Security in Action

“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.” – John F. Kennedy

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we reach down deep into your embedded system code to find exactly where your security measures have fallen short. Andrew Girson (The Barr Group) joins us to discuss the ethical nature of embedded security, … Read More → "Security in Action"

Everything Is Harder Than It Looks

“Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.” – Yogi Berra

I was a professional photographer’s model, briefly. Very briefly. And unintentionally. And by that, I mean the photographer was professional. I wasn’t. But he needed a warm body to populate a carefully staged and well-lighted shot for some new product catalog, and he decided that having someone sit … Read More → "Everything Is Harder Than It Looks"

Raising the eFPGA Bar

The recent explosion of FPGA-based compute acceleration has created an enormous new market opportunity for programmable logic. With demanding new applications such as neural networks on the rise, specialized hardware is required for offloading computation loads for newer applications – both in data centers and in edge devices and systems. Traditional FPGA companies like Xilinx and Intel/Altera are making enormous pushes to capture this rapidly emerging market.

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Quantum’s Leap

Warning: This week’s Fish Fry may keep you up at night. We survey some of the scary security challenges facing us in the coming age of quantum computing. SecureRF CEO and President Louis Parks joins us to discuss a wide range of IoT security-related issues including endpoint authentication and identification, quantum resistance, and data accumulation. Also this week, we take a … Read More → "Quantum’s Leap"

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discussion
Posted on Oct 23 at 8:40am by Bryon Moyer
What do you think of the differences between silicon photonics and silicon electronics design tools?
Posted on Oct 21 at 10:36pm by SteveNordquis4
So you wrote a wrapper to make sure everyone onboards with an elective book from the Fairchild or Motorola 74LSxxx Databook shelf, but made sure it mentioned junction characteristics encapsulating doi:10.1038/s41566-017-0003-5 because that's how 'supplemental data' was meant to be consumed, not with some .xlt file ...
Posted on Oct 16 at 12:25pm by wallacerim
Having done my PhD thesis on exactly this problem for cloud/cluster based systems, the answer is -- It depends. The majority of any given code analysis is what are you optimizing for? Parallel operation is not always the answer. Consider the classic "Towers of Hanoi" where frame context (recursion) ...
Posted on Oct 16 at 8:43am by Bryon Moyer
What do you think of Silexica's newer approach to software parallelization?
Posted on Oct 9 at 9:13am by Bryon Moyer
What do you think of these SOI variants?
Posted on Oct 5 at 11:15pm by TotallyLost
Want to be inspired by high school kids ... mentor a local First Robotics team. And DO NOT do it for them ... they WILL or you have the wrong kids. New team? Take them to a regional competition, so they can learn from their peers.
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Protium S1, the Most Productive FPGA-Based Prototyping SolutionFPGA-based prototypes are essential in most system designs today. But, building your own prototype is a challenging and expensive proposition. You need a robust solution with performance, scalability, software support, visibility, and a host of other important attributes. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Juergen Jaeger about the Protium S1 FPGA-based … Read More → "Protium S1, the Most Productive FPGA-Based Prototyping Solution"
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Wireless Connectivity Front End SolutionsWhen adding WiFi to your design, the RF section poses some major challenges. With today’s 2.4- and 5-GHz spectrum getting more and more crowded, it takes some careful design to get the signals you want and filter out all the noise and interference. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Tony Testa … Read More → "Wireless Connectivity Front End Solutions"
Thermal Management SolutionsAdvanced thermal management materials can have a big impact on getting the heat out of your design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Emal Rustemi from Panasonic about the latest advances in thermal management materials, and how you can take advantage of them in your system design. Click here for more … Read More → "Thermal Management Solutions"
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Simplify Your 10W Isolated SupplyIn designing space-constrained power supplies for your design, opto couplers present a number of problems. But, it’s possible to do flyback feedback without using an opto coupler at all. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with John Woodward and Anthony Huynh from Maxim Integrated about new no-opto flyback feedback solutions. Click here … Read More → "Simplify Your 10W Isolated Supply"