• Rick Lyons's DSP Blog

    Rick Lyons's DSP Blog

    Project Report : Digital Filter Blocks in MyHDL and their integration in pyFDA
    Published. August 13, 2018

    The Google Summer of Code 2018 is now in its final stages, and I’d like to take a moment to look back at what goals were accomplished, what remains to be completed and what I have learnt. The project overview was discussed in the previous blog posts. However this post serves as a guide to anyone who wishes to learn about the project or carry it forward. Hence I will go over the project......

  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Google soon may add support for Windows 10 to Chromebooks: Report
    Published. August 13, 2018

    Google has been working toward enabling Pixelbooks (and possibly other Chromebooks) to dual-boot Windows 10 via its 'Campfire' project, according to a report....

  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog

    EEVblog #1114 – NEW TS80 USB Soldering Iron Review
    Published. August 11, 2018

    Review of the new 18W USB-C TS80 temperature controlled portable soldering iron. TLDR; Highly recommended, money well spent if you need a portable iron solution, but you need a QC3 battery pack....

  • Everything USB

    Everything USB

    Most Rugged USB Drives You Can Buy Today
    Published. August 10, 2018

    Product Comparison Corsair Flash Survivor (2014) Not completely content with rubber’s above-average durability, Corsair has decided to go all out with their Flash Survivor rugged series.  […] The post Most Rugged USB Drives You Can Buy Today appeared first on Everything USB....

  • Critical Thoughts

    Critical Thoughts

    Legacy Manufacturing: Where Discontinued Embedded Boards Still Have a Future
    Published. August 7, 2018

    With technology advancing at lightning speed and embedded boards being EOL’d  sometimes even while a system is still in the design phase, new methods and ways of thinking must be introduced to meet the needs of programs and applications with long lifecycles. When embedded boards become obsolete, a Legacy Manufacturer can step in and provide […] The post Legacy Manufacturing: Where Discontinued Embedded Boards Still Have a Future appeared first on GDCA....

  • Open Source Initiative blogs

    Open Source Initiative blogs

    20 Years with, and at OSCON
    Published. August 7, 2018

      OSCON, the annual open source conference organized by O'Reilly Media, is always a great event for the open source community to come together to acknowledge the advancements of the open source software movement and the communities that enable it. However 2018 was a special year as several open source projects and communities marked significant milestones and celebrated anniversaries, including the OSI (you may have heard, it's our 20th). In recognition of the success of the open source software...

  • Cyber Defense

    Cyber Defense

    "Q & A with Stephen Sims, SEC599 Co-Author"
    Published. August 3, 2018

    Meet Stephen Sims.Stephen Sims is an industry expert with over 15 years of experience in information technology and security. Stephen currently works out of San Francisco as a consultant performing reverse engineering, exploit development, threat modeling, and penetration testing. Stephen has a MS in information assurance from Norwich University and is a course author and … Continue reading Q & A with Stephen Sims, SEC599 Co-Author...

  • Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Sensors Expo - Trip Report & My Best Video Yet!
    Published. August 3, 2018

    This was my first time at Sensors Expo and my second time in Silicon Valley and I must say I had a great time.   Before I share with you what I find to be, by far, my best 'highlights' video yet for a conference/trade show, let me try to entertain you with a few anecdotes from this trip.  If you are not interested by my stories or maybe don't have the......

  • Adnan on Technology, Research & Development

    Adnan on Technology, Research & Development

    Apache Spark Deep Learning Cookbook - Access to 80 enriched recipes that streamline deep learning in a distributed environment with Apache Spark
    Published. July 24, 2018

    Deep learning with Apache Spark is a topic of great interest. Congratulations to my friend Ahmed Sherif on publication of his new book "Apache Spark Deep Learning Cookbook" which provides easily accessible recipes to get started with Deep Learning using Apache Spark. Following is my Foreword for the manuscript, loved being technical reviewer of the......

  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    The $2.5 trillion reason we can’t rely on batteries to clean up the grid
    Published. July 27, 2018

    Fluctuating solar and wind power require lots of energy storage, and lithium-ion batteries seem like the obvious choice—but they are far too expensive to play a major role....

