Blog Review: May 4

Spiking neural networks; automotive MIPI; open source in medical.


In a podcast, Arm’s Geof Wheelwright chats with Steve Furber of the University of Manchester and Christian Mayr of Technische Universität Dresden about spiking neural networks and the SpiNNaker project to build a platform for realistic real-time models of brain functions.

Synopsys’ Licinio Sousa checks out how the MIPI protocol enables the connectivity needed for sensor fusion and increasing centralization of automotive architectures.

Siemens’ Scot Morrison points to how medical device makers can use off-the-shelf and open-source software as long as they fully consider the risks and mitigate them appropriately.

Cadence’s The Prakashian looks beyond good-enough TWS earbuds for ways to preserve the software investment made by OEM and SoC vendors as they develop higher-end models while meeting time-to-market goals.

Ansys’ Liam Sherry considers how simulation could help transform electric vehicle and autonomous vehicle engineering processes to meet growing demand.

SEMI’s Paul Carey shares highlights from the recent smart city workshop for sensor device manufacturers and integrators, including the biggest challenges they see facing cities in the next five years.

Intel’s David Runberg explores a systematic approach to actively choosing benchmarks that relies on analyzing the performance fingerprint of your workload and using that to find benchmarks that are most similar.

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

Technology Editor Brian Bailey foresees global distrust reversing the trend of cost savings from improved communications.

Cadence’s Frank Schirrmeister looks at the impact of consumer devices, fixed and wireless networks, data centers, and manufacturing on energy consumption.

Siemens’ Joe Hupcey III and Kevin Campbell recount how clock domain crossing verification helped land a spacecraft on a challenging site.

Codasip’s Philippe Luc offers tips for determining the ability of verification methodologies to find the last bugs.

Movellus’ Aakash Jani explains how standardized internet protocols could enable 5G internet providers to pool resources and borrow bandwidth when needed.

Synopsys’ Kamal Desai shows how embedded systems programmers can use a pre-silicon platform to develop, integrate, test, and debug code.

Renesas’ Akasaka Yuta describes two main types of motor control and how they’re used.

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