Navy information experts focus on large military networks, how to harden them, and provide cyber security | Military & Aerospace Electronics


Aaron Weis, who became the Navy CIO in September, said during a March 2 keynote luncheon at the AFCEA West 2020 conference in San Diego that the service’s networks were overly complex and, therefore, difficult to defend. “I would argue our networks are holding us back,” he said.

And on the topic of cyber security, he said “the Department of Navy is losing our information every day to our adversaries. We’re leaking our information out whether it’s from direct exfiltration or through the defense industrial base.”

Source: Navy information cyber security | Military & Aerospace Electronics

Army asks Perspecta Labs for autonomous cyber defenses to tactical networks using artificial intelligence | Military & Aerospace Electronics


U.S. Army trusted-computing experts needed autonomous cyber defenses for tactical networks and communications that capitalize on artificial intelligence and machine learning. They found their solution from Perspecta Labs Inc. in Basking Ridge, N.J.

Army researchers are asking Perspecta for cyber technology to secure automated network decisions and defend against adaptive autonomous cyber attackers at machine speed.

Source: trusted computing cyber defenses tactical networks | Military & Aerospace Electronics

Coronavirus work-at-home puts unprecedented pressure on DOD networks, raising worries about cyber attack | Military & Aerospace Electronics


“Given the increased telework demand, we’ve seen a tremendous increase on the network. Unprecedented demand just over the last weekend or so,” Essye Miller, said.

She explained that, as a result of the increased demand on the DOD networks, they are asking that streaming services such as Pandora be limited if they are not mission essential. She also noted that access to YouTube will be blocked.

Source: coronavirus cyber attack DOD networks | Military & Aerospace Electronics

Open Source will speed technological innovation and enable the energy transition | EE Times


Growing and supporting renewable energy through a truly collaborative open-source initiative is the objective of LF Energy. LF Energy is a nonprofit, vendor-neutral initiative from The Linux Foundation with an action plan to modernize electrical systems worldwide through open frameworks, reference architectures, and a support ecosystem of complementary projects.

“Our mission is to accelerate the energy transition by hosting, building, facilitating and enabling the distributive computing paradigm as it relates to distributed energy resources. That is everything from control infrastructure to the foundations for new markets, micro-transactions, the edge devices, the whole thing,” said Shuli Goodman, executive director of LF Energy.

Source: Open Source will speed technological innovation and enable the energy transition | EE Times

Smart and Secure Embedded Solutions for IoT Design | EE Times


Microchip Technology Inc. has launched a range of IoT solutions for rapid prototyping by using cloud connectivity for all integrated microcontroller solutions.

IoT design is characterized by pairing the appropriate microcontroller solutions with the ideal connection protocol for your application. Microchip Technology Inc. announced a line-up of full-stack, embedded development solutions that provide any number of such combinations.

The line ranges from the smallest PIC and AVR microcontrollers (MCUs) for sensors and actuators, to 32-bit MCU gateway and microprocessor (MPU) solutions for edge computing. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or 5G narrowband technologies, all while maintaining a security foundation with support from its Trust Platform for the CryptoAuthentication family.

Source: Smart and Secure Embedded Solutions for IoT Design | EE Times

Supplier Stories for the Week of March 23 | Design News


Librestream, a global provider of remote collaboration and communication solutions, has announced a free program for enterprises facing business continuity and worker safety challenges related to COVID-19.

The Onsight Augmented Reality Platform includes a broad range of augmented reality software capabilities including remote expert assistance, guided work instructions, and content capture and delivery, as well as optional inspection accessories.

“The sudden onset of this pandemic means managers haven’t had time to prepare for the new reality we are facing with the novel coronavirus,” said John Bishop, President and CEO of Librestream said. “Many are scrambling to find safe, cost effective ways to ensure business continuity. Onsight is already helping hundreds of companies overcome distance barriers and keep workers safe. With this free program, we can extend the same opportunity to any organization.”

Source: Supplier Stories for the Week of March 23 | Design News

We’re on the Road to Somewhere: GM Maps its Electric Vehicle Future | Design News


General Motors is pledging to invest $20 billion through 2025 to roll out a raft of new electric models across the company’s range of vehicle segments. “Those are engineering and capital numbers,” emphasized GM CEO Mary Barra. “Those aren’t numbers that have crazy things added to it to make it look big.”

That investment will drive battery cell cost from $145 per kilowatt-hour to less than $100/kWh early in the lifecycle, with a path toward still lower prices. This will fuel sales of a million EVs per year in the combined U.S. and Chinese markets.

This progress is based on GM’s new family of pouch-based lithium-ion battery cells it will build through a joint venture with LG Chem.

Source: We’re on the Road to Somewhere: GM Maps its Electric Vehicle Future | Design News

International OTT voice traffic tops 1tn minutes in 2019


International over-the-top (OTT) voice traffic reached 1 trillion minutes in 2019, compared to just 432 billion minutes of international carrier traffic.

According to TeleGeography, the new figures come as a result of its annual update to its report and database with refreshed pricing, revenues, traffic volumes and other key performance indicators (KPIs) in the international voice market.

Other key findings from the updated report show that international voice revenues are estimated to have declined from $99 billion at their peak in 2012 to just $60 billion in 2019.

Source: International OTT voice traffic tops 1tn minutes in 2019

Mobile telcos ‘face losing over $25bn in roaming revenue’


Travel bans because of coronavirus will cost the mobile phone industry US$25 billion between now and the end of 2020, according to new analysis.

And operators do not have any real strategy to mitigate the risk, says Juniper Research, which has carried out the study.

“Revenues lost through the travel ban will not be recoverable and these must be considered lost revenues,” said Sam Barker, head of forecasting at the company.

Source: Mobile telcos ‘face losing over $25bn in roaming revenue’

Hot EDA Sector Cooled Off in Q4 | EE Times

Global revenue in the EDA segment of the electronics industry grew 8.3 percent in 2019, despite tailing off to weaker growth of just 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to statistics published by Semi and the Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance.

In 2019, the EDA market surpassed a total annual value of $10 billion for the first time.

Source: Hot EDA Sector Cooled Off in Q4 | EE Times