In consumer electronics as well as in most computing environments, USB today is the most popular interface technology. While at the chip level, the supporting infrastructure is already available, automotive applications demand high quality and reliability levels—which require component designers to have the automobile in mind when they first begin creating their ICs.
Click here for the story on meeting these challenges, courtesy of Automotive Designline Europe.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.