Business Wire | September 29, 2023
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) today announced the availability of new system prototyping flows based on the Cadence® Integrity™ 3D-IC Platform that support the 3Dblox 2.0 standard. The Integrity 3D-IC Platform is fully compliant with the 3Dblox 2.0 standard language extensions, and the flows have been optimized for all of TSMC’s latest 3DFabric™ offerings, including Integrated Fan-Out (InFO), Chip-on-Wafer-on-Substrate (CoWoS®) and System-on-Integrated-Chips (TSMC-SoIC®) technologies. Through this latest collaboration between Cadence and TSMC, customers creating AI, mobile, 5G, hyperscale computing and IoT 3D-IC designs can model system prototypes to accelerate design turnaround time.
Prototyping requires two different types of feasibility-checking methods across the various 3DFabric technologies—coarse-grained feasibility for thermal and EM-IR analysis, and fine-grained feasibility for die-to-die connections. Coarse-grained feasibility is enabled through a system-level tool integration with the Integrity 3D-IC Platform, featuring Voltus™ IC Power Integrity Solution and Celsius™ Thermal Solver, providing seamless prototyping for all TSMC’s latest 3DFabric configurations. Fine-grained feasibility is enabled through a silicon routing solution as well as joint collaboration on the development of a next-generation auto-router for 3DFabric technologies, which includes performance-boosting prototyping capabilities that support TSMC’s InFO and CoWoS offerings, enabled through the Integrity 3D-IC platform.
The Integrity 3D-IC platform is certified for use with TSMC’s 3DFabric and the 3Dblox 2.0 specification. The platform combines system planning, implementation and system-level analysis in a single platform, and due to the shared infrastructure between Cadence 3D design and system analysis tools, customers can perform feasibility-checking much more efficiently. In addition, Cadence Allegro® X packaging solutions have been enhanced with advanced InFO-specific design rule checking (DRC).
The flows supporting the 3Dblox 2.0 standard provide chiplet mirroring, which lets engineers reuse chiplet module data, improving productivity and performance. In addition, the flows provide inter-chiplet DRC through the Cadence Pegasus™ Verification System, which helps designers create an inter-chiplet CAD layer for DRC automatically.
With multiple packaging options available for implementation of multi-die designs, early prototyping and feasibility studies are becoming increasingly important, said Dan Kochpatcharin, head of the Design Infrastructure Management Division at TSMC. Through our continued collaboration with Cadence and with the addition of the latest prototyping features that support the 3Dblox 2.0 standard, we’re enabling customers to leverage our comprehensive 3DFabric technologies and the Cadence flows to significantly improve 3D-IC design productivity and time to market.
“The Cadence Integrity 3D-IC Platform is the unified solution that provides an efficient way for customers to leverage the new 3Dblox 2.0 prototyping capabilities to create leading-edge 3D-IC designs using TSMC’s 3DFabric technologies,” said Dr. Chin-Chi Teng, senior vice president and general manager in the Digital & Signoff Group at Cadence. “By working closely with TSMC, customers adopting our new flows for use with 3Dblox 2.0 standard can accelerate the pace of innovation with next-generation multi-chiplet designs.”
The Cadence Integrity 3D-IC Platform includes Allegro X packaging technologies and is part of the company’s broader 3D-IC offering. The offering aligns with the Cadence Intelligent System Design™ strategy, enabling customers to achieve system-in-package (SiP) design excellence. For more information on the Integrity 3D-IC platform, please visit www.cadence.com/go/integrity3dblox2.
Keysight Technologies | September 22, 2023
Keysight Technologies collaborates with Synopsys to offer IoT device manufacturers a comprehensive cybersecurity assessment solution.
Synopsys' Defensics fuzzing tool will be integrated into the Keysight IoT Security Assessment solution.
The partnership aims to enhance IoT device security as the market experiences rising cybersecurity threats.
Keysight Technologies, a leading company providing design, emulation, and test solutions, and Synopsys are joining forces to provide a robust cybersecurity assessment solution for IoT device manufacturers, ensuring the security of devices before they reach the market. In this collaborative effort, Synopsys' Defensics fuzzing tool will be integrated into the Keysight IoT Security Assessment solution.
