Blog Review: Oct. 16

Future technologies; quantum computing; simulating auto ICs.


Arm’s Greg Yeric dives into the challenges facing the semiconductor industry and potential solutions that could possibly have huge impacts toward the year 2030, from DNA self-assembly to new physics, in an adaptation of his wide-ranging Arm TechCon keynote.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan considers Google’s recent quantum computing achievement, what quantum supremacy really means, and where it leaves the current state of quantum development.

Synopsys’ Taylor Armerding shares some best practices for secure application development, from identifying how an application will be used to choosing appropriate tools and defining security requirements at the beginning of a project.

Mentor’s Brent Klingforth shares some tips on routing automation, including fanning-out pins from SMD devices, alternatives to hand routing, and length matching nets.

Applied Materials’ Kenichi Ohno, Robert Visser, and Nir Yahav say that the emergence of quantum technologies may arrive sooner than expected, depending on the ability of the quantum ecosystem to work together to solve key technology challenges.

ANSYS’ Ankur Gupta and Annapoorna Krishnaswamy look at why automotive ICs need particular focus on power, thermal, and crosstalk to function reliably and how multiphysics simulation can be used to help speed ISO 26262 and AEC-Q100 certification.

SEMI’s Nishita Rao chats with Albert P. Pisano of UC San Diego about the disruptive role MEMS will play in key industries like healthcare, retail, transportation, and education to enable smart cities.

A Rambus writer points to why every device, particularly any connected to the internet, should have security built in and how a separate hardware-based security core can help protect both the SoC itself and the system it powers.

And don’t miss the blogs featured in last week’s Low Power-High Performance newsletter:

Editor In Chief Ed Sperling finds power and performance becoming more intertwined than ever.

Mentor’s Madhur Bhargava and Durgesh Prasad explain how to tackle the different coverage categories for low-power verification.

Synopsys’ Himanshu Bhatt describes a UPF-aware solution for clock and reset domain crossings.

Fraunhofer EAS’s Dirk Mayer and Olaf Enge-Rosenblatt examine the few remaining challenges to smart buildings’ significant energy savings.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan outlines the achievements of the first woman to win EDA’s top honor.

Adesto’s Joao Marques reviews the challenges of converting the analog information from all the sensors in a factory to the digital world.

Arm’s Kazuki Ohta explains why real-time predictive scoring could help modify driver behavior to reduce accident rates.

Rambus’ Neeraj Paliwal explains why AI accelerators need a programmable hardware root of trust.

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