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Remote Logging: A Guest Post for Loggly

Cardinal Peak Staff     Thomson Comer, Senior Software Engineer here at Cardinal Peak, is writing a guest blog series starting this week for Loggly. His three-part series begins with this post explaining how remote logging works and how it can benefit engi…

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It's That Time Again

Stefanie Diesi, Staff Engineer It’s an early morning for many of us after “springing forward” and losing an hour of sleep over the weekend. While the time change might have a jarring impact on our alertness, our computers are probably humming along without ever noticing the…

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The SSL/TLS Handshake

Bernard Vachon I was asked by ECN magazine to contribute an article about how SSL/TLS works: It doesn’t seem like too long ago when embedded devices were, by their very nature, somewhat immune to security treats. As we scatter embedded devices everywhere and con…

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Four Things to Consider about Code Re-Use

Stefanie Diesi, Staff Engineer Software developers love writing new code. There’s something thrilling and exciting about designing creative, efficient solutions to new problems. Given the chance, many would rather write something new than reuse existing code, but despite what de…

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Straddling the Boundary of Free and Proprietary Software

Dave Beal Cardinal Peak is currently developing an embedded product for a customer whose business is innovative lighting products. We have chosen to base the embedded system on Linux, because it includes a wealth of infrastructure, it is open source and royalt…

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IoT Comms Software Is Hard

Matt Osminer I’ve got a new blog post up at EE Times, talking about how to architect the network communications protocols for Internet-of-Things devices: Crafting a communications software stack tailored to the needs of your Internet of Things design is cru…

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Using UDP in Internet-of-Things Devices

Ben Mesander I recently read this article by John Carbone about using UDP in embedded systems. The advice in the article is accurate, but there are some other issues to consider when designing UDP based protocols in embedded systems that Carbone did not address.…

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The Difference between HMAC and MAC

Ben Mesander Hash-based message authentication code, or HMAC, is an important building block for proving that data transmitted between the components of a system has not been tampered with. HMAC is a widely used cryptographic technology. I recently came across it…

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“Who Am I” in the Internet of Things?

Matt Osminer Out of the box, Chromecast has no idea who I am, or what my available content is. In a few simple steps I’m up and running with my content. I didn’t even enter my username and password! How did Google do that? The answer involves a protocol calle…

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More thoughts on security and the Internet of Things

Ben Mesander Attacks that are initially restricted to the realm of esoteric, government-backed spooks become accessible over time to run-of-the-mill cybercriminals. Take, for example, the Linux.Darlloz worm, which attacks embedded devices and is interesting for a…

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