Blog Review: Feb. 17

IoT security threats; new approaches to vehicle development; neural net performance analysis.


In a video, Synopsys’ Tim Mackey warns that IoT device manufacturers are dealing with a serious challenge when it comes to security and points to the types of software threats that could impact IoT products.

Siemens’ Paul van Straten finds that the rise in vehicle complexity and intensified global competition means traditional automotive OEMs will need to explore new approaches to vehicle development, including ADAS and autonomous, to be successful.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan takes a look back at the history of the mouse from the first demo in 1968 and the early Xerox PARC developments to the innovation of optical mice.

Arm’s Florent Lebeau introduces new support in the Streamline performance analyzer for the Arm NN machine learning inference engine for CPUs, GPUs, and NPUs, allowing it to automatically profile an Arm NN application and provide useful performance information about inference runtime.

Ansys’ Robert Harwood argues that the challenges facing increasingly complex electronic products call for simulation to decrease product development time, lower total cost per unit, and increase ideation scenarios.

SEMI’s Serena Brischetto chats with Andreas C. Zimmer of consulting company ZIAN & Co about strategies for attracting and retaining talent and promoting careers in semiconductor industry.

And don’t miss the blogs featured in the latest Low Power-High Performance newsletter:

Fraunhofer IIS’ Dirk Mayer and Roland Jancke explain how model-based systems engineering can help minimize the growing amount of energy consumed by IoT devices.

Siemens EDA’s Madhur Bhargava explains when it might be necessary to stay on an older edition of the UPF standard, along with how to avoid migration challenges when going from one version to another.

Ansys’ Theresa Duncan and Michael Blattau observe that although thermal cycling, vibration, and mechanical shock and drop are major causes of electronic failure, reliability can be improved with a combination of simulation and physical testing.

Rambus’ Tim Messegee lays out how Compute Express Link provides a means of connecting a wide range of heterogeneous computing elements.

Arm’s David Maidment warns that despite increased awareness about security, some smaller companies still face challenges in expanding their security efforts.

Synopsys’ Taruna Reddy and Vin Liao suggest a power estimation method that occurs earlier in the development cycle with nearly the same accuracy.

Cadence’s Tyler Lockman demonstrates how to quickly fan out the most complex of component interfaces with reusable blocks of routing.

Arteris IP’s Kurt Shuler examines bringing order to the potential chaos of trying to combine IP from multiple suppliers.

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