When most people hear the term “counterfeiting,” their knee-jerk reaction is to think of currency, the counterfeiting of which is as old as the concept of money itself. Around 400 BC, for example, metal coins in Greece were often counterfeited by covering a cheap-and-cheerful material with a thin layer of a more precious metal.
Or take the original American colonies. Throughout northeastern America, Native Americans would employ shell … Read More → "ID for the IoT? We Need the IDoT!"
Silicon Valley is like Milan. One is the US center of high tech, the other is the fashion capital of Italy. The Valley has its product rollouts and Milan has its runway shows. Both are glamorous, slick, professionally produced events designed to generate excitement but tell you almost nothing about the actual product. They’re teases; entertainment for the press corps documenting the industry’s every … Read More → "ARMv9: Fashionably Late"
My distinguished guest in this week’s Fish Fry podcast is Intrinsic-ID CEO Pim Tulys. Pim and I discuss the role of hardware-based security in today’s EE ecosystem, where physical unclonable functions are headed in the future, and what Intrinsic ID’s PUF Cafe is all about. Also this week, we take a closer look at the details of a new experiment that might finally bridge the gap … Read More → "A PUF by Any Other Name Just Isn’t the Same"
I was brought up by my parents to have a suite of core values, including the fact that it was wrong to tell porky pies and that it would be despicable beyond words to pilfer, pinch, or purloin anything from anyone. Shortly after I graduated from university, soon after I moved to commence my first job at International Computers Limited (ICL) in Manchester, England, I was burgled. The callous swine took the only thing I owned that was worth anything — a brand-new rubber-handled hammer that I’d purchased out of my first pay-packet. … Read More → "Yay! Finally! A Way to Secure the Supply Chain!"
In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Brian Faith (CEO – QuickLogic) joins me to discuss Qomu: a new open source SoC dev kit that fits in your USB port. Brian and I delve into the details of this new kit, examine its role within the QuickLogic Open Reconfigurable Computing (QORC) initiative, and how this kit is turning FPGA development on its head in more ways than one. Also this … Read More → "The Future Will Be Open Source: How QuickLogic Is Changing the FPGA Landscape"