Article Roundup: Wally Rhines Chapter Twelve – The Future, Mentor’s Questa verification tools now run on 64-bit ARM based servers, Why EV Battery Design Is So Difficult, SMTAI 2019: Nir Benson Discusses Mentor’s Challenges and Solutions & Evolving to Meet the Challenges for Electronics Manufacturers

  1. Wally Rhines Chapter Twelve – The Future
  2. Mentor’s Questa verification tools now run on 64-bit ARM based servers
  3. Why EV Battery Design Is So Difficult
  4. SMTAI 2019: Nir Benson Discusses Mentor’s Challenges and Solutions
  5. Evolving to Meet the Challenges for Electronics Manufacturers

 

Wally Rhines Chapter Twelve – The Future

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One of the great opportunities for the semiconductor industry is the increased number of base stations required to support the infrastructure of 5G. Beyond pattern recognition, the largest share of new fabless semiconductor companies are being funded for data center analytics or edge computing. This article from Wally’s book throws light on predictability of trends in the semiconductor industry based upon past trends, experience and ratios.

 

Mentor’s Questa verification tools now run on 64-bit ARM based servers

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With Arm’s CMN-600 mesh interconnect, up to 128 or more cores can be connected in hyperscale servers for impressive processing power combined with high throughput and power efficiency. There is already a wide ecosystem of OSs, development tools and application software available for Neoverse based machines. Mentor’s Questa simulation tools running on the 64-bit Arm-based server platform can now help design and verification teams running parallel regressions overcome these challenges, thereby unleashing the performance and memory bandwidth of Arm processors for the broader IC design market.

 

Why EV Battery Design Is So Difficult

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What used to be a relatively simple component has been replaced by a variety of sensors to measure complex static thermal and aging effects, as well as dynamic thermal and self-healing effects. In addition, batteries now must be included in the overall architecture of a vehicle because they add a number of challenges that can affect the operation the entire system. In this article, Mentor’s Puneet Sinha throws light on the importance of cooling a battery pack faster in EVs.

 

Evolving to Meet the Challenges for Electronics Manufacturers

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As electronics manufacturers continue to innovate effective solutions to today’s demanding market trends, digital solution providers need to continue to leverage new and emerging technologies –IoT, the cloud, AR & VR devices in support of optimized productivity. This article covers material shortages and opportunities, closed loop manufacturing & various techniques to meet challenges for electronics manufacturers.

 

SMTAI 2019: Nir Benson Discusses Mentor’s Challenges and Solutions

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In this interview, Nir Benson, business development manager at Mentor, a Siemens Business, talks with Andy Shaughnessy about his work to integrate the two companies’ solutions, some of the challenges he sees, and his efforts to optimize their cloud-based systems.

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