Tech Design Forum Briefing


Briefing Authors

Paul Dempsey

Paul Dempsey Paul Dempsey has been a technology journalist for 20 years. His work has also appeared in EETimes, Red Herring and specialist journals published by the Financial Times.

Luke Collins

Luke Collins Luke Collins is a freelance technology journalist with 22 years’ experience. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of Electronics Times in the UK, and co-founded the IP9x series of conferences.

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards Chris Edwards has spent two decades covering electronics and EDA. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of Electronic Engineering Times UK and electronics editor of the IET's Engineering & Technology.
December 8, 2017

IP choice drives SSD controller design

Two-year-old design house make IP choice to use Synopsys DesignWare to build an enterprise SSD controller from scratch.

December 7, 2017

Discover how ST adapted HLS for automotive imaging

ST has tweaked its standard HLS flow for ISPs to meet the requirements of ISO 26262

December 6, 2017

European teams explore 3D integration tradeoffs

Two leading European research institutes presented their work on the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of monolithic 3D integration at this year’s IEDM.

December 6, 2017

Learn how to simplify power states in UPF

UPF power state tables have become unwieldy due to rapid growth in LP design. The new construct, ‘add_power_state’ enables better verification flows.

December 1, 2017

Workshop sees the RISC-V ecosystem expand

The RISC-V workshop in California at the end of November 2017 provided the opportunity for Western Digital to commit its own work on processors for internal use to the open-source architecture and for the ecosystem of off-the-shelf cores and tools to expand.

December 1, 2017

X-Fab cuts flicker noise for 180nm process

X-Fab has added a process module to its wide voltage- and temperature-range 180nm mixed-signal process that supports a set of transistors with lower 1/f flicker noise.

November 28, 2017

Near-threshold clock control aims to improve processor efficiency

Minima Processor is working on the first processor cores that will be customized to use its timing-control technology to push supply voltages into the near-threshold zone.

November 28, 2017

Webinar outlines the impact of AI on autonomous vehicles

Will discuss how automotive OEMs and chip designers can use AI, deep learning, and convolutional neural networks to achieve better performance than traditional techniques.

November 21, 2017

Siemens builds Mentor AMS offering with Solido buy

Solido acquisition will also add further machine learning expertise to Mentor’s capabilities.

November 20, 2017

Maxim uses own PUF for low-cost crypto devices

Maxim has used its own mismatch-based PUF technology to support a new line of low-cost security devices.

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