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Blog Review: Feb. 5

Persistent programming model; embedded OS; what EUV can’t solve.

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Cadence’s Paul McLellan checks out the different ways persistent memories can be used, as well as a basic persistent programming model and key things hardware needs to support.

In a video, Mentor’s Colin Walls explains what’s different about operating systems for embedded applications and how to go about selecting one.

Synopsys’ Taylor Armerding finds troubling vulnerabilities in U.S. critical infrastructure, where poor security and update practices for industrial control systems could leave them open to a nation-state cyberattack.

Applied Materials’ Kevin Moraes finds that there are many issues EUV isn’t equipped to solve as the transition to the AI Era once again challenges industry conventions governing semiconductor design and manufacturing.

Arm’s Jack Melling shares a brief history of the mobile form factor and how it changed from the brick-sized phones of 25 years ago to new foldable designs.

ANSYS’ Tim Palucka points to this year’s ANSYS Hall of Fame winners as ways simulation positively impacts the world, including simulating the valves and blood flow in an artificial heart, landmine detection, and asphalt drying.

And don’t miss the blogs featured in the latest Systems & Design newsletter:

Editor In Chief Ed Sperling points to potential changes in the global supply chain.

EDA Technology Editor Brian Bailey warns that when languages are defined with incomplete or inappropriate semantics, the price everyone pays is orders of magnitude greater than spending the time to get it right.

Mentor’s Elven Huang addresses the difficulties designers face in the verification and debugging of SRAM blocks in a SoC.

Synopsys’ Ash Patel talks about the new challenges to parasitic extraction and closure that come with markets like 5G, biotechnology, AI, and automotive.

Imagination’s Marc Canel observes that the FIDO Alliance is working to move beyond insecure passwords with biometric identifiers.

OneSpin’s Tom Anderson describes a unified look at what formal, simulation, and acceleration/emulation contribute to verification.

Cadence’s Frank Schirrmeister imparts how emulation and prototyping complement each other during the verification process.

Aldec’s Igor Gorokhov uses an embedded prototyping board to reduce system bring-up time and simplify customization efforts.



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