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Crypto Quantique Adds Quantum-Secure Cellular Connectivity Solution to IoT Portfolio - News

February 28, 2024

Crypto Quantique has expanded its portfolio to include cellular connectivity by utilizing an IoT SAFE trusted SIM. Crypto Quantique’s QuarkLink IoT device security platform now securely supports IoT devices using cellular networks, meaning QuarkLink's zero-trust secure provisioning, onboarding, and device life-cycle management capabilities are available to customers with more comprehensive coverage.

Software & OS

Back to Basics: Objects & Functions - Blog

February 21, 2024

We’ve worked our way from machine code up to language-dependent syntax, and hopefully, if you’ve stuck with us, those two terms make sense! Now, we move on to two final general software structures: functions and objects.

Software & OS

Back to Basics: Software Syntax - Blog

February 14, 2024

Up to this point in our series, we’ve intentionally kept things pretty broad. The fundamentals in the last two “levels” of software are relatively applicable across most languages, but now it’s time to get a bit more specific. And the first step to that is looking at the concept of software syntax.

Analog & Power

Siemens Brings Secure Thermal Digital Twin Technology to the Electronics Supply Chain - News

February 12, 2024

Because of the ever-increasing power density in today's electronics thanks to the miniaturization of semiconductor packages and electronic systems and trends for thin-form consumer products, today’s electronics often have heat dissipation challenges that need to be resolved during design.

Software & OS

Back to Basics: Software Language Beyond Bytecode - Story

February 07, 2024

In our last article, we looked at two of the most basic concepts in software: variables and operators. Without these two integral parts of software “language” it’s nearly impossible to do anything. Now, we’re going to build on those simple concepts to see how they’re used to execute more complex functions and operations.

Software & OS

Back to Basics: Software Language Essentials - Story

January 24, 2024

As I’m sure all of you know, software languages can be tricky to understand, especially when you consider the myriad of differences that separate each language from the others. But there are certain components that remain relatively consistent across most languages.


Back to Basics: Getting Connected to IoT - Story

January 03, 2024

In the past decade, IoT, or the Internet of Things, has become increasingly prevalent in our day-to-day lives. Despite — or perhaps because of — the abundance of IoT devices commonly used in all sorts of places, it can often feel like a nebulous concept to define. So, what actually is the Internet of Things?


Rockwell Automation's Embedded Edge Compute for Logix Controllers - News

December 11, 2023

MILWAUKEE. In September, Rockwell Automation, Inc. released its Embedded Edge Compute module (EEC), which was designed with improved processing power and versatility for edge computing applications in mind. This module enables informational technology (IT)/operational technology (OT) convergence at the Logix level for more direct control monitoring.


Renesas’ High Performance MCUs Based on Arm Cortex-M85 Processor - News

December 11, 2023

TOKYO. Renesas Electronics recently introduced its RA8 Series of microcontrollers (MCUs), which provide a performance level of over 3000 CoreMark points, as well as deterministic, low latency, real-time operation. The series' implementation of the Arm Cortex-M85 processor enables 6.39 CoreMark/MHz performance, which will allow system designers to use the RA MCUs in applications that previously required microprocessors (MPUs). The new series is part of Renesas’ popular RA Family of MCUs based on Arm Cortex processors. Existing designs built for other RA devices can easily be ported to the new RA8 MCUs.


Back to Basics: Malware Maketh the Machine - Story

December 06, 2023

With the advent of the digital age, we daily put more and more of our lives into computers, the internet, and digital devices. This increase in digitization means the amount of value that can be found online is staggering. While this is a good thing in many ways, it also means that there is increased opportunity for bad actors to exploit this digital land of plenty.

AI & Machine Learning

Back to Basics: AI Edition - Story

November 01, 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) is another one of those nebulous concepts that people throw around pretty often as an overarching umbrella term for a lot of things that, technically speaking, are not quite AI.


QuickLogic and YorChip Partner to Develop Low-Power, Low-Cost UCIe FPGA Chiplets - News

October 09, 2023

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA. QuickLogic Corporation and YorChip recently formed a strategic partnership to develop a lineup of FPGA chiplets that are designed with low cost and power consumption in mind, and are suitable for use in a range of application areas, including edge IoT and AI/ML.

Software & OS

Back to Basics: Releasing Your Software - Story

October 04, 2023

Releasing your code is the final step in the software development process. Your project should be finished now, so it's time to release it into the wild.


KIOXIA Sampling New e-MMC Ver. 5.1-Compliant Devices - News

September 29, 2023

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA. KIOXIA America, Inc. recently announced sampling of high-performing JEDEC e-MMC Ver. 5.1-compliant embedded flash memory products for consumer applications. The new devices are integrated with an updated version of KIOXIA’s BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory and a controller in a single package to help decrease processor workload and improve usability.

Debug & Test

Back to Basics: Quality Assurance & Testing - Story

September 27, 2023

In our last article, we broke down the debugging process and its many woes, but also reviewed some tools and tips to make it as easy and painless as possible. Where debugging is the process of finding bugs that you know exist in your code, quality assurance testing is when you find bugs that you weren’t aware of.

Debug & Test

Back to Basics: Debugging Code - Story

September 20, 2023

We all know the suffering that is the debugging process. The hours spent banging your head against the desk… the sleepless nights spent screaming into the void over three lines of code… the moment when you realize that you sacrificed your firstborn child just to find out that you were missing a single semicolon. Coding is sometimes pain.

Software & OS

Back to Basics: Get Coding and Commenting - Story

September 13, 2023

At this stage of your project, you’ve not only meticulously chosen and gathered materials, resources, tools, and an IDE that’s suitable for your project; but you’ve also created your pseudocode roadmap. And now, finally, it’s time to begin the real coding.

Software & OS

Back to Basics: Pseudo-Coding - Story

September 06, 2023

Every step in this process has built on knowing what the plan is for your code. But we have one final planning step that will help ensure you know exactly where you’re going when you do start writing code before it’s time to get into the trenches of writing code: pseudo-coding

Software & OS

Back to Basics: Configuring the Development Environment - Story

August 30, 2023

In the last installment of this series, we reviewed the crucial steps of identifying and acquiring a development stack and tools that work best for you and your project’s needs. This time, we’ll be getting into choosing and configuring your development environment, and how the choices you’ve been making so far will help you determine what that looks like.

Software & OS

Back to Basics: Fundamentals of Dev Stack Code - Story

August 23, 2023

In this section, we’ll look at a new set of essential questions to ask yourself to determine what sort of workspace you’ll need to actually begin developing your software.

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