Rob van Blommestein
EDA Consortium Communications Chair and Director of Corporate Communications at Jasper Design Automation.
January 23rd, 2014 by Rob van Blommestein
Stories of data hacking have been dominating the news lately. It seems that hackers are getting smarter and more bold, but what is also making it easier for hackers is that more and more of our everyday devices are connected to the internet making unauthorized access to these devices much easier to achieve and harder to detect. The Internet of Things is giving rise to a whole new set of security concerns.
As consumers and businesses become more vulnerable to attack, they need to feel more confident that the electronic machines they are using are more secure regardless of the ubiquitous nature of an all-connected world.
In order for providers of these devices to achieve this attack-proof status, they need to invest heavily in design and verification solutions that can secure their hardware designs. However, this added investment comes at a cost. That cost is time. We as consumers still want the latest and greatest electronic gadgetry earlier and earlier putting even more pressure on already hyper-stringent time-to-market targets for electronic providers.
Even with these added pressures, current methods for verifying that the hardware can withstand attack are essentially inadequate due to their non-exhaustive nature. Simulation and emulation methods can leave many corner cases left unchecked and thus exposing the hardware to attackers.
This is where formal analysis can come into play. Formal verification is exhaustive and therefore can find every possible scenario that could leave the hardware device open to hackers.
At DVCon 2014 Jasper technical experts Victor Markus Purri and Lawrence Loh are giving a tutorial on “Formally Verifying Security Aspects of SoC Designs” showing how formal analysis can be applied to this area.
You can register for this tutorial at http://dvcon.org/content/rates.
You can also download our white paper on Security Path Verification to learn more – http://jasper-da.com/resource-library/technical-white-papers.
December 6th, 2013 by Adam Prattler
Photo credits: mush
The Titanium Technologies Platform in New Zealand is getting some attention around the world for their work with new ways to use titanium. This is exciting news for a lot of people involved with businesses that use the material for one reason or another. Specifically, the group has developed a way to make porous materials from powdered titanium. This is going to open up a lot of applications in the aerospace industry not to mention marine engineering and possible biomedical uses.
According to initial research and results, some are saying that new titanium based products are going to open up a huge market in New Zealand in the coming years. This brings up an interesting point – whether or not other countries around the world will try to duplicate the technology on their own in order to find even newer ways to use titanium in an industrial sense.
November 24th, 2013 by Adam Prattler
Got cash to spare? Want to be the talk of town by acquiring some nifty chindogu? If your answer is a resounding yes, then check out our short list of unique japanese innovations you can fill up your collection with. Yatta!
1. Japanese kissing training device – Brought to you by Zima, a cocktail brand with an added twist, Kiss-a-Zima lets you (somewhat) make out with hot Japanese idols Aya Kiguchi, Yukina Kinoshita or Yutaka Teshima – kissing ronins can attach the nifty silicone lips (molded after said idols) to the cocktail bottle and smooch away.
2. Talking fridge toys – Lonely and bored each time you open the refrigerator? Now with Fridgeezoo Fridge Pets, you don’t have to shed tears of boredom whenever you make the pilgrimage to the ice box. Not only are they friendly and chatty, your very own fridge pets (choose from Polar Bear, Walrus, Penguin and Seal) also gently remind you whenever the fridge is left open too long!
Photo Credits: LaughingSquid
3. Anti-loneliness ramen bowl – Useful or just plain anti-social, this anti-loneliness ramen bowl features an iPhone dock that allows your smartphone to be perched precariously on the edge of your bowl. We can’t make up our mind whether it’s smart or just plain sad. ForeverAlone.jpg, anyone?
Photo Credits: Animal Designer
4. Gotochi Dissection Animals – Cute keychains are the norm in the Land of the Rising Sun, but keychains of animals (think: panda, fish, cow, pig and the like) that allow you take apart piece by piece, organs and all? We think this would make heartfelt gifts for biology students but other than that, we’ll pass for now.
5. Marriage-Hunting Bra – To boost Japan’s rapidly declining marriage rate, the Marriage-Hunting Bra or Konkatsu Bra features a marriage-countdown digital clock right smack in between your future wife’s mammary glands. Want to stop the countdown? In the words of Beyonce, you gotta “put a ring on it”.
Sara Xiang is Japanese gadgets and toys collector. She has more than 200 pieces in her home. In her spare time she become active in social media marketing, personally she likes melbourne digital agency.
November 24th, 2013 by Adam Prattler
Photo Credits: Qarea
For many fledgling companies, creating future-oriented models for data storage, business operations and training is the difference between ultimate success and resounding failure. But with the incredible number of innovations in online technology, it’s difficult to determine what will be the next wave and what will cost precious time and expense to establish, only to vanish with passing trends. The “cloud” is more than a buzzword; it’s a philosophy of efficient storage and accessible software that will shape the generation of entrepreneurs yet to arrive. Software companies have invested billions in the idea that applications do not require physical servers or even an in-house team to govern them. Software as a Service (SaaS), the evolution of cloud computing promises to make cumbersome server requirements obsolete.
