Research points to vulnerability in Xilinx FPGAs
Semi Conscious 7/27/2011 1 comment
A recent paper published by a team of German researchers concludes that the bitstream encryption mechanism of Xilinx Virtex-4 and Virtex-5 FPGAs can be "completely broken with moderate effort" through side-channel analysis attacks, posing a potential risk of IP theft and more serious issues.
A cornucopia of iPad apps (Part 1)
Engineering Pop Culture! 7/25/2011 3 comments
Is it really just a little more than a month ago that I took the plunge and purchased an iPad? I find that hard to believe, because I can’t remember life without it…
Triad offers 1 million gates plus analog
Product News 7/25/2011 4 comments
Triad Semiconductor Inc., whose via-configurable arrays offer programmable analog with a microcontroller, has announced the availability of its largest configurable array to date, the VCA-6, with more than one million ASIC gates.
Do NOT read this blog!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 7/22/2011 76 comments
It seems that henceforth I may have to include disclaimers with any of my blogs that are on non-programmable-logic-related topics saying…
Am I a racist? Are you?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 7/18/2011 27 comments
I just took an online test described in Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking.” The result has certainly given me something to ponder…
Embrace your inner geek!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 7/13/2011 3 comments
Did you know that July 13 is “Embrace Your Geekiness Day"? (This is not to be confused with Geek Pride Day, which is celebrated on 25 May)
Where have all the Mentors gone?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 7/11/2011 23 comments
I just received an email from a young engineer that made me feel rather sad… maybe we can offer this youngster some sage advice…
Do you remember … the world before USB?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 7/8/2011 27 comments
Do you remember how painful working with computers used to be with things like PS/2 connectors, RS-232 connectors, Centronics interfaces, SCSI interfaces, and goodness knows what else?