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RedCap Will Accelerate 5G for IoT

RedCap Will Accelerate 5G for IoT
by Bernard Murphy on 12-08-2021 at 6:00 am

5G 2021 min

You could be forgiven for wondering why I should push 5G when it might seem marketing is still ahead of deployment. While we may not all have it today, GlobeNewswire (September 22, 2021 12:30 ET) estimates there will be 700 million 5G connections across the world by the end of this year. That’s pretty rapid growth already, though still… Read More


Traceability and ISO 26262

Traceability and ISO 26262
by Bernard Murphy on 11-24-2021 at 6:00 am

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Since traceability and its relationship to ISO 26262 may be an unfamiliar topic for many of my readers, I thought it might be useful to spend some time on why this area is important. What is the motivation behind a need for traceability in support of automotive systems development? The classic verification and validation V-diagram… Read More


Siemens EDA Automotive Insights, for Analysts

Siemens EDA Automotive Insights, for Analysts
by Bernard Murphy on 11-16-2021 at 6:00 am

Siemens auto electronics min

There is a classical approach to EDA marketing, and semiconductor marketing at times, which aims exclusively at technical customers and the businesspeople immediately around those experts. The style is understandable and necessary. Those folks are the direct influencers and buyers of the products we are promoting, so we must… Read More


Minimizing MCU Supply Chain Grief

Minimizing MCU Supply Chain Grief
by Bernard Murphy on 11-11-2021 at 6:00 am

Siemens AUTOSAR min

I doubt there is anyone who hasn’t felt the impact of supply chain problems, from late ecommerce deliveries (weeks) to kitchen appliances (up to 6 months or more). Perhaps no industry has been more affected than auto makers, whose cars are now critically dependent on advanced electronics. According to a white paper recently released… Read More


High-Speed Data Converters Accelerating Automotive and 5G Products

High-Speed Data Converters Accelerating Automotive and 5G Products
by Kalar Rajendiran on 11-10-2021 at 10:00 am

Enabling Technology Omni Design SWIFT

While the trend towards System-on-Chip (SoC) has been gathering momentum for quite some time, the primary driver has been integration of digital components, spurred by Moore’s law. Integrating more and more digital circuitry into a single chip has been consistently beneficial for performance, power, form factor and economic… Read More


GM’s Postcard from Fantasyland

GM’s Postcard from Fantasyland
by Roger C. Lanctot on 11-07-2021 at 6:00 am

GMs Postcard from Fantasyland

In the midst of what may well be the greatest electric vehicle debacle of the nascent EV era, General Motors put on a happy face telling investors two weeks ago that all things EV and autonomous were going swimmingly to plan with gumdrops and sugar plums coming on the road ahead. GM claimed before-end-of-year availability for the… Read More


Yep – It’s Still an Analog World in this Digital Age

Yep – It’s Still an Analog World in this Digital Age
by Daniel Nenni on 11-02-2021 at 6:00 am

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With all the advances in digital technology to serve mankind’s insatiable appetite for automation, it’s easy to lose sight of the reality that we still live in an analog world.  It’s easy to take for granted that somewhere in the chain of events that takes place in the process of applying state-of-the-art computational technology… Read More


Cadence Reveals Front-to-Back Safety

Cadence Reveals Front-to-Back Safety
by Bernard Murphy on 10-27-2021 at 6:00 am

J897 Functional Safety Press Image small min

This is another level-up story, a direction I am finding increasingly appealing. This is when a critical supplier in the electronics value chain moves beyond islands of design automation to provide an integrated solution for the front-to-back design for capabilities now essential for automotive and industrial automation … Read More


IAA Mobility: The Un-Car Show

IAA Mobility: The Un-Car Show
by Roger C. Lanctot on 10-10-2021 at 6:00 am

IAA Mobility The Un Car Show

IAA Mobility held in Munich last month was the first post-pandemic international auto show to take place outside of China. The organizers positioned automotive displays in city-center plazas while car companies rubbed shoulders with large suppliers and tiny startups on the show floor at the conference center.

Attendees would… Read More


Heterogeneous Package Design Challenges for ADAS

Heterogeneous Package Design Challenges for ADAS
by Tom Simon on 10-04-2021 at 10:00 am

Hetergeneous Package Design

Increasingly complex heterogeneous packaging solutions have proved essential to meeting the rapidly scaling requirements for automotive electronics. Perhaps there is no better example of this than advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) that are found in most new cars. In a recent paper published by Siemens EDA, they … Read More