A Cloud hosting system will save on one key area: utilities. Without the constant drain of bulky servers and multiple large hardware devices, your company will maintain energy efficiency and cut the electricity bill by a significant amount. The physical space saved may also give you room to host more employees, an extra conference room or any other resource you can squeeze into the place where your towers once were.
Photo Credits: hp
Cloud hosting software can be accessed anywhere, meaning your employees only need a reliable remote device to get going on projects and critical updates. Since software services can be accessed through any one of several electronic devices, your flexibility will increase. These devices enable a “Bring your own device” (BYOD) method for your office, and make your business portable so that global employees can get your business message and access its information easily adopted. You can also cut the number of PCs in your office this way, saving more on resource expenditure.
Focus on Core Business
Cloud hosting software offers an insulated online platform that allows your company to handle any up-tick in the workload without directly affecting overall system execution. Instead of managing constant server issues, you can get to the business of your business. Cloud software environments like Salesforce outsource your help issues and development problems to a sleek team that might not otherwise be affordable as paid full-time employees, particularly for modest and growing organizations.
More storage capacity
Another advantage of cloud software is the added storage capacity you’ll have for your business-specific data. Now that you aren’t running several applications from a local server to handle e-mail and other needs, you can keep your data files at the office. Most cloud hosting companies offer tiers of storage depending on the amount of space you need, and will likely adjust those requirements as you go, giving you the option go bigger or smaller as your requirements change. The best part of creating this elasticity within your business is the jump it gives you on competitors who will frequently struggle to migrate large amounts of data from one system to another.
Photo Credits: Cloud Online Business
Less training time
No more wasting time bringing new employees through an extensive training process with in-house software application. Give them log-in credentials, show them the ropes with a pre-made training document from your cloud hosting company and watch it go. Some cloud hosting software companies will even offer training managers as part of the implementation process. Use it! Don’t bog your tech team down with yet another system to learn and then instruct when you can defer to the experts.
Choose the Cloud
For all the reasons listed, cloud hosting software is one of the most practical business innovations since the internet itself. Why spend time choosing from hundred of software applications, hiring countless IT managers and buying outdated devices? Invest the research hours in a complete cloud hosting software package that suits the objectives of your operation. Whether it’s a support and messaging service or a more intricate software solution, it will invariably make things simpler. Rather than pouring excess capital in the changing devices that litter the infrastructure landscape, find a group of companies to evolve with your business. Cloud software makes your business compact and ready for an approaching horizon.
Zara Hasan is a technology and finance writer and she is a housewife. His sample work can is present finance funding.
November 22nd, 2013 by Adam Prattler
Short History of Different Formats to Record Audio
Photo by alexkerhead / Flickr
Recording audio only goes back just over a hundred years, but since a method to store sounds was first invented in 1877, the technology has grown by leaps and bounds over the years. Today, people have access to a variety of different audio formats, including WAV files, MP3 files and more. By looking at the birth of audio recording, it’s easier to see where digital audio may be heading in the future.
November 11th, 2013 by Adam Prattler
Some of us may already have imagined our dream homes from an early age. Whether it is a sprawling castle with a moat (and a resident pet dragon) or a simple hole in the wall (hats off to the Hobbits here), you may need inspiration should you suddenly decide you are one of the lucky ones who are able to construct your ideal habitat. Here are some examples you may want to peruse before realizing your home design fantasies:
1. Reversible Destiny Lofts – Tokyo, Japan
The name may be a mouthful to pronounce but the sheer vibrancy and creativity of this residence never fails to amaze. The brainchild of Shusaku Arakawa and Madeleine Gins, both architects based in Tokyo, Japan, the Reversible Destiny Lofts is not just eye candy. The 9-unit rainbow-colored complex was constructed to simulate its inhabitants, mentally and physically. This is achieved through its amusingly bright colors, hard-to-reach power outlets and switches, uneven flooring and irregularly shaped living spaces.
November 11th, 2013 by Adam Prattler
November 7th, 2013 by Adam Prattler
Technology is so dynamically progressive in this age, you won’t realize when a thing becomes obsolete. Newer editions of the existing products and innovations for better and smoother functioning of products has been driving every sector into a very rapid format of progress. The key is user experience. The easier you can have things to work for the user, the better your product is. Aren’t we all looking for that extra comfort in all the technological innovations we come across?
November 7th, 2013 by Adam Prattler
One need not feel lost in the abundance of remote desktop software that is found strewn around everywhere. Before exploring the possibilities, get down to the business of evaluating your needs and arrive at a tangible plan.
Jasper Users Share Their Knowledge for Applying Formal Across the Entire Design and Verification Flow
October 30th, 2013 by Rob van Blommestein
This year’s Jasper User Group Meeting was found to be a great melting pot of design and verification experience and knowledge. Users from all over the globe met for the 2 day conference on October 22 and 23 to discuss the innovative ways they are using Jasper Formal solutions to attack their design and verification challenges. What experiences did Jasper users share? The Jasper User Group boasted 14 user presentations from the following companies on the following topics: Read the rest of Jasper Users Share Their Knowledge for Applying Formal Across the Entire Design and Verification Flow