Blog Review: April 28

Object detection uncertainty; vehicle cybersecurity; smart manufacturing; modeling battery performance.


Arm’s Tiago Azevedo explains why it’s important to measure uncertainty when using object detection, especially in critical applications such as automotive, and introduces a architecture that can do so while balancing complexity and efficiency.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan digs into the ISO 21434 standard for addressing and managing cybersecurity risks in vehicles and why it’s a good sign for security-focused changes in the automotive industry.

Siemens EDA’s Maria Mosto and Robert Lyons check out how electronics manufacturers can use smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 principles to reduce production ramp-up time.

Synopsys’ Jigesh K. Patel considers electro-optical co-design in photonic integrated circuits and some of the challenges in using circuit representations designed for electrical signals to model photonic components.

Ansys’ Chris South and Theresa Duncan look at how to model the performance of batteries for electric vehicles by utilizing hybrid pulse power characterization testing to accurately identify battery parameters.

VLSI Research’s John West lists the top suppliers of critical subsystems to the semiconductor, flat panel display, and photovoltaic industries in 2020, with some vendors doubling sales over the year.

A Lam Research writer checks out some of the applications for 5G in consumer, industrial, and government by reducing network latency to allow large amounts of data to be processed in real-time.

Intrinsix’s Kathiravan Krishnamurthi checks out how to use cascode amplifiers as drivers and overcome efficiency limitations by employing techniques such as inductive instead of resistive pull-ups.

Plus, don’t miss the blogs featured in last week’s Systems & Design newsletter:

Technology Editor Brian Bailey lobbies for infrastructure improvements to give equal technology access to everyone.

Imperas’ Lee Moore, Silicon Labs’ Steve Richmond, and OpenHW Group’s Mike Thompson provide a set of guidelines based on their verification of a PULP RI5CY core using industrial-grade techniques.

Cadence’s Frank Schirrmeister looks beyond 5G, which — although it just arrived — has lots of room to grow.

Synopsys’ Samad Parekh and Nvidia’s Srinivas Kodiyalam explain why a partnership between CPUs and GPUs makes sense for accelerating circuit simulation technology.

Siemens EDA’s Aileen Ryan lays out the serious benefits of ‘monitoring what matters’ through a chip’s life.

Codasip’s Roddy Urquhart finds that semiconductor scaling issues mean more domain-specific processing will needed to continue performance gains.

Aldec’s Igor Gorkhov pairs thermal sensor data with a visible spectrum camera for non-contact body temperature screening.

Coventor’s Chris Welham predicts MEMS performance and the impact of process changes with the help of simulation.

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