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  • Integrated development environment
     → June 2014
    Advanced IDEs support media-rich embedded systems

    Advanced IDEs support media-rich embedded systems

    Lars Knoll (Digia, Qt)
    The nature of embedded systems developments is changing rapidly. These systems were embedded inside user equipment, often with little or no user interface to reveal their presence. At most, they might present a two-line display and a set of physical buttons. But as systems have become more sophistic... [read more]

    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.

    DIY
     → August 2014

    BeagleBoard community sniffs out new territory with PRUs

    Monique DeVoe (Managing Editor)
    At BeagleBoard's 6th birthday, and around BeagleBone Black's 1st birthday we take a look back at what the platform has achieved and where the foundation and the community are taking it next.

    Multicore
     → June 2014
    White Paper: Multi-Core FFT Performance on Intel(r) Sandy Bridge Processors

    White Paper: Multi-Core FFT Performance on Intel(r) Sandy Bridge Processors

    Staff (Mercury Systems)
    This paper examines scalability of computational performance with the Intel(r) Sandy Bridge multicore architecture, particularly when used on Mercury processor boards. We look specifically at two device types, an 8-core Xeon (E5-2648L clocked at 1.8 GHz) and a 4-core Core i7 (2715QE clocked at 2.1 G... [read more]

    White Paper
     → June 2017

    White Paper: Best Use of Discards to Improve Flash Storage Performance

    Thom Denholm (Datalight); Thom Denholm (Datalight)
    Steep declines in performance can arise in eMMC and UFS if discards are not being used. But what do discards mean for the flash and the file system, and can you balance the performance and the cost to make them work with your use case?

    Gateways
     → March 2016
    White Paper: Jumpstart IoT Innovation with Pre-integrated Gateway Starter Kit

    White Paper: Jumpstart IoT Innovation with Pre-integrated Gateway Starter Kit

    MIchael Chiu, Business Development Director (Advantech Embedded Group)
    2016 is going to be a booming year for the IoT industry. Most company executives and managers are targeting IoT as their key strategy to help their future business growth. This could be for new market development, or it could be for improving production efficiency. Whatever the purpose, a key challe... [read more]

    Android
     → September 2014
    Android beyond tablets and smartphones for embedded

    Android beyond tablets and smartphones for embedded

    Curt Schwaderer (Editorial Director)
    Android has been championed by Google for quite some time in the smartphone market. Android is a Linux-based environment and Linux is a very popular software platform for embedded systems. The growth of Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications and their associated graphics ... [read more]

    Linux
     → February 2016
    White Paper: Total cost of ownership Linux vs. QNX - Part 1

    White Paper: Total cost of ownership Linux vs. QNX - Part 1

    Chris Ault, Senior Product Manager (QNX Software Systems)
    Is there such thing as a free OS? In this white paper we examine the total cost of ownership of an open source operating system vs. a commercial operating system.

    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.

    Security
     → June 2015

    The case for security in Linux-based IoT devices

    John Weber (Avnet)
    Are you among the OEM and system integrators adding Internet connectivity and services into devices that were not originally intended to do so? If you are, then you know that by connecting these products to the Internet, customers are discovering new forms of revenue and, in some cases, entirely new... [read more]

    Software tools
     → May 2016
    White Paper: AXIS Software Development Tools

    White Paper: AXIS Software Development Tools

    Staff (Abaco Systems)
    Declare independence from your hardware and operating system.

    PC/104
     → Winter 2014

    PC/104 well positioned in military market

    John McHale (Editorial Director)
    Editorial Director John McHale discusses military embedded computing products becoming smaller, and the effect that has on SFF designers.

    Ethernet
     → June 2014

    Bringing enterprise-class Ethernet networking to rugged deployed systems

    Mike Southworth (Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions)
    An industry perspective from Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions

    FPGAs
     → Winter 2014
    FPGAs: Tough to program, but key for embedded computing

    FPGAs: Tough to program, but key for embedded computing

    Flemming Christensen (Sundance Multiprocessor Technology)
    Embedded computing designers continue to look at ways to cost-effectively integrate FPGAs into their PC/104 and other small form factor designs while battling the time-consuming and difficult task of programming the devices.

    Multicore
     → December 2014
    Opening up multicore implementation tools - Interview with Markus Levy, The Multicore Association

    Opening up multicore implementation tools - Interview with Markus Levy, The Multicore Association

    Monique DeVoe (Managing Editor)
    Multicore architectures are increasingly useful for meeting the performance demands of increasingly complex embedded systems. However, implementation challenges are still widespread, and designers continue to struggle to come up with solutions in part due to the prevalence of proprietary tools and i... [read more]

    Electronic Warfare
     → April/May 2014
    New electronic warfare architectures based on tight coupling of FPGA and CPU processing

    New electronic warfare architectures based on tight coupling of FPGA and CPU processing

    Thierry Wastiaux (Interface Concept)
    Electronic Warfare (EW) system designers are taking advantage of the performance leaps in commercial technology, driven by high-volume commercial markets such as telecommunications and cloud computing. These components such as FPGAs combine speed, high connectivity, and low power consumption for sig... [read more]

    Graphics
     → June 2014

    Developing embedded systems with discrete high-performance graphics processors

    Mitch Furman (AMD)
    Designing a discrete graphics-processor-based system for embedded applications presents very different types of challenges when compared to more mainstream discrete graphics, especially as the systems are often used in domains like industrial automation, in-the-field digital signage, medical imaging... [read more]

    encryption
     → June 2014
    Future-proofing your high-density encrypted storage solution

    Future-proofing your high-density encrypted storage solution

    Paul Davis (Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions)
    Encrypted storage designers must plan ahead – taking into consideration the probable “creep” in requirements for storage, I/O, and encryption – when architecting a new system that requires data storage. The likelihood of needing to accommodate increased demands makes it prudent to choose a Network A... [read more]

    Embedded software
     → Spring 2016
    Adding advanced server-management features to ATCA IPMCs

    Adding advanced server-management features to ATCA IPMCs

    Mark Overgaard (Pentair Electronics Protection )
    With substantial convergent forces pushing data center and network center functionality together, AdvancedTCA (ATCA) server blades can further strengthen their management credentials by adding advanced server-management facilities at the hardware platform management (HPM) level.

