Blog Review: May 13

When verifications methods have the biggest impact; digital wireless and 2G; business continuity.


Mentor’s Neil Johnson considers when in a project certain verification methods should be deployed and the relative impact of techniques at a given point in subsystem design.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan looks back at the development of mobile standards with 2G, GSM, and the transition to all-digital transmission.

Synopsys’ Taylor Armerding highlights five online courses to boost your software security knowledge, from identifying high-value targets to understanding threat modeling.

Arm’s Alexandre Peixoto Ferreira discusses a new option for using Kubernetes containers to manage IoT applications running at the edge.

Ansys’ Tom David takes a look at the weird world of tensegrity structures and how simple strings can be made to support compressive loads.

SEMI’s Bee Bee Ng chats with Dan Steele of GlobalFoundries Singapore about key business continuity issues in the age of COVID-19 and ways to keep employees safe and anxiety low.

Intrinsix’s Kathiravan Krishnamurthi points to issues with high frequency RF signal switching circuits on BiCMOS ICs using standard CMOS devices and how triple-well devices can address them.

And don’t miss the blogs featured in the latest Auto, Security & Pervasive Computing and Test, Measurement & Analytics newsletters:

Editor in Chief Ed Sperling finds competition heating up within the automotive supply chain as companies vie for differentiation.

Rambus’ Gijs Willemse explains how to create a secure bi-directional link between Ethernet-connected devices.

Maxim Integrated’s Andrew Baker highlights existing technology, from sophisticated sensors to AI, that can enable clinical-grade medical wearables for remote health monitoring.

Flex Logix’s Geoff Tate points out how specific optimizations to embedded FPGAs, already known for their flexibility, are opening up new possibilities.

Mentor’s Puneet Sinha digs into where new innovations and improvements for Li-ion battery technology are needed and how digital twins can help.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan reviews how three major phases in the development of EDA tools forecast the need to adapt to modern computing fabrics.

Synopsys’ Rich Collins proposes a way to reduce the implementation complexity of low-cost, low-power wide-area communications for embedded IoT devices.

Editor in Chief Ed Sperling examines whether data can make chips more reliable.

yieldHUB’s Marie Ryan explains how to spend less time waiting for large files to download.

FormFactor’s Thomas Funke demonstrates how reducing noise with cryogenic environments enables improved sensor resolution and sensitivity.

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