Blog Review: Jan. 5

Manufacturing batteries; James Webb Space Telescope; MEMS digital twins.


Cadence’s Paul McLellan listens in on the challenges Tesla sees in manufacturing batteries for electric vehicles at scale and the types of battery chemistries it are currently using.

Synopsys’ Mark Kahan finds out the launch steps involved with the James Webb Space Telescope and the role of optical design software in creating the new instruments for Near IR and Mid IR sensing.

Siemens’ Anthony Johnson checks out the just-launched James Webb Space Telescope and how simulation was used to ensure that all the aspects of the system worked correctly and could withstand the harsh conditions of space.

Ansys’ Aliyah Mallak considers some of the design requirements of the James Webb Space Telescope and the simulation tools used to perform orbital determination, mirror pointing, and mirror alignment.

Coventor’s Gerold Schropfer looks into how digital twins enable faster MEMS product development by supporting virtual product testing and experimentation, and by minimizing physical prototypes, sequential development, and long build-and-test cycles.

An Arm writer explains the Debug Access Ports available in Arm products, the difference between them, and how to choose suitable DAPs for an SoC.

SEMI’s Heidi Hoffman considers the search for talent as microelectronics manufacturing companies look for new data analytics staff and try to overcome misperceptions about the manufacturing sector, compensation, and the generational divide.

Plus, check out the blogs featured in the most recent Systems & Design newsletter:

Technology Editor Brian Bailey takes a look back at the most popular categories and articles published in ‘Systems and Design’ and ‘Low Power-High Performance’ during 2021.

Synopsys’ Robert Parris surveys the evolution of FPGA prototyping from build-your-own efforts to highly automated solutions.

Cadence’s Frank Schirrmeister warns that companies must cooperate to solve critical challenges and enable new solutions.

Siemens EDA’s Nebabie Kebebew shines a light on a faster path to silicon success.

Codasip’s Rupert Baines finds the RISC-V market ripe for domain-specific designs.

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