“People who like eating sausage, and respect the law, should never see either one being made.” – John Godfrey Saxe
The one certainty in law is that it’s unpredictable. Yesterday’s laws didn’t anticipate today’s technical quandaries, so we call upon the courts to apply sober judgment and insightful wisdom. Did the Founding Fathers mean for … Read More → "Can You Copyright Software?"
What we have here is a failure to communicate. – Cool Hand Luke
The farmer and the cowman should be friends. – Oklahoma
There are apparently a couple of silos in the EDA world that could use some breaking down.
Intel released more information last week on One API – a “unified programming model to simplify application development across diverse computing architectures.” This obviously ostentatious claim evokes a firewall between the functionality of a software application and the computing hardware that is executing it. The most extreme interpretation would be that, using One API, a developer or team could develop code once and … Read More → "Intel One API"
“There is no such thing as perfect security, only varying levels of insecurity.” – Salman Rushdie
Spend any time talking with IoT developers and one of two subjects will come up. One, they’ll admit they’re worried about security. And two, they’ll talk about wanting to connect to the cloud.
Trouble is, most IoT developers … Read More → "Pushbutton Security Comes to IoT"
You might say that it all started with radio. For most of us, “radio” means what you listen to in your car (where today it’s but one choice rather than the only choice it used to be). AM and FM were, and are, the main variants for that. Take TV into account, and you have VHF and UHF – if you’re receiving it over the … Read More → "Software-Defined Manufacturing"
“The future lies in designing… computers that users don’t realize are computers at all.” – Adam Osborne
The big fish eat the small fish. That’s a law of the jungle… er, aquarium.
Last week, software leviathan Microsoft gobbled up minnow Express Logic and its well-regarded RTOS, ThreadX. The financial terms of the agreement were not … Read More → "Microsoft Buys Express Logic RTOS Company"