Blog Review: Feb. 8

Multi-board challenges; the state of static timing analysis; USB testing; where we are with 5G.

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Mentor’s Craig Armenti looks at some of the challenges involved with multi-board PCB or system design.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan highlights a presentation by Igor Keller on the state of the art in static timing analysis.

Synopsys’ Eric Huang has some ideas for USB interoperability testing.

Intel’s Ron Wilson delves into the current state of 5G, and why perspectives on that differ.

Ansys’ Steve Pilz addresses the challenges facing additive manufacturing and industrial-scale 3D printing.

ARM’s Freddi Jeffries checks out how VR can be deployed in the classroom.

Rambus’ Aharon Etengoff provides additional details about the company’s 56G Multi-protocol SerDes PHY.

Cadence’s Scott Jacobson discusses the current state of Ethernet and how it has expanded into applications like automotive and industrial control.

Mentor’s Colin Walls disputes several assumptions about the future of RTOS.

Synopsys’ Benjamin Kerestan digs into detecting, preventing, and mitigating buffer overflow attacks.

ARM’s Adam Johnston gives an inside look at creating a demo dashboard for a self-driving car.

Plus, check out the new Packaging, Test & Electronic Systems newsletter, as well as blogs from last week’s IoT, Security & Automotive newsletter:

Editor in Chief Ed Sperling contends that adding a Z axis for transistors and designs is just the beginning.

National Instruments Chairman James Truchard examines technology convergence in the automotive industry.

Editor in Chief Ed Sperling argues that companies are now focused on security, but so far there is no simple way to sell it.

Executive Editor Ann Steffora Mutschler finds progress in connected cars and automotive security, but not enough.

Kilopass’ Lee Sun explains why chipmakers need to pay attention to side-channel attacks.

Rambus’ Asaf Ashkenazi observes that ransomware payments hit $1 billion in 2016, with more expected this year.

Mentor Graphics’ Joseph Dailey points to the value of pre-qualified tools and embedded software.

ARM’s Freddi Jeffries examines the next stage of mobile virtual reality.

Marvell’s Nick Ilyadis contends that 25Gb Ethernet is the next logical extension for 10GbE for next-gen servers.

Technology Editor Jeff Dorsch looks at the next generation of wireless communications and why it will boost IoT deployment.