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  • Security
     → December 2014

    Securing data on connected embedded devices

    Warren Kurisu (Mentor Graphics); Felix Baum (Mentor Graphics)
    Securing data on connected embedded devices is a top priority among software developers and architects today. It seems with every passing week another major data breach is announced. Embedded software developers are quickly gaining the tools and technology to design safer, more secure connected devi... [read more]

    RTOS
     → March 2014

    Real-time operating systems in the cloud era: Revolution or evolution?

    Curt Schwaderer (Editorial Director)
    Decades-old RTOS technology is still going strong, and is responding to new trends and advances to meet today’s embedded system needs.

    Java
     → August 2014

    Java brewing in embedded with targeted virtual machine

    Curt Schwaderer (Editorial Director)
    Embedded Java development can be challenging at first, but more and more virtual machines (VMs) are being developed and supported specifically for running Java on embedded platforms, making these challenges easier to overcome.

    RTOS
     → March 2014

    Securely connecting IoT devices with Real-Time Operating Systems: Interview with John Blevins, LynuxWorks

    Monique DeVoe (Managing Editor)
    The Internet of Things (IoT) can be a dangerous place for connected devices if security measures aren’t taken, but Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOSs) have evolved to include new networking features to better protect IoT devices. Embedded Computing Design talked with John Blevins, Director of Produc... [read more]

    Industrial software
     → March 2015
    Safety-certified software advances on multicore SoCs

    Safety-certified software advances on multicore SoCs

    Brandon Lewis (Assistant Managing Editor)
    Rather than the discrete, single-function platforms of the past, today's industrial systems are built around multicore processors that are increasingly packing performance into compute equipment. Now, software developers are taking advantage of these multicore architectures with RTOS and hypervisor ... [read more]

    DIY
     → November 2014

    Getting the Raspberry Pi RTOS-ready for embedded systems

    Monique DeVoe (Managing Editor)
    Embedded developers are testing DIY platforms' abilities to perform in serious applications. Here we see how the Raspberry Pi and the Raspberry Pi Compute Module could be embedded application ready.

    Embedded avionics for military aircraft
     → March 2013
    Military avionics designs embrace common standards and TRLs

    Military avionics designs embrace common standards and TRLs

    John McHale (Editorial Director)
    The task of improving situational awareness for military pilots in a tough budget climate with little development funding available requires designers to use open architectures and common standards to keep costs down. This trend also has fueled the enthusiasm behind the FACE Consortium, which promis... [read more]

    Automotive applications
     → February 2014
    The connected car: It\'s all about integration

    The connected car: It's all about integration

    Georg Doll (Wind River Systems)
    Software integration and consolidation - not just new features and functions - will drive the next wave of innovation in the auto industry.

    Avionics Safety Certification
     → March 2013
    Cache partitioning increases CPU utilization for safety-critical multicore applications

    Cache partitioning increases CPU utilization for safety-critical multicore applications

    Tim King (DDC-I)
    Cache partitioning reduces worst-case execution time for critical tasks, thereby enhancing CPU utilization, especially for multicore applications.

    Special Advertising Section
     → December 2014
    What\'s Hot in 2015: Real-time frameworks, agile modeling, and code generation

    What's Hot in 2015: Real-time frameworks, agile modeling, and code generation

    Staff (Quantum Leaps, LLC)
    In this Special Advertising Section, Quantum Leaps, LLC explains what will be the hot trends of 2015.

    Board Support Packages
     → Spring 2014
    Linux the popular BSP choice for PC/104 and SFF users

    Linux the popular BSP choice for PC/104 and SFF users

    As Windows XP nears End Of Life (EOL), many SFF users are turning to Linux as the Board Support Package (BSP) of choice.

    Linux
     → June 2014

    What's in a name? Some company names are better than others

    John McHale (Editorial Director)
    In this issue's Editor's Perspective, John McHale discusses the San Jose, CA-based company LynuxWorks' recent name change to Lynx Software Technologies.

    Operating systems
     → Spring 2013
    Operating system developments impact critical systems

    Operating system developments impact critical systems

    Jerry Gipper (Editorial Director)
    Software architects designing critical embedded systems have tough choices to make when selecting an operating system. Decisions can be both simplified and complicated with new framework and platform initiatives coming into being.

    integrated graphics
     → February/March 2014

    Intel integrated graphics in deployed defense systems

    Gregory Sikkens (Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions)
    An industry perspective from Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions

    Embedded software
     → Nov/Dec 2013

    Pre-validated hardware and software eliminate risks of new system capabilities

    Lee Brown (Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions)
    Adding new critical capabilities such as digital mapping, Human Machine Interface (HMI), and cross domain guard data security solutions into rugged deployed systems for defense and aerospace applications can be a challenge – both to development schedules and program budgets. The most costly and time... [read more]

    Signal Processing
     → February/March 2015

    ROcE protocol brings 40 Gbps Ethernet to VxWorks

    Marc Couture (Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions); Aaron Frank (Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions)
    Network performance can be an issue for VxWorks, especially in demanding applications like signal/image/radar processing. However, designers can get full-speed 40 Gbps Ethernet out of VxWorks.

    Embedded Masterclass
     → April 2014

    Embedded Masterclass 2014 round up

    Rory Dear (Technical Contributor)
    New and legacy tech was on display at Embedded Masterclass 2014 in the UK. Technical Contributor Rory Dear discusses the software, Real-Time Operating System (RTOS), verification, e-ink, and other products and technologies at the show.

