With a particular focus on mobile/portable devices and digital / IP TV, this event presented embedded software case studies and projects showing how this is achieved and illustrating the drivers and trends behind this transition, such as features, performance, latency, security, safety and energy efficiency. Along the way we considered the challenges that the move to software-centric product design has brought and whether such an approach is always to the benefit of the user.
It’s well-recognised that electronics contributes a major portion of the automobile value and new and significant opportunities now exist within the automotive electronics supply chain. This event pulled together key suppliers from semiconductors through to major automotive manufacturers and provided a focal point for building greater understanding of automotive technology capability and market requirements.
NMI was delighted to introduce a combined IC Package / System-Level Design Network event on the theme “Lifting the Lid on Product Design“. This event provided a unique opportunity for delegates to learn about the challenges and enabling solutions being implemented from Chip to Package to Product in today’s highly complex technologies.
As Customer demands on Quality and Reliability become increasingly tough Companies must invest more by “designing in” ( DfR ) rather than trying to “screen out”. The event dealt with a broad cross section of “Quality and Reliability Assurance” issues faced by UK Semiconductor companies
An NMI Design for Manufacture Innovation Network Event looking at the theme of “Application Aware” in the context of Wireless communications and high reliability applications.
In a world of large digital devices containing key analogue functions, it is important that performance of the ‘small’ analogue is maintained and ‘digital assistance’ can be one way of achieving this.
This event considered the benefits and pitfalls of various approaches.
In 2006, the NMI System-Level Design Network addressed ESL through a “Design for Re-use and Legacy IP” event. Three years on, we reviewed what ESL means today with a variety of case studies and presentations.
NMI launched the Electronics enabling the Low Carbon Economy Innovation Network with a focus on priority applications areas where Semiconductor technology is a key enabler.