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Blog Review – Monday, August 14, 2017

This week, the blogsphere reveals how FPGAs adopt a MeerKAT stance; OML brings life to Industry 4.0; Wearable pairing boosts charging and rigid-flex PCB design tips

EDA in the Age of the System

Learn from other industries to gain a system's perspective was the reoccurring theme of Garysmith EDA analyst Laurie Balch’s pre-DAC address.

IOT Requires Shared Cloud and Embedded Connections

Mentor's Warren Kurisu explains how edge embedded and cloud connections (via Microsoft Azure) enables quick IOT development then demos a bio-metric game.

Hardware vs Software in IOT Security

Mike Mackey from CENTRI Technology, explains key IOT hardware-software security issues from TPM and PUFF to SSH and authentication. (IOT Devcon)

Hollywood Seeks Science Help with Einstein Series

USC Physicist Dr. Johnson addresses the need for science in today’s movies and the struggles between scientists and engineers.

News Stories & Blog Reviews

Blog Review – Monday, August 14, 2017

This week, the blogsphere reveals how FPGAs adopt a MeerKAT stance; OML brings life to Industry 4.0; Wearable pairing boosts charging and rigid-flex PCB design tips

Blog Review – Monday, July 24, 2017

Let’s hear it for High Fidelity Gaming and it’s all about the IoT, with PCB schematic tips from Mentor and security from Maxim; Inside NI’s 5G test lab and hope

Blog Review – Monday, July 10, 2017

This week’s bloggers are kept busy with machine learning (Intel and Synopsys) as well as predicting the future for industry 4.0 (Dassault Systèmes), IoT and 5G (ARM and Hyper) and ...

Technology Features

Feature Articles

EDA in the Age of the System

Learn from other industries to gain a system's perspective was the reoccurring theme of Garysmith EDA analyst Laurie Balch’s pre-DAC address.

Hollywood Seeks Science Help with Einstein Series

USC Physicist Dr. Johnson addresses the need for science in today’s movies and the struggles between scientists and engineers.

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.

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

IOT Requires Shared Cloud and Embedded Connections

Mentor's Warren Kurisu explains how edge embedded and cloud connections (via Microsoft Azure) enables quick IOT development then demos a bio-metric game.

Hardware vs Software in IOT Security

Mike Mackey from CENTRI Technology, explains key IOT hardware-software security issues from TPM and PUFF to SSH and authentication. (IOT Devcon)

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.