2016-11-03 - Rajan Bedi

Tips for effective power-integrity measurements

Engineers are requiring the ability to zoom-in on DC power rails to look for AC transients, noise and ripple while…

2016-10-31 - Bill Schweber

Beyond buttons and coin cells: How small can you go?

It is time to move on beyond buttons and coin cells, which have started becoming too large for the latest…

2016-10-28 - Dina Medhat

Designer’s task: ESD verification in large SoC designs

ESD verification solutions are needed to recognise complex protection structures and check parameters of devices that comprise ESD protection cells.

2016-10-19 - Larry Desjardin

Beyond good guessing: Researcher cracks iPhone 5c

The A6 processor has fused a different 256-bit code into each device, which, when convoluted with the passcode, creates the…

- Larry Desjardin

Cracking iPhone 5c using pluggable flash memory

Armed with only a 1GHz mixed-signal oscilloscope and an 500MHz logic analyser, the researcher manages to decipher the protocols.

2016-10-11 - Zulki Khan

Flex circuitry for next-level embedded design

There are two aspects associated with flex circuit bending: one is static or one-time bending, the other is dynamic flex…

2016-10-10 - Wilfred Nilsen

IoT security: Why X.509 is not always the best choice

X.509 certificates make a solution more secure, but using it greatly complicates a design if client-side certificates are required.

- Wilfred Nilsen

Extracting X.509 certificates from devices

X.509 certificates provide strong authentication, but in a practical set-up, other mechanisms such as username/password can be just as secure.

2016-09-21 - Arturo Mediano

IEEE EMC 2016: Shielding materials

Precision expanded foils are used in wherever mesh and perforated foils with high precision mechanical and electrical properties are required.

- Arturo Mediano

Compliance test tools: LISNs and antenna masts

The mast is weather-proof, with all metal elements located in the base plate and the drive mechanism only maximum 0.4m…