Security: Hard and Soft

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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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April 20, 2017

New R&S TS-290 IoT carrier acceptance test system from Rohde & Schwarz facilitates IoT integration

April 06, 2017

Pasternack Releases New Line of IQ Mixers with RF and LO Frequency Bands Ranging from 4 GHz to 38 GHz

April 04, 2017

Pasternack Releases New Line of IQ Mixers with RF and LO Frequency Bands Ranging from 4 GHz to 38 GHz

March 22, 2017

Reinforced isolator with integrated power offers industry’s highest efficiency, lowest emissions

March 21, 2017

Coherent Solutions expands functionality of modular optical test platform

March 20, 2017

Rohde & Schwarz introduces a modular probe system for precision measurements up to 9 GHz

March 15, 2017

First 1000Base-T1 compliance test solution in the R&S RTO oscilloscope supports automotive industry

March 14, 2017

Rohde & Schwarz brings its RF expertise to the entry class with the new R&S FPC1000 spectrum analyzer

Rohde & Schwarz introduces industry's first entry-level oscilloscope with 10-bit vertical resolution and touchscreen

March 06, 2017

Newark element14 shipping Keysight Technologies Ultra-low cost oscilloscope series

March 03, 2017

Saelig Introduces GW Instek's New MFG-2000 Multi-channel RF Function Generators

March 01, 2017

Rohde & Schwarz forges new paths in the monitoring of the battery life of wireless devices

February 28, 2017

Unique test solution from Rohde & Schwarz analyzes IP security mechanisms in IoT and mobile devices

February 22, 2017

EXFO and Rohde & Schwarz accelerate troubleshooting of mobile networks

February 21, 2017

Accellera Day Opens DVCon U.S. on Monday, February 27 with Three Timely Tutorials

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Editors' Blog

Bashing Bugs on SoCs

posted by Dick Selwood

UltraSoC launches white paper (23-Sep)

Requirements Modeling and Simulation

posted by Bryon Moyer

Argosim’s new STIMULUS tool is intended to make sure requirements are solid before someone starts building from them. (2-Apr)

Audio-Grade Bits!

posted by Jim Turley

Audiophiles can apparently hear the difference between disk drives. (13-Jan)

Semi CapEx to grow 5.6% in 2015

posted by Jim Turley

Looks like the new year will be halfway decent for makers of semiconductor-manufacturing equipment. (13-Jan)

MEMS Laser Probing

posted by Bryon Moyer

Ardic has announced a new “point-and-shoot” laser probe for characterizing MEMS elements. We explore some of the nuance. (19-Nov)

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Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 11:06 PM by TotallyLost

TotallyLost
I would like to propose that any executive team that wants to ship/sell/use self driving cars on public roads, should be willing to submit to a self driving darwin test, where a public sourced gauntlet of worst case tests are constructed for that specific…

Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 6:22 PM by TotallyLost

TotallyLost
Like most really bad public policy failures, this topic will certainly come down to "follow the money". Most of the strong advocates, also have annual pay checks plus stock/performance incentives highly dependent on approval that are near, or more than, a…

Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 11:24 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
What are your views on these and other possible concerns about self-driving cars?

Magnitudes of Mystery

Posted on 04/18/17 at 10:31 PM by kevin

kevin
@dmlee: I'm gonna argue that increasing by zero X works mathematically. If capacity was represented by C, then increasing by zero X would be C+0*C=C

Actually, I claim "10 times smaller" works too, it just doesn't mean what most people who use it intend…

Magnitudes of Mystery

Posted on 04/18/17 at 6:53 PM by dmlee

dmlee
I should hope that my brain capacity has NOT "increased by Zero X".
I would be satisfied if it had increased by Zero % or changed by 1.0 times.

(And don't get me started on expressions like "10 times smaller"!)

I suspect that I have actually lost a…

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