Winning the SoC Revolution

Experiences in Real Design

  • Grant Martin
  • Henry Chang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Grant Martin
    Pages 1-19
  3. Henry Chang
    Pages 21-45
  4. Ron Wilson
    Pages 47-66
  5. J. Augusto de Oliveira, Hans van Antwerpen
    Pages 67-96
  6. Peter Cumming
    Pages 97-118
  7. Kathleen McGroddy-Goetz, Robert Devins, Michael D. Hale, Mark Kautzman, G. David Roberts, Dwight Sullivan
    Pages 119-140
  8. Patrick Lysaght
    Pages 141-158
  9. Jesse Kempa, Sheac Y. Lim, Chris Robinson, Joel A. Seely
    Pages 159-185
  10. Jay Alphey, Chris Baxter, Jon Connell, John Goodenough, Antony Harris, Christopher Lennard et al.
    Pages 187-227
  11. Kimmo Kuusilinna, Chen Chang, Hans-Martin Bluethgen, W. Rhett Davis, Brian Richards, Borivoje Nikolić et al.
    Pages 229-253
  12. John M. Cohn
    Pages 255-296
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 297-301

About this book


In 1998-99, at the dawn of the SoC Revolution, we wrote Surviving the SOC Revolution: A Guide to Platform Based Design. In that book, we focused on presenting guidelines and best practices to aid engineers beginning to design complex System-on-Chip devices (SoCs). Now, in 2003, facing the mid-point of that revolution, we believe that it is time to focus on winning.

In this book, Winning the SoC Revolution: Experiences in Real Design, we gather the best practical experiences in how to design SoCs from the most advanced design groups, while setting the issues and techniques in the context of SoC design methodologies. As an edited volume, this book has contributions from the leading design houses who are winning in SoCs - Altera, ARM, IBM, Philips, TI, UC Berkeley, and Xilinx. These chapters present the many facets of SoC design - the platform based approach, how to best utilize IP, Verification, FPGA fabrics as an alternative to ASICs, and next generation process technology issues. We also include observations from Ron Wilson of CMP Media on best practices for SoC design team collaboration. We hope that by utilizing this book, you too, will win the SoC Revolution.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Grant Martin
    • 1
  • Henry Chang
    • 1
  1. 1.Cadence LabsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5042-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0369-9
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