Architecture & Design

August 12, 2016
Phil Brumby is a Senior Technical Marketing Engineer in the Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division.

How to analyze embedded GUI performance effectively

Users now demand a smooth GUI experience. Making sure they get one requires harvesting and understanding key metrics.
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July 29, 2016
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Hardware roots of trust for IoT security

IoT security is critical. Embedding a root of trust in hardware can provide the firm foundation necessary for a more secure IoT implementation.
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June 10, 2016
Mike Borza, Synopsys

Laying the foundations of a more secure IoT

The challenges of creating a more secure IoT, and the role that hardware roots of trust can play in doing so.
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May 23, 2016
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Bit width tweaks point way to practical deep learning

In both data centers and automobiles deep learning is taking hold. But it is a technique that challenges conventional microprocessors, leading system designers to look at alternative architectures for acceleration.
May 10, 2016
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Implementing USB Type-C

A look at three design challenges for USB Type-C: implementing two SuperSpeed datapaths on a reversible connector; partitioning the design to support multiple USB Type-C variants; and partitioning the management software.
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April 12, 2016

Understanding the USB 3.1 protocol

A look at USB 3.1, which offers data rates of up to 10Gbit/s, and the way that the USB 3.1 protocol has changed to support this rate.
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March 24, 2016

True random number generators for a more secure IoT

An analysis of what it takes to build true random number generators that can provide a strong cryptographic basis for systems security, especially for IoT devices.
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March 3, 2016
Whats cooking at the Flash Diner - verification IP

What’s cooking at the Flash Diner?

Flash is the ice cream of memory technologies - everybody loves it. But you need to build the right verification environment to extract the greatest benefit.
January 11, 2016
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FPGA design for functional safety

Using triple modular redundancy, error detection and correction, and 'safe' FSMs to ensure greater functional safety in FPGA-based designs
January 11, 2016
Dr Walden Rhines is Chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics

2016 – A continuation of change

Dr Walden Rhines, Mentor Graphics chairman and CEO, looks forward to the trends that will shape 2016 in the semiconductor industry.


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