Auto Network Speeds Rise As Carmakers Prep For Autonomy


In-vehicle networks are starting to migrate from domain architectures to zonal architectures, an approach that will simplify and speed up communication in a vehicle using fewer protocols, less wiring, and ultimately lower cost. Zonal architectures will partition vehicles into zones that are more manageable and flexible, but getting there will take time. There is so much legacy technology in ... » read more

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a cybersecurity warning about Chinese state-sponsored activity impacting networks across U.S. critical infrastructure. “One of the actor’s primary tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) is living off the land, which uses built-in network administration tools to perform their objectives," the agency said. Hacking eff... » read more

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


Rambus will begin selling Arm's CryptoCell embedded security platform and CryptoIsland root-of-trust cores, setting the stage for a much broader push by Rambus into security for a wide range of connected devices, and ultimately into security as a service. Under the terms of the deal, Rambus' customers will be able to license Arm IP directly from Rambus. For Arm's existing customers, there will ... » read more

MIPI’s Focus Widens


Ashraf Takla, president and CEO of Mixel, sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to talk about the evolution of MIPI, from mobile displays to automotive, chiplets, and how the standard is evolving to keep up with increasing data volumes. SE: There has been a lot of activity around MIPI in automotive. What's driving that? Takla: One of the early use-cases for MIPI, after Mobile has been ... » read more

MIPI DSI-2 & VESA Video Compression Enable Next-Generation Displays


By Joseph Rodriguez and Simon Bussières It is hard to believe, but it has been 20 years since MIPI Alliance was first founded. The organization was originally formed to standardize the video interface technologies for cameras and displays in phones, with the MIPI acronym standing for Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI). As the mobile industry has evolved, MIPI Alliance has evolved wi... » read more

AI Feeds Vision Processor, Image Sensor Boom


Vision systems are rapidly becoming ubiquitous, driven by big improvements in image sensors as well as new types of sensors. While the sensor itself often is developed using mature-node silicon, increasingly it is connected to vision processors developed at the most advanced process nodes. That allows for the highest performance per watt, and it also allows designs to incorporate AI accelera... » read more

MIPI In Next Generation Of AI IoT Devices At The Edge


The history of data processing begins in the 1960’s with centralized on-site mainframes that later evolved into distributed client servers. In the beginning of this century, centralized cloud computing became attractive and began to gain momentum becoming one of the most popular computing tools today. In recent years however, we have seen an increase in the demand for processing... » read more

Audio, Visual Advances Intensify IC Design Tradeoffs


A spike in the number of audio and visual sensors is greatly increasing design complexity in chips and systems, forcing engineers to make tradeoffs that can affect performance, power, and cost. Collectively, these sensors generate so much data that designers must consider where to process different data, how to prioritize it, and how to optimize it for specific applications. The tradeoffs in... » read more

Video Compression Enables Cutting-Edge Displays


Display technology has advanced in leaps and bounds. We can now create professional-quality video content on our mobiles, and our cars often have more displays than our living room. In recent years, electronics manufacturers have been using increasingly sophisticated display feature sets as a way of differentiating their products in the highly competitive consumer electronics market. Each new g... » read more

ADAS: MIPI Is Key


Building on the enormous design and manufacturing base which made high-resolution, miniaturized digital cameras possible for mobile phones, the universe of MIPI applications has expanded to the automotive world. Today’s cars, particularly with the increasing sophistication of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), are brimming with cameras, sensors, and displays. Park assist, driver monit... » read more

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