Electronics Weekly – Pasternack PCB Connectors, Renesas Microcontrollers & More
Vincent Charbonneau posted on February 15, 2019 |

Microchip LoRa Security System

ATECC608A-MAHTN-Tcryptoauthentication device. (Image courtesy of Microchip.)
ATECC608A-MAHTN-Tcryptoauthentication device. (Image courtesy of Microchip.)

Microchip, in partnership with The Things Industries, has announced an end-to-end security system that adds secure, trusted and managed authentication to LoRaWAN devices. The system brings hardware-based security to the LoRa ecosystem, combining the MCU- and radio-agnostic ATECC608A-MAHTN-T CryptoAuthentication device with The Things Industries’ managed join servers and Microchip’s secure provisioning service.

Similar to how a prepaid data plan works for a mobile device, each purchase of an ATECC608A-MAHTN-T device comes with one year of managed LoRaWAN join server service through The Things Industries.

For more information, visit Microchip’s website.

Pasternack PCB Connectors

End launch PCB connectors. (Image courtesy of Pasternack.)
End launch PCB connectors. (Image courtesy of Pasternack.)

Pasternack has launched a series of mmWave, removable, edge launch PCB connectors that are suited for Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) applications like high-speed networking, cloud servers and supercomputing. The series comprises 16 models in four end launch connector interfaces: 1.0mm (110GHz), 1.85mm (67GHz), 2.92mm (40GHz) and 2.4mm (50GHz). The connectors provide VSWR as low as 1.10:1 and a bandwidth that supports high data rates.

For more information, visit Pasternack’s website.

Renesas Microcontroller Lineup

RX24T and RX24U MCUs. (Image courtesy of Renesas Electronics.)
RX24T and RX24U MCUs. (Image courtesy of Renesas Electronics.)

Renesas Electronics has announced the expansion of its RX24T and RX24U Groups of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) to include high-temperature-tolerant models for motorcontrol applications that require an expanded operating temperature range. The RX24T G Version and RX24U G Version support operating temperatures ranging from −40°C to 105°C while maintaining the energy efficiency of the RX24T and RX24U MCUs.

For more information, visit Renesas’ website.

RS Components Neural Compute Stick

Neural Compute Stick 2. (Image courtesy of RS Components.)
Neural Compute Stick 2. (Image courtesy of RS Components.)

RS Components has released the Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 (NCS 2)—a small and fanless computer vision and deep neural network (DNN) accelerator. The device is suited for developers and engineers looking to integrate computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities into their Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Available in the USB form factor, the stick provides users with versatility, allowing for deep learning prototyping on a laptop or device with a USB interface.

For more information, visit RS Components’ website.

Synopsys Study Highlighting Critical Cybersecurity Risks in the Automotive Industry

(Image courtesy of Synopsys.)
(Image courtesy of Synopsys.)

Synopsys and SAE International have released are port titled “Securing the Modern Vehicle: A Study of Automotive Industry Cybersecurity Practices.” Based on a survey of global automotive manufacturers and suppliers conducted by Ponemon Institute, the report highlights critical cybersecurity challenges and deficiencies affecting many organizations in the automotive industry.

The study found that 84 percent of automotive professionals have concerns that their organizations’ cybersecurity practices are not keeping pace with evolving technologies. The survey also found that 30 percent of organizations do not have an established cybersecurity program or team, and that 63 percent test less than half of the automotive technology they develop for security vulnerabilities.

To read the study, visit Synopsys’ website.

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