reverse engineer


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reverse engineer

To isolate the components of a completed system. When a chip is reverse engineered, all the individual circuits that make up the chip are identified. Source code can be reverse engineered into design models or specifications. Machine language can be reversed into assembly language (see disassembler). See obfuscator.
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ReFormat [9] attempts to reverse engineer protocol specifications of encrypted application messages.
Under reverse engineer environment the engineers, first have to identify the materials that are used for this part and characteristics medical device, then the part geometric form has to be accurately digitized, and the manufacturing process has to be verified.
"A key to our success is the NVision handheld scanner's ability to capture the geometry required to reverse engineer complicated parts with high accuracy." NVision
Third, if reverse engineering can be used out of necessity, engineers should be advised to reverse engineer only the portions of the original program needed to decipher the precise functional elements required for the new program.
It is worth noting that, to the extent that standardization inhibits revolutionary innovation, this negative effect often will be present whether or not third parties are permitted to reverse engineer in order to achieve compatibility.
With Intercept's software, it is possible to reverse engineer that portion of circuitry into a synchronized layout and schematic design, and then build that as a block symbol and geometry placed any number of times into future schematic and layout designs.
Your news item on Warwick University's project to provide CAD images of a vintage car will be good news for enthusiasts of the Lea Francis model but is not the first time that a vintage car has been reverse engineered (PE 13 February).
The group Schneck organized, which included himself, Humont, Jim Flanigan of Foundry Consultants, Dave Smith of Cunningham Pattern and Engineering, Columbus, Ind., and Scott Wichlacz of Manitowoc Motor Machine, Manitowoc, Wis., were fortunate enough not to have to reverse engineer the head entirely.
Plant engineers decided to reverse engineer a new one from the original.
(In fact, says Lawrence, it becomes impractical to completely reverse engineer the most complex assemblies or components.)
In addition, the costs to properly reverse engineer systems and the value of the reverse engineering products are consistently underestimated by management.
TPI uses five CSPs to validate tools and parts, check CAD drawings, and reverse engineer prototypes.