Sounding Off About Silence

Welcome to the Embedded World edition of Embedded Intel Solutions.

AnneFisherSometimes you want silence. Sometimes you don’t. Bernd Blume, CEO of autonomous Web hosting service company antsle, is in the “don’t” camp when it comes to fan noise. He loves that the Intel® Atom™ Processor C2000 Series product family has just 20W of TDP. That figure has allowed antsle to offer a server with a fanless design producing 0.0 dB. But the TDP feature wasn’t the only reason antsle went with Intel®, as Blume’s article in this issue explains.

When Communication is Vital

It’s not a stretch to associate emergencies with silence’s opposite—noise. But while emergencies are not short on noise in general—alarms, cries for help—they can be dangerously low on the “noise” that matters: communication to and among first responders, or among warfighters in a battlefield. Read how the problem of silence when communication is vital is being addressed in the article by Embedded Intel Solutions senior editor Caroline Hayes in this issue: “Communication and Co-operation Create a Tactical LTE Network.”

Hayes details how Intel IoT Solutions Alliance Premier Member ADLINK Technology, along with Connect Tech and LCR Embedded, have developed a “complete LTE network in a box.” This “wearable” took advantage of off-the-shelf products to trim design time.

Hayes also shares with us in this issue the possibilities Intel and Ford Motor Company see for making our experience as drivers more intuitive. That’s one of the topics covered in her article, “Driving Along at Full Speed for Autonomous Vehicles.”

With the holidays over, you may feel yourself hurtling along at full speed, trying to keep up with all the exciting developments in embedded. Other developments covered in this issue are the ramifications of Intel’s acquisition of Altera–Is an FPGA that behaves like a general-purpose CPU headed our way?–and the IT department’s role in new IoT business opportunities.

You’ll find more news, videos, white papers and articles to keep you up to speed among the more than 30 technology channels. And we definitely don’t consider silence golden when it comes to our readers. Let us hear from you!

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