Keysight Technologies serves various markets, including communications, industrial automation, aerospace and defense, automotive, semiconductor, and general electronics, by enabling innovation and connectivity. The addition of Synopsys' Defensics to the Keysight IoT Security Assessment solution provides a comprehensive toolset for assessing device security. It combines known vulnerability assessments with a versatile fuzzer capable of analyzing over 300 technology protocols used across diverse industries. This enables rapid testing for unknown vulnerabilities and weaknesses.
The solution detects security flaws while identifying potential exploits arising from weak authentication and encryption, expired certificates, android vulnerabilities, protocol stack flaws, and common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs), including Bluetooth Low Energy attacks like Sweyntooth and Braktooth.
The global IoT device market is witnessing substantial growth and is projected to reach a market value of $413.7 billion by 2031. Whereas, the vulnerabilities of IoT devices make them prime targets for cyberattacks, with 57% of these devices at risk of medium or high-severity attacks, as reported by Palo Alto Networks IoT Threat Report.
Ram Periakaruppan, Vice President and General Manager of Network Test and Security Solutions at Keysight, stressed that securing IoT devices has become increasingly challenging for manufacturers. By partnering with Synopsys and integrating their fuzzing tool, Keysight offers a unified security testing solution that identifies previously unknown protocol stack vulnerabilities while assessing devices for known threats, all through a single, user-friendly interface.
Keysight's IoT Security Assessment solution simplifies and economizes IoT device testing, making it easier for manufacturers to meet the new White House Cyber Trust Mark certification when it becomes available. This turnkey cybersecurity certification platform offers automated validation through a user-friendly interface, allowing device makers to expedite the launch of new IoT products without the need for an extensive team of cybersecurity experts.
Scott Johnson, Vice President of Product Management at Synopsys Software Integrity Group, emphasized the critical nature of security testing for IoT devices. He highlighted that their collaboration with Keysight will provide customers with a comprehensive solution that combines hardware and Defensics fuzz testing software for automated IoT security testing.
This partnership comes at a crucial time when IoT device security is paramount, given the escalating demand for new devices and functionalities.
The Linux Foundation | September 20, 2023
On September 9, 2023, LF Edge, an organization under The Linux Foundation dedicated to fostering open, interoperable edge computing solutions, announced the upcoming launch of the LF Edge Sandbox. This self-service platform, provided by ZEDEDA, allows for the deployment of LF Edge projects and solutions to edge devices.
The LF Edge Sandbox acts as a centralized system, enabling individuals to swiftly engage with LF Edge projects for creating proofs of concept (POCs), demonstrations, and end-user experiences. The service operates as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution and is offered by ZEDEDA, an LF Edge member organization. It grants remote management and orchestration capabilities for edge hardware running LF Edge project applications, utilizing the LF Edge Project EVE's open Linux-based operating system, EVE-OS, to facilitate secure device management and application orchestration at scale.
It is set to become available in the coming weeks, providing developers with a platform for testing open-source projects and experimenting with their own solutions.
Users with a Linux Foundation ID will be able to create a free LF Edge Sandbox account, select LF Edge project applications for deployment from a pre-configured list, and even test private applications for real-world use cases. The deployment process is designed to be quick and straightforward, with applications ready for testing within minutes.
With the Sandbox, developers can easily deploy LF Edge project applications, making it simpler for them to explore and test various projects. It aims to encourage the development of edge computing solutions by simplifying project deployment, allowing developers to focus on building valuable solutions.
GM, Networking, Edge and IoT at the Linux Foundation, Arpit Joshipura, remarked,
The development of the LF Edge Sandbox speaks to the community's robust array of in-demand edge computing solutions. This new service will make it even easier for people and organizations to trial various LF Edge project solutions and blueprints across formats, ultimately enabling faster deployment. Congratulations to the community for achieving this milestone, and thank you ZEDEDA for the resources.
[Source: Cision PR Newswire]
Joe Pearson, chair of the LF Edge Technical Advisory Council (TAC) and Open Source Strategy at IBM Software, Networking, and Edge Computing, stated that the abundance of intriguing LF Edge projects, with more on the horizon, has made it a challenging task for an individual or even a small team to acquire sufficient knowledge to install and experiment with all these solutions. He pointed out that Project EVE's platform, as executed and supported by ZEDEDA, offers a simplified approach for deploying any of these projects across various architectures and in the most suitable format, whether it be a bare install, virtual machine, or container. Joe also highlighted that this Sandbox would enable interested parties to become productive within minutes rather than spending days or weeks on the same task.
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