IoT and Blockchain: Challenges and Risks

IoT and Blockchain: Challenges and Risks
by Ahmed Banafa on 11-15-2017 at 12:00 pm

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an ecosystem of ever-increasing complexity; it’s the next wave of innovation that will humanize every object in our life, and it is the next level of automation for every object we use. IoT is bringing more and more things into the digital fold every day, which will likely make IoT a multi-trillion dollarRead More


Arm and Mentor Use DesignStart Program to Accelerate Proof-of-Concept for IoT Designs

Arm and Mentor Use DesignStart Program to Accelerate Proof-of-Concept for IoT Designs
by Mitch Heins on 11-15-2017 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedSometimes the hardest thing about bringing a new idea to fruition is overcoming the inertia to get started with a proof-of-concept. You must be able to put together enough parts of the solution to prove to those controlling budgets that an idea has merit and is worth taking to the next level. It’s a bit of a chick-vs-egg… Read More


Effective Project Management of IoT Designs

Effective Project Management of IoT Designs
by Mitch Heins on 11-03-2017 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedClioSoft is well known for their SoC design data management software SOS7 and more recently for their IP reuse ecosystem called designHUB. What is less known is how designHUB enables design teams to collaborate efficiently and better manage their projects by keeping everyone in sync during development. Not only… Read More


IoT Security Hardware Accelerators Go to the Edge

IoT Security Hardware Accelerators Go to the Edge
by Mitch Heins on 10-23-2017 at 12:00 pm

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Last month I did an article about Intrinsix and their Ultra-Low Power Security IP for the Internet-of-Things (IoT). As a follow up to that article, I was told by one of my colleagues that the article didn’t make sense to him. The sticking point for him, and perhaps others (and that’s why I’m writing this article) is that… Read More


Intrinsix Fields Ultra-Low Power Security IP for the IoT Market

Intrinsix Fields Ultra-Low Power Security IP for the IoT Market
by Mitch Heins on 09-21-2017 at 7:00 pm

Image RemovedAs the Internet-of-Things (IoT) market continues to grow, the industry is coming to grips with the need to secure their IoT systems across the entire spectrum of IoT devices (edge, gateway, and cloud). One need only look back to the 2016 distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that caused internet outages … Read More


IoT SoCs Demand Good Data Management and Design Collaboration

IoT SoCs Demand Good Data Management and Design Collaboration
by Mitch Heins on 09-20-2017 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedDesign data management has always been important. Board designers have known this for decades as they had to have ways to keep all their discreet components organized and understood. Sourcing components is not easy as it means hours of reading and reviewing specifications, finding reliable sourcing partners and… Read More


How to protect #IoT devices from software attacks!

How to protect #IoT devices from software attacks!
by Diya Soubra on 09-10-2017 at 4:15 pm

#IoT devices are supposed to function properly in the field for many years without human intervention. Given that we know in advance that each #IoT node is going to be hacked in the future, it is essential that some trusted code be isolated from that hack to restore the #IoT application code to a known good state.… Read More


12 Myths about Blockchain Technology

12 Myths about Blockchain Technology
by Ahmed Banafa on 08-30-2017 at 12:00 pm

Blockchain, the “distributed ledger” technology, has emerged as an object of intense interest in the tech industry and beyond. Blockchain technology offers a way of recording transactions or any digital interaction in a way that is designed to be secure, transparent, highly resistant to outages, auditable, andRead More


Customizable Analog IP No Longer a Pipe Dream

Customizable Analog IP No Longer a Pipe Dream
by Tom Simon on 08-28-2017 at 12:00 pm

Configurable analog IP has traditionally been a tough nut to crack. Digital IP, of course, now provides for wide configurability for varying applications. In the same way that analog design has remained less deterministic as compared to digital design, analog IP has also tended to be less flexible. However, the tide may be turning… Read More