Blog Review: Oct. 14

Optogenetic technology changes; three features in MIPI UniPro; the iPhone power problem; the IEEE-SA EDA & IP Interoperability Symposium; mechanical lumberjacks; making consumers comfortable; industry updates.

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Rambus’ Aharon Etengoff explores how new optical interfaces are aiding the burgeoning field of optogenetics, which combines genetic targeting of specific neurons or proteins with optical technology to study living neural circuits.

Anand Shirahatti, Divyang Mali, and Naveen G of Synopsys team up to explain three features that make the MIPI UniPro mobile interconnect stand out, along with the verification challenges each poses.

Being an industry insider can provide a different set of insights, shows Cadence’s Paul McLellan as he looks at the power issue Apple is currently going through with the latest iPhones.

Do you have anything to do today? If not, Mentor’s Dennis Brophy suggests that you may want to attend an IEEE symposium in San Jose that will focus on design and verification flows that depend on tool interoperability.

A mechanical lumberjack, a tiny camera packing 16 lenses, and 3-D printed bionics for children feature in this week’s picks for top tech articles from Ansys’ Justin Nescott. Plus, laser weapons aren’t just for sci-fi anymore.

Who is responsible for consumers feeling protected? At the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux, NXP’s Birgit Ahlborn gathered a roundtable to discuss what is needed for people to trust their data and privacy to new technologies.

ARM’s Brian Fuller takes a look at what’s made the news lately, including new phones, potassium batteries, and, in spite of the name, a $55 dev board you can’t eat (but ‘wearables’ you can).

And if you missed last week’s IoT & Security newsletter, check out these featured blogs:

Editor in Chief Ed Sperling contends that intense competition is driving a whole new wave of innovation across the IoE, and opening doors to competitive broadsides.

Technology Editor Ernest Worthman observes that no operating system is hack-proof.

Executive Editor Ann Steffora Mutschler explains why the automotive industry isn’t as secretive as in the past.

Rambus’ Steven Woo points out that computer, memory, network and storage performance all have evolved at different rates, with resulting problems.

Kilopass’ Bernd Stamme argues the notion that IoT SoCs require high-write-endurance embedded NVM is wrong.

Mentor Graphics’ Anne Cirkel finds the Internet of Things is more popular than Taylor Swift.

Andes Technology’s Emerson Hsiao notes that benchmarking can provide relevant data for real-world applications.

NXP’s Birgit Ahlborn attends the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux and looks at the potential of future mobility solutions and the challenges ahead.



  • realjjj

    “Cadence’s Paul McLellan as he looks at the power issue Apple is currently going through with the latest iPhones.”

    He embarrassed himself and Cadence, he is not informed at all and doesn’t even tries to look at the issue. He claims that Geekbench battery test ” does its best to run the CPU flat out continuously” and that’s not true, he claims that “the screen backlight usually will consume more than the application processor.” and that’s hilarious when the small low res screen in the iphone at a reasonable brightness is using on average some 1W.
    He doesn’t do any tests ,doesn’t make any effort to search for others doing any tests, he just gives a baseless verdict like a true Apple user.