Blog Review: Oct. 30

Autonomous paths; memory in embedded systems; bridging digital and real world.


Cadence’s Paul McLellan checks out the future of the automotive industry, the options for making the transition to autonomous driving, and how experience with electric vehicles influences perception of them.

In a video, Mentor’s Colin Walls digs into the challenges of testing memory in an embedded system.

A Synopsys writer looks at doubling bandwidth in PCIe 5.0, the PHY logical changes at 32 GT/s, and the major changes that take place in the equalization procedure.

Lam Research’s Michelle Bourke checks out More-than-Moore devices enabling communication between the digital and real world, such as sensors, analog/mixed signal, and optoelectronics, and the manufacturing challenges they present.

Applied Materials’ Ellie Yieh contends that as the Q4 planning cycle gets underway, both the opportunities for the tech industry to address big problems and the challenges in doing so are larger than ever before.

ANSYS’ Shawn Wasserman notes that when designing human-machine interfaces and HUDs for vehicles, it’s important to understand how different designs affect those with colorblindness or older vision and how simulation can be used to find a design that works for everyone.

Arm’s Roxana Rusitoru shares some of the high performance computing highlights at the recent Arm Research Summit.

In a blog for SEMI, Walt Custer breaks down why the electronics industry’s normal autumn upswing is less robust this year.

Intel’s Mario Romao considers the intersection of AI, healthcare, and patient data to maximize the value of health data for AI without compromising privacy.

Nvidia’s Isha Salian points to how researchers are using AI to assist radiologists with identifying hemorrhages in brain CT scans, hopefully speeding treatment.

Plus, check out the featured blogs from last week’s System-Level Design newsletter:

Editor In Chief Ed Sperling contends that edge computing will change the basic structure of systems.

Technology Editor Brian Bailey observes that the industry lacks a methodology for effectively using abstraction in verification, but that may be changing.

Cadence’s Frank Schirrmeister questions why high-level synthesis and transaction-based development beyond RTL haven’t happened yet.

Mentor’s Jean-Marie Brunet finds that many blocks must work together seamlessly for 5G SoCs to perform effectively, creating complex test challenges.

Synopsys’ Mary Ann White explains why a pivot to the rapidly growing automotive market means new requirements for software tools used in design.

Aldec’s Wojtek Lewandowski shows how to comprehensively test heterogeneous SoCs using QEMU.

Silexica’s Zubair Wadood compares hand-optimization with tool-based optimization.

OneSpin’s Sergio Marchese tries to find the right words for HW security.

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