Blog Review: May 1

Testing HBM; high density interconnect; SLM in aerospace and government.


Cadence’s Vatsal Patel stresses the importance of having testing and training capabilities for high-bandwidth memory to prevent the entire SoC from becoming useless and points to key HBM DRAM test instructions through IEEE 1500.

In a podcast, Siemens’ Stephen V. Chavez chats with Anaya Vardya of American Standard Circuits about the growing significance of high density interconnect and Ultra HDI technologies, which enable denser component placement and increased signal integrity compared to traditional PCB designs.

Synopsys’ Ian Land and Randy Fish find that silicon lifecycle management is increasingly being used on chips that target the aerospace and government market to ensure system health and longevity.

Arm’s Hristo Belchev looks at how to enable testing of system designs using the Memory Partitioning and Monitoring (MPAM) Arm architecture supplement, which allows privileged software to partition caches, memory controllers and interconnects on the hardware level.

Keysight’s Jonathon Wright considers where generative AI can add value in software testing by proposing a wide range of scenarios and improving communication between different stakeholders.

Ansys’ Laura Carter checks out how simulation is used to reduce the risks to drivers during a crash in stock car racing.

SEMI’s Maria Daniela Perez chats with Owen J. Guy of Swansea University about the challenge of onboarding talent within the microelectronics industry and the importance of ensuring students receive hands-on experience and exposure to real-world applications.

And don’t miss the blogs featured in the latest Systems & Design newsletter:

Technology Editor Brian Bailey suggests that although it is great to see the DAC conference come back to life, EDA companies need to do something about the show floor.

Siemens’ John Ferguson shows how to glean useful information well before all the details of an assembly are known.

Axiomise’ Ashish Darbari explains how formal verification can help improve chips.

Arteris’ Frank Schirrmeister tracks the race to centralized computing in automotive.

Synopsys’ Andrew Appleby explores the co-optimization of foundation IP and design flows for new transistors.

Cadence’s Anika Sunda looks at controlling the access to physical memory addresses.

Keysight’s Ben Coffin digs into how AI will be used in just about every subsystem of 6G networks.

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