Review of the Week: Auto, Security, and Pervasive Computing

Automotive, mobility
The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Published in Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to Change the Regulation of Event Data Recorders (EDRs) to Extend the EDR Recording Period for “Timed Data Metrics from 5 seconds of Pre-Crash Data at a Frequency of 2 Hz to 20 seconds pre-crash data at a frequency of 10 Hz (ie, increase from 2 samples per second to 10 samples per second). ” Comments on the proposed rule change must be received no later than August 22, 2022.

Automaker GM‘s BrightDrop Startup has delivered its first 150 electric delivery vehicles FedEx. Also, GM is working on a plug-and-charge EV charging framework that will allow customers to streamline the EV charging process with EVgo DC fast-charging stations. Basically the app combined with OnStar and the in-vehicle My “Car” apps (myChevrolet, myCadillac, myGMC) will streamline the charging process (and the choosing process). GM also has its 100,000-strong Ultium Charge 360 ​​charging ecosystem, which also works with the in-car and OnStar. In other GM news, the GM Defense Division is going international with GM Defense International, which will adapt to the civilian electric, autonomous, and connected future efforts of the “battlespace.”

Revenues are expected to deliver robotic last-mile deliveries from US $ 70 million in 2022 to US $ 670 million in 2030, according to ABI Research.

Security
Tortuga Logic has changed its name and branding to Cycuity. The company, founded in 2014, provides tools for verifying the security of chip hardware during development and manufacturing. Recently, the company raised $ 12 million in funding, including investors from Dorilton Capital and Eclipse Ventures. One Cycuity tool feature is flow analysis, where signals and data can be identified concretely or symbolically on a chip design to detect unknown vulnerabilities and unexpected behavior.

Synopsys of its acquisition completed WhiteHat Security, a company that offers dynamic application security testing (DAST) as a software-as-a-service (SaaS). Synopsys paid $ 330 million in cash. “WhiteHat Security’s DAST capabilities complement our strengths in static analysis, interactive analysis, and software composition analysis, while SaaS will accelerate our security testing,” said Jason Schmitt, general manager of the Synopsys Software Integrity Group in a press release. .

RISC-V processor IP and design automation company Codasip has added a secure-boot function from Veridify Security Inc. to support Codasip’s RISC-V processor IP. The Veridify algorithm checks and validates firmware as it loads the Codasip RISC-V processor. Also, in an unrelated press release, Codasip announced its Codasip Studio platform now supports Apple’s macOS. Codasip Studio is a tool used to modify the CodAL hardware description language with which the RISC-V cores are created.

Pervasive Computing
AMD Announced its second generation Ryzen Embedded R2000 Series SoCs this week, saying this mid-range chip family has been designed for industrial, machine vision, IoT, and thin-clients. The TDP range is 12 to 54W, 2 to 4 cores and 4 to 8 threads. They support up to 3200 MT / s (second per megatransfers) DDR4 dual-channel memory and expanded I / O connectivity. Of the four chips in the family, two – the R2314 and R2312 – are in production, with the other two expected to be available in October 2022.

The World Standardization Certification & Testing Group (WSCT), a test house based in Shenzhen, China, adapted from 5G test equipment Keysight Technologies, Inc. to certify 5G mobile devices. Another certification service, Azcom Technology selected Keysight’s Open Radio Architect (KORA) solutions for verifying Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) equipment.

People, companies, industry groups
AMD will Mathew Hein as chief strategy officer.

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Susan Rambo is the managing editor of Semiconductor Engineering.

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