  • Micron Storage Blog

    Micron Storage Blog

    Micron and Microsoft Enable Your Cloud Ready Data Center
    Published. July 18, 2018

    The amalgamation of compute, storage, and networking into a single, software defined infrastructure has revolutionized the industry....

  • SpaceX News

    SpaceX News

    SES-12 Mission
    Published. June 4, 2018

    SpaceX successfully launched the SES-12 satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) on Monday, June 4, 2018 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Liftoff occurred at 12:45 a.m. EDT. The SES-12 satellite was deployed about 32 minutes after liftoff....

  • Med-Tech Innovation

    Med-Tech Innovation

    ITL Group invests in new 3D printing tech to upgrade R&D
    Published. July 18, 2018

    Medical device specialist, ITL Group has enhanced its research and development department by investing in new 3D printing technology....

  • ARM  IoT Blog

    ARM IoT Blog

    Arm invests in SWIM.AI to enable machine learning and data analysis at the edge
    Published. July 18, 2018

    Arm recently invested in SWIM.AI’s Series B to accelerate developers in creating the apps that will define the edge computing era. (read more)...

  • Google’s Official Android Blog

    Google’s Official Android Blog

    Android has created more choice, not less
    Published. July 18, 2018

    If you buy an Android phone, you’re choosing one of the world’s two most popular mobile platforms—one that has expanded the choice of phones available around the world.Today, the European Commission issued a competition decision against Android, and its business model. The decision ignores the fact that Android phones compete with iOS phones, something that 89 percent of respondents to the Commission’s own market survey confirmed. It also misses just how much choice Android provides to thousands...

  • Inside HPC

    Inside HPC

    InfiniBand Powers World’s Fastest Supercomputer
    Published. July 18, 2018

    Today the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) announced that the latest TOP500 List results that report the world’s new fastest supercomputer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Summit system, is accelerated by InfiniBand EDR. InfiniBand now powers the top three and four of the top five systems. The latest rankings underscore InfiniBand’s continued position as the interconnect of choice for the industry’s most demanding high performance computing (HPC) platforms. "As the makeup of the world’s...

  • Digilent’s Blog

    Digilent’s Blog

    How to Plot the Frequency Response of a Circuit
    Published. July 18, 2018

    Add an additional skill to your electronics arsenal....


    Typecasting and the “trust us” factor
    Published. July 18, 2018

    Finding myself on the other side of the table in the consumer-vendor relationship has resulted in some eye opening experiences. These are things I look back on, and realize that I strenuously avoided doing during my Scalable days. But I see everyone doing it now, as they try to sell me stuff, or convince me […]...

  • The Moth

    The Moth

    Multi-Device Development in Visual Studio
    Published. May 28, 2014

    You've read on Soma's blog post that Microsoft is broadening Visual Studio's reach to other platforms (including for example Android)…  specifically this is what Soma wrote: "With bring-your-own-device trends in the enterprise, and heterogeneity in the consumer mobile device market, developers are increasingly focused on building apps that can target a variety of devices. We are committed to enabling developers to build apps for this heterogeneous, mobile-first world with Visual Studio for...

  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    ?How to add Linux to your Chromebook
    Published. July 18, 2018

    With a sufficiently advanced Chromebook, you can now install and run Linux natively on it....

  • From Silicon to Software

    From Silicon to Software

    Where’s My Autonomous Vehicle?
    Published. June 25, 2018

    To better understand the challenges ahead for fully autonomous vehicles, research teams over the last few decades have attempted to automate the process of driving. But early successes have not yet given us truly autonomous vehicles. Why? The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) created the first autonomous vehicle in 1984. This limited-use autonomous vehicle […]...

  • Seeed Studio

    Seeed Studio

    What to Make with Base Shield? 4 Most Viewed Projects on Our Project Hub Might Inspire!
    Published. July 17, 2018

    To be honest, Base Shield always wows me. A small shield specifically decided for the very own #Arduino with 16 #Grove connectors, which means you could access to 16 different ......

  • Ed Burnette's Dev Connection

    Ed Burnette's Dev Connection

    iOS 6.1 banned from corporate servers due to Exchange snafu (Updated)
    Published. February 9, 2013

    iPads and iPhones running the newest version of iOS are being blocked in some enterprises because bugs are overloading corporate Exchange servers....

