Blog Review: Nov. 16

Getting to know formal; architecture modeling with TLM-2.0 AT; power delivery networks; plasma etching vs. ALE.

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Cadence’s Paul McLellan highlights a talk from the recent Jasper User Group by ARM’s Daryl Stewart on how the company saw the value of formal verification.

Synopsys’ Patrick Sheridan looks at the benefits of using SystemC TLM-2.0 AT for virtual prototype architecture modeling.

Mentor’s Jim Martens argues for the importance of a reliable power delivery network.

A Lam Research staff writer digs into the differences between conventional plasma etching and atomic layer etching.

Ansys’ Sandy Adam centers on health applications in this week’s top tech picks with a neural interface that lets paralyzed monkeys walk and a cancer-detecting smartphone add-on. Plus, Samsung patents a folding phone.

Altera’s Ron Wilson discusses what blockchains are and why to care about them.

Aldec’s Espen Tallaksen argues that UVVM offers a game-changer for FPGA VHDL verification.

Although wearable payments are considered an early niche market, Rambus’ Aharon Etengoff says gradual growth is projected as the industry works through multiple issues.

ARM’s Diya Soubra checks out the dedicated co-processor interface on the Cortex-M33.

NXP’s Star Li checks out how automotive headlights could be made greener with LED and laser diode technologies.

Synopsys’ Robert Vamosi has a look at president-elect Trump’s plans for cybersecurity.

Cadence’s Charles Qi introduces the first in a series of videos on the requirements for self-driving vehicles and what that means for SoC development.

Plus, check out the blogs featured in last week’s Low Power-High Performance newsletter:

Editor In Chief Ed Sperling digs into what Donald Trump’s presidency means to the flow of electrons.

Executive Editor Ann Steffora Mutschler argues that it’s one thing to architect a system for quick discharge of energy, but what if you want the energy discharged over a longer timeframe?

Rambus’ Steven Woo examines the delicate balance of power, performance and cost in SerDes design.

Cadence’s Dave Pursley contends that it’s not just about productivity these days.

Synopsys’ Ron Lowman looks at how to reduce the cost and power of IoT SoCs with wireless integration.

ARM’s Nandan Nayampally uncorks the essentials for building a secure IoT infrastructure.

Mentor Graphics’ Vijay Chobisa explains the value of using emulators as a datacenter resource.