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Blog Review – Monday, May 22, 2017

This week’s collection looks at what’s needed for autonomous cars; Qt tackles flaky tests, Sonics seeks wonderment, and blogs for design advice.

Gallium Nitride for Power Applications

X-FAB and Exagan fabricated GaN transistors on 200 mm silicon wafers

Blog Review Monday, May 8, 2017

This week, there is some N7 news, and the beginning of an HPC renaissance; ARM survives a mountain-top ordeal and Intel has a strategy for IoT; and we find an

Cadence Puts a Neural Network in a DSP

Cadence uses neural networks in a DSP for pattern recognition

Will Moore's and Metcalfe's Laws Cross the IOT Chasm?

The success of the IOT may depend more on a viable customer experience over the convergence of the semiconductor and communication worlds.

News Stories & Blog Reviews

Blog Review – Monday, May 22, 2017

This week’s collection looks at what’s needed for autonomous cars; Qt tackles flaky tests, Sonics seeks wonderment, and blogs for design advice.

Blog Review Monday, May 8, 2017

This week, there is some N7 news, and the beginning of an HPC renaissance; ARM survives a mountain-top ordeal and Intel has a strategy for IoT; and we find an

Blog Review – Monday, April 24, 2017

This week's blog highlights collection is concerned with AI and connected vehicles, sometimes both. There are quests to explore myths, and searches for answers for power management ...

Technology Features

Feature Articles

Cadence Puts a Neural Network in a DSP

Cadence uses neural networks in a DSP for pattern recognition

Will Moore's and Metcalfe's Laws Cross the IOT Chasm?

The success of the IOT may depend more on a viable customer experience over the convergence of the semiconductor and communication worlds.

The Verification Times are Changing

A precursor of Portable Stimulus from Breker Verification Systems

Chip and System Reliability Experts Assemble

The annual International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS) expands system reliability coverage to complement traditional microelectronics focus.

Optimizing Technology for IoT Systems – Adding Fingerprints and Brains

Examples in hardware-entangled security and neuromorphic processing show how technology can be further optimized to solve specific system and application demands.

Apple vs Qualcomm. It Is More Than Money

Gabe Moretti, Senior Editor On the surface the various legal actions by the Korean and US governments as well as Apple against Qualcomm appear to be about money, or how to

Verification Joins the Adults’ Table

Verification is more than logic simulation

Round Tables

Deeper Dive - A 3D-IC round table - part II

What’s needed for 3D-ICs to flourish? asks Caroline Hayes, senior editor. Experts from Mentor Graphics, Altera and Synopsys have some ideas for future progress.

Deeper Dive - 3D-IC Part 1 Fri. July 11 2014

As the industry transitions from 2.5D to 3D-ICs, Caroline Hayes, senior editor, asked experts from Mentor Graphics, Altera and Synopsys for their view on what system designers need ...

Deeper Dive - IoT Security

With new roles, IoT security will become even more important. Caroline Hayes, Senior Editor, asked Steve Kester, Shantnu Sharma (both AMD), Rich Rejmaniak (Mentor Graphics) and Rob ...

Deeper Dive - Is IP reuse good or bad?

Caroline Hayes, Senior Editor asked four industry experts, Carsten Elgert, Product Marketing Director, IPG (IP Group), Cadence, Tom Feist, Senior Marketing Director, Design Methodology ...

Internet of Things (IoT) and EDA

Things that seem simple often turn out not to be. Implementing IoT will not be simple because as the implementation goes forward, new and more complex opportunities will present

Verification Management

As we approach the DVCon conference it is timely to look at how our industry approaches managing design verification. Much has been said about the tools, but I think

Deeper Dive – Dec. 05

By Caroline Hayes, Senior Editor The twists and turns of FinFET In an earlier Deeper Dive (Nov. 21) we looked at how TSMC’s 16nm FinFET reference design was encouraging harmony ...

Podcasts/Videos/Webcasts

Legacy vs New IP - Trends in IOT JPG and Drone Applications

At REUSE, Meredith Lucky from CAST talked about the resurgence of legacy semi IP, parallelized JPG compressors for high def IOT and Drone system and more.

Engineering vs. Science in Public Policy

Senior policy advisor Dr. Guru Madhavan shares insights on the difference between engineering verses science and his path into the world of public policy.

Tech Travelogue Feb 2017 - FIT, Reliability and Siemens-Mentor Acquistion

Topics include the Florida Institute of Technology’s jet dragster, reliability and resilience in automotive systems and Siemens acquisition of Mentor Graphics.

Internet of Spaces for the IOT

The December 2016 monthly tech travelogue visits the Internet of Space technologies and business viability.

Has The Time Come for SOC Embedded FPGAs?

Shrinking technology nodes at lower product costs plus the rise of compute-intensive IOT applications help Menta’s e-FPGA outlook.

FPGAs for ASIC Prototyping Bridge Global Development

ASIC prototyping with FPGAs faces global development challenges in the hardware-software IoT and automotive markets.

Clarifing Embedded IOT Connectivity Confusion

IOT Devcon interview with Vivek Mohan at Silicon Labs examines standards vs. proprietary IOT connectivity.