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Eos Embedded Perception Software Sees All

Sit down, take a deep breath, and try to relax. In a few moments, I’m going to show you a video of people (well, dummies that look like people) walking in front of vehicles equipped with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking systems. The results will make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. I’m still shaking my head in disbelief at what I … Read More → "Eos Embedded Perception Software Sees All"

Flex Logix Joins the Race to the Inferencing Edge

Have you noticed that there seem to be a lot more products flaunting the fact that they are “Gluten Free” on the supermarket shelves these days? This sort of thing is obviously of interest to the estimated one person out of a hundred who has Celiac disease and is therefore intolerant to gluten, but do these product labels convey useful information … Read More → "Flex Logix Joins the Race to the Inferencing Edge"

Using Not-a-Blockchain to Secure Embedded Devices

“Most people want security in this world, not liberty.” — H. L. Mencken

Mention “distributed ledger technology” and you’ll either get a blank stare or someone will shout, “Blockchain!” The underlying mathematics behind cryptocurrencies and blockchain can, like any technology, be used for different purposes. The headlines tend to emphasize those that affect consumers, but there are a … Read More → "Using Not-a-Blockchain to Secure Embedded Devices"

The Future of Connected Cars: Automotive Cybersecurity and Software Fluency with C2A Security

We are navigating through the twists and turns of automotive security in this week’s Fish Fry podcast. Michael Dick (CEO – C2A Security) joins us for an in-depth discussion about the role software fluency plays in the realm of automotive security, the ongoing issues surrounding cybersecurity lifecycle management, and why Mike believes that without visibility we cannot have security.

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A Brave New World of Analog Artificial Neural Networks (AANNs)

It can be a funny old world when you come to think about it. I remember when I was a young engineer and industry pundits portentously predicted the passing of analog electronics, which resulted in students not wanting to study a dying field, which resulted in universities not bothering to offer courses. Perhaps not surprisingly, the fact that analog continued to go from strength to strength … Read More → "A Brave New World of Analog Artificial Neural Networks (AANNs)"

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Medical Device Security – Mentor  In the new era of connected medical devices, securing embedded systems has become more important than ever. But, there is a lot medical device designers can borrow from current best-practices for embedded security in general. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Robert Bates from Mentor about strategies and challenges for … Read More → "Medical Device Security – Mentor"
Keeping Your Linux Device Secure — Mentor   Embedded security is an ongoing process, not a one-time effort. Even after your design is shipped, security vulnerabilities are certain to be discovered – even in things like the operating system. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kathy Tufto from Mentor – a Siemens business, about how to make … Read More → "Keeping Your Linux Device Secure — Mentor"
Maxim’s First Secure Micro with ChipDNA PUF Technology — Maxim Integrated and Mouser Electronics   Most applications today demand security, and that starts with your microcontroller. In order to get a truly secure MCU, you need a root of trust such as a physically unclonable function (PUF). In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kris Ardis of Maxim Integrated about how the Maxim MAX32520 MCU … Read More → "Maxim’s First Secure Micro with ChipDNA PUF Technology — Maxim Integrated and Mouser Electronics"
Series 2 Product Security — Silicon Labs and Mouser Electronics  Side channel attacks such as differential power analysis (DPA) present a serious threat to our embedded designs. If we want to defend our systems from DPA and similar attacks, it is critical that we have a secure boot and root of trust. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Gregory Guez … Read More → "Series 2 Product Security — Silicon Labs and Mouser Electronics"
LPC5500 MCU Series — NXP and Mouser Electronics  Security is key in today’s edge designs, but where to start with designing-in security? Ad-hoc security strategies are recipes for disaster. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brendon Slade of NXP about the powerful new LPC5500 series of MCUs from NXP that have great performance and security designed in from … Read More → "LPC5500 MCU Series — NXP and Mouser Electronics"
Security ICs Deliver a Stronger Level of Protection – Mouser Electronics and Maxim Integrated   Physically unclonable functions (PUFs) are like fingerprints for semiconductor devices. And, for security applications, PUFs are an outstanding, secure way to uniquely identify an individual device. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Scott Jones from Maxim Integrated about physically unclonable functions, and how you can use them to secure … Read More → "Security ICs Deliver a Stronger Level of Protection – Mouser Electronics and Maxim Integrated"