The Week In Review: IoT


Government Maureen Ohlhausen, the acting head of the Federal Trade Commission, said in an interview that she looks to manufacturers of Internet-connected devices to decide on best practices for the Internet of Things. Although the FTC has the legal authority to set regulations for a variety of industries, Ohlhausen said the commission is “not primarily a regulator,” in line with the new ad... » read more

The Week In Review: IoT


Products NASA this week deployed its latest Technology Educational Satellite, TechEdSat-5, from the International Space Station. The satellite, said to be about the size of a fire extinguisher, will provide wireless data communications for ISS payloads and other satellites. TechEdSat-5 has Digi XBee 802.15.4 modules from Digi International to use in the test program. Flexpoint Sensor System... » read more

The Week In Review: IoT


Corporate Strategy IBM announced that it will spend more than $200 million on its new Watson Internet of Things center in Munich, Germany, focusing on how artificial intelligence and IoT connect with blockchain technology, the distributed database tech at the heart of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. Big Blue revealed several customers for its Watson IoT Platform, such as Aerialtronics, K... » read more

The Week In Review: IoT


Analysis Cisco Systems and General Electric will be the main contenders in the industrial Internet of Things market, this analysis contends. Meanwhile, The New York Times analyzes GE’s big bet on the IoT and related software development to stay ahead of competing technology giants. Qualcomm holds the most Internet of Things patents, leading Intel, ZTE, Nokia, and LG Electronics, this anal... » read more

It’s All IP In An SoC


[getkc id="43" comment="IP"] (IP) has become the major building blocks of complex, highly integrated systems on chips ([getkc id="81" kc_name="SoC"]s), which are found in almost every modern, intelligent electronic device. They have evolved into a one-chip solution that manages many to all of the functions, features, and applications that are found in the ubiquitous sea of today’s electronic... » read more

Hiding The Electronic Crumbs


Imagine an old Western movie where the posse tracks the outlaws by following footsteps on a dirt trail or looking for broken branches. Now fast forward to the present, where the trail is electronic, the posse is comprised of bad guys, and the loot is frequently encrypted. As any security expert will concede, every security system can be compromised, every chip can be reverse engineered and h... » read more