Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Vehicle Cybersecurity: Where Rubber Meets Code

Take a recent example of Fiat Chrysler's recall of 1.3 million pickups due to a software bug. Imagine if hackers found that code first and began exploiting it.

from EETimes: http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1332183&_mc=RSS_EET_EDT

Hot Chips Spotlights Chip Stacks

Intel and Xilinx presented dueling chip stacking techniques at Hot Chips as a U.S. research effort gears up to create standards for chiplets.

from EETimes: http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1332186&_mc=RSS_EET_EDT

Google Fellow: Neural Nets Need Optimized Hardware

Jeff Dean, leader of the Google Brain project, told an audience at the Hot Chips conference that neural networks need specialized computers to perform a small handful of specific operations that make up the vast majority of machine learning models.

from EETimes: http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1332185&_mc=RSS_EET_EDT

Magnetoelectric RAM Slashes Energy

French and Russian researchers built and demonstrated a magnetoelectric RAM (MELRAM) cell that requires 10,000x less current to read/write than traditional DRAM.

from EETimes: http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1332184&_mc=RSS_EET_EDT

Solar Eclipse Comes off Without a Hitch for the Grid

Solar Eclipse Comes off Without a Hitch for the Grid

The solar eclipse event on August 21 received a lot of news coverage before, during and after the moon passed in front of the sun. But only a sliver of that media attention was focused on the issue of its impact on the nation's electric grid.

from EC Mag - Power and Integrated Building Systems Magazine http://www.ecmag.com/section/systems/solar-eclipse-comes-without-hitch-grid

Laser Lighting Trial Starting in China

For perhaps the first time in the world, trials taking place in China next month will use lasers for street lighting, an innovation aimed at saving energy and eliminating the cost of expensive cabling infrastructure.

from EETimes: http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1332182&_mc=RSS_EET_EDT

Monday, August 21, 2017

Microsoft Describes Next Xbox SoC

Microsoft described at Hot Chips its Scorpio SoC in the upcoming Xbox One X and it decision not to use high-bandwidth memory.

from EETimes: http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1332180&_mc=RSS_EET_EDT