  • Windows Server Division WebLog

    Windows Server Division WebLog

    Get answers to “Now what?” for Windows Server 2008 end of support
    Published. July 13, 2018

    Our 2008 server products were great for their time, but newer versions of Windows Server offer tremendous improvements in performance and efficiency compared to the Windows Server of 10 years ago. Windows Server 2016 also includes built-in security that starts protecting your workloads on install, and container support that gets you DevOps ready. January 14, Read more...

  • Wired: Transportation

    Wired: Transportation

    BMW's Launching an Uber Competitor in Seattle
    Published. July 17, 2018

    The automaker's ReachNow car-sharing service now lets users book rides with pro drivers, putting it in competition with and Uber Black and Lyft Lux....

  • Riot Games Engineering

    Riot's Approach to Anti-Cheat
    Published. July 17, 2018

    Combating cheats is an ever-evolving arms race. The scope and complexity of cheat development grows every year along with the stakes in online gaming. The pressure is on for game studios to level up when it comes to detecting and preventing bad actors. I’m Michael “Perma” VanKuipers, and I used to be one of those bad actors; I spent over a decade developing cheats for various games and earned the ire of at least one large game studio in the process. These days I work on Riot’s Anti-Cheat...

  • Engineer Zone

    Engineer Zone

    Soft Errors - Hard Facts
    Published. July 17, 2018

    I am long overdue to include a blog on the functional safety requirements for software and indeed the functional safety requirements for Verilog code however this isn’t that blog. By soft errors I mean bit flips in RAM or FF that are not caused by hard errors and therefore disappear when the power is cycled. Previously soft errors were largely ignored and reliability predictions concentrated on hard errors but when IEC 61508-2:2010 mentioned soft errors they could no longer be ignored. This...

  • Industrial Control Systems Security

    Industrial Control Systems Security

    "ICS Defense: It's Not a \"copy-paste\" from an IT playbook"
    Published. April 17, 2018

    This blog was written by Dean Parsons. A large portion of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are critical infrastructure that underpin our modern society. Some of which generate and distribute power and heat to our homes, businesses and healthcare centres. Other examples are key in the manufacturing industry, the refining and production of oil & gas, … Continue reading ICS Defense: It's Not a "copy-paste" from an IT playbook...

  • Kerry D. Wong

    Controlling an HMC624LP4E RF Attenuator Using Arduino
    Published. July 16, 2018

    I recently found a Hittite (acquired by Analog Devices in 2014) HMC624LP4E evaluation board gathering dust in my miscellaneous PCB bin and thought it might be a great little project to add a microcontroller interface to it so I can use it as a convenient digital attenuator in my lab. The HMC624LP4E had been replaced […]...

  • Krebs on Security

    Krebs on Security

    ‘LuminosityLink RAT’ Author Pleads Guilty
    Published. July 16, 2018

    A 21-year-old Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to authoring and distributing a popular hacking tool called "LuminosityLink," a malware strain that security experts say was used by thousands of customers to gain unauthorized access to tens of thousands of computers across 78 countries worldwide....

  • Engineer Zone

    Engineer Zone

    Shakespeare, Rumrunners, and Pearl Harbor
    Published. July 16, 2018

    It was April 21, 1916 and the people of Chicago were enjoying a beautiful Spring day, their city's grueling winter behind them and the unrelenting heat of summer a few months ahead. The Chicago Cubs baseball team had opened their first season at the two year-old Weegman Park the day before and, despite the Cubs' fifth-place finish the previous season, hopes ran high for a return to the World Series. Overall, 1916 was a grand year for a city intent on burnishing its broad-shouldered reputation. This...

  • Arduino Blog

    Arduino Blog

    “Magical” fountain bends time under Arduino control
    Published. July 16, 2018

    Years ago, engineer and photographer Harold “Doc” Edgerton figured out how to “bend time” by pulsing a strobe light at the nearly the same speed as droplets of water, making them appear to move in slow motion, freeze, or even more backwards. Today, Nick Lim of jolliFactory has created the same effect, controlled by an […]...

  • Bourns Blog

    Bourns Blog

    Want a Quick-Start to Your Data Port Protection Designs?
    Published. May 22, 2018

    Engineers and circuit designers typically look at power and data bus protection last in their design process. Most of us are guilty of this at one time or another. It happens; we are busy and focused on designing and implementing the main function of the system. When we are almost done, we find out that […]...

