Embedded Systems Design, February 2006 - Embedded.com

Embedded Systems Design, February 2006

August ESP

VOL. 19 NO. 2
February 2006

Table of Contents

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Understanding elliptic-curve cryptography
by Rob Lambert
Cryptography is important in more ways than one. Even the density of the encrypted data can be as important as its security. See how this encryption scheme serves both needs.

Program flash memory with parallel flash loaders and CPLDs
by Theresa Vu
Flash memory chips are common, but loading them up with code or data is still a trick. This how-to article shows you how FPGA chips can accelerate flash loading.

Choosing hardware IP
by Rick Mosher
Designing your own chip is hard enough without having to worry about your third-party IP supply. This guide helps ASIC and ASSP designers through the minefield of evaluating and selecting hardware IP for their important projects.

Improve your root-mean calculations
by Brian Neunaber
With Newton's help and a few improvements, real-time digital systems can find root-means efficiently.

Columns

Break Points
A call for modern compilers

by Jack G. Ganssle
Why aren't programming tools as good as word processors? Surely code developers deserve better than this.

Departments

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Maybe we're all crazy

by Jim Turley
Design for the worst customer you can imagine and listen carefully to the marketing folks. In embedded systems, the best engineered design does not always win.

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