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Research Bits: Nov. 7


ADC side-channel attacks Researchers at MIT propose two ways to protect analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) from power and electromagnetic side-channel attacks. The researchers first investigated the side-channel attacks that could be used against ADCs. Power attacks usually involve an attacker soldering a resistor onto the device’s circuit board to measure its power usage. An electromagn... » read more

Can Analog Make A Comeback?


We live in an analog world dominated by digital processing, but that could change. Domain specificity, and the desire for greater levels of optimization, may provide analog compute with some significant advantages — and the possibility of a comeback. For the last four decades, the advantages of digital scaling and flexibility have pushed the dividing line between analog and digital closer ... » read more

An 8 Bit To 12 Bit Resolution Programmable 5 MSample/s Current Steering Digital-To-Analog Converter In A 22 nm FD-SOI CMOS Technology


Authors: Jeongwook Koh, Division Engineering of Adaptive Systems EAS, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Dresden, Germany Shishira S. Venkatesha, Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany Sunil S. Rao, Division Engineering of Adaptive Systems EAS, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Dresden, Germany Marcel Jotschke, Division Engineering of Ad... » read more

The Industrial Internet Of Things Relies On ADCs


We have all heard the news stories and read the market reports—the Industrial Internet of Things is changing industry as we know it. The move towards industrial systems becoming connected intelligent devices is happening all around us. In connected factories, there are three critical requirements: Large bandwidth communication channels Fast data processing Accurate decision inte... » read more

In Search Of Life On The Exoplanets


Space exploration is a constant driver of scientists around the world, searching for life on planets outside our solar system (exoplanets). The news is often filled by wondrous discoveries and promising leads that point to potential life outside of Earth. This search often depends on a key piece of technology – the analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that accurately maps analog imaging to a dig... » read more