The word “safety” can mean a lot of different things to different people, but it’s a word we hear frequently when the topic involves automobiles. In contrast, “functional safety” has a long-established meaning in the design of electrical and mechanical systems: an automatic protection mechanism with a predictable response … Read More
Again on the theme of rationalizing NVIDIA’s $40B acquisition of Arm, two more hot areas for growth are mobility and industrial automation markets. NVIDIA is already strong in intelligent mobility and Arm is is virtually everywhere in the modern car. Ditto for robotics in industry. In fact the two domains have significant overlap:… Read More
During Q&A session at San Jose GTC 2018, nVidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang reiterated that critical functional safety, such as in autonomous vehicle, requires both the redundancy and the diversity aspects. For example, CUDA with Tensor core and GPU with DLA were both utilized. Safety is paramount to automotive applications. Any… Read More
SemiWiki had another article recently making the case that in IoT applications, safety and security are intertwined, adding that both are important, but they are not the same thing. Mentor Graphics has weighed in with a new white paper trying to tie both issues to a methodology.
Industrial IoT – or IIoT as you’ll often see in shorthand… Read More