This 30-page white paper introduces the technology behind custom system chips (SoCs) and application specific circuits (ASICs), highlights the benefits of the use of such ICs and provides a high-level view of how a company can get started. The paper provides knowledge and context needed to talk to suppliers, circuit design partners and internal engineering teams. The paper walks through the process of creating a custom SoC and identifies where help is available, if needed. It also discusses how custom SoCs can reduce the overall bill of materials while protecting products from copying.
ARM, SoC, ASIC, custom, security, BoM