When Eight Is Enough

Microchip's 8-bit Challenge

by Amelia Dalton

There is a common assumption that innovation cannot be inspired in the world of 8-bit microcontrollers. If that is the case, then why haven’t they disappeared like the telegraph or the 8-track tape? Perhaps it's because we still need them and sometimes they are just what the doctor (or engineer as the case may be) ordered. In this week’s Fish Fry, I check out some cool new 8-bit MCUs from Microchip Technology with Greg Robinson (VP - Microchip Technology) and we dive down into the guts of these new 8-bit masterpieces - from the intelligent analog features to the digital pin placement capabilities. Also this week, we investigate how Israeli start-up StoreDot plans to revolutionize battery technology. (Hint: It includes chemically synthesized bio-organic peptide molecules!)  Read More


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On the Scene: Element14 Tour of Boards

posted by Amelia Dalton

Three little letters that rule the world. They are but the sun and we are but the moon. Oh IoT, where would we be without you? 2012 perhaps? In this episode of “On The Scene” we examine a wide range of IoT small-form-factor boards with Cliff Ortmeyer of Element14. Join us while we tour Element14’s booth at this year’s EELive! expo, and get chatty with Cliff. (11-Apr)

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posted by Amelia Dalton

We stormed the gates. We took no prisoners. But, we did take home a lot of pens. Most importantly, we learned some stuff. Welcome to my new video blog called “On the Scene.” You can expect some jokes. You can expect some insight about this year’s Embedded Systems Conference (or whatever they’re calling it this week). And you can expect to see my smiling face. Think of it like a funny tech snack - if you will. (10-Apr)

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Heartbleed: Serious Security Vulnerability

Posted on 04/16/14 at 2:19 PM by TotallyLost

TotallyLost
Now if you would like a healthy chill in your spine about client and server side security, consider the following attack that is likely to show up in the wild soon, simply because of how easy/effective it is.

Since IT folks and customers have become VM…

Heartbleed: Serious Security Vulnerability

Posted on 04/16/14 at 11:46 AM by TotallyLost

TotallyLost
Bruce ... I agree that authentication can be dramatically improved .... however that is less than 1% of the real problem when the base computing platform and environment is not secure.

Securing that is neither easy, or likely, so normal everyday users …

Heartbleed: Serious Security Vulnerability

Posted on 04/16/14 at 11:31 AM by kleinman

kleinman
John--

This has been a good & healthy bit of "argy bargy", thank you!

You've pointed out some good items and raised awareness that users need to take greater responsibility [a] for client-side security and [b] to 'vote' with their business for gre…

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