9 IoT Predictions for 2019

9 IoT Predictions for 2019
by Ahmed Banafa on 12-03-2018 at 7:00 am

By 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) is predicted to generate an additional $344B in revenues, as well as to drive $177B in cost reductions. IoT and smart devices are already increasing performance metrics of major US-based factories. They are in the hands of employees, covering routine management issues and boosting their productivity… Read More


Living on the (IoT) Edge

Living on the (IoT) Edge
by Tom Simon on 08-09-2018 at 12:00 pm

The phrase “where the rubber meets the road” is especially apt when it comes to discussions about the Internet of Things. The obvious interpretation is that dissimilar things are being put together in a mutually dependent fashion. When I hear the phrase I always think of the things that can go wrong, such a tire sliding instead of … Read More


Siemens Leverages Mentor Embedded IoT Framework for Industry 4.0

Siemens Leverages Mentor Embedded IoT Framework for Industry 4.0
by Daniel Nenni on 03-21-2018 at 7:00 am

For those of you who wondered at the logic behind Siemens acquisition of Mentor Graphics last year, look no further than a recent announcement by Mentor, now a Siemens business, regarding the release of their new Mentor Embedded IoT Framework (MEIF). To help connect the dots, we need to back up a bit and review a few things about how… Read More


First Line of Defense for Cybersecurity: AI

First Line of Defense for Cybersecurity: AI
by Ahmed Banafa on 02-25-2018 at 7:00 am

The year 2017 wasn’t a great year for cyber-security; we saw a large number of high-profile cyber attacks; including Uber, Deloitte, Equifax and the now infamous WannaCry ransomware attack, and 2018 started with a bang too with the hackingof Winter Olympics. The frightening truth about increasingly cyber-attacks is … Read More


8 Trends of IoT in 2018

8 Trends of IoT in 2018
by Ahmed Banafa on 02-18-2018 at 7:00 am

The Internet of things (IoT) is growing rapidly and 2018 will be a fascinating year for the IoT industry. IoT technology continues to evolve at an incredibly rapid pace. Consumers and businesses alike are anticipating the next big innovation. They are all set to embrace the ground-breaking impact of the Internet of Things on ourRead More


IoT Designs Beginning to Shift to 7nm: Promises Upside for Cadence Physically-Aware Design Flow

IoT Designs Beginning to Shift to 7nm: Promises Upside for Cadence Physically-Aware Design Flow
by Mitch Heins on 01-29-2018 at 12:00 pm

Until recently, ICs at bleeding edge nodes like 7nm technology from foundries like TSMC were mostly targeted for high-performance-computing (HPC) and mobile applications or possibly high radix switches that needed the increased performance of advanced nodes. The momentum of Moore’s law and Moore-than-Moore saw foundriesRead More


IoT Project Planning – Profiting from the Folly of Others

IoT Project Planning – Profiting from the Folly of Others
by Mitch Heins on 12-18-2017 at 12:00 pm

I recently was introduced to a white paper written by John Stabenow, Director at Mentor, a Siemens Business, that gave an excellent overview of things to consider before launching into the design of an IoT edge project. John starts the paper with a quote from Pliny the Elder (A.D.23-A.D.79) who said, “The best plan is, as the common… Read More


Synopsys White Paper on IoT Security – Introduces DesignWare Root-of-Trust Module

Synopsys White Paper on IoT Security – Introduces DesignWare Root-of-Trust Module
by Mitch Heins on 12-11-2017 at 12:00 pm

As the internet of things (IoT) continues its climb to a trillion devices, there has been many articles and books written on the need for securing those devices. With all the IoT gear that I seem to be picking up as Christmas presents, I feel like I’m doing my part to help the market get there, but I have to say, I sure hope the SoC designers… Read More


Jump Start your Secure IoT Design with Intrinsix

Jump Start your Secure IoT Design with Intrinsix
by Mitch Heins on 12-05-2017 at 12:00 pm

Have you ever had a great idea for a new product but then stopped short of following through on it because of the complexities involved to implement it? It’s frustrating to say the least. It is especially frustrating, when the crux of your idea is simple, but complexity arises from required components that don’t add to the functionality… Read More


New e-Book – Custom SoCs for IoT: Simplified – Available for Free Download

New e-Book – Custom SoCs for IoT: Simplified – Available for Free Download
by Mitch Heins on 11-17-2017 at 12:00 pm

We are fortunate to be living in one of the most amazing and exciting times in the history of our planet. The developments seen in my life time alone have been astounding and we are now on the cusp of yet another inflection point. The world wide web has morphed into the internet of things (IoT), some even call it the internet-of-everything… Read More