29 Dec '15, 9am

32C3: A Free and Open Source Verilog-to-Bitstream Flow for iCE40 FPGAs

32C3: A Free and Open Source Verilog-to-Bitstream Flow for iCE40 FPGAs

[Clifford] presented a fully open-source toolchain for programming FPGAs . If you don’t think that this is an impressive piece of work, you don’t really understand FPGAs. The toolchain, or “flow” as the FPGA kids like to call it, consists of three parts: Project IceStorm, a low-level tool that can build the bitstreams that flip individual bits inside the FPGA, Arachne-pnr, a place-and-route tool that turns a symbolic netlist into the physical stuff that IceStorm needs, and Yosys which synthesizes Verilog code into the netlists needed by Arachne. [Clifford] developed both IceStorm and Yosys, so he knows what he’s talking about. What’s most impressive is that FPGAs aren’t the only target for this flow. Because it’s all open source and modifiable, it has also been used for designing custom ASICs, good to know when you’re in need of your own custom silicon. [Clifford]’s main f...

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32C3: Vector Video Games

hackaday.com 30 Dec '15, 3am

There are a few classic video games that rely on vector graphics and special monitors. Asteroids is incomplete if you’re n...

32C3: Towards Trustworthy x86 Laptops

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hackaday.com 28 Dec '15, 9am

Security assumes there is something we can trust; a computer encrypting something is assumed to be trustworthy, and the co...

32C3: Beyond Your Cable Modem

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hackaday.com 29 Dec '15, 7pm

[Alexander Graf] gave an absolutely hilarious talk at 32C3 about the security flaws he found in cable modems from two larg...

32C3: Inside Glorious Leader’s Operating System https://t.co/AEdGvBYvfe

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hackaday.com 30 Dec '15, 9pm

North Korea is a surveillance state propped up by a totalitarian government infamous for human rights abuses and a huge mi...

32C3: Shopshifting — Breaking Credit Card Payment Systems -

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hackaday.com 30 Dec '15, 9am

Credit card payment systems touch all of our lives, and because of this there’s a lot riding on the security of that techn...

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srx.com.sg 28 Dec '15, 6pm

Doctors Look No Further. Freehold and Best Buy. Reach Out 61008008 The Flow @ East Coast by OXLEY Holdings Limited. Brand ...

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hackaday.com 26 Dec '15, 3am

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32C3: So You Want to Build a Satellite?

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hackaday.com 31 Dec '15, 9pm

[INCO] gave this extremely informative talk on building a CubeSat . CubeSats are small satellites that piggyback on the la...

Flow Battery Builder UET Ends Year With $25M Investment From Japan's Orix - Greentech Media

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greentechmedia.com 29 Dec '15, 1pm

UniEnergy Technologies, a startup commercializing flow batteries in energy storage applications, just finished off 2015 wi...