Reducing the Odds of Failure

Creating High-Integrity, Reliable Software with AdaCore

by Amelia Dalton

In today's high-reliability embedded systems, failure is not an option. Not only is failure not an option, a bug in the software could result in catastrophic consquences. In this week's episode of Fish Fry, we tackle these very issues with Quentin Ochem from AdaCore. Quentin and I discuss the myriad of challenges surrounding high-integrity, high-reliability software development, the benefits of AdaCore’s GNAT Pro software development suite, and how AdaCore's GNAT Pro was used in the ExoMars program. Also this week, I unveil the winners of this year's "Make It With Ada" contest and explain why having a solid strategy for signal integrity is crucial to your next system design.  Read More

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Editors' Blog

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)

QuickLogic Goes Full SoC for Sensors

posted by Bryon Moyer

QuickLogic has announced a new device that builds on ArcticLink, intended to act as the always-on manager for phones and wearables. (30-Jul)

Rumors Intel Altera Deal is Close

posted by Kevin Morris

The NY Post reported today that sources told them that an Intel/Altera deal was close, and could be done by the end of next week. At the same time, we are hearing from multiple Altera customers who are opposed to the deal. (28-May)

Intel/Altera Agreement (Partially) Tells the Tale

posted by Kevin Morris

We did a lot of speculation in our recent articles about the rumored Intel bid to buy Altera. One of the areas of most intense speculation was the 2013 agreement the two companies signed - for Intel to manufacture 14nm FPGAs for Altera. More than two years after that deal was signed, Intel is rumored to be making an offer to buy Altera for upwards (maybe far upwards) of $10B. But, is the existing 2013 agreement potentially weakening Intel’s bargaining position? (4-May)

Intel Altera Deal Off?

posted by Kevin Morris

Multiple financial news sources are reporting today that talks between Intel and Altera have ended... (9-Apr)

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Watching the Side Channel

Posted on 12/03/16 at 7:58 AM by NicholasLee

Glad they avoided obvious flaw of using a PRNG.

I am reminded of the quote by John von Neumann:
"Any one who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin."

[Of course, if executing a NOP op-code consume…

Audio and Sensor Integration

Posted on 11/28/16 at 12:02 PM by bmoyer

What do you think about the audio and sensor integration themes at this year's MEMS Exec Congress?

Watching the Side Channel

Posted on 11/28/16 at 11:44 AM by RyanKenny

"The reason the American Army does so well in wartime, is that war is chaos, and the American Army practices it on a daily basis." -- German Tactician, WWII

Achronix Goes Chipless

Posted on 11/27/16 at 2:16 PM by gobeavs

Make America Great Again Kevin!

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