Blog Review: June 15

ADAS importance; securing the edge; ISO 26262; economics of security; laundrybot; SystemVerilog reflections; verification and angry birds; USB Type-C.


Synopsys’ Marc Greenberg shares a somber and personal story on the need to get ADAS to as many drivers as possible.

From the Linley IoT conference, Cadence’s Paul McLellan features a talk on protecting edge nodes and the three big steps towards IoT security.

Mentor’s Avidan Efody presents a lighthearted reminder on the basics of ISO 26262 terminology.

Just how much security is enough? ARM’s Brian Fuller listens in on Rhonda Dirvin’s keynote at Embedded TechCon, who says it comes down to a matter of economics.

Tired of folding laundry? There’s a robot for that, says Ansys’ Justin Nescott in his picks for this week’s top five tech articles. Plus, the world’s first passenger drone and an office made of glass.

Verification blogger Tudor Timi takes an in-depth look at crafting a reflection API for SystemVerilog with a three-part series.

Independent blogger Gaurav Jalan takes a clever way of explaining verification to kids: with Angry Birds as a metaphor.

NXP’s Kris Kendall highlights several new USB Type-C devices appearing at Computex 2016 in Taipei.

Plus, check out some of the latest blogs featured on Semiconductor Engineering:

Technology Editor Brian Bailey presents DAC, day-by-day.

SEMI’s Paula Doe investigates what structures and materials will be needed at 5nm and beyond.

Lucio Lanza of Lanza techVentures considers why the industry needs to look way beyond the next process node.

Applied Materials’ Rajkumar Jakkaraju addresses how to deal with shrinking Ohmic contact areas and increasing aspect ratios for feature deposition.

ARM’s Bill Neifert reflects on how learning to cooperate instead of compete can be the hardest part.