The Cost of Creating Collisions Using SHA-1 (FPGAs)

Checking Availability The Cost of Creating Collisions Using SHA-1 (FPGAs) Posted by Rick Andrews on November 18, 2014 Re-Posted by Michael Ristoff SHA-1 is a cryptographic hash algorithm that is most commonly used today in TLS/SSL certificates on the Internet. It has almost completely replaced older algorithms like MD2, MD4 and MD5, which were phased out when practical attacks against …

New FPGA-based USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Device Controller From SLS

New FPGA-based USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Device Controller From SLS By: Max Maxfield Dubbed “SuperSpeed,” USB 3.0 is increasingly being adopted in the electronics industry for applications requiring its high-bandwidth transfer capabilities of up to 5 Gbit/s. In many cases, designers are using USB 3.0 in conjunction with an FPGA. For example, automotive systems designers may be using an FPGA as part …

Plunify’s InTime Now Supports Altera FPGAs & SoCs

Plunify’s InTime Now Supports Altera FPGAs & SoCs Max Maxfield, Designline Editor 11/13/2014 08:15 AM ESTInTime is design optimization software that harnesses computing resources and machine learning to rapidly generate optimized strategies for solving FPGA design problems. As you may recall, it was close to a year ago that Plunify and OneSpin announced they were joining forces on a cloud …

Improving the Parallax Propeller in an FPGA

IMPROVING THE PARALLAX PROPELLER IN AN FPGA The Parallax Propeller is an interesting chip that doesn’t get a lot of love, but since the entire chip was released as open source, that might be about to change: people are putting this chip inside FPGA and modifying the binaries to give the chip functions that never existed in the original. Last …

Inexpensive, Durable Plastic Hands Let Robots Get a Grip

This Rubber-Jointed Hand Can Pick Up a Telephone and Use a Drill By Robert Howe, Aaron Dollar & Mark Claffee Posted 21 Nov 2014 | 20:00 GMT   <iframe width=”620″ height=”360″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/-g2e2WFG7C8″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Video: Ian Chant and Celia Gorman; Footage: iRobot The human hand is one of nature’s marvels—and a stupendous challenge to engineers who would replicate it. It’s an …

3D Printed Robots Teach Themselves to Move

3D Printed Robots Teach Themselves to Move By Evan Ackerman Posted 18 Nov 2014 | 17:00 GMT Image: University of Oslo/Robotics and Intelligent Systems Now, walk! We humans are continuing to send robots farther and farther away from Earth, even as we ask them to deal with more and more complex situations here at home, and both of these things …

Google’s First Self-Driving Car

The Unknown Start-up That Built Google’s First Self-Driving Car Two of Google’s signature innovations, Street View cameras and self-driving cars, were actually developed by 510 Systems, a small start-up that the tech giant quietly bought in 2011 By Mark Harris Photo: Conor O’BrienThe Original: A robotized Toyota Prius, built by Berekely, Calif.-based startup 510 Systems, was the foundation of much …

Robo-Surgeon Takes on Baldness

Robo-Surgeon Takes on Baldness By: Tekla Perry Image: Restoration Robotics Lots of news lately from San Jose-based robo-surgeon electronics manufacturer Restoration Robotics. In October, the company announced that it had just sold its 100th ARTAS robotics system (at about US $200,000 each) and “harvested” its 10 millionth hair follicle. (At about 1200 to 1600 hair follicles per patient, that’s perhaps 7000 …

Sensible Micro Corporation Earns IDEA Membership Certification

Tampa, FL: Sensible Micro Corporation, a leading distributor of electronic components and computer hardware announced today the approval by the IDEA Ethics Oversight Committee for general membership acceptance. The Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA) is a global trade association comprised of organizations dedicated to quality initiatives that provide Responsible Procurement Solutions™ to the supply chain. IDEA seeks to fulfill …

FPGA-Based Prototyping: Big Design – Small Budget?

Mon-Ren Chene, S2C Inc. ESTRecent advancements in partitioning, debug, and scalability have made FPGA-based prototyping the ideal solution for even the largest ASIC/SoC designs. A recent article, “Five Challenges to FPGA-Based Prototyping,” explored some of the questions regarding FPGA-based prototyping and helped debunk the myths surrounding the issues of bring-up time, debug, performance, and reusability. Over the next several articles, …