Article Roundup: 5 Major Shifts In Automotive, Full Solution for eMRAM Coming in 2020, Thoroughly Verifying Complex SoCs, The Challenge of Electric and Autonomous Vehicle Service and Maintenance, & The First Must-Have in 5G

  1. 5 Major Shifts In Automotive
  2. Full Solution for eMRAM Coming in 2020
  3. Thoroughly Verifying Complex SoCs
  4. The Challenge of Electric and Autonomous Vehicle Service and Maintenance
  5. The First Must-Have in 5G

5 Major Shifts In Automotive

The automotive industry is experiencing significant shifts and departures as major manufacturers adapt their products and businesses to meet new demands. This article presents five major developments in the automotive industry: new fuel sources, new sensors and low power technology, solid-state batteries, in-vehicle processing, and new business models. The effects of these developments remain unclear, but semiconductor companies stand to benefit from an increased demand for electronics and services as the automotive industry continues to change.

Full Solution for eMRAM Coming in 2020

Continuing advances in memory are increasing the feasibility of Spin Torque Transfer Magnetic Random Access Memory (STT-MRAM). STT-MRAM provides several advantages over SRAM and NAND Flash, especially when used in embedded applications. Samsung, ARM, and Mentor have announced a partnership to bring to market a full flow for developing devices that leverage embedded MRAM (eMRAM). Learn more about this exciting memory technology and the progress made by Samsung, ARM, and Mentor in bringing it to commercial viability.

Thoroughly Verifying Complex SoCs

Complex SoCs designed for cutting-edge applications, such as 5G, must interface with other complex systems in predictable and provable ways. The sheer number of variables involved in these interactions is making verification even more challenging. Read this article to learn about verification challenges related to several key technologies including 5G, artificial intelligence, and more.

The Challenge of Electric and Autonomous Vehicle Service and Maintenance
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Electric and autonomous vehicles present new challenges to automotive service and maintenance teams. Maintaining the safety of service technicians while ensuring high quality and accurate repairs will require investing in technician training and the digitalization of service documentation to improve the traceability and accuracy of repairs.

The First Must-Have in 5G

In 5G semiconductor designs, the first must-have component is the RF filter that picks out the correct RF signal for the device. The surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters used in 2G, 3G, and 4G devices will not support the high frequencies used in 5G, driving a switch to bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filters. This article explains some of the challenges related to BAW filters and the importance of virtual prototyping to overcoming these challenges.

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