Security: Hard and Soft

Next Up: A Tortoise That Checks Your Chip for Flaws

by Jim Turley

I hate writing about security. I hate it because I wish it were unnecessary. There was a time when engineering meant making a product that did what you wanted it to do. Now it means spending a bunch of time making it not do what other people want but you don’t want. This sucks.

Most of the problem with implementing security features is guessing where the vulnerabilities are. How do you fix a bug you’ve never even thought of, much less identified? At least “real” hardware bugs are unintentional. Security hacks are both deliberate and malicious. Someone is trying to break your stuff.  Read More


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February 24, 2017

Waves Audio and CEVA Partner for Far-Field Voice Pick Up and Psychoacoustic Sound Enhancement Solutions targeting Mobile, Smart Home and Wireless Audio Markets

MaxLinear Showcases 5G & Backhaul Leadership with New Family of Broadband Microwave Transceivers

u-blox launches ground-breaking super-low-power GNSS receiver chip for wearable applications

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Alango Voice Communication and Voice Enhancement Packages Now Available for Cadence Tensilica HiFi DSP

February 23, 2017

VadaTech launches a dual-channel IF signal conditioning unit

CEVA Introduces the World’s Most Advanced Communication DSP, Providing Cutting-Edge Performance for Multi-Gigabit Class Connectivity

Sequans and Orion Labs Partner to Develop First LTE-enabled Wearable with Monarch LTE-M Chip

STMicroelectronics Works with Sigfox to Extend Plug-and-Play IoT Security to Industrial and Consumer Device Makers

New Bidirectional Power-Switching Solution is One of the Industry’s Smallest

Waves Nx VR Audio Technology Now Available for Cadence Tensilica HiFi Audio DSPs

Renesas Electronics Europe: Third European MCU Car Rally Competition Showcases Student Creativity with State-of-the-Art Renesas Solutions at Embedded World 2017

February 22, 2017

Tiny fibers open new windows into the brain

Ultrahaptics collaborates with HARMAN to integrate mid-air haptic sensations into connected cars

Lattice Semiconductor Expands CrossLink Programmable ASSP (pASSP) IP Solutions

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Of Oscillators and IEEE 1588

by Bryon Moyer

High Speed Wizardry and a Steaming Cauldron of VPX Fixins

Hoodoo Rituals for New Technology Implementation

by Amelia Dalton

The Abacus Conundrum

How Hard Can it Be to Count Chips?

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Tales of Voice Recognition

Towards Cleaner Audio… Or… Not?

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Safety and Security Conference

posted by Dick Selwood

With the growth of the IoT there is increased interest in the overlapping areas of safety and security. There is already a lot of knowledge on these issues and this has been shared by the IET's International System Safety and Cyber Security Conference. The eleventh version of this conference is running from 11—13 October 2016 in London. (14-Sep)

Use Ada and win money

posted by Dick Selwood

Got An idea for an embedded project that will be running on an ARM Cortex M or R? Then – if you get your skates on - there is still time to take part in AdaCore's Make with Ada competition and as well as getting your project completed you could be in for a share of $88,000 prize money. (29-Aug)

ARM: We're Turning Japanese

posted by Jim Turley

ARM is getting acquired by Japan's SoftBank for $32 billion in cash. What will happen to the world's most popular CPU architecture -- or the engineers who use it? (18-Jul)

Meet You in Brussels?

posted by Dick Selwood

the imec Technology Forum is in Brussels in May (20-Apr)

A More Secure Time Server

posted by Bryon Moyer

Time servers allow us to track multiple events from different systems and networks with a consistent time base. But an evildoer can flood such servers with requests, causing crashes. Microsemi has released a new time server that addresses this vulnerability. (13-Jan)

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Radio FPGA!

Posted on 02/23/17 at 12:48 AM by TotallyLost

TotallyLost
Thanks Kevin --- way cool parts --- can not wait for their general availability smiling

FPGAs Race for the Bottom

Posted on 02/20/17 at 4:42 PM by logos

CyrilJ,

You're links are broken.

Also, Microsemi's THREE separate software suites are INCONSISTENT with Linux support.
- FlashPro for Libero IDE does not support Linux. Microsemi's site and documentation is all over the place with FlashPro hardware…

How Does Scatter/Gather Work?

Posted on 02/20/17 at 2:13 PM by TotallyLost

TotallyLost
What is FAR worse?

An 8-way time division multiplexor to "fairly share" memory between 6 processors and 2 DMA channels -- no priority accesses to starve another channel, no contention based allocations, just straight channel 1 gets only time slot 1, ch…

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