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  • Micron Storage Blog

    Micron Storage Blog


    Boost Ceph Block Performance with RHEL 7.5, Ceph Luminous 12.2.5, and the Micron 9200 MAX NVMe SSD
    Published. July 19, 2018

    Usually a point release in an OS or storage solution is no big deal, but I tested Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 and Ceph Luminous 12.2.5 and found a surprising improvement in block performance....


  • PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner


    SERDES Channel Compliance: Easier Said than Done?
    Published. June 13, 2018

    Data transfers can be done in two distinct ways, parallel (DDR2/3) and serial (PCIE/USB). As the speeds of data transfer increase, hardware engineers face newer design challenges. To keep up with the new speeds, designers must adhere to many well-established industry standards. But that is easier said than done… Until now. With the latest release […]...


  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog


    Intel boosts class-leading speed with Optane SSD 905P drives
    Published. May 6, 2018

    Starting at $599, the new drive family promises improved performance and offers greater capacity for workstation users and desktop enthusiasts....


  • 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 […]...


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft


    Microsoft adds new SSD disk option to its Azure Data Box Disk appliance
    Published. July 12, 2018

    Microsoft is adding previews of new Azure Box data-migration, Azure Virtual WAN and Azure Firewall services to its line-up....


  • Engineer Zone

    Engineer Zone


    Functional Safety for Lifts (elevators)
    Published. June 19, 2018

    I recently came across a series of standards for lifts (elevators), escalators and moving walkways. I thought it was a good example of a sector specific standard. The standard in question is ISO 22201-1 and was first published in 2017. It uses SIL levels and lists fifty one safety functions and gives a SIL for each one with a maximum SIL of 3. This is one of the nice things about a sector specific standard if one exists. It takes the generic IEC 61508 standard and identifies the requirements which...


  • 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...


  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source


    IBM's new Nabla containers are designed for security first
    Published. July 16, 2018

    IBM claims its new container design is more secure than Docker or other containers by cutting operating system calls to the bare minimum and thereby reducing its attack surface as small as possible....


  • 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....


  • Tech Design Forums Blog

    Tech Design Forums Blog


    Holistic verification change needed for self-driving cars
    Published. June 19, 2018

    Verification of the coming generation of highly autonomous vehicles needs says Peter Davies, director of security concepts at Thales....


  • Verification Horizons Blog

    Verification Horizons Blog


    Accellera Proposes a New Working Group
    Published. April 6, 2018

    Accellera to explore the need for an IP Security Assurance Standard In the era of SoC design where major design intellectual property (IP) blocks come from multiple sources and are combined to create an SoC or major block to be incorporated into yet another SoC, how can one test such systems to ensure they are […]...


  • Barr Code

    Barr Code


    C: The Immortal Programming Language
    Published. February 22, 2018

    Barr Group’s 2018 Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey is now closed and I am in the midst of analyzing the data. This year a portion of my analysis is focused on multi-year trends. One trend that really stands out to me is that the C programming language refuses to give up the ghost. A […]...


  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog


    EEVblog #1048 – Ledger Nano S Crypto Hardware Wallet
    Published. December 31, 2017

    A review and teardown of the Ledger Nano S crypto currency hardware wallet. Installation, setup, and transferring bitcoin cash, ethereum, and ripple. And a comparison with the Trezor, which one is better? Buy them HERE Secure chip HERE Verify your Ledger Nano S hardware HERE Forum HERE...


  • Gabe On EDA

    Gabe On EDA


    ARM TechCon Report on IoT, Automotive, and Security
    Published. November 1, 2017

    ARM TechCon Report on IoT, Automotive, and Security Gabe Moretti Wed, 11/01/2017 - 07:58...


  • scalability.org

    scalability.org


    Disk, SSD, NVMe preparation tools cleaned up and on GitHub
    Published. September 14, 2017

    These are a collection of (MIT licensed) tools I’ve been working on for years to automate some of the major functionality one needs when setting up/using new machines with lots of disks/SSD/NVMe. The repo is here: https://github.com/joelandman/disk_test_setup . I will be adding some sas secure erase and formatting tools into this. These tools wrap other […]...


  • Functional Verification Blog

    Functional Verification Blog


    Sign Up For Free Verification Sessions -- Only A Few Days Left
    Published. July 19, 2010

    Mark your calendar and sign up for the two upcoming free verification sessions sponsored by Cadence. Space is limited. So, please sign up today! JULY 21 st All-Day, Hands-on technical workshop in Irvine, CA Topic: Advanced Verification Techniques using e /SV Workshop Learn how to architect an advanced testbench using OVM/UVM that contains generation, coverage and checking and much, much more..... This workshop will focus on introducing attendees to advanced verification techniques using the latest...


  • Electrical Engineers  Talk Tech

    Electrical Engineers Talk Tech


    Does Secure Erase Actually Work?
    Published. July 18, 2016

    Chris A. Ciufo, Editor, Embedded Systems Engineering In this Part 2 of 2, I examine the subject of using the flash manufacturer’s secure erase feature—since so many DoD documents recommend it. In Part 1 of this blog (“How Does One … Continue reading →...


  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose


    Turn on 2FA before it’s too late
    Published. July 17, 2016

    Two-factor authentication (“2FA”) is intended as another layer of security to your online accounts, so if your password is hacked, your account can’t be accessed without a special code. While I clearly understand the value, I’ve been lazy about enabling on various services since… it’s a hassle. I’ve only enabled it when I’ve been required… More#...


  • Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog


    Mathematics and Cryptography
    Published. December 14, 2015

    The mathematics of number theory and elliptic curves can take a life time to learn because they are very deep subjects.  As engineers we don't have time to earn PhD's in math along with all the things we have to learn just to make communications systems work.  However, a little learning can go a long way to helping make our communications systems secure - we don't need to know......


  • Ed Burnette's Dev Connection

    Ed Burnette's Dev Connection


    More Android malware FUD is the only thing that is sprouting
    Published. August 8, 2012

    Yesterday, ZDNet's Rachel King picked up a malware story from security vendor Webroot. Now questions have arisen about the accuracy of the article, and the tactics and credibility of the vendor....



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