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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.
February 8, 2017
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Emulation strategies for SSD verification

SSD controllers are becoming increasingly complex and as a result emulation is now the first choice for SSD verification. But your strategy must still meet five key criteria.
December 16, 2016
Robert Vamosi, CISSP and security strategist at Synopsys

Software validation strategies for connected cars

Software validation strategies will become increasingly important as cars become more complex, connected and autonomous.
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December 14, 2016
IoTSF eye on security image

Guidelines attempt to build trust in IoT

When developing its security guidelines and checklists for consumer IoT and similar devices, the IoT Security Foundation's working groups tested their recommendations against what is known about real-world hacks and attacks.
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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 10, 2016

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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