May - 2015
- Proprietary “Standards” Feel Way Too Controlling
If âsoftware wants to be freeâ, hardware engineers also want âfreeâ choice to select non-proprietary standards. I stood in line today for the fifth time in several weeks
- Challenges—Insidious and Otherwise—for Embedded Systems
âInsidiousâ is one of those words that seems to punch above its weight. One that a novelist or scriptwriter might use to evoke unseen dangers. But it wasnât in a novel or movie
- More Than One Sense
In our vehicles, on our wrists and smartphones and in the Internet-connected devices encountered in industrial and consumer settings, sensors are finding ways to work with greater energy
- Security is a Driving Force for Connected Vehicles
As vehicles become more connected, both with in-car networks and with communications to the cloud and services, providers are making automotive embedded systems secure and interoperable. The
April - 2015
- Edge Computing Brings Performance to the Heterogeneous IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) will transform the way we interact with each other and our devices and on how our devices interact with other devices. But to process, power and store
- Design Considerations for Wrist-Wearable Heart Rate Monitors
There is no shortage of difficulties to overcome when developing a wearable optical heart rate monitor. Wrist-wearable fitness bands and smart watches are moving from basic accelerometer-based
- Smart Fabric, Not Wrist Bling, To Lead Wearable Market Growth?
Coming soon: Smart Fabric as Coach? Thereâs incredible hype surrounding the wearable market and most of it is aimed at the wrist where activity monitors continue to move from crude
March - 2015
- 3D Gestures for the Internet of Things
True single-chip gesture detection has arrived to the IoT. Whatâs the secret to leveraging this advanced technology for industrial, smart energy, medical, gaming and other applications? Internet
February - 2015
- Embedded Memories Destined for IoT Seek Security/Power Management Balance
Low-power designs that also stand guard against passive, semi-invasive and invasive attacks are evolving to protect the IoT devices found in automotive, wearables, medical, industrial
- Europe’s Take on the IoT
With 30 billion connected devices expected within five years and spanning automotive, consumer, medical, industrial, smart energy, wearables and more, the Internet of Things (IoT) may
- The IoT and RTOS Reinvention
A heads up on some of the changes in a new modular operating system environment. Wind River is positioning VxWorks 7 as the reinvented âInternet of Thingsâ RTOS. For targets,
- Smarter Energy: Meters Embrace Their Critical IoT Role
The IoT will extend the connected benefits of the smart grid. The global focus on energy and water management and conservation is leading to a smart grid that involves more than
January - 2015
- A New Prize in Your Serial Box
Advanced, programmable I2C and SPI T&M equipment opens up flexible options. Two popular low-speed serial buses continue to live on, but changes are afoot in the test and debug
- Reconfigurable Image Sensors Make Imagination the only Limit for Innovative IoT Use
The improvements in image sensors in the key areas of resolution, power and pixel low light performance evidenced in todayâs camera phone products can be leveraged for an array of
November - 2014
- Multicore Q&A with LDRA
Not just for plants, cross-pollination applies to know-how, too, and there may be no better example than whatâs taking place among the mil-aero, medical, industrial and other markets as they seek to take on the complexities of security and safety for multicore systems.
- Security: The Ultimate Barrier to IoT Success
Coming to a meeting of minds on security, independent portability and virtualization will pave the way for IoT success.
October - 2014
- Smart Microcontrollers in Multi-Sensor Field Transmitter Solutions
Integrated solutions ease the challenge of bringing together sensors and transmitters.
- Cortus IP connects the third wave of computational devices
Two 32bit processor IPs have been released by Cortus, the companyâs second generation of processor IP that takes a minimalist approach to the âthird waveâ of applications. Caroline Hayes spoke to Roddy Urqhart, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Cortus.
- Integrated MEMS Is Powering the Internet of Moving Things
Connected and not tied to one place? Then weâre talking the Internet of Moving Things and this sector of the IoT is only going to get hotter, spurring MEMS and sensor innovation in
August - 2014
- Building Security In: Tools and Techniques for Reducing Software Vulnerabilities
By definition secure software is high-quality software, but the reverse is not always true.
- 3D Optical Shape Sensing for Medical Applications
An FPGA-based fiber optic sensing instrument can be key to accurately determining the shape of complex paths like those of human arteries as well as for applications spanning industrial, automotive, aeronauticsâindeed any field where a precision watch on real time changes is demanded.
- RF Connectivity Eases Up on Power Not Security
Sensor networks for consumer and industrial applications can benefit from low-power RF technologies combined with hardware encryption for safeguarding data.
July - 2014
- Development Options Evolve with Advances in Intel® Processor Performance-Per-Watt
The latest IntelÂ® processors bridge a performance-power-cost gap to open a range of new low-power and small form factor embedded design strategies for IoT, industrial, healthcare, smart energy and transportation applications.
- IoT Standards Enable Interoperability
Experts weigh in on challenges in IoT device development, the value of standards, and the importance of standards groups such as the Industrial Internet Consortium.
- A 3-Tier Approach to IoT Security
To ensure the functionality of an IOT system, software designers should consider a 3-tiered stack of controls, where the lowest level ensures the integrity of the next.
- Color Sensing Improves Look and Feel of Smart Products
New generations of RGB sensors enable more advanced and attractive user interfaces that span consumer, mobile, automotive and industrial applications. The development of the market
June - 2014
- GPGPU-based HPEC Solves Toughest Mil/Aero ISR Problems
GPGPU computing in deployed HPEC systems brings mobile supercomputing to the battlefield in small packages.
- Wireless Sensor Contextual Computing
Wireless sensor packs reduce the compute complexity of a local IoT network by processing the information closer to where it is most useful.
May - 2014
- Sensors Are a Primary Source for Big Data
New IoT applicationsâfrom medical to smart energy to animal husbandryâ drive the need for more layered intelligence to address security and privacy concerns, and to manage stunning
- Microcontroller and Connectivity Options for Smart Home and IoT Devices
IoT end nodes and gateways that offer the best combination of energy-efficiency, performance, cost effectiveness and appealing featuresâregardless of MCU bit sizeâwill be in the