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June 18, 2017

Portable stimulus

Accellera's Portable Stimulus standard aims to improve verification efficiency and the reuse of test IP across the entire design life cycle.
June 7, 2017

Staging virtual prototype bring-up for faster software development

How staging virtual prototype bring-up can accelerate the development of embedded software in complex systems.
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May 15, 2017
Dr Walden Rhines is Chairman and CEO of Mentor - A Siemens Business

The Wally Rhines interview – Part Two: AI, automotive and security

This second part looks at Mentor's views on flow neutrality, how DRS360 was born, machine learning and the threat from embedded Trojans.
May 9, 2017
John Swanson John Swanson is senior marketing manager for DesignWare IP at Synopsys.

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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May 8, 2017
Dr Walden Rhines is Chairman and CEO of Mentor - A Siemens Business

The Wally Rhines interview – Part One: Mentor as a Siemens business

Our extended fireside chat with Mentor Chairman and CEO Wally Rhines begins by canvassing his thoughts now the Siemens deal is done.
April 21, 2017
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Accelerating the development of powertrain ECUs with virtual hardware

How virtual hardware can speed up many aspects of automotive system development, including architectural analysis, software development and verification
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April 4, 2017

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

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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February 23, 2017
Cache verification involves checking multiple scenarios

Cache-coherency checks call on portable stimulus

Portable stimulus and formal verification provide the means to handle the challenge of verifying cache-coherent SoC interconnects.

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