The Rise of SIP Subsystems: What is the Value to Silicon Architects and SoC Designers?
The semiconductor IP (SIP) market arose when SIP vendors created IP functions that mirrored those found in the discrete semiconductor market and made those functions available to SoC designers in the form of hard or soft SIP blocks. As the SoC and SIP markets evolved, it was a natural evolution that many discrete SIP functions be converged into larger blocks that mimic system-level functions (i.e. subsystems). This white paper discusses how the use IP subsystems to reduce the level of effort designers must expend to create highly complex SoC designs will represent the future of the SoC development in the semiconductor industry.