Attacks using sound can upset accelerometers and make them produce false motion signals.
IoT edge designs are being undertaken by multi-disciplinary teams that must work within the tightest of budgets.
The DATE 2016 conference saw the launch of a competition to encourage novel designs using MEMS technology.
Stability is the watchword as AMS and MEMS specialist Tanner retains much of its independence - a 'start-up with a billion-dollar company behind us'.
Following Mentor's acquisition of Tanner EDA, management expect the integration will help with a drive into IoT applications and systems that need to go beyond standard IC lithography.
The leading EDA analyst also charts growth for RTL and IC CAD in 2014 Market Share Summary, and highlights system-driven shifts in tool evaluation.
The Internet of Things will drive the next phase for MEMS, greatly helped by a change in the way that the mobile phone interacts with its environment, says Benedetto Vigna of STMicroelectronics.
The modelling track at IEDM 2012 showed how germanium could be used in 14nm finFETs. Other work focused on tunnel FETs and analyzing MEMS using Spice.
The International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED) enters its 13th edition later this month, running March 19-21 at Techmart in Santa Clara. Although ISQED traditionally concentrated on tools and IP blocks, its agenda has broadened as the industry has migrated to SoCs and full electronic systems where process and manufacturing interactions have come to […]