July 27, 2012

Three Rings of EE Fun

Black Hats, FPGAs, and GPS Spoofs

by Amelia Dalton

Welcome to the Big Top of EE Fun, ladies and gentlemen! We’ve got Black Hat hackers, GPS spoofers, and in the center ring, a serious FPGA heavy hitter. This week I chat with Jeff Waters (Senior VP and General Manager at Altera) about how FPGAs can differentiate your design from the next guy’s ASSP, how FPGAs are making their way into the automotive market, and what make and model Jeff would pick as his dream car.

I also have one more Altera DE0-Nano Development Kit (courtesy of Altera) to give away to one lucky listener. I'll tell you at the end of my broadcast how you can enter to win!


Communications and Networking. Embedded. FPGA.

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Watch Previous Fish Frys

Fish Fry Links - July 27, 2012

More Information about The 2012 Black Hat Conference

Press Release - White Sands tests show GPS ‘spoofing’ can be countered

Fish Fry Interview with Cryptography Research CEO Paul Kocher

Kevin Morris' feature article Towards Silicon Convergence - Altera’s CTO Weighs In

More Information about the DE0-Nano Development Board

Fish Fry Executive Interviews

Moshe Gavrielov, CEO - Xilinx

John Bruggeman, Former CMO - Cadence Design Systems

Darrin Billerbeck, CEO - Lattice Semiconductor

Lauro Rizzatti, Vice President of Marketing, EVE

Bill Neifert, CTO - Carbon Design Systems

Sean Dart, CEO - Forte Design Systems

Kapil Shankar, CEO - SiliconBlue

Andy Pease, CEO - QuickLogic

Rajeev Madhavan, CEO - Magma 

Paul Kocher, President - Cryptography Research Inc.

Anupam Bakshi, CEO - Agnisys

Dave Kleidermacher, CTO - Green Hills Software

Robert Blake, CEO - Achronix

Jack Harding, CEO - eSilicon

Michiel Ligthart, COO - Verific

Adnan Hamid, CEO - Breker Technologies



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Joined: Dec 2011

Posted on July 28, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Hi Amelia,
Here is what I would do with the DE0 Nano. I would develop a motor controller, with a NIOS processor and some custom logic for functions like PWM. I could use the ADC inputs for motor sensors like Hall sensors or other position sensors.


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Joined: Aug 2011

Posted on August 02, 2012 at 4:29 PM

the accelerometer and built-in ADC in DE0-Nano would be perfect for designing an inverted pendulum ; de0-nano is attached to pendulum and and its controlled by checks on ADXL345 readings in my program that moves the motors accordingly.


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Joined: Dec 2010

Posted on August 07, 2012 at 8:32 PM

I just got my HAM radio license a few months ago. If I got the dev kit I would try and make a direct conversion RF receiver. The FPGA would directly sample the RF signal with the ADC and decimate and filter the data into a form that a computer could process it. Similar to this student project:http://www.ece.vt.edu/swe/eta/reports/090713_S60DCR.pdf but a bit smaller in scope.
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