Blog Review: Oct. 13

Google’s TPU lessons; linting for ISO 26262; CXL IDE; changing 5G networks.


Cadence’s Paul McLellan checks out what Google learned in developing multiple generations of its TPU processor, including unequal advancement of logic and memory, the importance of compiler of compatibility, and designing for total cost of ownership.

Siemens EDA’s Jake Wiltgen argues for the importance of linting as part of eliminating systematic failures in designs complying with ISO 26262.

A Synopsys writer checks out how CXL IDE can be used to secure traffic using a Trusted Execution Environment by providing confidentiality, integrity and replay protection for Transaction Layer Packets.

Arm’s Panch Chandrasekaran argues that for 5G to be successful, the way networks are built and operated will need to undergo a ‘cloudification’ shift where versatility and open standards are key to enabling many more things to connect.

ESD Alliance’s Bob Smith chats with Michiel Ligthart of Verific about the chip design trends that are making homegrown EDA tools an attractive option for companies and the challenges facing an open-source ecosystem.

Ansys’ Jamie Gooch considers how AI and IoT are being combined to create a new class of connected products and how digital twins and simulation can help manage costs and complexity.

Eindhoven University of Technology’s Adrie Mackus explains how a course can combine state-of-the-art of plasma processing with projects that aim to close the gap between academia and industry and give students the skills to study and make use of technologies that will be developed in the future.

Nvidia’s Daniel Rohrer lays out some key components of edge security and how they differ from the traditional security models that have been implemented in the data center, such as increased challenges for physical security and the use of zero trust networking.

Western Digital’s Ronni Shendar discusses the challenges in designing computing systems that can survive in space, such as protecting NAND flash from the galactic cosmic rays that pack massive amounts of energy.

Plus, check out the blogs featured in the latest Automotive, Security & Pervasive Computing and Test, Measurement & Analytics newsletters:

Editor in chief Ed Sperling finds that even older vehicles can run on batteries, but there are limitations.

Synopsys’ Nidhi Bhasin, Shivakumar Chonnad, Vladimir Litovtchenko, and Sowjanya Syamala look at implementing safety mechanisms to detect and indicate fault occurrence.

Siemens EDA’s Shakeel Jeeawoody and Viosoft’s Hieu Tran examine how to create automotive products that perform well in the stochastic and diverse real world.

Flex Logix’s Andy Jaros suggests a route for adding functions to consumer devices after purchase.

Arteris IP’s Kurt Shuler lays out how to manage expectations for disruptive technologies.

Cadence’s Sriram Sharma Kalluri shows how to get the performance of dedicated cryptographic engines with the flexibility of software implementations.

Rambus’ Bart Stevens explains why validated IP gives a head start on cryptographic certification of chips and systems.

Xilinx’s Rob Green and Macnica’s Andrew Starks look at how to achieve truly open IP networking for audio and video.

Editor in chief Ed Sperling finds that options are plentiful, but so are the possible unknowns.

Synopsys’ Rahul Singhal and Giri Podichetty examine why unknowns create problems for test time and coverage.

Siemens EDA’s Geir Eide showcases the latest IC test technologies at ITC.

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