Three Major Challenges Facing IoT

Three Major Challenges Facing IoT
by Ahmed Banafa on 05-25-2017 at 12:00 pm

The Internet of Things (IoT) — a universe of connected things providing key physical data and further processing of that data in the cloud to deliver business insights— presents a huge opportunity for many players in all businesses and industries . Many companies are organizing themselves to focus on IoT and the connectivity of… Read More


Scalability of Industrial IoT applications

Scalability of Industrial IoT applications
by Akeel Attar on 12-04-2016 at 7:00 am

Industrial IoT applications typically start with a small scale pilot application to demonstrate how some items of equipment and their related sensors can be connected to the cloud and to understand what algorithms are required to automatically extract value from the arriving streams of measurement data. Following on from a … Read More


Somebody actually REDUCED their IoT forecast?

Somebody actually REDUCED their IoT forecast?
by Don Dingee on 09-09-2016 at 4:00 pm

Some analysts are starting to get the idea that their credibility is worth something. Research firm IC Insights has actually dialed back its latest IoT semiconductor projection through 2019, although still calling for what would be quite robust overall growth.… Read More


Using Blockchain to Secure IoT

Using Blockchain to Secure IoT
by Ahmed Banafa on 09-08-2016 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedIoT is creating new opportunities and providing a competitive advantage for businesses in current and new markets. It touches everything—not just the data, but how, when, where and why you collect it. The technologies that have created the Internet of Things aren’t changing the internet only, but rather change … Read More


Did My FPGA Just Fail?

Did My FPGA Just Fail?
by Daniel Payne on 08-22-2016 at 12:00 pm

Designing DRAMs at Intel back in the 1970s I first learned about Soft Errors and the curious effect of higher failure rates of DRAM chips in Denver, Colorado with a higher altitude than Aloha, OR. With the rapid growth of FPGA-based designs in 2016, we are still asking the same questions about the reliability of our chips used for safety-critical… Read More


SMART sensors with OTP memory for the IIoT

SMART sensors with OTP memory for the IIoT
by Don Dingee on 07-25-2016 at 4:00 pm

A few years back before IoT became the buzzword, the industrial automation community had already talking about “smart sensors” since the mid-1990s. The impetus for those discussions was IEEE 1451, a family of standards for adding intelligence and wireless communications to sensors so they could be incorporated into field networks.… Read More


Can one process handle IIoT safety and security?

Can one process handle IIoT safety and security?
by Don Dingee on 07-20-2016 at 4:00 pm

SemiWiki had another article recently making the case that in IoT applications, safety and security are intertwined, adding that both are important, but they are not the same thing. Mentor Graphics has weighed in with a new white paper trying to tie both issues to a methodology.

Industrial IoT – or IIoT as you’ll often see in shorthand… Read More


Moving chips from industrial to industrial IoT

Moving chips from industrial to industrial IoT
by Don Dingee on 05-27-2016 at 4:00 pm

IHS has put out its 1Q2016 Application Market Forecast predicting the highest growth rate segments for semiconductors over the next five years – and what was once old is new yet again. There it is, in the top right corner: industrial, projected to outpace even the automotive sector.… Read More


The ASIC Business Model is Critical for the DIY and Maker Movements!

The ASIC Business Model is Critical for the DIY and Maker Movements!
by Daniel Nenni on 05-17-2016 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedIf you look back at the beginning of the ASIC business you will see that it was really a critical time in the semiconductor industry. It all began in the 1980s which coincidentally is when I started my career in Silicon Valley. General purpose integrated circuits ruled the market, forcing system designers to cobble … Read More