Peering Over the Timing Edge

Peering Over the Timing Edge
by Bernard Murphy on 05-03-2018 at 7:00 am

I wrote recently about a yield problem which mobile vendors have been finding for devices built in advanced technologies. This was a performance issue (the devices worked fine at lower clock speeds), pointing to a discrepancy in some devices between predicted and observed timing. These were experienced design teams, using state… Read More


Webinar: Multiphysics Reliability Signoff for Next-Generation Automotive Electronics Systems

Webinar: Multiphysics Reliability Signoff for Next-Generation Automotive Electronics Systems
by Bernard Murphy on 02-08-2018 at 7:00 am

In case you missed the TSMC event, ANSYS and TSMC are going to reprise a very important topic – signing-off reliability for ADAS and semi-autonomous /autonomous systems. This topic hasn’t had a lot of media attention amid the glamor and glitz of what might be possible in driverless cars. But it now seems like the cold light of real … Read More


The Elephant in the Autonomous Car

The Elephant in the Autonomous Car
by Bernard Murphy on 11-21-2017 at 7:00 am

I was driving recently on highway 87 (San Jose) and wanted to merge left. I checked my side-mirror, checked the blind-spot detector, saw no problems and started to move over – and quickly swerved back when a car shot by on my left. What went wrong? My blind-spot detection, a primary feature in ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems,… Read More


Reliability Signoff for FinFET Designs

Reliability Signoff for FinFET Designs
by Bernard Murphy on 10-17-2017 at 7:00 am

Ansys recently hosted a webinar on reliability signoff for FinFET-based designs, spanning thermal, EM, ESD, EMC and aging effects. I doubt you’re going to easily find a more comprehensive coverage of reliability impact and analysis solutions. If you care about reliability in FinFET designs, you might want to check out this webinar.… Read More