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IoT Meets Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

Friday, 26 January 2018 10:49
As the idea of the Internet of Things takes off, so too do concerns about security. Between personal data to the ability to hack into items as weapons, there are concerns about whether or not it will be possible to create IoT devices that are also secure in both the short and long term. If you’ve been paying attention over the past few months, you’ve also likely noted that cryptocurrency, particularly bitcoin and “altcoins” (alternatives to bitcoin), are also making the rounds. Cryptocurrency is currency that relies on a secure validation solution, known as the blockchain. It is a technological infrastructure that validates transactions. Transactions do not have to be financial, and that’s where there is a push to consider the blockchain as a way to validate the security of the IoT. Here is a fascinating article on how the blockchain is being considered to make IoT devices more secure:…
Our support team here at Source III is dedicated to your success. We are always available to answer any questions you may have about our products, or respond to any needs you may have when they arise. When we see a particularly valuable quesiton that we believe may be relevant to the entire Source III community, we will sometimes share it here on our blog. The following is a great question asked by one of our customers:   Question:   I'm translating to a WGL file, and I'm attempting to mask the output side of a bidir bus called DATA[7:0], but it's masking the input side of the bus instead.  The original line in the (unmasked) WGL looks like this:   ... 00000000-------- ]; I then apply a mask with VTRAN with the following statement in my command file (PROC_BLOCK):   mask_pins DATA[7..0]; The resulting line in the (now masked) WGL…

Our New VTRAN Technical Summary is Now Live

Monday, 08 January 2018 11:41
Since the release of VTRAN v.10.0, VTRAN and has gone through a number of different changes that continue to cement it as the most powerful vector translation tool on the market today. We’ve now updated our technical summary to reflect many of these changes, along with a new design layout and added details to help you review VTRAN with your decision makers. You can review the technical summary here: Should you have any additional questions about VTRAN, or any of the Source III Suite of products, please do not hesitate to contact our support staff today.
The traditional integrated circuit is inflexible. The rigid, silicon structure used to be an advantage for building older technologies, as they needed to be built in a way that offered better form and structure to prevent against problems. But the value of rigid circuits is limited to flat surfaces, where the firmness of the IC is an advantage. The Internet of Things (IoC) is creating a need for less rigid circuits: Circuits in Shapes Other Than Flat. Circuits that Can Change Shape if the Item Changes Shape. Luckily, research scientists are successfully creating these types of chips – microcontrollers that bend and flex without damage. Read more about these types of flexible circuits on Printed Electronics World.
  In an exciting bit of IC news, researchers at the University of Cambridge have successfully printed integrated circuits onto fabric using an inkjet printer. The idea of “wearable technology” has been around for several years. But it tends to be bulky, fragile, or unreliable. By printing the circuit directly onto fabric in a way that is malleable and not firm, wearable technology can have the same look and feel as any other apparel. It also opens the door to circuits that are placed on textiles, which may have the benefit of being more environmentally friendly and cost efficient. Read the entire interesting IC news article on