17th INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON MPSoC
for software-defined hardware
For further information, please send email to Frédéric Pétrot
CEO of NetSpeed Systems, USA
Machine learning Based Intelligent Interconnect for Next Generation Autonomous Vehicle SoCs
Automobiles are undergoing a dramatic transformation. Design efforts once focused mechanical powertrains and body styling are shifting to include high-speed digital processing supporting a diverse set of sensors and actuators. As autonomous cars move further toward autonomy, the processing becomes increasingly like that of advanced avionics and defense systems. This has created the need to re-think traditional approaches to SoC design and architecture.
We introduce an intelligent interconnect tools and architecture framework targeted for solving the needs of next-generation autonomous SoCs. Machine learning provides a solution for optimizing interconnect, where algorithms explore patterns in data and iterate solutions quickly. A requirements-driven design flow specifies IP blocks, their basic connectivity, performance requirements, and system-centric use cases. Instead of architecting the interconnect up front using a best-guess approach, NetSpeed’s intelligent interconnect uses machine learning to find optimum solutions. Each use case is evaluated for performance, power, area (PPA), FuSa requirements, and a NoC implementation is suggested. Architects can take a look at those automatically generated results and fine-tune their configuration accordingly. Along with PPA metrics, the FIT rate and achievable ASIL levels for ISO-26262 standards are also presented as output to the architects.
Sundari Mitra is co-founder and CEO of NetSpeed Systems. She brings more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor sector as an engineer, entrepreneur and senior executive. Sundari founded Prism Circuits and served as its CEO from 2006 until its acquisition by MoSys in 2009. She then served as Executive VP Engineering at MoSys where she was responsible for its engineering operations and product development until 2011. Prior to starting Prism, Sundari served as a Director of Engineering at Sun Microsystems. Sundari holds an MSEE from the University of Illinois and a BSEE from Baroda University in India.