Blog Review: May 11

Teaching physical design; C increment mysteries; getting full utilization from PCIe; waking the dead; beer with bots; content creation tips; corporate VCs; procurement language.

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Cadence’s Christine Young presents two views on the challenges of teaching physical design and some creative approaches to get students involved in solving complex problems.

In his latest video, Mentor’s Colin Walls ponders the mysteries of the increment operator in C/C++ and how to use it most efficiently.

Synopsys’ Anand Shirahatti, Mohd Adil Khan, and Jamshed Alum look at two key features in 16 GT/s PCIe Gen 4 that are gaining traction in the quest for full bandwidth utilization.

A previously unknown aspect of batteries has been detected which could result in a big leap forward, in this week’s top five tech picks selected by Ansys’ Bill Vandermark. Plus, research to wake the dead and a bit of Star Wars for Mars.

When will AI be considered successful? Rambus’ Aharon Etengoff suggests it might not happen until you want to have a beer with a robot.

ARM’s Carl Williamson has some tips for writing content that creates a buzz on the ARM Community.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan gets a look at the world of corporate venture capital investing in semiconductor startups at a recent Silicon Catalyst panel.

Synopsys’ Robert Vamosi presents the second half of a discussion on developing a procurement language for software and the challenges of human factors in the supply chain.

And don’t forget the blogs featured in last week’s IoT, Security & Automotive newsletter:

Editor In Chief Ed Sperling contends that the IEEE’s plan to add structure for individual markets is an important step.

Executive Editor Ann Steffora Mutschler suggests that while there are many layers to IoT security, much existing technology can be applied today.

Mentor’s Andrew Macleod points out the difference between driverless and autonomous cars, and the social challenges to get to either.

Kilopass’ David Hsu argues for the secure storage aspects of antifuse eNVM.