  • Blog Blog

    Published. March 13, 2017

    Meet BeagleBone® Blue. Robots. Fast. BeagleBone® Blue is the affordable and complete robotics controller built around the popular BeagleBone® open hardware computer. Linux-enabled, Blue is community-supported and fully open-source.  High-performance, flexible networking capabilities are coupled with a real-time capable Linux system and a compelling set of peripherals for building mobile robots quickly and affordably.  By utilizing the pre-configured WiFi access point, starting code development...

  • Tech Design Forums Blog

    Tech Design Forums Blog

    Embedded FPGAs start to take hold in SoC
    Published. July 16, 2018

    The embedded FPGA is beginning to find a market, with communications leading the way but machine learning likely to drive further adoption....

  • Med-Tech Innovation

    Med-Tech Innovation

    Can device testing keep up with real world evidence?
    Published. July 12, 2018

    But Venetia Dickinson, Medical Device Usability asks if product testers can keep up with real world evidence?...

  • Embedded Vision

    Embedded Vision

    Deep Learning in Five and a Half Minutes
    Published. July 17, 2018

    In 2012, three developments came together to turbocharge computer vision progress. This blog post was originally published at videantis' website. It is reprinted here with the permission of videantis. videantis (Top Level) read more...

  • Mocana IoT Security Blog

    Mocana IoT Security Blog

    Securing IoT Device-to-Cloud Communications
    Published. July 13, 2018

    According to IDC, global public cloud spending is expected to exceed $203 billion by 2020. As enterprises make the transition to digital, they perceive the cloud as an enabler of modernization and provider of competitive advantages such as cost savings, scalability, and agility....

  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Lenovo Miix 630 ARM-based 2-in-1 Windows tablet goes on sale for $900
    Published. July 11, 2018

    The 12.3-inch convertible is one of the first Windows 10 devices powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor, which promises up to 20 hours of battery life....

  • Collabora


    The Debian package is back to life
    Published. July 4, 2018

    Last week, a new version of, the Docker package provided by Debian, was uploaded to Debian Unstable. Quickly afterwards, the package moved to Debian Testing, the first time in two years that has migrated to "testing"....

  • Jason Sachs' Embedded

    Jason Sachs' Embedded

    Linear Feedback Shift Registers for the Uninitiated, Part XVII: Reverse-Engineering the CRC
    Published. July 8, 2018

    Last time, we continued a discussion about error detection and correction by covering Reed-Solomon encoding. I was going to move on to another topic, but then there was this post on Reddit asking how to determine unknown CRC parameters: I am seeking to reverse engineer an 8-bit CRC. I don’t know the generator code that’s used, but can lay my hands on any number of output......

  • Electrical Engineers  Talk Tech

    Electrical Engineers Talk Tech

    AI and Embedded Systems: Top 5 Use Cases
    Published. July 9, 2018

    Considering the top 5 potential use cases for AI and embedded systems based on current trends and advancements in the marketplace....

  • Arm Blog

    Arm Blog

    Teaching Embedded Systems: A Perspective from Ashesi University, Ghana
    Published. July 3, 2018

    Ashesi University in Ghana was one of the first academic institutions in Africa to adopt Arm Education Media's textbook, Embedded Systems Fundamentals. We speak to lecturer Francis Gatsi to find out more.(read more)...

  • PCI Perspectives

    PCI Perspectives

    Contactless Payments: PCI SSC on Plans to Develop Security Standard for Payment Acceptance on Merchant COTS Devices
    Published. June 28, 2018

    PCI SSC is in the beginning stages of developing a security standard for accepting contactless payments on a merchant’s commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) phone or tablet....

  • ARM AI Blog

    ARM AI Blog

    Deploy State-of-the-Art Deep Learning on Edge Devices in Minutes
    Published. June 28, 2018

    Deploying advanced deep learning algorithms on edge devices, especially for computer vision applications like autonomous vehicles and IoT, requires special capabilities. (read more)...

