This week’s blogs show the human face of automated driving; and why energy should be taken seriously. There is lift-off for SpaceX to bring more satellite comms and a poetic turn, in the style of Rudyar Kipling’s classic poem.
There is a human element to automated driving, namely Human Machine Interface (HMI) and Jack Weast, Intel, uses his second blog post to examine how and why it can be used. He promises more in part three into the company’s research.
Energy is a serious business, says Grant Pierce, Sonics, and the electronics industry must shoulder some responsibility for power savings. The company, with Semico Research is conducting a survey and wants your help into understanding today’s and tomorrow’s power requirements.
Boosting the satellites to provide point-to-point communications, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket put the first 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into Low Earth Orbit (LEO), equipped with Xilinx space-grade Virtex-5QV FPGAs to implement the satellites’ On Board Processor (OBP) hardware. Steve Liebson, Xilinx, includes a link to a video describing the constellation and the launch.
Celebrating the relationship with Ericsson, Dassault Systèmes’ Olivier Ribet, looks at how the latter’s Networked Society will transform the way we interact with the world around us and meet technology challenges, such as 5G, IoT and the cloud.
Moving to 10nm and lower process geometries pushes the boundaries of FinFET and the custom layout flow and this means trouble ahead, warns Graham Etchells.
A touch of culture, with a poem “wot I wrote” by Keith Hanna, Mentor Graphics. He deftly tackles Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) as Rudyard Kipling might.
Image data and the mysteries of how to create, access and use a Qimage to greatest effect is detailed by Laszlo Agocs, Qt, with three case studies to illustrate what can be done.
A sharp video addressing the interconnect verification challenges is hosted by Nimrod Reiss. Cadence’s Corrie Callenbach has found and highlighted the video.
Caroline Hayes, senior editor