Top 5 Articles of the Week

  1. Automotive IC Design Drives Simulation Innovation
  2. USB – Class Drivers
  3. Market Trends Motivate a Shift-Left in Functional Verification
  4. Smart for Smart’s Sake Part 1
  5. Better Thermal Design Means Better Efficiency

 
 

Automotive IC Design Drives Simulation InnovationSilicon_RC_model (1)
Semiconductor Engineering
Hybrid automotive IC design must function in a very harsh environment for 10+ years. STMicroelectronics and Mentor Graphics pioneered a new analog/mixed-signal simulation approach.

 
 

USB – Class DriversNucleus-USB-Function-Class-Drivers
EDACafe
USB is a straightforward technology for most users to utilize, but its deployment in devices can be quite challenging. Colin Walls clears up confusion regarding USB Class Drivers.

 
 

Market Trends Motivate a Shift-Left in Functional Verificationleft turn
SemiWiki
Emulation is being adopted in networking, storage, mobile multimedia, and automotive IC design reflecting an overall shift-left in functional verification. A shift-left greatly reduces the risk of designing very large systems and ICs. Mentor Graphics Veloce and Veloce Apps are making this shift-left a reality.

 
 

Smart for Smart’s Sake Part 1smt magazine data
SMT Magazine
Skeptical about PCB manufacturing and Industry 4.0? Michael Ford clears up some misconceptions about the amount of data and its management.

 
 

Better Thermal Design Means Better EfficiencyMarovic_How_to_Tackle_Todays_Difficult_Thermal_Design_Challenges_graphic3-300x253
Power Electronic Tips
Today’s Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) allows thermal, mechanical, and electrical engineers to work more effectively with CFD analysts to create better products quickly. This article explains the process.

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