Blog Review: July 5

A look at SiP; another ransomware attack; views on AI; defect review; catching poachers.

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Cadence’s Paul McLellan checks out the current state of System-in-Package technology and how different products incorporate SiP.

Synopsys’ Robert Vamosi digs into the differences between two major recent ransomware outbreaks, WanaCry and Petya.

A Mentor staff writer shares some highlights from this year’s DAC.

ARM’s Rene Haas examines what consumers think about AI and the impact it will have on daily life.

Applied’s Abhinav Jain explains how defect review scanning electron microscopy can improve yield by increasing sensitivity of defect identification and isolating true defects from the noise.

Writing for Ansys, the University of Canterbury Motorsport team provides a look at modeling an electric racecar.

Nvidia’s Ahana Dave points to one program that aims to catch poachers by using AI and drones together.

Rambus’ Aharon Etengoff argues there’s a growing need for IoT security to implemented by design, rather than as an afterthought.

A Lam Research writer checks out some capabilities in the latest tech gadgets for pets.

And don’t miss the blogs featured in last week’s System-Level Design newsletter:

Editor in Chief Ed Sperling finds design automation companies making forays into new markets that go far beyond the boundaries of chips.

Synopsys’ Malte Doerper points to virtual prototyping as the bridge between the physical and virtual worlds.

OneSpin’s Dave Kelf contends that debugging automotive and safety-critical applications may be the most effective use of formal.

Aldec’s Krzysztof Szczur makes a case for emulation in the cloud.

Mentor’s Ahmed Eisawy and ON Semi’s Justin Yerger look at how to ensure that FET drivers will work for years in harsh environments.

Cadence’s Frank Schirrmeister compares two verification setups that incorporate emulation.

eSilicon’s Mike Gianfagna observes that building the systems that power machine learning is an immensely complex task.

ARM’s Bob Monkman digs into collaboration as a way of helping make Network Functions Virtualization more efficient.

Technology Editor Brian Bailey cautions that in an age where time to market is everything, anomalies can be easy to ignore, but they can also be the key to new discoveries and save lives.

ArterisIP’s Kurt Shuler argues for leveling the SoC playing field for hardware accelerators with heterogeneous cache coherency.