A Case of Double Paranoia

Athena Makes Its Crypto Blocks Harder to Hack

by Jim Turley

“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” – Yogi Berra

There’s theory, and then there’s practice.

In theory, nearly anyone should be able to throw a baseball at 90 MPH. In practice, very few can actually do it. In theory, Windows 3.1 was an intuitive, easy-to-use operating system GUI. In practice, people screwed up their PCs with alarming regularity. In theory, cryptography is an intensive subgenre of mathematics. In practice, it’s mostly about the sloppy analog nature of submicron electronic circuits.  Read More

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April 20, 2015

Saelig Introduces RTSA7500 Real-Time 8/18/27 GHz Spectrum Analyzers

Athena and Rambus Cryptography Research Division Announce Solutions to Prevent Advanced Security Threats

Avnet Electronics Marketing Releases New Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA DSP Development Kit

April 15, 2015

60V Dual Output Synchronous Step-Down Controller with Adjustable 5V to 10V Gate Drive Draws Only 29µA in Standby

April 13, 2015

Solar-powered SmartMesh IP wireless networks enable maintenance-free Internet of Things

April 10, 2015

Altera to Demonstrate Ultra HD End-to-End Solutions at NAB 2015

April 09, 2015

Xilinx All Programmable Devices Enable Blackmagic Design to Develop Complete 4K Camera Systems on Chip

April 08, 2015

Xilinx and its Ecosystem Demonstrate 'Any Media over Any Network' Connectivity with All Programmable Professional Video Solutions at NAB 2015

April 07, 2015

Microsemi Announces RTG4 Radiation-tolerant FPGAs For High-speed Signal Processing Applications

Altera and TSMC Innovate Industry-first, UBM-free WLCSP Packaging Technology Platform for MAX 10 FPGA Products

April 06, 2015

TSMC Certifies Synopsys Design Tools for 16-nm FinFET Plus Production and for 10-nm Early Design Starts

Xilinx Highlights Multiple Next Generation Ethernet, SDN and Data Center Acceleration Technologies at Ethernet Technology Summit 2015

TSMC Certifies Mentor Graphics Tools for Early Design Start in TSMC’s 10nm FinFET Technology

April 03, 2015

Silicon Labs Launches Plug-and-Play Isolated Power Supply Solution

April 02, 2015

Barco Silex releases video-over-IP reference design, enabling JPEG 2000 networks for professional video

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Editors' Blog

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)

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)

Intel Buying Altera? We Totally Called It.

posted by Kevin Morris

Rumors abound today that Intel is in negotiations to buy Altera - a deal that could be worth over ten billion. If so, it would be the largest acquisition in Intel's history. We have no confirmation from either company that such a deal is in play, but we did a pretty thorough analysis of the situation last June in this article: http://www.eejournal.com/archives/articles/20140624-intel/ What do you think? (27-Mar)

Multicore Microcontrollers for IoT and audio

posted by Dick Selwood

XMOS has launched two new families of the xCORE processor, one for the IoT and the other for audio. (23-Mar)

On the Scene: Almost-Instant Semi Quotes with eSilicon

posted by Amelia Dalton

Good night red tape. Online Semi quotes made easy with eSilicon (8-Dec)

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A Circuit Board for the Bees

Posted on 04/23/15 at 10:13 AM by bmoyer

Do you see compostable boards in your future?

Cramming Moore Components

Posted on 04/23/15 at 2:02 AM by Reiner

I agree with the statement, that Moore’s Law is slowing to a long and expensive end. However, Moore’s Law has also a long and expensive history.

The amount of intelligence we’ve been able to pack into inanimate objects has not always paralleled Moore’s…

Photographer catches his camera drone moments before it crash-lands in the ocean

Posted on 04/22/15 at 11:06 AM by kevin

I'm unsure. Some things make me suspect it could be staged:

- The camera is conveniently pointed at the guy the whole time. That would make it much easier if someone else were flying it to have it arrive at exactly the right time for him to catch it.

Photographer catches his camera drone moments before it crash-lands in the ocean

Posted on 04/22/15 at 10:34 AM by Larra

What do you guys think about this one - legit, or staged?

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