Article Roundup: Automotive Test, HLS Update, Emulation for Power Analysis, PCB Assembly Manufacturing, and C Libraries

  1. How Automotive Test is Evolving for the Age of Autonomous Vehicles
  2. HLS Update from Mentor about Catapult
  3. Estimating Power and Performing Optimization
  4. The Truth Behind Lean Materials
  5. C Libraries

 
 

How Automotive Test is Evolving for the Age of Autonomous Vehicles
Tech Design Forums

Automotive ICs are becoming some of the most sophisticated and demanding designs. New automotive test technologies can be used to achieve sufficiently comprehensive coverage across a number of key areas like in line self-test, reducing DPPM during automotive test, analog fault simulation.

 

 

HLS Update from Mentor about Catapult
SemiWiki

Mentor and the Catapult family of tools have continued to invest in making the whole high level synthesis (HLS) tool flow more integrated and easier to use for digital designs. This Q&A write-up covers HLS industry trends, design capacity, overcoming the challenges of coding with C++, and more.

 

 

Estimating Power and Performing Optimization
Semiconductor Engineering

With an emulator, it is possible to get visibility on all the signals in an IC design and extract this information for power analysis. An emulator can be used to determine peak power, average power, and power surges across the entire chip along with local hotspot identification. In addition, with a high-capacity emulator it is even possible to consider SoCs in their entirety.

 

 

The Truth Behind Lean Materials
Circuits Assembly

The adoption of Lean materials can reduce material-related costs in PCB assembly manufacturing by more than half. So why haven’t all factories adopted Lean material management? This article takes a look at a state-of-the-art process to unravel truth from myth, and sets out the practical requirements to make it happen even in high-mix environments.

 

 

C Libraries
EDACafé

For embedded programming, the idea of a library seems simple – a file containing functions/procedures/subroutines in a special format. However, libraries tend to present more challenges and options to developers. Embedded software technologist, Colin Walls, reviews variations of available library options.

 

 

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/expertinsights/2017/07/25/article-roundup-automotive-test-hls-update-emulation-for-power-analysis-pcb-assembly-manufacturing-and-c-libraries/