Blog Review: Jan. 17

Autonomous cars, EVs, and networks; after Moore’s Law; trends for 2018; IoT security.


Mentor’s Puneet Sinha identifies the key challenges, along with cost reduction and optimization opportunities, that come with using electric powertrains in autonomous vehicles.

Synopsys’ Robert Vamosi examines the impact of limited cellular networks on autonomous cars, and new communications protocols that could address coverage gaps.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan listens in as Lucian Shifren of Arm Research explains why Moore’s Law is ending and where increased computing performance will, and won’t, come from.

Marvell’s Christopher Mash argues that in-vehicle networks need to fundamentally change to incorporate Ethernet and move away from a domain-based architecture.

In a video, VLSIresearch’s Dan Hutcheson and Andrea Lati look to what’s expected this year, including different about this semiconductor super-cycle, the most probable growth trends, and equipment markets.

Rambus’ Aharon Etengoff checks out efforts in the EU to improve IoT security through a new report detailing basic cybersecurity recommendations.

Arm’s Andy Moore points to a new report on the current state of ADAS, development of robotaxis, and legislative efforts paving the way for autonomous vehicles.

Nvidia’s Jamie Beckett explains a new algorithm that predicts what neural networks will work best for particular datasets, created by Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Ansys’ Chris Reeves shares some innovative ways simulation tools were used this year.

Intel’s Chet Hullum takes a look at why the industrial IoT is going to be a big deal in 2018.

Cadence’s Madhavi Rao chats with Cadence India Managing Director Jaswinder Ahuja about the year holds for India’s role in semiconductor trends, startups, and electric vehicles.

Synopsys’ Stephen Gardner explains the new rules coming into effect for companies that handle personal data of EU residents, and the consequences for noncompliance.

Mentor’s Frank Feng digs into why full-chip reliability verification is necessary and how static design rules can manage electrostatic discharge, latch-up, and time-dependent dielectric breakdown.

Plus, check out the blogs featured in last week’s Low Power-High Performance newsletter:

Editor in Chief Ed Sperling points to orders of magnitude performance increases in the future.

Fraunhofer EAS’ Roland Jancke contends that current design processes are not keeping up with the auto industry’s ambitious demands.

Mentor’s Jeff Mayer observes that test points for hybrid ATPG/LBIST applications make it easier to reach the ISO 26262 standard of 90% stuck-at coverage for in-system test.

Moortec’s Ramsay Allen notes that the breakdown of Moore’s Law means finding new ways to improve performance.

Rambus’ Steven Woo explains the central role that memory systems play in enabling new technologies.

Helic’s Magdy Abadir, Anand Raman and Yukari Ohno find that accurate modeling of surrounding structures is key to solving EM crosstalk issues.

Cadence’s Thomas Wong questions how cars should make moral decisions, and why it might not matter.

Synopsys’ Andrew Elias shows how a hardware-based Root of Trust works and why it’s necessary.

Arm’s Prithi Ramakrishnan looks at the impact of context-aware devices with Bluetooth Low Energy on battery life.

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