Blog Review: June 17

Multidimensional arrays in SystemVerilog; microprocessor history; relaxing persist ordering.


Mentor’s Chris Spear provides an introduction to SystemVerilog Multidimensional Arrays and shares code samples to follow along.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan listens in on Sophie Wilson’s 2020 Wheeler Lecture that traces the history of the microprocessor from the early days of Moore’s Law through to increasing power and economic constraints that are causing a transition from general purpose to specialized designs.

A Synopsys writer explains the different color spaces used to preserve and transform color and how video and images may go through several to be displayed on a screen.

Arm’s William Wang notes that the language extensions and libraries to support persistent programming introduce significant performance overheads and investigates whether relaxing persist ordering for operations in non-volatile memory can help improve performance.

Ansys’ Kishor Ramaswamy looks at whether high doses of UV light could be employed to sanitize passenger aircraft in short amounts of time and uses simulation to compare UV light fixtures and mobile robots.

SEMI’s Serena Brischetto chats with David Meyer of Lynceus about how advanced AI techniques can improve semiconductor manufacturing by predicting the result of quality tests for each unit processed in real time.

Plus, check out the blogs featured in the latest Low Power-High Performance newsletter:

Editor in Chief Ed Sperling contends that the rollout of new devices will require both high performance and low power, and that’s not simple.

Fraunhofer IIS/EAS’ Roland Jancke points to why reliability of electronics is critical and how standardization will be essential to getting there.

Rambus’ Suresh Andani explains why moving optics closer to silicon overcomes the growing obstacle of power.

Synopsys’ Vadhiraj Sankaranarayanan digs into how DDR5 supports better performance with new reliability, availability, and serviceability features for channel robustness at increased speeds.

Mentor’s Hossam Sarhan takes a deep dive into why the increasing size of full-chip layouts and higher complexity requires a more application-specific and smarter extraction analysis.

Arm CEO Simon Segars predicts that the convergence of several technologies has the potential to impact daily lives in a positive way.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan looks back before powerful computing, when water was used to model both projects and economies.

Moortec’s Tim Penhale-Jones warns that some common maxims don’t apply when it comes to developing for increasingly expensive nodes.

Ansys’ Sameer Kher demonstrates using ‘what-if’ analysis and simulations to alleviate downtime, manage load balancing, and ramp-up with minimal risk.

proteanTecs’ Shai Eisen describes what it means to move beyond standard testing to deep data outlier detection.

CyberOptics’ Subodh Kulkarni digs into why high reliability requires measurements in multiple directions.

Imagination’s Woz Ahmed outlines Imagination Technologies’ approach to business in China and how creating a joint venture isn’t always the right approach.

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