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.
To check the connectivity of an SoC, first you have to define what a connection is...
A look at the steps necessary to validate implementations of the cryptographic algorithms that are used to protect today’s devices and communications infrastructure.
Software validation strategies will become increasingly important as cars become more complex, connected and autonomous.
USB 2.0 could become an integration standard for IoT SoCs, due to its ubiquity, available drivers, support for rapid prototyping, and area efficiency.
Hierarchical signoff strategies for large SoCs at advanced nodes can be effective if sufficient attention is paid to reflecting the impact of cross-hierarchy parasitics.
FinFET processes and libraries are maturing, enabling designers to explore the best ways to take advantage of the capabilities of the new transistor design
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.
Considering the issue of functional safety verification in automotive systems design, within the context of ISO26262
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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