  • Functional Verification Blog

    Functional Verification Blog

    UVM-ML- Managers’ Freedom of Choice
    Published. June 28, 2018

    Freedom of choice is a term we hear a lot, especially in the last 10 years. It is defined in wikipedia as “an individual's opportunity and autonomy to perform an action selected from at least two available options…”. Is having many choices always a good thing? Well, usually it is- who would not want to live in a world where s/he has options and can make choices? However, there are also downsides to having multiple options. In the TED lecture, The paradox of choice , Barry Schwartz discusses...

  • Verification Horizons Blog

    Verification Horizons Blog

    Siemens Acquires Austemper Design Systems
    Published. June 22, 2018

    Breakthrough IC Functional Safety Technology Strengthens Mentor Product Offerings In today’s complex automotive, industrial, medical and aerospace systems, functional safety and high reliability are mandatory in order to comply with safety standards like ISO 26262.  Integrated Circuits in these applications require three types of functional safety verification for (1) systemic faults, (2) malicious faults and […]...

  • PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    Chalk Talk: Suppressing Noise from Via-to-Via Coupling
    Published. June 20, 2018

    Like Cristian Filip who recently spoke on SerDes design, I just did my first Chalk Talk with EE Journal. News editor Amelia Dalton and I talked about how important it is to diagnose via-to-via coupling and how it gets exacerbated due to the PDN (power distribution network) impedance. We also talked about what you can […]...

  • Mike Jensen's Blog

    Mike Jensen's Blog

    Rethink PCB Circuit Modeling
    Published. June 8, 2018

    Twenty-eight years ago this month I walked through the doors of my first employer in the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry, sat down at my first UNIX-based workstation, and started work as an applications engineer in the simulation and modeling space. Much has changed in the analog and mixed-signal simulation world since that first day, […]...

  • Supplyframe Hardware

    Supplyframe Hardware

    Redirecting Beams
    Published. September 5, 2017

    For the audio fans out there: I discussed this topic on episode #358 of The Amp Hour The past couple of years have been a mix of life events for me: I started my course full time, immediately jumped back into the work force (part time), traveled a bunch, started new projects, sold my old stuff, […]...

  • Gabe On EDA

    Gabe On EDA

    Synopsys’ EV6x Processor and the Embedded Vision Summit
    Published. May 17, 2018

    Synopsys’ EV6x Processor and the Embedded Vision Summit Gabe Moretti Thu, 05/17/2018 - 07:42...

  • Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    So You Want to Gong-Fu?
    Published. November 2, 2017

    The Gong-fu Tea Ceremony is a celebrated method for brewing and enjoying tea (here’s another instructional video, and here are two posts with awesome info). When you start to spend money on higher quality leaf, the gong-fu tea ceremony will yield better results for a more immersive and enjoyable tea experience. Even lower quality tea […]...

  • Paul Johnston's Blog

    Paul Johnston's Blog

    Consequences of failure to deliver on promises.
    Published. February 27, 2018

    Skepticism is to be expected in people considering becoming customers of Capital. Software vendors’ promises are regrettably things many software vendors fail to keep. That’s the source of an inclination to mistrust. Succeeding in overcoming this barrier means proving that with Mentor promises made will be kept. Justifiable mistrust – things to watch out for. […]...

  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose

    Pitch Room: Fixing The Last Jedi
    Published. January 15, 2018

    EXT. MORNING, MONDAY JANUARY 18th, 2016, LUCASFILM HEADQUARTERS, LETTERMAN DIGITAL ARTS CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO. INT. THE BOARDROOM. A circular room with an equally circular grey table. Carved into the table is an off-center recessed black circle. The table is populated by executives from both Disney and Lucasfilm. Standing opposite the entrance, across the room director… More...

  • CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    Safer Skies
    Published. December 20, 2017

    I have been around engineers long enough to have picked up a bit of knowledge through osmosis. The stuff I’ve learned can come in handy when making conversation with strangers at parties or more surprisingly living everyday life. About 10 days ago I was on a plane coming home after having gone on a whirlwind […]...

  • Stack Overflow

    Stack Overflow

    EEPROM Wear Leveling
    Published. July 5, 2017

    A problem that occurs from time to time is the need for an embedded system to keep track of the number of doodads it has processed since it was put in to service. Clearly you can’t keep this value in RAM as it will be lost when power is removed. Thus the obvious solution is […]...

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