Blog Review: Dec. 1

Innovation and software; supply chain challenges; hyperconnectivity; MEMS voice sensors.


Synopsys’ Mike Gianfagna points to three events that created a fundamental shift in product development that has enabled rapid introduction of a wide range of new products.

Siemens’ Sagi Reuven considers some key challenges facing the supply chain and the impact on electronics manufacturers, from rising shipping costs to shortages of raw materials and transportation labor.

Cadence’s Frank Schirrmeister looks at how hyperconnectivity and hyperscale computing are part of a larger trend connecting compute domains and different industries .

Coventor’s Arnaud Parent checks out the latest advances in MEMS voice sensors to support remote office work and improved True Wireless Stereo earbuds with active noise cancellation.

Arm’s Koki Mitsunami demonstrates how to use the second version of the Scalable Vector Extension for Armv9 CPUs, which extends the SVE instruction set to enable data-processing domains beyond HPC and ML such as computer vision, multimedia, games, LTE baseband processing, and general-purpose software.

In a podcast for SEMI, Francoise von Trapp of 3D InCites chats with James Gellert of RapidRatings about the current challenges of the supply chain and why two layers of risk management is needed to handle both the crisis of the day and also the longer-term process.

Ansys’ Jamie Gooch explains how hybrid digital twins that combine past asset data collected by sensors and physics data provided by simulation software can optimize system design, predictive maintenance, and asset management.

A Lam Research writer looks at the difference between weak and strong AI as well as what differentiates deep learning from machine learning, plus a few applications.

Plus, check out the blogs highlighted in the latest Systems & Design newsletter:

Technology Editor Brian Bailey argues that system decomposition is necessary to be able to handle complexity, but thinking in the pure functional space is difficult.

Cadence’s Frank Schirrmeister questions whether advances in design and semiconductor technology have kept energy requirements to a reasonable level.

Synopsys’ Sam Tennent lays out how to meet competitive time to market requirements with virtual prototypes for early software development.

Siemens EDA’s Rusty Stuber advises assessing code quality in each stage of development so initial project plans stay relevant longer.

Cliosoft’s Anagha Pandharpurkar shows how make it easier to locate the IP a team wants to re-use.

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