Blog Review: June 10

Regenerating limbs; white hat ethics; autonomous cars brings people together; FPGA trends in languages and libraries; today’s must-see verification sessions at DAC; fast way to add a system-level data checker; photos from DAC.


The humble flatworm is leading limb regeneration research, a mystery company keeping quiet about its advancements towards fusion energy, and more in this week’s top picks by Ansys’ Bill Vandermark.

How far should one go in the name of white hat hacking? Rambus’ Aharon Etengoff provides a perspective on the ethical limits of an issue recently thrown into the spotlight

How do you bring together people from insurance, government, research, and technology? Start talking about connected cars and autonomous driving, says NXP’s Hillary Cain.

Mentor’s Harry Foster presents the trends in FPGA design and verification languages and libraries in the sixth installment of his massive functional verification study.

There is still time to catch the Wednesday picks on Synopsys’ Shankar Hemmady list of must-see verification sessions at DAC.

Cadence’s Efrat Shneydor shows a fast way for adding a system-level data checker using the UVM Scoreboard, an open-source framework, implemented in e, and is released as part of the UVM e Library.

ARM’s Eoin McCann shares the first day at DAC, with plenty of pictures.

Check out the blogs featured in last week’s IoT & Security newsletter:

Editor In Chief Ed Sperling notes that no one is questioning the value of connecting everything anymore.

Technology Editor Ernest Worthman contends that if someone can create a secure system, it’s probable that someone else can hack it.

Oracle’s Rodrigo Liang argues that Big Data will need to migrate to large on-chip SRAMs from DRAM.

Rambus’ Simon Blake-Wilson observes that a century after the first known “gray hat” stunt, experts are still baffled.

Andes Technology’s Emerson Hsiao finds that choosing the right embedded processor can cut cost, power and increase security on a grand scale.

Executive Editor Ann Steffora Mutschler questions whether the IoT will live up to expectations.