If you are a hardware design engineer, you are doubtless familiar with the concept of formal verification as it applies to hardware design, but have you ever considered how formal verification might relate to software and the developers thereof (bless their little cotton socks)?
Life can be a rum old thing, and no mistake. When it comes to formal verification, … Read More → "If You Can’t Trust TrustInSoft, Who Can You Trust?"
Introduction: A friend of mine recently moved to the suburbs and found that distance from the city is inversely proportional to progress. Here is his firsthand dispatch, smuggled out of suburban Portland, Oregon, barely 15 miles from Intel. If a cell tower falls in the forest and there’s no one there to hear it…
This is a case … Read More → "Internet for Everyone: a Parable"
What do GPS, cloud data centers, power substations, the Department of Homeland Security, and Microchip all have in common?
A very clear sense of time.
I’ve often thought that Microchip has the world’s best company name. It’s so descriptive. Tell any random stranger that you work at Microchip and it instantly … Read More → "Microchip TimePictra Masters Time"
Clouds are ephemeral, passing quickly from sight, carried away on the lightest of breezes. Apparently, so are cloud-based products.
Consumer giant Samsung has decided to deep-six its entire SmartThings product line, starting with users’ home hubs. As of last week, SmartThings hubs stopped working. They’re essentially bricked because, like all cloud-based services, they sail upon the whim of the … Read More → "RIP, Cloud-Connected Devices"
In today’s Fish Fry podcast, we are making the planet a smarter and safer place with little help from LoRa! Marc Pegulu (Semtech) joins me to discuss the role LoRa is playing in global connectivity and how LoRa devices and applications can be used to reduce environmental impact across the world. Also this week, I take a closer look at< … Read More → "How LoRa Can Help Us Build a Smarter and Safer Planet"
There’s nothing quite like getting in on the ground floor. The whole market is yours. You’ve got “first mover advantage.” You get to set the pace that others must follow.
Or there’s the old adage that you can recognize the pioneers by the arrows in their backs. Either way you look at it, entering a new market … Read More → "Startup Polishes Wi-Fi HaLow"