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We are navigating through the twists and turns of automotive security in this week’s Fish Fry podcast. Michael Dick (CEO – C2A Security) joins us for an in-depth discussion about the role software fluency plays in the realm of automotive security, the ongoing issues surrounding cybersecurity lifecycle management, and why Mike believes that without visibility we cannot have security.

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A Brave New World of Analog Artificial Neural Networks (AANNs)

It can be a funny old world when you come to think about it. I remember when I was a young engineer and industry pundits portentously predicted the passing of analog electronics, which resulted in students not wanting to study a dying field, which resulted in universities not bothering to offer courses. Perhaps not surprisingly, the fact that analog continued to go from strength to strength … Read More → "A Brave New World of Analog Artificial Neural Networks (AANNs)"

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We’ve got your pixels here! Piping hot pixels! In this week’s podcast, we start things off with an investigation into the world’s largest digital camera being developed at The U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. We take a closer look at the creation of the focal plane for this groundbreaking new camera and the role that the first 3,200-megapixel digital photo (the … Read More → "Pushing the Display Envelope : Pixelworks’ New AI-Driven Architecture and the World’s Largest Photo Ever Taken in a Single Shot"

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Posted on Sep 17 at 10:49am by robotdoc
Great Article! I suspect analog will rise again ;-) We trained in a similar era
Posted on Sep 13 at 12:59am by PCBguy2
It is fun to see that someone hiding behind the synonym PCBguy gives his expertise to a technology, he / she has not really understood. But as well know, this happens always on the web. First of all, great article Max, by the one hand it is really entertaining to read ...
Posted on Sep 10 at 1:54pm by PCBguy
As you note, LDI for solder mask has been around for 20 years. Limata makes a low end version of the LDI. Not sure why you chose to focus on them. This is no game changer. Limata's LUVIR technology actually came out well over a year ago. Moreover, there's patents on ...
Posted on Sep 10 at 7:26am by Max Maxfield
Thanks for this Jim -- You've just articulated everything that was lurking in the back of my mind.
Posted on Sep 9 at 9:03pm by rogerdq
Couldn't agree more - a futile exercise, like the search for perpetual motion... As the saying goes: "Don't confuse me with the facts - my mind's made up". You do need a certain modicum of intelligence to be able to rewrite physics. Cheers.
Posted on Sep 9 at 5:07pm by Schroz
FIT is a generic unit of measure for describing very low failure rates, not a metric in and of itself. In the context of this article, you are describing the Soft Error Rate (SER) in FIT. As an alternative use: an automotive safety engineer would use FIT to describe a ...
Posted on Aug 28 at 7:43am by Max Maxfield
You're making me blush! (Don't stop! :-) Thank you very much for your kind words -- I really appreciate hearing from people who take the time to read my meandering musings :-)
Posted on Aug 27 at 4:59pm by JohnBirkner
Awesome article! Very informative. Love the logic diagrams and graphics.
Posted on Aug 24 at 4:06pm by coralline
This is a brilliantly helpful post, especially with the insistence on looking at /actual/, experimentally-derived data, and the practical impacts of various solutions. Thanks for this.
Posted on Aug 19 at 8:45pm by TotallyLost
Xiao certainly deserves some serious credit and bragging rights for that one. Reverse engineering at this level requires significant experience, that few people ever get a chance to learn.
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