Architecture & Design

May 10, 2016
USB Type C connector

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

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

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 - A Siemens Business

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.
November 24, 2015
Angela Raucher is product line manager for Synopsys’ ARC EM processors.

Taking an end-to-end approach to IoT security

Achieving IoT security means addressing every link in the chain, from the quality of your application code to embedding a root of trust in the hardware.
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October 21, 2015

FPGA-based prototyping 3: Which board do I need?

Part three of our series looks at the choices you face as you decide whether to build or buy a board.
September 28, 2015

FPGA-based prototyping 2: Understand the real cost

Part two of our series on FPGA-based prototyping looks at two critical factors to address before a project begins: budgeting and high-level implementation.
August 24, 2015

A scalable RTOS and other essentials for embedded wearables development

The wearables market is booming. Successful development depends on assembling the right software and hardware tools. Here's a primer on what to look for.

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