Blog Review: Aug. 18

Flexible electronics; encryption for PCIe and CXL; data center bandwidth; formal in DO-254.


Arm’s Charlotte Christopherson explores the possibilities of flexible, non-silicon electronics with the creation of PlasticArm, an ultra-minimalist Cortex-M0-based SoC that, even with just 128 bytes of RAM and 456 bytes of ROM, is twelve times more complex than previous flexible electronics.

Cadence’s Claire Ying highlights the importance of integrity and data encryption (IDE) technology for PCIe and CXL to provide robustness against physical attacks and improve security of link-to-link packets transmitted and received between two ports.

Synopsys’ Priyank Shukla, John Swanson, and Anika Malhotra examine the bandwidth needs of hyperscale data centers and how Ethernet IP supports scalable, high-data-rate connectivity requirements for data-fueled applications.

Siemens EDA’s Jake Wiltgen argues for the use of formal verification in a DO-254 workflow for airborne electronic hardware.

In a blog for SEMI, John West of VLSI Research examines why the vacuum subsystems market is dominated by just three European companies.

Codasip’s Roddy Urquhart points to the difference between configurable and customizable processor IP cores and when to consider one over the other.

Ansys’ Daniel Fallon aims to make RF/microwave filter design and analysis easier and quicker with two complementary tools.

Plus, check out the blogs highlighted in the latest Low Power-High Performance newsletter:

Arm’s John Bigg names the missing component needed for a complete flexible integrated smart system.

Siemens EDA’s Dina Medhat looks at using topology-aware and voltage-aware flows to address external and mixed-voltage latch-up design rules.

Synopsys’ Anand Thiruvengadam contends that changes are needed to improve the reliability of memories and shorten the design time.

Fraunhofer IIS EAS’ Jens Michael Warmuth examines how standards help spread safety processes throughout the supply chain.

Ansys’ Nikhil Grover lays out ways to avoid electromagnetic interference issues in PCB routing.

Rambus’ Frank Ferro shows how ultra-low latency and AI/ML inferencing team up to power cloud gaming and other new applications.

Cadence’s John Chawner develops skills that aren’t always taught in the classroom.

Infineon’s Steve Hanna examines why the Matter standard is so important.

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