Expert Insights

Dana Neustadter  |  June 16, 2017

Protecting content transmitted over USB Type-C connections

SoC developers who want to use USB Type-C in their designs will have to implement HDCP 2.2 content protection so that the target devices will be able to play protected content.
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Michael Thompson  |  May 24, 2017

Building processors to enable intuitive human-machine interaction

The increasing complexity of human-machine interfaces is challenging processor designers to produce the necessary performance within a limited power budget
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John Swanson  |  May 9, 2017

Building faster data centers with 25G Ethernet

The rising bandwidth demands of data centres have driven the development of 25G Ethernet, which will also form a pathway to 100G.
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Angela Raucher  |  March 7, 2017

An accelerated approach to achieving automotive safety with ASIL D

Addressing the challenge of achieving ASIL D certification of the functional safety of an SoC for use in the safety-critical path of an automotive system.
Anders Nordstrom  |  January 18, 2017

Are you formally connected?

To check the connectivity of an SoC, first you have to define what a connection is...
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Derek Bouius  |  January 11, 2017

Three steps to implementing robust encryption

A look at the steps necessary to validate implementations of the cryptographic algorithms that are used to protect today’s devices and communications infrastructure.
Eric Huang  |  December 12, 2016

USB 2.0 as an integration standard for IoT products

USB 2.0 could become an integration standard for IoT SoCs, due to its ubiquity, available drivers, support for rapid prototyping, and area efficiency.
Ken Brock  |  November 29, 2016

Six ways to exploit the advantages of finFETs

FinFET processes and libraries are maturing, enabling designers to explore the best ways to take advantage of the capabilities of the new transistor design
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Ron Lowman  |  October 27, 2016

Exploring the advantages of monolithic Bluetooth low energy radio integration

A look at implementing Bluetooth low energy interfaces into a design and the trade-offs involved in making different levels of integration
Paul Dempsey  |  October 3, 2016

Wally Rhines separates the signal from the noise

Mentor's chairman and CEO has dug into why chip sales forecasts often miss the target and suggests some tools for assessing the Internet of Things.

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