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  • The Cavalry has arrived for automotive cybersecurity. What's next?

    The Cavalry has arrived for automotive cybersecurity. What's next?

    After the publication of Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek's remote commandeering of a Jeep's CAN bus brought national attention to the issue of automo...

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  • Difficulties in calculating MTBF and reliability

    Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) is an important metric for determining the lifetime of embedded system components, but it’s difficult to calcul...

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  • Design management system eliminates ASIC shortcut risk

    Design management system eliminates ASIC shortcut risk

    Taking shortcuts can be a risky endeavor when designing an ASIC. However, there are avenues to streamlining a design project and reducing the risk whe...

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  • Verifying vital designs

    Device certification, software analysis, reduced power consumption are all ubiquitous issues in the embedded design industry. Here, Warren introduces...

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  • Mechatronics aids in embedded system design

    Mechatronics aids in embedded system design

    By looking at embedded systems from a different perspective, a mechatronics perspective, systems can be improved while saving cost. Over the last few...

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  • Securing the edge with ARM TrustZone for v8-M

    Securing the edge with ARM TrustZone for v8-M

    ARM's new 32-bit ARMv8-M architecture was introduced in 2015, adding TrustZone security extensions for Cortex-M microcontrollers (MCUs), among other f...

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  • Signal- and power-integrity fundamentals are essential in a high-speed PCB

    In today's digital design world, speed is often the main factor determining a product's performance. Many designs are packed with too many high-speed...

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  • 100 Gigabit Ethernet tackles backplanes and copper cables

    100 Gigabit Ethernet tackles backplanes and copper cables

    The implementation of the IEEE 100 Gbps Backplane and Copper Cable Task Force precipitates the creation of specifications to increase signaling rates...

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  • Embedded moves to multicore

    Embedded moves to multicore

    Power savings and performance enhancement have multicore looking like an SFF "Mighty Mouse" for the embedded industry.

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  • What's in your smart device?

    What's in your smart device?

    For mobile devices, sub 1 W processors are the choice. For digital home devices, there are choices at 3 W and up. For tablets, something in between mi...

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  • An introduction to FPGA power

    Designing the power system for a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is no easy task. FPGAs are highly configurable semiconductor devices that are us...

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  • Analytics-driven embedded systems, part 2 - Developing analytics and prescriptive controls

    Analytics-driven embedded systems, part 2 - Developing analytics and prescriptive controls

    In Part 1, we motivated the use of analytics within embedded systems using examples such as the BuildingIQ intelligent climate control system and the...

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  • ARM vs x86: Is x86 dead?

    The emergence and media domination of ARM technology could be a nail in the coffin for x86, but each has its own place and may continue to be useful i...

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  • Verifying embedded designs with cloud computing

    Verifying embedded designs with cloud computing

    Many industries have recognized the value of cloud computing both in terms of cost reduction through shared resources, and new capability offered by t...

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  • Encryption 101: Choosing the right scheme

    This intro to encryption offers some of the pitfalls that can derail the inexperienced user. About six years ago, I started working with a UK crypto c...

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  • Embedded virtualization enables scalability of real-time applications on multicore

    Embedded virtualization enables scalability of real-time applications on multicore

    Embedded virtualization combats the multicore complex: Global object networking allows real-time processor scalability.

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  • Embedded Application Frameworks: Simplifying the development of M2M devices

    Embedded Application Frameworks: Simplifying the development of M2M devices

    A helping hand from Embedded Application Frameworks eases design pressures for M2M developers.

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  • Encryption 301: More extensive encryption subsystems

    Using Ethernet protocols requires the proper encryption schemes. In Part 1, we looked at some do's and don'ts on encryption. In Part 2, we introduced...

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  • Choosing the best IoT protocol

    Choosing the best IoT protocol

    While much of the IoT relies on the traditional embedded development skills, the requirement for always-on connectivity is tasking engineers to make d...

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  • Let Snapdragon connect your legacy camera to the Open-Q

    Snapdragon chips are mainly designed for smartphones and thus incorporate interfaces native to the mobile processing environment. Engineers at Qualcom...

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