Blog Review: April 14

Running fault campaigns; medical device security; Intel’s new foundry effort.


Siemens EDA’s Jake Wiltgen provides an overview of setting up an executing a fault injection campaign to prove that the IC or IP will safely operate under a faulted state caused by a random hardware failure, required to meet higher ASIL targets for ISO 26262 functional safety certification.

Synopsys’ Taylor Armerding considers the state of medical device security and the growing attack surface that comes with more Internet-connected devices of different types being used more commonly and a lack of focus on security during the pandemic.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan checks out Intel’s plans for its new Foundry Services business and shares CEO Pat Gelsinger’s answers to why it will operate as a separate business and why the model can succeed now.

Arm’s Mina Dimova demonstrates how smart TVs can be used along with neural network models to estimate a person’s body pose then compare it to a trainer as an in-home workout guide.

Ansys’ Sandra Gely shows how the company collaborated with FLIR to improve the modeling and simulation of fog to more accurately test automotive cameras and components.

SEMI’s Michael Hall examines how bioelectronics using flexible substrates and soft robotics has the potential to change the way neurological disorders are treated.

Plus, don’t miss the blogs highlighted in last week’s Low Power-High Performance newsletter:

Siemens EDA’s Harry Foster examines the causes of non-trivial bug escapes in FPGA projects.

Fraunhofer EAS’ Jens Döge digs into how to make factories run faster and better.

Arm Research’s Brian Cline describes a demonstrator that tests the feasibility and readiness of high-density, face-to-face, wafer-bonded 3D stacking technologies.

Synopsys’ Licinio Sousa explains why MIPI isn’t just for mobile, with new capabilities for automotive and embedded applications.

Ansys’ Nikhil Grover shows how to avoid potential EMI issues by following important signal reference related design guidelines.

Rambus’ Vinitha Seevaratnam looks at upcoming server platforms that will take performance to a new level thanks to increased link bandwidth.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan summarizes a new report that urges the U.S. government to invest in both chip manufacturing and developing tech talent.

Infineon’s Peter Friedrichs compares silicon carbide MOSFETs to IGBTs and superjunction devices.

Synopsys’ Joe Mallett foresees that as the number of reset domains rises, thorough pre-silicon verification is essential.

OneSpin’s John Hallman explains why determining how and where hardware security holes arise is a critical step in developing secure device.

Ansys’ Larry Williams looks at advances in solver technology that enable simulation of full RFICs with a high level of accuracy.

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