Electronic – What does the abbreviation IP in “System-on-Chip (SoC) infrastructure IP applications” stand for


I'm looking at a Texas Instruments datasheet, and noticed the phrase:

"System-on-Chip (SoC) infrastructure IP applications"

and was just wondering what IP stands for.

Best Answer

As already mentioned by Chetan, it stands for "Intellectual Property".

This Wikipedia article should make the context clearer:

In electronic design a semiconductor intellectual property core, IP core, or IP block is a reusable unit of logic, cell, or chip layout design that is the intellectual property of one party. IP cores may be licensed to another party or can be owned and used by a single party alone.