Blog Review: Oct. 11

Separating test intent and realization; LPDDR4 features; cloud or edge; cold DRAM; e-beam overlay; 5G.


Mentor’s Matthew Balance examines the separation of concerns between test intent and test realization in the Portable Stimulus specification.

Synopsys’ Deepak Nagaria checks out the features that makes LPDDR4 efficient in terms of power consumption, bandwidth utilization, data integrity and performance.

Cadence’s Meera Collier listens in as Chris Rowen considers whether AI processing should take place at the edge or cloud, and why to be wary of building prejudice into machine learning systems.

Arm’s Zach Lasiuk walks through using continuous integration to develop software for custom SoCs with Fast Models.

Rambus’ Aharon Etengoff digs into how cold DRAM, operating at 77K, can support superconducting processors in cryogenic data centers.

Applied’s Adam Ge and Shimon Levi dive into the growing challenge of overlay accuracy and how inline e-beam overlay metrology can help.

GlobalFoundries’ Dave Lammers points to 5G as a key enabling technology for autonomous driving, cloud-based applications, and smart cities.

Sondrel’s Samuel Kong explores the latest trends in computer vision with an introduction to image convolution, artificial neural networks, and CNNs.

Ansys’ Richard Mitchell takes a look at how to predict aberrant noise in a motor-driven gear train through acoustic simulation.

Intel’s Necati Canpolat argues that 5G and Wi-Fi will see increasing impacts on each other and require integration to make the best use of each technology.

Nvidia’s Gary Rainville checks out how investment firms are using AI in an attempt to beat the market.

NI’s Kyle Voosen shares highlights from the recent IoT Solutions World Congress, including Time Sensitive Networking and the industrial IoT.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan shares highlights from EDPS, where machine learning in EDA tools was a hot topic, plus a look at the challenges facing test.

Mentor’s Craig Armenti discusses the benefits of leveraging MCAD data within the ECAD domain to check electro-mechanical collision and clearance during component placement.

Synopsys’ Eric Huang considers wireless charging, Type-C implementation standards, and quantum time travel.

Arm’s James De Vile considers the state of IoT-enabled buildings, with facilities management companies the biggest proponents.

Plus, check out the blogs featured in the latest IoT, Security & Automotive and Packaging, Test & Electronic Systems newsletters:

Editor in Chief Ed Sperling examines what happens if enough people can’t afford or don’t want driverless cars.

Executive Editor Ann Steffora Mutschler argues that creating simulation environments to test self-driving vehicles is an opportunity for innovation.

Mentor’s Warren Kurisu contends that a comprehensive security strategy is necessary to protect against damaging breaches.

Achronix’s Alok Sanghavi explains why programmability is essential for speeding up SoC performance.

Rambus’ Asaf Ashkenazi observes that increased deployment has made IIoT infrastructure an attractive target for attacks.

Marvell’s Prabhu Loganathan takes a look at how wireless technology became such a critical part of our communications infrastructure.

Synopsys’ Ron DiGiuseppe digs into what will be required to develop chips that comply with assisted and autonomous driving requirements.

Editor in Chief Ed Sperling finds more companies assessing pre-built and pre-verified circuits as a way of reducing time to market.

Technology Editor Jeff Dorsch looks ahead to the next big gathering for test technology.

Optimal Plus’ Guy Cortez zeroes in on detecting tricky test escapes and preventing defective parts from getting into your customer’s supply chain.

Advantest’s Judy Davies examines the implications of technology in an age of pervasive accessibility.

National Instruments’ Igor Alvarado explains how to write a successful grant proposal that incorporates a transition to practice plan.

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