    Internet of Things
     → March 2014

    The embedded world 2014 roundup: Internet of Things standardization, education, and simplification

    Rory Dear (Technical Contributor)
    The Internet of Things (IoT) was a big topic at the 2014 embedded world show, with many exhibitors focused on products and services to ease and standardize IoT development.

    avionics upgrades
     → February/March 2014
    Avionics upgrades enhance situational awareness for military pilots

    Avionics upgrades enhance situational awareness for military pilots

    Sally Cole (Senior Editor)
    Military avionics retrofits to aircraft such as the B-1 Bomber are leveraging powerful commercial processors and high-speed networking in a distributed architecture to enable future capability upgrades. Meanwhile, safety concerns related to degraded visual environments are driving synthetic vision ... [read more]

    Motion control
     → September 2016
    White Paper: Software VS Hardware -- Machine Control: Cost and Performance Compared

    White Paper: Software VS Hardware -- Machine Control: Cost and Performance Compared

    Jerry Leitz (KINGSTAR by IntervalZero )
    Let KINGSTAR show that the software-based servo performance is equivalent to or better than the DSP Solution, with a number of advantages compared to hardware at a very affordable price.

    I/O
     → March 2013
    White Paper: Designing with FPGAs for Speed and Flexibility

    White Paper: Designing with FPGAs for Speed and Flexibility

    Rowland Demko (Acromag, Inc.)
    The external world has a wide mix of I/O interfaces. Any FPGA module to be used must meet that interface.

    Microcontroller design
     → May 2013
    When implementing Internet of Things tech, remember: One size does not fit all

    When implementing Internet of Things tech, remember: One size does not fit all

    Staff (OpenSystems Media)
    As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to accelerate the need for cloud connected embedded devices, IoT use cases will all entail processing, sensing, software, wireless or wired communication, and security. But because IoT use cases are all different, one-size solutions won't fit all computing s... [read more]

    Signal processing trends in radar/sonar/EW
     → Jan/Feb 2013
    Fast processors, FPGAs fuel radar/EW signal processing performance

    Fast processors, FPGAs fuel radar/EW signal processing performance

    John McHale (Editorial Director)
    Radar and Electronic Warfare (EW) designers' thirst for more and more data is driving innovation at the signal processing level as embedded computing suppliers work magic with FPGAs and processors to create intelligent, fast sensor networks.

    Choosing the right processor
     → February 2013
    Choosing a processor is a multifaceted process

    Choosing a processor is a multifaceted process

    David Katz (Analog Devices); Rick Gentile (Analog Devices)
    The days are over when selecting a processor was a relatively simple task, in light of today’s converged processing paradigm. But examining a few key considerations can ease the decision-making process.

    Design considerations
     → February 2013
    White Paper: Top 3 Design Decisions When Programming an Embedded System

    White Paper: Top 3 Design Decisions When Programming an Embedded System

    Staff (National Instruments)
    Engineers working on large, complex project with short deadlines will face many design tradeoffs and decisions. Deciding where to focus time during the design phase is a big challenge. This paper identifies three important design decisions you should make when programming an embedded system, and pro... [read more]

    Single Board Computers
     → Summer 2013
    VITA technology SBCs of the future

    VITA technology SBCs of the future

    Jerry Gipper (Editorial Director)
    Almost every backplane-based embedded computing system in existence has a board that is considered the controller. Over the years, the industry has often used the term Single Board Computer (SBC) to describe that board. The term is used because all of the basic computer functionality is integrated o... [read more]

    Multicore
     → June 2013
    ARM\'s big.LITTLE architecture aims to satisfy the hunger for power - Q&A with John Goodacre, Director, Technology and Systems, ARM Processor Division

    ARM's big.LITTLE architecture aims to satisfy the hunger for power - Q&A with John Goodacre, Director, Technology and Systems, ARM Processor Division

    Sharon Hess (Managing Editor)
    As smartphone and tablet users continue to demand much higher performance to keep pace with an ever-more-connected lifestyle, the demand for extended battery life naturally follows. However, one way ARM is meeting the challenge is with its big.LITTLE multicore-based architecture, which aims to boost... [read more]

    Microcontroller design
     → May 2013
    Trend watch: MCU-based user interfaces take shape as key differentiator in cloud connected devices

    Trend watch: MCU-based user interfaces take shape as key differentiator in cloud connected devices

    Staff (OpenSystems Media)
    As size and power considerations continue to rule the day in the microcontroller realm, many current MCU trends revolve around the user interface as a key product differentiator, as explained to our editors by Mitchell Little of Microchip Technology Inc. in the following interview. These incarnation... [read more]

    VPX
     → Summer 2014
    Steps to building VPX systems with an integrator

    Steps to building VPX systems with an integrator

    Jerry Gipper (Editorial Director)
    This article looks at the steps to building a complete system. For many intelligent and critical embedded systems, the integration of the final system happens at the large prime contractors such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and others. The next level of integration is done at an ear... [read more]

    Integrated development environment
     → June 2014
    Embedded IDEs shaped by Internet of Things, DIY, virtualization, multicore

    Embedded IDEs shaped by Internet of Things, DIY, virtualization, multicore

    Curt Schwaderer (Editorial Director)
    Embedded systems are becoming smaller, more consolidated, and contain a mix of real-time processing with network connectivity and graphics capabilities. This trend in embedded development is facilitated by multicore processors and virtualization capabilities that enable real-time OS environments to ... [read more]

    In-vehicle infotainment systems
     → February 2013

    Embedded designers transform in-car technology

    Warren Webb (Editorial Director)
    Warren invites us into the evolving world of In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) and outlines the rest of 2013's first issue of Embedded Computing Design.

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