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Adding a little FE memory makes RFID chips hack-proof

Researchers at MIT and Texas Instruments have developed a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip that is virtually impossible to hack, potentially defeating capture of data in scenarios such as theft of credit card number or key card information, or of high-value goods where inventory systems may be deceived by dummy tags.

T&M and sensors

Digital capture system adds to LeCroy scopes’ analysis capabilities

An introduction by Teledyne LeCroy significantly expands, the company asserts, the capabilities of its oscilloscopes; the HDA125 High-speed Digital Analyser/ digital acquisition system captures 18 channels of digital data at 12.5 Gsample/sec.


Add virtual Ethernet ports to single port MCUs

Segger’s TCP/IP stack now offers support for the “Tail Tagging” feature of Micrel/Microchip Ethernet switches. embOS/IP is the first embedded IP stack to support Tail Tagging.