Blog Review: June 6

HBM2 vs. GDDR6; formal & AI; device registers in C; 3D self-alignment.


In a video, Cadence’s Marc Greenberg discusses the advantages and trade-offs of HBM2 and GDDR6, two advanced memory interfaces targeted to the high-performance computing market.

Synopsys’ Ravindra Aneja takes a look at what’s needed for AI-focused hardware designs and how formal can help with the necessary data path verification.

In a video, Mentor’s Colin Walls explains the challenges of accessing device registers in C, and four key issues to get right, from word size to the ‘volatile’ keyword.

Applied Materials’ Sundeep Bajikar explains a new 3D self-alignment technique called “multicolor” and why it and other 3D technologies are critically important.

Marvell’s Avinash Ghirnikar argues that the new WiFi standard 802.11ax will be a vital component in enabling connected vehicles, and it’s time to start preparing for it now.

Rambus’ Aharon Etengoff examines new attacks arising with the growth of cryptocurrencies: malware that mines cryptocurrency on devices without the owner’s knowledge and “cryptojacking,” which substitutes a user’s wallet address with the attacker’s.

Arm’s Charlotte Christopherson considers the data center possibilities of thousands of Raspberry Pis networked together in a featured presentation from last year’s Arm Research Summit.

National Instruments writer notes three architectural requirements that need to be in place for successful test of 5G devices and networks.

Aldec’s Vatsal Choksi explains the basics of the PCI Express protocol and how it can be used to enable high performance computing applications on FPGAs.

Lam Research’s Kris Kendall points to several ways technology is trying to make life safer for food allergy sufferers, from handheld allergen detection to dealing with anaphylactic shock.

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