Rambus Tech Days

April 19 – 21, 2021

Rambus Tech Days are three afternoons of deep dive technical presentations covering topics from MACsec to MIPI.

Join security and interface technology leaders from Rambus and its partners as they discuss the latest solutions for safeguarding and accelerating data in applications spanning AI/ML, data center, 5G, automotive/ADAS, IoT and government. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session where you can tap into our technologists’ knowledge base live. Presentation slides will be available for download during every session.

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Featured Speakers

Justin Endo

Sales and Marketing Manager, Mixel

Frank Ferro

Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Rambus

Joe Gow

Sr. Director, Product Management, Rambus

Thierry Kouthon

Principal Engineer, Product Management, Rambus

Joe Rodriguez

Product Marketing Manager, Rambus

Alain Legault

VP IP Products, Hardent

Bart Stevens

Sr. Director of Product Management, Rambus

Gijs Willemse

Sr. Director of Product Management, Rambus


Monday, April 19th, 2021

3:00pm – 4:00pm IDT – Securing Data Center AI/ML Workloads Beyond Secure Boot and Authentication
Speaker: Bart Stevens

With the rising value of AI/ML spanning training and inference models and data, as well as the AI hardware itself, the threats from adversaries are greater than ever. As such, a security strategy for AI/ML workloads and hardware needs to offer far more than secure boot and authentication. Rambus security expert, Bart Stevens will discuss how a hardware root of trust can be the foundation for AI/ML security through defense in depth, partitioning of secure operations, and state-of-the-art protections from side channel attacks. Incorporating a purpose-built secure co-processor, a hardware root of trust can offer a broad range of security services to safeguard AI/ML workloads and data.

4:00pm – 5:00pm IDT – Securing High-Speed Data in Motion Using MACSec and Encryption Cores
Speaker: Gijs Willemse

Providing Layer 2 security, MACsec is becoming the predominant solution for safeguarding network traffic. While network security is increasingly a de facto requirement, there is a growing trend of protecting the SoC interfaces as well, including short distance ones such as PCI Express (PCIe) and those to off-chip memory. In this webinar, Rambus security expert, Gijs Willemse, will discuss the design and implementation of hardware-based MACsec security and trends for high-performance inline encryption. Security IP solutions from 100 Gbps to 1 Tbps will be covered, including the 800 Gbps MACsec protocol engines.


Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

3:00pm – 4:00pm IDT – Securing Automotive Semiconductors in the New Centralized Car Architecture
Speaker: Thierry Kouthon

Modern automobiles contain between 50 and 100 Electronic Control Units (ECUs). Particularly with the increasing adoption of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), cars are data centers on wheels. Cybersecurity is an increasing imperative given widely publicized spectacular exploits and threats to both life and property. The automotive industry has identified Hardware Security Modules (HSM) embedded in ECUs as a viable and effective way to address automotive cybersecurity. Thierry Kouthon will discuss how ASIL-B/D and FIPS-certified root of trust solutions can be used to implement automotive HSMs.

4:00pm – 5:00pm IDT – Securing the Semiconductor Supply Chain with Silicon Provisioning and Cloud Key Management
Speaker: Joseph Gow

The semiconductor industry is the lifeblood of the digital economy. The design, manufacturing and consumption of semiconductors is a global ecosystem, and competition is fierce as scaling and cost reductions based on Moore’s law are diminishing. Counterfeit and other unauthorized chips create real risks in areas of reliability, functionality, performance, and safety. Joseph Gow will discuss how semiconductor companies can protect their IP and their business by securely provisioning silicon, and can provide the ecosystem-wide capabilities needed to verify the identity and provenance of semiconductor devices.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

3:00pm – 4:00pm IDT – Selecting the Right High Bandwidth Memory
Speaker: Frank Ferro

An exponentially rising tide of data has led to the development of application-specific silicon to tackle the requirements of demanding workloads such as AI/ML training, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for automotive, network graphics and HPC. To keep these processors and accelerators fed requires state-of-the-art memory solutions that deliver extremely high bandwidth. Frank Ferro will discuss design and implementation considerations of HBM2E and GDDR6 memory subsystems to address the bandwidth needs of next-generation computing applications.

4:00pm – 5:00pm IDT – Next-Generation Displays: An Integrated IP Solution from Mixel, Rambus and Hardent
Speakers: Justin Endo, Joseph Rodriguez, Alain Legault

Displays for next-generation smartphones, AR/VR devices, and automotive systems all require more bandwidth than ever before. Using a combination of VESA Display Stream Compression (DSC) with the MIPI Display Serial Interface (DSI-2) technology, designers can achieve display resolutions up to 8K without compromise to video quality, battery life or cost. This presentation will showcase a fully integrated off-the-shelf display IP solution consisting of Mixel (C-PHY/D-PHY Combo), Rambus (DSI-2 Controller), and Hardent (VESA DSC) IP that delivers state-of-the-art performance.

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