Article Roundup: Automotive IC Test, Silicon Photonics, Emulation, Verification Deadlocks, Open Source Software

  1. At ITC, Mentor to Demonstrate Tessent MissionMode Automotive IC In-System Test
  2. Silicon Photonics Moves Out of the Shadows
  3. Emulation Methodology for Drones and Other Video-Intensive Multimedia SoCs
  4. Dealing with Deadlocks
  5. In An Open-Source World, It’s All about Integration

 
 

At ITC, Mentor to Demonstrate Tessent MissionMode Automotive IC In-System Test
Evaluation Engineering

Automotive ICs are said to be the fastest growing segment in the semiconductor industry. The heavy performance demands of ADAS systems and autonomous vehicles will only increase the demand. Mentor’s new Tessent MissionMode product combines automation and on-chip IP to test and diagnose automotive semiconductors at any point during a vehicle’s functional operation. International Test Conference (ITC) attendees will get the chance to see a demonstration of the newly released technology.

 
 

Silicon Photonics Moves Out of the Shadows
Tech Design Forum

Historically, silicon photonics has lacked sufficient demand to create a major market… Until now. Growth in AI, HPC, 5G, and IoT increase the volume of data traffic and decrease permissible latency, so a major performance argument for silicon photonics has now fallen into place. By leveraging this potential, the global photonics IC market could grow from around $500M today to $1.3B by 2022.

 
 

Emulation Methodology for Drones and Other Video-Intensive Multimedia SoCs
SemiWiki

Drones, 4K UHD TVs, and other video-intensive devices require complex SoCs that must encode and decode, in real-time, data for increasingly higher definition video content. An emulation-based methodology is the most effective and efficient way to successfully verify both the hardware and software for these complex tasks. This article looks at verification requirements and various verification methods design teams employ for verifying video-intensive multimedia SoCs.

 
 

Dealing with Deadlocks
Semiconductor Engineering

Verification deadlocks are becoming increasingly problematic as designs become more complex and heterogeneous. Some of these problems can be spotted earlier with a better verification plan and tool flow. Industry experts, including Mentor’s Harry Foster, discuss coverage issues, methodologies, and solutions in this roundtable.

 
 

In An Open-Source World, It’s All about Integration
EDACafe

Embedded software technologist, Colin Walls, discusses how the open source software (OSS) model really works, why it is a good thing, and how business can leverage it to mutual benefit. When you have a “make vs buy” decision to make, always remember that OSS is not free…

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/expertinsights/2017/10/30/article-roundup-automotive-ic-test-silicon-photonics-emulation-verification-deadlocks-open-source-software/