Samsung recently released a statement saying that the next generation of Exynos inserts for smartphones and tablets will be designed with the help of artificial intelligence.
Thanks to Wired’s report, we know that Samsung will use Synopsys artificial intelligence feature, DSO.ai, to design the next Exynos chipset. In inserts used mostly in South Korean and European markets, not everything will be entrusted to artificial intelligence. Still, instead, so-called “enhanced learning” will be used to automatically search the design space and find the best possible solutions.
If you haven’t heard of them, Synopsys is one of the world’s largest suppliers of chip design software. The company’s president said that DSO.ai is the first commercially available artificial intelligence software specifically designed for processor design. The program will be a huge help for Samsung.
The creation of a processor first begins with the logical design, which human engineers carry out. The manufacturer then determines the placement of each transistor and how they are connected. Today’s modern chips can have billions or even tens of billions of transistors, so designing the layout or testing can take 20-30 weeks of work. There are countless possibilities for designers, but in the end, there are three design aspects to be developed: performance, area, and energy consumption. Among them, a compromise must be reached in the design and development of chipsets.