Blog Review: Aug. 21

Autonomous barriers; RTOS time; highly accelerated life testing.


Cadence’s Paul McLellan considers the path to autonomous vehicles and the many barriers that stand in the way.

Mentor’s Colin Walls notes that the fundamental function of an RTOS is to give the developer control of time and points to some of the time oriented services that assist.

Synopsys’ Taylor Armerding points to ways the financial services industry could improve cybersecurity, from using multiple security testing tools to being aware of the open source components used.

ANSYS’ Chris Montgomery explains highly accelerated life testing, or HALT, and some best practices for using it to assess the robustness of electronic products.

Rambus’ Steven Woo takes a look at the current top performing supercomputers and the progress made on the goal of developing an exascale supercomputer capable of achieving 1 ExaFLOP performance within a power budget of 20-40 MegaWatts by 2020.

VLSI Research’s Julian West warns that some critical subsystems for semiconductor manufacturers face ongoing trade sanction threats, making understanding where components and subsystems in the supply chain are made important.

Arm’s Francisco Socal points to the new AMBA Adaptive Traffic Profiles as a sophisticated workload modeling framework for SoC performance analysis.

Plus, check out the latest blogs from the Manufacturing, Packaging & Materials newsletter:

Editor In Chief Ed Sperling argues that a new emphasis on device shrinks has nothing to do with Moore’s Law.

Executive Editor Mark LaPedus warns that it’s not clear business will rebound in 2020.

Coventor’s Yu De Chen and Jacky Huang compare various 3D NAND split and staircase patterning schemes to understand the impact on effective transistor density.

Applied Materials’ Llew Vaughan-Edmunds explains why the limitations of silicon power switches are driving development of new materials with superior performance.

SEMI’s Michael Hall observes that AI’s success depends on memory systems that can handle an increasing flood of data.

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