Blog Review: Sept. 7

DDR PHY segments; USB certification; monetizing cars; HPC architectures; refrigerator AI; verifying next-gen SoCs; system coherency; cold storage.


In a video, Cadence’s Kishore Kasamsetty contends that one-size-fits-all DDR PHY no longer works and looks into the unique requirements of different application segments.

Synopsys’ Eric Huang gives a brief overview of the five components required for USB certification.

Mentor’s Andrew Macleod presents a way Apple Cars could rake in revenue beyond the vehicle itself.

When it comes to high performance computing, comparing the performance of devices with different architectures remains challenging, says Rambus’ Aharon Etengoff, and understanding the advantages of each is key.

From cucumber farming to Cortana in your refrigerator, Ansys’ Sandy Adams explores advances in artificial intelligence in this week’s top five tech picks.

Verification blogger Gaurav Jalan chats with DVCon India keynote speaker Sushil Gupta about integrated verification and the challenges presented by the next wave of SoCs.

ARM’s Freddi Jeffries continues digging into the Bifrost architecture with a look at system coherency and allowing the CPU and GPU to more effectively collaborate on workloads.

NXP’s Stefan De Troch suggests using NFC to monitor pharmaceutical products that require storage at low temperatures.

From Nvidia to Lattice, Cadence’s Paul McLellan checks out what’s new in industry support for RISC-V.

Mentor’s Michael White posits that integrating pattern matching with design verification and process development yields benefits at all nodes.

Synopsys’ Manoj Sharma Tanikella looks at the different security modes of Universal Flash Storage devices and how to access them.

And from last week’s IoT, Security & Automotive newsletter:

Editor In Chief Ed Sperling contends that as more things are connected, more can go wrong.

Executive Editor Ann Steffora Mutschler looks at why cars are driving the confluence of so many technologies.

Technology editor Jeff Dorsch examines Semiconductor Research Corp.’s I3T project.

Kilopass’ Bernd Stamme traces security issues from the famous red phone to pay TV, arguing that it’s important to know who’s on the other end of the line.

Mentor Graphics’ Ahmed Eisawy and ST’s Roberto Stella dig into the challenges of high-reliability requirements.

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