Wireless Technologies For The IoE

It's generally understood the [getkc id="76" kc_name="Internet of Everything"] eventually will be the interconnect platform of all things, wireless and wireline. The utopian scenario is to have a common platform, with standardized protocols, which everyone builds to. Will that happen? Perhaps, but for a time, especially while the IoE evolves, that won’t be the case. Count on the early IoE bei... » read more

IPsec Security In IPv6

IPv6 is starting to show up in around the Internet. Adoption is slow, but with the magic number of 4 billion- plus IPv4 addresses about to be reached, IPv6 will see a much faster pace of adoption as the IoE gains momentum. There is a lot of excitement about all the enhancements within IPv6. Some even claim it is the answer to Internet security. But so far it has not lived up to that promise.... » read more

What’s Holding Back The IoT

There is a new generation of heterogeneous devices and component modules being developed for the IoT. This, in turn, could create an exploding market within certain sectors of the hardware industry. Exact size predictions for this market vary greatly, but all of the firms making these predictions agree on one thing—it's going to be very big. A new report by Yole Developpement pegs the mar... » read more

The Week In Review: Design

Tools Cadence unveiled two new tools. The first is a rapid prototyping platform that the company claims will shorten bring-up time by 70%, with 4X improvements in capacity, with IEEE 1801 support for low-power verification through its emulation platform. The second is a single and multi-corner custom/analog extraction tool, which it claims will improve performance by 5X. The tool has been cert... » read more

Bridging The Rift Between Software And Hardware

By Ed Sperling As more computing is done on mobile devices rather than desktops, the idea of what constitutes good application software is changing. This addresses the key reason why some of advanced power-saving features built into chips were not utilized by software in the past. Unless the operating systems were specifically written for mobile devices, such as Android and iOS, the real f... » read more