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August 12, 2016
Phil Brumby is a Senior Technical Marketing Engineer in the Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division.

How to analyze embedded GUI performance effectively

Users now demand a smooth GUI experience. Making sure they get one requires harvesting and understanding key metrics.
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July 29, 2016

Hardware roots of trust for IoT security

IoT security is critical. Embedding a root of trust in hardware can provide the firm foundation necessary for a more secure IoT implementation.
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July 22, 2016
Dr Lauro Rizzatti is a verification consultant and industry expert on hardware emulation.

The emulator thrives as verification models mushroom

Emulators have come a long way since their first introduction nearly three decades ago.
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June 10, 2016
Mike Borza, Synopsys

Laying the foundations of a more secure IoT

The challenges of creating a more secure IoT, and the role that hardware roots of trust can play in doing so.
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May 23, 2016
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Bit width tweaks point way to practical deep learning

In both data centers and automobiles deep learning is taking hold. But it is a technique that challenges conventional microprocessors, leading system designers to look at alternative architectures for acceleration.
May 10, 2016
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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 26, 2016
Andrew Macleod is Director of Automotive Marketing for Mentor Graphics. He has more than 15 years of experience in the automotive software and semiconductor industry, with expertise in new product development and introduction, product management and global strategy, including a focus on the Chinese auto industry.

Still using Moore’s Law to beat up on the automotive industry?

These days, when it comes to innovation: The car's the star - not the stooge.
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April 20, 2016
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Accelerating Android bring-up using VDKs in the LAVA framework

Accelerating software testing is vital to speeding up embedded system development, especially for Android and Linux systems running on ARM-based hardware. Virtual prototyping strategies, including the use of VDKs, can help.
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April 14, 2016
Victor Reyes, technical marketing manager, System Level Solutions group, Synopsys.

Scaling automated software testing with Virtualizer Development Kits

How to accelerate many aspects of software testing by using virtual prototypes to stand in for target hardware from early in the development cycle.
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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