Blog Review: May 10

RTOS in space; NASA’s safety culture; FPGAs and neural nets; AI in nuclear plants.

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Mentor’s Scott Salzwedel checks out what’s next for the New Horizons space probe when it comes out of hibernation later this year.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan provides a look at how NASA took on changing the organization’s culture towards safety after the space shuttle Columbia accident.

Synopsys’ Robert Vamosi points to recent malware that may be affecting between 100K and 200K Windows boxes, even though the vulnerabilities have been patched.

Rambus’ Aharon Etengoff notes that there’s growing interest in using FPGAs to improve the performance of convolutional neural networks.

Nvidia’s Jamie Beckett examines yet another application for artificial intelligence: improving safety inspections of nuclear power plants.

ARM’s Jeff Underhill discusses ARM servers, heterogeneous computing in the data center, and the importance of a uniform user experience.

Ansys’ Paolo Colombo says the way the US Air Force sees fighter jets is changing, with each plane becoming a node in a vast network.

Intel’s Jason Waxman argues that new approaches to the data center are needed to handle all the data that will come with autonomous vehicles.

Cadence’s Meera Collier considers where to process the vast amount of information gathered for machine learning, at the Embedded Vision Summit.

Mentor’s Michael Buehler-Garcia argues that new EDA tools need to interface seamlessly with the rest of the design flow, no matter the vendor.

Plus, don’t miss the blogs featured in the recent IoT, Security & Automotive and Packaging, Test & Electronic Systems newsletters:

Editor In Chief Ed Sperling examines the confusing and inadequate classifications about different stages of autonomous driving.

Executive Editor Ann Steffora Mutschler argues that security isn’t the only issue that needs to be addressed in connected cars.

ARM’s Brian Fuller reports on a drone helicopter’s release from captivity in Nepal.

Rambus’ Scott Best looks beyond a software-based approach to chip authentication.

Mentor’s Amin Kashi digs into data fusion and media overload in autonomous driving.

Cliosoft’s Ranjit Adhikary points to the challenges and impact of making IP data and knowledge available throughout a company.

Editor In Chief Ed Sperling observes that after decades of work, there are now plenty of commercial success stories in advanced packaging.

Technology Editor Jeff Dorsch digs into system-level testing and other technologies that are on deck.

Optimal Plus’ Guy Cortez looks at how to quickly identify and solve issues that arise during testing, even when multiple sites are involved.

National Instruments guest blogger Nguyen Thanh Truc tells how a team of researchers created a cardiovascular homecare solution.