Blog Review: July 8

Embedded RISC-V; why MACsec; prepare for company recovery.


Cadence’s Paul McLellan profiles Alessandra Nardi, recipient of this year’s Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA award, how she entered the industry and her latest work on automotive and a functional safety language.

In a video, Mentor’s Colin Walls checks out why RISC-V is the hot new fashion in embedded systems development.

A Synopsys writer explains why the MACsec security protocol is so important for Ethernet security and how it works to enable point-to-point encryption.

In a blog for SEMI, Harald Bauer, Ondrej Burkacky, Peter Kenevan, Abhijit Mahindroo, and Mark Patel of McKinsey & Company argue that semiconductor companies should be re-evaluating their long-term strategies to emerge from the pandemic crisis stronger.

Arm’s Daniele Piccarozzi takes a look at the state of supercomputing in Europe and what’s on the horizon, including pre-exascale machines in Spain, Italy, and Finland as well as the lastest HPC CPUs.

Ansys’ Prith Banerjee considers whether they hype over 5G is warranted and shares results from a recent public sentiment survey on the technology.

Plus, check out the latest blogs from the recent Auto, Security & Pervasive Computing and Test, Measurement & Analytics newsletters:

Mentor’s Jacob Wiltgen advocates for an automated, systematic approach to identifying design susceptibility to single event upset (SEU) through structural and static analysis.

Synopsys’s Ron DiGiuseppe sees a growing number of sensors and data processing requirements having a big impact on automotive Ethernet network and gateway function.

Arteris IP’s Kurt Shuler observes that with electronics now accounting for 40% or more of a vehicle’s cost, Tier-1s and OEMs are paying much closer attention to the ownership of automotive SoC architectures.

Rambus’ Maxim Demchenko explains how to keep the benefits of Ethernet’s flexibility while protecting data in motion.

Maxim Integrated’s John Christopher Rice digs into how to evaluate the magnitude of parasitic resonances and electromagnetic interference in a switch-mode power supply.

Tortuga Logic’s Jason Oberg outlines how to determine the return on investment for security practices.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan takes a look at Cornami, a new startup promising a revolutionary way of working with encrypted data.

Editor in Chief Ed Sperling finds test is turning into a continuous process rather than a discrete step as chip architectures become more complex.

FormFactor’s Anthony Lord demonstrates how to remotely manage your probe station in the work-from-home era.

yieldHUB’s Marie Ryan chats with Shane Zhang of DisplayLink on how the company uses yield analysis to ensure products meet quality and performance requirements.

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