• November 2021: EngineerZone's Top Topics

    •  Analog Employees 
    Post-Thanksgiving we're grateful for our members and forum managers for providing quality solutions to your toughest challenges. So far in 2021, we saw the biggest spike in membership and an increase in member engagement compared to the prev...
  • Reliability Predictions for Integrated Circuits

    •  Analog Employees 
    Given I work for an IC manufacturer I was surprised that I hadn’t already done a blog on the reliability predictions for integrated circuits. Having good reliability is one of the 3 pillars of functional safety and so reliability predictions ar...
  • Calling Engineers: Join Compensated User Research Interviews for ADI's vLab Platform!

    •  Analog Employees 
    vLab, ADI's new hub for web tools, is a community focused platform meant to jump-start your system design and evaluation process. To make sure we provide customers with the best experience possible, the vLab team is conducting rewarded user research ...
  • Cobot, Meet Co-worker

    •  Analog Employees 
    What if robots could take on all the heavy and dangerous tasks in a manufacturing facility—making work safer and more efficient? Imagine a smart robot keeping a production line up and running even if the employees had to work remotely. Or, cons...
  • Data Integrity: Exploring Message Authentication Codes and Digital Signatures

    •  Analog Employees 
    Up next in our security solutions series, we will explore message authentication codes. The first solution that will provide security against tampering by malicious adversaries combines symmetric cryptography and a cryptographic hash function. In thi...
  • When it Comes to Data Integrity, Can We Just Encrypt the Data?

    •  Analog Employees 
    In the last blog about data integrity, we learned that Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) doesn't provide any protection against malicious adversaries.  To protect against adversaries that are purposefully trying to modify data, we will need a strong...
  • Garbage In, Garbage Out: Why Battery Formation and Testing Is Critical for EVs

    •  Analog Employees 
    By 2025, 10% of all vehicles on the road are expected to be battery-powered, compared to less than 2% today.* With this explosive growth, the pressure is on to bring battery manufacturing equipment to market quickly. However, battery manufacturers be...
  • Data Integrity: Verifying Data Has Not Been Altered

    •  Analog Employees 
    How do we know that famous works of art on display are authentic and not forgeries? It’s clearly not an easy task, as the art forgery industry is estimated to generate around $30 billion per year. Artists frequently sign their original work but...
  • Update Your Avatar: Win a Swag Bag!

    •  Analog Employees 
    It's time to select a new avatar! You've probably seen the green EZ avatar image on EngineerZone. Don't get lost in a sea of EZ green avatars. Change your avatar between November 9th-19th for a chance to win an ADI swag bag. We will draw 10...
  • Safe vs Dangerous – Are You Confused?

    •  Analog Employees 
    Did you know that even the definition of safe and dangerous failures varies from standard to standard? Did you know that a safe failure according to ISO 26262 may not be safe according to IEC 61508? In this blog, I will discuss the failure definition...
  • From Airport Terminal to Main Street: Keeping Public Spaces Safe

    •  Analog Employees 
    Your position in life often helps you prepare for your next opportunity, even if it’s 180 degrees from your current position. Such was the case for Analog Devices and its technologies which are embedded within airport scanners.  There are ...
  • October 2021: EngineerZone's Top Topics

    •  Analog Employees 
    In last month's EZ top topics blog, we teased about the "picture day" contest that's coming up in just a few short weeks. While you're selecting your favorite headshot to upload, note that you can also update your Biog...
  • Slaying the Unplanned Downtime Monster

    •  Analog Employees 
    Imagine this scenario: A plant manager stands in his office, watching the production floor beneath bustle with energy. Despite challenging business conditions and growing press...
  • Encryption: Modes of Operation

    •  Analog Employees 
    Now that you're aware of the most common algorithms, we can dig a bit deeper into the modes of operation. We’ve seen a general idea of how modern symmetric encryption algorithms transform blocks of plaintext data into ciphertext. Of course,...
  • Share Your InnovateFPGA Project with Us!

    •  Analog Employees 
    The InnovateFPGA Design contest offers teams the opportunity to work with leading technology from Intel, Terasic, Microsoft, and Analog Devices. Teams are encouraged to enter this year’s design contest to win cash prizes, medals,&nbsp...
  • Encryption: Most Common Algorithms

    •  Analog Employees 
    In Encryption: What Is It and How Does it Work? we promised the solution to the monoalphabetic substitution cipher. See below: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z &darr...
  • Encryption: What Is It and How Does it Work?

    •  Analog Employees 
    The ability to communicate privately, such that only the intended parties have access to the confidential information, is the most well-known capability of cryptography. Our products use encryption to preserve the confidentiality of sensitive data bo...
  • I Think I Might Be Losing My Faith in SFF

    •  Analog Employees 
    I recently read an article posing the question “Is empathy amoral” (a link at the bottom of the blog so you won’t get distracted now). I found this hard to accept until I read the article. Saying SFF might be bad is a bit like sayin...
  • September 2021: EngineerZone's Top Topics & Tip of the Month

    •  Analog Employees 
    As a student, you may remember picking out an outfit for picture day and practicing your camera-ready smile in the mirror. Now that school is back in session for students all over the world, it's time to start preparing for EngineerZone's first "picture day" contest.
  • InnovateFPGA 2021 Design Contest: Connecting the Edge for a Sustainable Future

    •  Analog Employees 
    Technology offers an unparalleled opportunity to reduce humanity’s impact on the planet, whether it be through smarter management of energy, reducing food waste in the supply chain, improving the performance of mass transit, or any number of bu...
  • Cooking or an Actual Fire? ADI Tests CN0537 Reference Design

    •  Analog Employees 
    In the world of smoke alarms, the new Edition 8 of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 217 standard changes everything. Spurred by concern among fire safety experts that the inadequacies of traditional smoke detectors were leading to preventable deat...
  • August 2021: EngineerZone's Top Topics

    •  Analog Employees 
    We're going back to school with another EZ tip of the month. This month's tip is related to inserting photos and files into your question and forum replies...
  • What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate

    •  Analog Employees 
    Internally within Analog Devices, I deliver training courses on functional safety for industrial applications. One of the modules in this training is called “Functional safety for networking”. I like to play some YouTube videos during the...
  • Blockchain: Uses Cases

    •  Analog Employees 
    In Blockchain: Behind the Hype, we gave an overview on blockchain technology. Now, how can it be applied? It will be useful to examine not only use cases where blockchain provides a clear benefit, but also how the technology can be applied witho...
  • Blockchain: Behind the Hype

    •  Analog Employees 
    In our new #securitysolutions series, we will go over topics ranging from blockchain to data integrity. First, let's start with a short series of blogs about blockchain technology. “There is a high level of hype around the use of bloc...