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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

Protecting Electronic Systems From Side-Channel Attacks

During the early days of safecracking, rudimentary rotary locks were compromised by feel or sound to determine the correct combination. Following in this tradition, malicious actors are now exploiting side-channel attacks (SCA) to compromise cryptographic systems. To be sure, all physical electronic systems routinely leak information about the internal process of computing via fluctuating level... » read more

Securing The Industrial Internet Of Things

Objects, sensors, actuators and controllers that were once designed for stand-alone operation are now increasingly connected by means of intelligent software and networks – forming the basis of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). To be sure, GE defines the IIoT as “a network of a multitude of devices connected by communications technologies that results in systems that can monitor, co... » read more

Cyber Security In The Era Of The Smart Home

The global smart home market is projected to reach at least $40 billion in value by 2020. Perhaps not surprisingly, OEMs are inadvertently creating major security risks in their rush to market by shipping smart home products with inadequate security and unpatched vulnerabilities. As ABI Research Analyst Dimitrios Pavlakis notes, ignoring cybersecurity at the design level provides a wide-open do... » read more

IoT Cyber-Security: A Missing Piece Of The Smart City Puzzle

Smart city devices, as well as the data they generate, must be protected against a wide range of cyber threats. Vulnerable devices can be hijacked and even physically disabled, while unencrypted or unverified data transmissions can be intercepted, leaked or spoofed. A leak or deliberate falsification of sensitive customer data will inevitably damage a brand and decrease confidence in smart city... » read more

SerDes Signal Integrity Challenges At 28Gbps And Beyond

After nearly fifty years, NRZ technology continues to pose significant challenges as data rates approach 56Gbps and refreshed standards mandate increased receiver sensitivity (down to 35 mV). With shorter unit intervals and closing eyes, triggering becomes ever more complex and requires enhanced receiver equalization such as continuous-time-linear equalization and decision feedback equalization... » read more

5 Reasons Retailers Should Have Their Own Digital Wallet

As online and mobile commerce channels continue to expand, retailers are being forced to re-evaluate their offering and approach. Retailers must now find new and powerful ways to engage with consumers. Payments are increasingly being identified not just as a necessary process to be managed, but as an opportunity. Topics covered include: Security and risk Transaction fees Experienc... » read more

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