Blog Review: Oct. 26

Friday’s DDoS attack; design constraints at 10nm; changing memory landscape; making 737 wings; embedded and drones.


Synopsys’ Robert Vamosi provides some additional information on last Friday’s massive DDoS attack against DNS provider Dyn, which hampered access to many big-name websites.

On the same note, Cadence’s Paul McLellan warns of the hazards default and easy-to-guess device passwords present to people far beyond the original user.

Mentor’s Arvind Narayanan warns that the 10nm era has changed physical design constraints and gives a list of what to look out for.

In a video, Applied’s Er-Xuan Ping discusses the challenges presented by a changing memory landscape with industry analyst and CEO of VLSIresearch G. Dan Hutcheson.

Will there be a new space station ready when the ISS retires? Plus, in this week’s top five tech picks by Ansys’ Tom Smithyman, how Boeing’s 737 wings are made and Tesla’s autonomous ambitions.

Altera’s Ron Wilson argues that the system architectures used by drones predicts the roadmap of many different kinds of embedded system designs across the next five years.

NXP’s Yvonne Liu introduces China’s plan for developing new standards for secure autonomous driving.

ARM’s Nandan Nayampally gives an overview of the company’s IoT ecosystem.

Is the cloud is the source of industry innovation? Cadence’s Steven Brown looks at how it and other trends are impacting everything from IP to tools to business models.

Mentor’s Matthew Hogan considers the difficulty latch-ups cause and the benefits of applying the latest reliability analysis techniques for latch-up detection.

Synopsys’ Mansi Chadha gives a brief history of the SAS protocol and its advantages over parallel SCSI.

Where will the memory market be in five years? Cadence’s Paul McLellan takes a look at two MemCon keynotes.

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