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  • VITA 57.4: FMC+

    Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are utilized in many applications, with the range expanding as new variations of FPGAs emerge. By design, FPGAs are easily reconfigured as application needs change. But sometimes a change to the front-end hardware…

  • VITA’s switched fabrics roadmap

    Over the years, VITA’s charter has evolved to embrace a host of new open architecture standards for critical embedded computing. Originally founded to develop standards and an ecosystem in support of VMEbus, VITA has evolved its interconnect strategy f…

  • Visions of Sugar Plums!

    We have 20 sponsors lined up for the 2019 edition of Embedded Tech Trends to be held at The Andaz in San Diego, California on January 28 and 29. Embedded Tech Trends is an industry-wide forum where suppliers of component, board and system level solutio…

  • 1, 2, 3, … Slots are In

    When one envisions a VPX system, the image that often comes to mind is a multislot high performance computing system full of processing and I/O boards. But there is a completely different class of VPX “systems” that range from one to three slots in siz…

  • Converge and merge

    Two big news items have occurred since our last issue. The first is that under The Open Group, the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) standard began the process to establish itself as its own consortia. The second is the end-of-the-year Mercury Sy…

  • Embedded Tech Trends 2018 Wrap-up

    In January, Embedded Tech Trends 2018 was held in Austin, Texas at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown. Just off 6th Street, attendees had walking access to the famous Austin music scene and wonderful BBQ.

  • Securing embedded systems based on Open System Architectures

    Many of the standards developed by VITA working groups are for defining modules that are part of Open System Architectures (OSA) – whether they are VME, VPX, PMC, FMC or one of many other standards. These modules are used to build critical embedded sys…

  • Cybersecurity insecurity

    I had a chance to attend an IEEE cybersecurity presentation recently and left wanting to ditch all my computers and smartphones to move into the deep woods as far off the grid as possible. The presentation included very high-level demonstrations of sev…

  • Business barometer: 2018 trend predictions

    Last fall we were in the middle of a presidential election, not sure of the outcome. Now we know! I was contemplating a move to Australia, but I am still here – with my options open! I was reviewing my past predictions in preparation for this year’s fo…

  • Embedded Tech Trends 2017 wrap-up

    In January, Embedded Tech Trends 2017 was held at the wonderful Bourbon Orleans Hotel in the heart of the New Orleans French Quarter. Bordered by Bourbon Street to the west with Jackson Square and the mighty Mississippi River to the east, the attendees…

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