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Hardware Mathematics for Artificial Intelligence


Article written by John A. Swanson, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Synopsys Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to fundamentally change the way we interact with our devices and live our lives. Petabytes of data efficiently travels between edge devices and data centers for processing and computing of AI tasks. The ability to process real world data and create mathematical represen... » read more

Get Smart with NB-IoT


NB-IoT is an emerging technology for narrowband wireless communication standardized by 3GPP. It has been designed with a focus on minimizing end-user equipment processing requirements and power consumption to enable the massive deployment of low-cost devices for a broad range of smart applications. This white paper highlights the key challenges of NB-IoT modem design. It proposes a hardware/so... » read more

The DNA of an Artificial Intelligence SoC


Over the past decade, a few advancements have made artificial intelligence (AI) one of the most exciting technologies of our lifetime. In 2012, Geoffrey Everest Hinton demonstrated his generalized back propagation neural network algorithm in the Imagenet challenge, which revolutionized the field of computer vision. However, the math was developed years prior to 2012, and it was the available m... » read more

Softening Hardware: Using Application-Specific Processors to Optimize Modern SoC Designs


Over the past decade, the trend in SoC design has been to add more functionality into software, but moving functionality from hardware into software comes at a cost: software requires a processor, which, if not designed for optimal efficiency, could be slower and use more power than dedicated hardware. It often makes sense to implement smaller, specialized processors to tackle specific tasks wi... » read more

Managing and Securing Open Source Software in the Automotive Industry


Open source software is a significant contributor to the rapid evolution of modern technologies across every industry, and automotive is no exception. Black Duck by Synopsys software audits have revealed open source components in 23% of automotive applications. It’s prudent to consider the risks associated with inadequate application security risk management practices and the threat of mal... » read more

Fusion Compiler Unified Physical Synthesis


This white paper discusses how Fusion Compiler's unified physical synthesis optimization technologies addresses the time-to-market pressure and delivers the quality of results required for advanced process node leading-edge designs. Also learn about how unified physical synthesis seamlessly shares technologies and common engines between synthesis and place-and-route domains to deliver the best ... » read more

Fusion Compiler: Comprehensive RTL-to-GDSII Implementation System


The semiconductor industry is going through a renaissance period with waves of technological advancements and innovation. There has been a significant uptick in demand for silicon in recent years, driven by market sectors including automotive, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and internet of things (IoT) that have their own unique mix of design and implementation requirements. The mobi... » read more

Ethernet TSN for Automotive ADAS Applications


The new age of automotive electronic systems has decreased accidents and fatalities. Improving Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for safety-critical automotive applications is the next wave and requires a huge amount of data transmission and subsequent processing. Systems are becoming more sophisticated as they combine ADAS applications from emergency braking, collision avoidance, lane ... » read more

Why Invest in Automated Open Source License Management?


Software is a major component of life around us. It is at the heart of communications, transportation, safety, health, food, agriculture, defense, entertainment and virtually every other industry that one way or other touches us every day. Resourceful software development organizations and developers use a combination of previously created code, commercial software and open source software, and... » read more

DOM-Based Cross-Site Scripting


DOM-based attacks are a misunderstood, serious, and pervasive source of risk in contemporary web applications. The language that drives the web, JavaScript, is easy to understand and hard to master; junior and senior developers routinely make mistakes. Mix difficulty to master with an enormous attack surface, and you have the perfect storm for widespread vulnerability. These risks expose web ap... » read more

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