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Easing The CFD Engineer’s Life With Automated Meshing


Mesh generation is where the user’s expertise and ingenuity can influence the convergence and accuracy of a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solution by selecting mesh type, topology, and cell quality. But with the rush to automate mesh generation, will the control be ripped out of the user’s hand, or will a valuable engineering skill be lost? The extent to which meshing can be automated... » read more

Advanced Auto-Routing For TSMC InFO Technologies


At the recent TSMC OIP Symposium, John Park presented 'Advanced Auto-Routing for TSMC InFO Technologies.' InFO stands for "integrated fanout" and is the lower performance, lower complexity technology for advanced packaging. For details of TSMC's whole packaging portfolio, see my post TSMC OIP: 3DFabric Alliance and 3Dblox. Here's the slide TSMC presented from that presentation on InFO. As you... » read more

EDPS: Transitioning From 5G To 6G


At the recent EDPS, the keynote on the second day was by Mallik Tatipamula. He is the CTO of Ericsson Silicon Valley and also has experience all over the telecom industry with stints at F5, Juniper Networks, Cisco, Motorola, Nortel, and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Mallik started with a potted history of mobile. You may already know all this, and I've covered my version ... » read more

Heterogeneous Integration Co-Design Won’t Be Easy


The days of “throwing it over the wall” are over. Heterogeneous integration is ushering in a new era of silicon chip design with collaboration at its core—one that lives or dies on seamless interaction between your analog and digital IC and package design teams. Heterogeneous integration is the use of advanced packaging technologies to combine smaller, discrete chiplets into one syste... » read more

Recipe To Catch Bugs Faster Using Machine Learning


We all agree that verification and debug take up a significant amount of time and are arguably the most challenging parts of chip development. Simulator performance has consistently topped the charts and is a critical component in the verification process. Still, the need of the hour is to stretch beyond simulator speed to achieve maximum verification throughput and efficiency. Artificial in... » read more

TSN-PTP: A Real-Time Network Clock Synchronizing Protocol


In a network containing multiple nodes, the need for synchronization between the various nodes is not just instrumental but also a complicated and highly complex process. This process becomes even more tricky if we synchronize the clocks between the Manager and the Peripheral. As we know, in a real-time network, some of the nodes would behave like Managers while some would be a Peripheral. If w... » read more

Electronics And Its Role In Climate Change


Sustainability has become a “scorching topic” (pun intended) in discussions I have with customers and ecosystem partners. It is now vital to many corporations as part of what many they report on “Environmental, Social, and Governance” (ESG). It can also be very confusing. In this post, I am trying to clarify some confusion after attending and organizing several related events recently. ... » read more

Data Integrity For JEDEC DRAM Memories


With the DRAM fabrication advancing from 1x to 1y to 1z and further to 1a, 1b, and 1c nodes along with the DRAM device speeds going up to 8533 for LPDDR5 and 8800 for DDR5, data integrity is becoming a really important issue that the OEMs and other users have to consider as part of the system that relies on the correctness of data being stored in the DRAMs for system to work as designed. I... » read more

Khronos: Open Standards Powering The Future Of Embedded Vision


At the recent Embedded Vision Summit, one of the presentations was by Neil Trevett of The Khronos Group. This is a standardization body and is a non-profit. He said that his day job is at Nvidia. It has been creating standards for 20 years with a focus on low-level hardware acceleration APIs for 3D graphics, parallel computation, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and machine learnin... » read more

Open RAN Phase 2


I first wrote about Open RAN in my post Fourth 4G Network Goes Live in Japan. Open RAN is a program driven by a group of European operators to build specifications for common architecture instead of getting "locked into" the closed architectures sold by the big base-station vendors such as Nokia, Samsung, and Ericsson. It is analogous to what servers went through over the last few decades, m... » read more

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