Ensuring systems do what they were designed to do, safely and securely
Andy Gothard, Director of Marketing, UltraSoC
On-chip monitoring is vital to understand what’s happening in real life, not only in the chip but throughout the system. Andy describes, how, by using UltraSoC’s embedded analytics, to improve performance, reliability and importantly, security, UltraSoC’s hardware IP can help solve increasingly complex system level problems. These problems are increasingly too difficult for traditional tools to monitor. Key elements of this for RISC-V are (a newly ratified) processor trace, and a non-intrusive infrastructure to monitor all actions of the chip.
On-chip analytics, why is it important?
Understand exactly what the chip is doing on a cycle by cycle basis, not only in the lab, but also in the field and optimising it.
If you know what the device is doing in real life, you can optimize your next generation products.
Cultivating open tools and resources to be used more broadly in the industry?
A lot goes into industry bodies such as RISC-V, so the collaborations with other members is vital. There is so much going on behind the scenes
What lies ahead?
Following successful ratification of the Processor Trace, the Association is now well positioned to push next technical challenges to tackle the challenges that lie ahead.