Blog Review: March 30

Aircraft and 5G; auto ASIC engineers; CHIPS Act.


Ansys’ Shawn Carpenter takes a look at the continuing impact of potential interference with aircraft’s radar altimeters on the roll out of the 5G C-band and the testing that will be needed to enable 5G C-band service towers to begin operating near airports by July.

Siemens’ Harry Foster points to an increase in the number of engineers working on automotive ASIC projects and the growing complexity of both automotive IC design and verification.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan listens in as Laura O’Neill of the U.S. Department of Commerce explains the background of the CHIPS Act to fund semiconductor manufacturing the U.S. and how it hopes to address supply chain issues.

Synopsys’ Chris Clark looks at key trends in the automotive industry, including increasing edge computing power, integrating cybersecurity into the operations of organizations, and the use of digital twins for design and testing.

Arm’s Jeff Defilippi considers the use cases driving chiplet adoption and aspects that help the development of a successful chiplet ecosystem.

In a blog for SEMI, Falkonry’s Nikunj Mehta points to how challenges in improving output are similar in both semiconductor fabs and steel mills, and how smart manufacturing can help maker better use of resources.

Plus, catch up on the blogs from the latest Systems & Design newsletter:

Technology Editor Brian Bailey argues that product naming is often irrational, but when it comes to standards, extra care should be taken. It often isn’t.

Cadence’s Frank Schirrmeister explains how machine learning interacts with chip design in different ways.

Synopsys’ PV Srinivas digs into why integrating IR signoff within the place-and-route stage reduces costly manual ECOs.

Siemens EDA’s Pradeep Thiagarajan and Scott Guyton look at the benefits of frequency-domain periodic large and small signal analyses.

Codasip’s Philippe Luc cautions that finding one bug should be a hint to search for more of them in the same area.

Renesas’ Marta Martínez Vázquez defines the different types of radar and how they’re used to improve a car’s safety.

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