Security was huge at this summer’s DAC. By that, I don’t mean that you had to get frisked to get in; I mean that it was a hot topic of discussion. It came together at a luncheon hosted by the Accellera standards body, with further depth in a separate discussion with Accellera. The highest-level take-away would be… that we – and you – have a lot … Read More → "How Do We Tackle Chip Security?"
It’s like Manifest Destiny all over again (hopefully without the dark side). There’s an inexorable move to the cloud for computing – and yet all the pieces aren’t in place yet to make it ridiculously easy to get secure cloud connections. So today we discuss three different stories about moving to the cloud. One is EDA-related; the others apply to automotive and the Internet … Read More → "To the Cloud, Alice!"
What has SLAM done for you lately? If you are working on a vision processing application, quite a lot most likely! In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we welcome Pulin Desai from Cadence Design Systems. Pulin and I chat about the trends driving the need for more vision processing, the current challenges associated with SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) and when he thinks it is best to … Read More → "Seeing is Believing"
Today we bring two stories about memory. One is business-model oriented; the other is about technology. We’ll take those two in order.
Competing with Free
What do you do when a product that you sell suddenly becomes available for free elsewhere? Of course, we’ve seen this in a number of contexts (RIP Netscape), but … Read More → "SRAM Challenges and MRAM Achievements"
In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we are swimming in SoCs! Randy Fish (UltraSoC) joins us to discuss the deep waters of embedded analytics and AI platform debug. Ramsay Allen (Moortec) and I chat about the rising tide of advanced chip node designs and the benefits of in-chip monitoring IP. Finally, Rob van Blommestein (OneSpin) and sail through the choppy waters of IC verification. </ … Read More → "Swimming in the SoC"
It’s an idea rooted in the very identity of the products that the semiconductor industry puts out: the integrated circuit (or IC). For decades, our job has been to take lots of things that used to exist as separate components – transistors, resistors, capacitors, and such – and build them all in close proximity on a single monolithic piece of silicon.