    VPX
     → February 2017
    White Paper: Rapid Prototyping a High-Performance Embedded Computing System

    White Paper: Rapid Prototyping a High-Performance Embedded Computing System

    Staff (Abaco Systems)
    An ideal development cycle will incorporate something close to the actual hardware as soon in the development cycle as possible.

    processing
     → Winter 2015
    The advantages and disadvantages of using commodity ARM evaluation platforms in production

    The advantages and disadvantages of using commodity ARM evaluation platforms in production

    Eric Rossi (EMAC, Inc)
    Most folks in the ARM embedded world are familiar with names like Raspberry PI, BeagleBone, Xplained, etc. These boards, as well as a whole host of others from various ARM board manufacturers, have enticing price points that lure us into considering them for use in production products. This class of... [read more]

    COTS
     → September 2014
    Military market one of opportunity for embedded COTS suppliers

    Military market one of opportunity for embedded COTS suppliers

    John McHale (Editorial Director)
    Q&A with Eric Sivertson, Executive Vice President of ATD Business Unit, Kontron

    Internet of Things
     → April 2014
    White Paper: M2M Embedded Software & Tools

    White Paper: M2M Embedded Software & Tools

    Exclusive license from VDC Research (Oracle Corporation)
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is rendering many incumbent embedded engineering technologies and design processes insufficient and antiquated.

    NETWORKING: Ethernet
     → June 2016
    White Paper: Abaco Systems and networking: what can we do for you?

    White Paper: Abaco Systems and networking: what can we do for you?

    Staff (Abaco Systems)
    Solving networking problems

    Operating systems
     → February 2016
    White Paper: Seven fatal mistakes to avoid when choosing an embedded OS

    White Paper: Seven fatal mistakes to avoid when choosing an embedded OS

    Malte Mundt, Senior Field Application Engineer (QNX Software Systems)
    How would you go about choosing an embedded Operating System (OS) for the next generation of your product? In this whitepaper we will make you aware of those pitfalls and shallows you ought to avoid when choosing an embedded OS, without drifting off into a lot of technical details.

    Cloud
     → April 2015
    White Paper: Cloud Optimize Your Business

    White Paper: Cloud Optimize Your Business

    Staff (Microsoft)
    The way in which we do business has transformed in more ways than people can imagine. If you're on the IT side of the fence, you know that the hardware and software of today bears little resemblance to the platforms of just a few years ago. How do you stay on top of the technology? Microsoft has put... [read more]

    Industrial Internet
     → June 2016
    White Paper: Optimize Your Software Stack for Industrial Internet of Things

    White Paper: Optimize Your Software Stack for Industrial Internet of Things

    Kerri McConnell (Datalight, Inc.); Wayne Warren (Raima); Kathleen Tufto (Mentor Graphics)
    The amount of data IoT devices create, process and transmit is increasing at a daunting rate. Can your software handle this deluge of data? Read the new whitepaper by Datalight, Mentor Graphics, and Raima, Optimize Your Software Stack for Industrial Internet of Things Devices, to learn how you can e... [read more]

    FPGA
     → January 2016
    White Paper: Faster, Better, and Cheaper Alternatives to FPGA-based Accelerators

    White Paper: Faster, Better, and Cheaper Alternatives to FPGA-based Accelerators

    Matthew Dharm (PARPRO Embedded Systems)
    Even as the number of cores in general-purpose CPUs continues to climb, many difficulties remain in building systems that are capable of handling large volumes of network data. This is due to several factors, including the ever-increasing rate of network traffic and some fundamental limitations in g... [read more]

    Software Defined Networking
     → Spring 2015

    Proprietary implementations of open source in SDN?

    Brandon Lewis (Assistant Managing Editor)
    Cisco's open source based software-defined networking strategy is shifting to a more proprietary Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) approach.

    embedded hardware
     → October 2015

    Cool power sensation

    Charlotte Adams (Abaco Systems)
    GPGPUs, hybrid chips originally developed for gaming are designed for improved power performance, fill a gap for military customers.

    xTCA
     → Spring 2017
    PICMG: A CTO\'s perspective

    PICMG: A CTO's perspective

    Doug Sandy (Artesyn Embedded Technologies)
    In the current environment of "open source everything," is there still a role for PICMG and open specifications? Doug Sandy, vice president of technology and CTO for PICMG, explores the past and future of PICMG within the emerging industry landscape.

    Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs)
     → February/ March 2016
    Unmanned aircraft lack stringent certification process

    Unmanned aircraft lack stringent certification process

    Mariana Iriarte (Associate Editor)
    All types of unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) are popping into the national airspace, resulting in increasing numbers of accidents and near misses. Safety incidents are getting more frequent with military unmanned aircraft as well. This environment is forcing military commercial and aviation officia... [read more]

    IoT
     → Summer 2015
    Edge-based analytics using general-purpose processors

    Edge-based analytics using general-purpose processors

    Nigel Forrester (Concurrent Technologies)
    Increasing demand for bandwidth at the network edge is driving the need for easily programmable, low-cost signal processing systems that can scale as data volumes grow. This is leading to the deployment of general-purpose processors in domains traditionally occupied by digital signal processor (DSP)... [read more]

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