Minimizing Cybersecurity Risks With ISO/SAE 21434


To mitigate the cybersecurity risk, industry stakeholders have developed the new ISO/SAE 21434 Road Vehicles—Cybersecurity Engineering standard. Industry leaders are quickly adopting ISO/SAE 21434 as the leading approach for cybersecurity. Suppliers such as Renesas announced1 their commitment to ISO/SAE 21434 in October 2021. Recently, NXP2 and Texas Instruments3 both certified their Au... » read more

Going Virtual In Automotive Electronics Development


Developing the electrical/electronic (E/E) systems in automobiles and other vehicles has always been challenging due to the rough environmental conditions experienced on the road and the high expectations for safety and reliability. In recent years, these challenges have been exacerbated by several industry trends. They have triggered a revolution in how electronic control units (ECUs) are desi... » read more

How To Safeguard Memory Interfaces By Design


By Dana Neustadter and Brett Murdock In 2017, the credit bureau Equifax announced that hackers had breached its system, unleashing the personal information of 147-million people. As a result, the company has settled a class action suit for $425 million to aid those impacted, including identity theft, fraud, financial losses, and the expenses to clean up the damage. Whether the threat is iden... » read more

3 Key Automotive Technology Advances To Watch


What we’ve been witnessing in the past few years—particularly with automakers and Tier 1 suppliers investing in software-defined vehicle development—means the automotive industry will grow tremendously both upward in the total number of vehicles as well as horizontally with different innovations in the space coming to fruition. The only way forward is for technology firms and automakers t... » read more

Protecting High-Speed Network Traffic With MACsec


By Dana Neustadter and Jerry Lotto There is an ever-increasing demand for bandwidth, driven by an exponential growth in the number of devices connected to the cloud and a broadening variety of sensors, applications, and services, resulting in an explosion of data traffic. This in turn, drives the proliferation of high bandwidth interfaces such as Ethernet, PCIe/CXL, and DDR to sustain faster... » read more

Formal Verification Of AI Processor Datapaths In Automotive Applications


There aren’t many electronic applications that require correctness, safety, and security more than automobiles and other road vehicles. Owners rely on their cars operating properly and reliably at all times. The very lives of drivers, passengers, and those nearby are at risk if a vehicle misbehaves. The situation grows more serious with every innovation in automotive electronics. With a mo... » read more

Embracing the Challenges Of Cybersecurity In Automotive Applications


The growth of electronics in cars is exposing a new vector for cyberattacks on car owners and automotive companies’ reputations. The potential human cost of an attack on the car’s electronics is driving urgency in the adoption of cybersecurity-aware practices, from OEMs and Tier 1s to every component supplier in the automotive industry. The standard “ISO/SAE 21434:2021 Road vehicles — C... » read more

Secure Interfaces In An Increasingly Connected World


The tremendous data and bandwidth growth in the era of supercomputing is driving technological advances across markets and is reshaping system-on-chip (SoC) designs supporting new compute architectures, more acceleration, and more storage. As high bandwidth interfaces including DDR, PCIe, CXL, Ethernet, HDMI and DisplayPort are proliferating and evolving from one generation to another, so does ... » read more

How Digital Twins Are Unlocking The Next Era Of Aerospace And Government Applications


By Ian Land, Jason Niatas, and Marc Serughetti Amidst changing economic waters and stringent manufacturing cycles, the aerospace, defense, and government landscape has seen an impressive technological evolution in the last few years. Innovations such as automating mission-critical systems and deploying advanced electronics in deep space exploration are expanding opportunities for government ... » read more

Security For SoC Interfaces Takes Center Stage In Data Protection


Due to today’s connected world, a high volume of valuable data, susceptible to tampering and physical attacks, is processed, stored, and moved between devices, cars, and data centers. And the number of connections continues to grow. Even with supply chain disruptions and the overarching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on chip manufacturing, the number of global IoT connections grew by 8% in ... » read more

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