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Time: 4:00 PM — 6:00 PM
|Moderator: ||Sumit DasGupta - Silicon Integration Initiative, Inc., Austin, TX|
Designed in Texas concludes with speakers from IBM, ARM, Intel, and Samsung presenting challenges encountered during recent flagship processor and SoC designs.
On Constructing the IBM Power 7+ Microprocessor
Designed partially in Austin, Texas, the IBM Power 7+ is a 4+GHz, 8-core microprocessor fabricated using IBM's advanced 32nm SOI process. This talk gives an overview of the P7+ and describes key techniques and methodologies utilized in its implementation.
|Speaker: ||Jose Paredes - IBM Corp., Austin, TX|
High Performance, Energy Efficient ARM Cortex Processors and CoreLink Interconnect Technology
Austin is an important design center for ARM, producing some of the key processor and interconnect technology ARM offers for enterprise and mobile applications. Some of the recent products designed in Austin that are the subject of this talk include the ARM® Cortex®-A15 multi-core processor, the Cortex-A57 multi-core processor, and the CoreLink™ CCN-504 cache coherent interconnect. The development of each of these products required an experienced team of designers experienced in RTL, verification, validation, and implementation, as well as coordination and collaboration with other ARM design sites. This talk briefly describes the innovation behind these products and the markets they serve. Finally, we look at the vital role the Austin-based engineering team played, contributing to the development and delivery of these technologies.
|Speaker: ||Mike Filippo - ARM, Inc., Austin, TX|
Designing High-Performance Intel® Atom™ SoCs
We will present the design of complex Intel® Atom™ SoCs targeted for high-performance smartphones. We will begin by discussing key differentiators required for the high-end smartphone segment. We will overview design challenges that we have encountered and solutions that involve design methodology, flows, and tools. We will also provide a brief overview of Intel’s Austin Design Center.
After discussing the key differentiators of this SoC to win in the high end smartphone segment, we will go over the key architectural features, performance metrics, design challenges and the overall execution from the Austin design center in Texas.
|Speaker: ||Mourad Aberbour - Intel Corp., TX|
Implementation Techniques of a Multi-GHz Mobile Cortex-A15
This presentation will cover physical implementation techniques of a Multi-GHz Mobile Cortex-A15. The emphasis is on achieving higher frequency and optimal power efficiency.
|Speaker: ||Aaron Lindner - Samsung, Austin, TX|