Embedded FPGA: Increasing Security In Next-Gen Networks

The pull of data toward real-time applications on the network’s edge makes the outflow of processing from the cloud inevitable. Programmable logic provides the ability to make computing much more data-centric. While traditional processors demand data to be fed to their pipelines through a complex hierarchy of memory caches, programmable logic makes it possible to construct data pipelines. Dat... » read more

Imperfect Silicon, Near-Perfect Security

Some chipmakers, under pressure to add security to rapidly growing numbers of IoT devices, have rediscovered a "fingerprinting" technique used primarily as an anti-counterfeiting measure. [getkc id="227" kc_name="Physically unclonable functions"] (PUFs) are used to assign a unique identification number based on inconsistencies in the speed with which current causes a series of logic gates to... » read more

Driving Intelligence To The IoT Edge Invents A New Breed Of Designers

A new breed of designers has arrived that is leveraging inexpensive sensors to build the intelligent systems at the edge of the Internet of Things (IoT). These systems play in every space: from devices on the body, vehicles, the workplace, across the land, sea, air, and the outer reaches of space. It’s no surprise that this new breed of designers is taking full advantage of advanced sensing t... » read more

Data Management For IIoT Devices: Is Your Software Stack Up To Task?

By now we’ve heard about the great things the IIoT will bring; increased productivity, improved operational efficiency, innovation, greater competitiveness the global markets, and so on. But there’s a major shift underway that’s worth mentioning. …what is this shift? Image courtesy of EETimes. The rise of the edge device Today we are seeing intelligent processing and ... » read more

Life on the Edge of IoT

The world on the edge of the IoT provides a rich microcosm to explore. While much of the attention paid to IoT is on big data applications in the cloud or the world of aggregating massive data provided by the real-world edge devices in the wild though cellphones and gateways, the edge devices themselves present a cornucopia of design challenges and exciting applications. Sensors and actuators m... » read more

Tech Talk: Swarm Boxes

Edward Lee, distinguished professor of electrical engineering and computer science at UC Berkeley, shows off a prototype of a new class of IoT devices that fit into a category dubbed immobiles, and introduces a more meaningful terminology for the IoT: The Internet of Important Things. [youtube vid=4QLRfJ-fQKg] » read more

Conflicting Needs For IoT Edge Designs

The mad rush has begun to hype the [getkc id="76" comment="Internet of Things"], but the path forward isn't quite as straightforward as the marketers would like it to be. ICs used at the edge of the IoT—the ones that gather information to be controlled by smart phones or tablets and transmitted to devices for processing and data analytics—need to be designed differently than the initial for... » read more