Blog Review: April 8

Single security purpose; edge vs cloud; flex PCBs; crash testing electronics.


Synopsys’ Taylor Armerding shares some tips for getting development, security, and operations teams communicating effectively and working toward a single purpose.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan looks back over computing history to how the best way to deliver computing resources has shifted from cloud to edge and back again.

Mentor’s Shivani Joshi shares an overview of flexible PCB designs and why they’re likely to show up more and more.

Arm’s Ian Smythe calls for a total shift in SoC design that moves beyond optimizing individual IP and taking a system-level solution view with a focus on ensuring performance for complex use cases.

Ansys’ Marisa Melchiorre checks out why crash tests aren’t just for cars and how to simulate drops and impact without damaging costly physical prototypes.

Silicon Labs’ James Wilson takes a look at how broadband network providers are managing traffic spikes from those now spending much more time at home.

In a blog for SEMI, Alissa M. Fitzgerald of A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates explains why MEMS are so important for a new test for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Plus, check out the blogs featured in the latest Auto, Security & Pervasive Computing and Test, Measurement & Analytics newsletters:

Editor In Chief Ed Sperling zeroes in on the battle for control of the car taking shape behind the scenes.

Managing Editor Susan Rambo laments the lack of data in fighting pandemics, and how IoT and AI may help us prepare for the next one.

Mentor’s Ping Yeung, Jin Hou, Vinayak Desai, and Jacob Wiltgen examine how an automated workflow using safety synthesis and formal verification can help address random faults with safety mechanisms.

Maxim Integrated’s Christine Young explains how digital fingerprints help provide device security from the start.

Arteris IP’s Kurt Shuler demonstrates how to overcome memory limitations in automotive systems.

Flex Logix’s Geoff Tate shows how processing data immediately can make a big difference to inference implementation.

Cadence’s Tyler Lockman focuses on an improved flow for removing shape islands that makes further modifications easier.

Synopsys’ Ruud Derwig and Tortuga Logic’s Nicole Fern warn that a secure processor alone is not enough — a methodology is needed to enable system-level security objectives.

Editor In Chief Ed Sperling contends that traditional reliability approaches no longer apply at the most advanced nodes.

FormFactor’s Erik Hanson explains why scheduled maintenance helps keep equipment running at maximum uptime and peak performance.

yieldHUB’s Marie Ryan offers tips to get the most out of new working arrangements.

CyberOptics’ Subodh Kulkarni examines how the need to provide connections among components presents a unique challenge as the number of connections increases and their sizes decrease.

proteanTecs’ Tamar Naishlos points to a new series of educational videos to help you stay updated, remotely.

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