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April 4, 2017
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Teaching computers to recognize a smile (or frown, or grimace or…)

Using deep learning techniques and convolutional neural networks to bring facial recognition capabilities to embedded systems.
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March 7, 2017
Angela Raucher is product line manager for Synopsys’ ARC EM processors.

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.
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March 3, 2017
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Reducing the power consumption of USB Type-C digital headsets

Thinner phones are going to need new connectors. Many designers are considering USB Type-C, and the related Audio Device Class 3.0 specification (ADC 3.0), for use in high-quality digital headsets.
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January 31, 2017
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Using the MIPI RFFE specification to simplify the control architecture of multi-radio SoCs

The MIPI RFFE standard provides a common approach to controlling power amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, filters, switches, power management modules, antenna tuners and sensors in SoCs and systems.
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January 11, 2017
Derek Bouius

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.
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December 12, 2016
Eric Huang, Synopsys

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.
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November 29, 2016
Ken Brock, product marketing manager, Synopsys

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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November 22, 2016
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Implementing DDR DRAM in automotive applications

A look at how DDR DRAM is being adapted for use in automotive systems, and the demands its use puts upon interface IP for SoCs.
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November 10, 2016
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The advantages of MIPI specifications in mobile, automotive and multimedia applications

A look at the ways in which the evolving MIPI standard is being used to provide connectivity in automotive, mobile, multimedia, virtual reality, augmented reality and related applications.
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October 27, 2016
Ron Lowman, strategic marketing manager for IoT, Synopsys

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
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