Submitted by Gabe Moretti on Mon, 10/02/2017 - 09:44

Gabe Moretti

SYNOPSYS held a well attended ARC Summit Workshop. I will write more about it in the coming days.

Microsemi Corporation announced the development of an approach to protecting critical infrastructure against GPS spoofing and jamming threats with the introduction of its BlueSky™ GPS Firewall. Designed to provide security protection for GPS delivered position, navigation and timing (PNT) data, the BlueSky GPS Firewall solution can be deployed in-line between any standard GPS antenna and stationary GPS receiver to provide protection against GPS signal incidents, both intentional or accidental, before they enter a GPS receiver system. In response to the growing number of GPS incidents and their potential threat to critical infrastructure, and to assist customers in rapid adoption, Microsemi is making BlueSky GPS Firewall Evaluation kits available in advance of the full production release.

The Altair Technology Conference (ATC) East will be held in Detroit, Michigan, from October 9-10, 2017. This 2-day event features Altair’s innovations in simulation technology, highlighting advanced optimization-driven design methods, the evolution of the user experience, and the impact of disruptive trends on simulation.

Audio Precision unveiled their next-generation Bluetooth I/O module for APx Series audio analyzers. The APx Bluetooth Duo module incorporates all the capabilities and features of AP’s original Bluetooth module, while delivering a wider selection of A2DP codecs, faster pair and connection times, an increased feature set within APx500 measurement software, and improved RF shielding for use in production test environments.

SECURERF and Intel Corporation are collaborating to provide engineers with quantum-resistant authentication and data protection solutions for Intel FPGA-based Internet of Things (IoT) projects. The first security toolkit, available now, addresses Intel's DE10-Nano development board, an ideal platform for developers who require design flexibility, performance, and expanded I/O options, when creating innovative applications for the IoT. To support fast and easy implementation, SecureRF is providing a complete SDK and has authored a technical article on authenticating remote devices with a Cyclone® V System-on-Chip (SoC) FPGA that can now be found on the Intel Developer Zone website.

ACCELLERA SYSTEMS INITIATIVE has extended the public review comments period for te Portable Stimulus proposal to October 30. The Early Adopter version of the new Portable Stimulus Specification provides a comprehensive explanation of the new Portable Stimulus Domain Specific language. This declarative language is designed for abstract behavioral description using actions; their inputs, outputs and resource dependencies; and their composition into use cases including data and control flows. Questions, comments and suggestions can be posted on the Accellera Portable Stimulus Community Forum.

Tyndall National Institute, a leading European information and communications technology research center has developed an antenna for wearable Internet of Things (IoT) applications. There were several design challenges for this project, most notably the requirements that the integration of the antenna fit into a small footprint and perform well with human body contact. The Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) Group at Tyndall used NI AWR Design Environment, specifically Microwave Office circuit design software, to develop accurate circuit models that quickly and efficiency analyzed the total impedance variation of the wearable antenna across the human body and arrived at optimal solutions.