Product Showcase Blog

Industrial System Cyberattacks Aim for Sabotage

Publish Date: January 16, 2018
As cyberattacks become more prevalent and sophisticated, the nature of the attacker is changing. We’re seeing fewer lone wolves, and more organized criminals who are packaging attack kits and selling them on the dark web. Their attacks aim at either commerce or control. The IT intruders seek commercially valuable personal or financial data, while operational technology (OT) attacks seek control of plants or factories for potential sabotage.

A Signal Integrity Problem? Maybe Not

Publish Date: January 16, 2018
Electronic design engineers testing for signal integrity issues in their products may be looking for the wrong thing, experts will tell engineers at an upcoming keynote panel at  DesignCon in Santa Clara, CA.

At 95, John Goodenough Is Still Searching for Next Big Battery Breakthrough

Publish Date: January 15, 2018
Forty years after inventing battery chemistries that have touched the lives of billions, John Goodenough is still on a mission.

Google, Intel, Microsoft, Others Scramble to Fix Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

Publish Date: January 12, 2018
Hardware flaws may be the new big security gap in computers and phones. In the last few days, it has become apparent that Intel, Microsoft, and other leading electronics companies have been struggling for months to overcome security holes that affect billions of processors worldwide. Intel, Microsoft, and Google released statements assuring customers the fixes are complete or in process. Yet some experts warn that the fixes could hurt performance. Holes in the Hardware

Intel Unveils Prototype Neuromorphic Chip for AI on the Edge

Publish Date: January 12, 2018
Intel isn't letting controversy over a series of processor bugs stop it from continuing to push innovation in processors. 2018 is already looking to be the year that competition in the artificial intelligence processor space really heats up.

Huge Digital Divide Between IIoT Promise and Practice

Publish Date: January 11, 2018
GE Digital has released research that highlights a gap between the executive outlook for digital transformation and the actual initiatives companies are putting in place. GE’s survey of IT and OT leaders found that while companies see the Industrial IoT as presenting significant opportunities for growth and competitiveness, the vast majority of companies are not yet taking actions to implement this technology.

New 3D-Printing Process Replaces Layering with Faster, Laser-Resin Process

Publish Date: January 11, 2018
As 2018 begins, 3D printing—which only a few years ago was a relatively new technology—has reached the mainstream. However, researchers continue to explore the ways to improve the technology and the process of 3D printing, as well as vary the range of materials that can be used.

Uber Will Put Nvidia Under the Hood of its Autonomous Cars

Publish Date: January 10, 2018
Nvidia and Uber have entered into a partnership that will make the chipmaker's GPUs the processors of choice inside the ride-sharing company's fleet of autonomous cars and freight trucks. The announcement came out of the 2018 Consumer Electronics Shows (CES) and marks a significant step in Nvidia becoming a major supplier of processing technologies for self-driving vehicles as its Drive PX series of autonomous vehicle computing platforms will be the brains of Uber's self-driving cars and trucks. 

Build an Arduino-based 4-Channel Data Logger

Publish Date: January 10, 2018
In many applications data collection is remote and Wi-Fi and Internet are not available. In addition and in lieu of other backup opportunities, a simple on-demand logger would be a nice resource for custom applications that can accommodate the simple handshake protocol and have a serial output available to be saved into the removable SD card.

LG, NXP, Hella Team Up on New ADAS Vision System

Publish Date: January 9, 2018
Three major automotive suppliers announced this week that they are teaming up to create an autonomous car vision platform that can be customized to serve the needs of any vehicle.