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The Rising Need for Satellite Security


Satellites today contain highly complex embedded microelectronics systems complete with processing, data storage, and data receiving/transmitting capabilities. Further, they are controlled by ground stations, computers in data centers. They are therefore susceptible to threats prevalent in cloud computing architectures including insider threats, malicious downloads, etc. As such, satellite secu... » read more

Real-Time Payments And How To Secure Them


In today’s digital, on-demand world, we have instant access to information, products and services. Digitization and digitalization has driven this change, and we are now accustomed to almost instant payments via cards, web services and apps. The development of instantaneous payments between bank accounts is therefore a natural evolution. Download this eBook to: Learn how to combat fra... » read more

Mobile Scan-And-Go Technology


Brick-and-mortar merchants are in the midst of a period of unprecedented disruption. Long-term structural trends mean that retailers must address decreasing revenues and escalating costs, while evolving the in-store experience to meet the demands of the connected consumer. For this reason, transformative technologies such as mobile scan-and-go solutions are coming to the fore, with deployments ... » read more

The CryptoManager Root Of Trust


In January 2018, Meltdown and Spectre were independently disclosed by multiple security researchers, including senior Rambus technology advisor Paul Kocher and senior Rambus security engineer Mike Hamburg. The two security flaws exploit critical vulnerabilities across a wide range of modern processors, including Intel, ARM and AMD. Notably, however, existing RISC-V processors remain unaffected ... » read more

Do Superconducting Processors Really Need Cryogenic Memories?


Cryogenic, superconducting digital processors offer the promise of greatly reduced operating power for server-class computing systems. This is due to the exceptionally low energy per operation of Single Flux Quantum circuits built from Josephson junction devices operating at the temperature of 4 Kelvin. Unfortunately, no suitable same-temperature memory technology yet exists to complement these... » read more

Tokenization Beyond Payments


Tokenization is a process by which sensitive data is replaced with unique identification credentials that retain all essential information about the data without exposing said sensitive data to attacks. While traditional payment methods pass critical identification information through several points, tokenization minimizes the amount of data a business needs to keep on hand. Becoming popular wi... » read more

The Rambus GDDR6 PHY IP Core


The JEDEC-compliant Rambus GDDR6 PHY IP Core is optimized for systems that require low-latency and high-bandwidth GDDR6 memory solutions. Available on leading FinFET process nodes, the PHY interface supports two independent channels, with each supporting 16 bits for a total data width of 32 bits. In addition, the PHY supports speeds up to 16Gbps per pin, providing a maximum bandwidth of up to 6... » read more

(Smart) Watch this Space


The development of smart devices and the increasing possibilities of its features has lead to a search for a new frontier for technology. The idea of wearable technology has existed in science fiction and other speculative fiction, but only recently has wearable technology became a reality this decade with the introduction of wearables such as smartwatches. The development of smartwatches has n... » read more

Monetizing Semiconductors From Silicon To Services


In 2016, Rambus published a think piece titled “Charting a New Course for Semiconductors.” The paper explored a diverse range of challenges faced by the industry, including increasing development costs, shrinking margins, market saturation and accelerating M&A activity. These challenges have only become more pronounced in 2018, as the newly consolidated semiconductor industry actively seeks... » read more

Going Beyond GPUs With GDDR6


Supported by Micron Technology, SK Hynix and Samsung, GDDR6 SGRAM will feature a maximum data transfer rate of 16 Gbps, along with an operating voltage of 1.35V. Although initially targeted at game consoles and PC graphics, the latest iteration of GDDR is expected to be deployed across multiple verticals, with Micron specifically highlighting the data center and automotive sector. Similarly,... » read more

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