E-community Post: DIY showdown; understanding the Internet of Things; selecting the right embedded SSD storage solution

August 1, 2013 OpenSystems Media
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DIY showdown: ‘BeagleBone Black vs. Raspberry Pi’

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Professional embedded designers and also hobbyists tinkering with DIY/maker boards for their next projects can now get a side-by-side comparison of the genre’s duo of popular Linux-based, credit card sized boards – the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black – thanks to a newly released “BeagleBone Black vs. Raspberry Pi” video.

Though the narrator’s pseudonym is “TheRaspberryPiGuy,” similarities and differences of both boards are presented in a technical, impressively nonbiased manner, with kudos given to each board in the areas in which it excels, including: size, weight, processor, memory, connectivity, I/O, power, price, community, and practical usage.

Watch the video: http://opsy.st/16bN23y

See more videos: video.opensystemsmedia.com

(For more on DIY/maker boards, see the article on page 40.)

Understanding the Internet of Things protocols: DDS, MQTT, and AMQP

Presented by: RTI

The Internet revolutionized how people communicate, what they do, and how they work together. The revolution is not done. The next wave of the Internet will connect machines and devices together into functioning, intelligent systems. These interconnected devices, aka the “Internet of Things” (IoT), will link machines together with speeds, scales, and capabilities far beyond what people need or use. The IoT of intelligent connected devices will change the world, perhaps more profoundly than today’s human-centric Internet.

However, figuring out where your application fits into the maze of technologies is truly confusing. This webinar will decode the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology jumble and explore some of the applications and reasons that high-performance integrated device systems are benefiting from DDS, the Object Management Group (OMG) standard for Data Distribution Service middleware.

Watch: http://opensystemsmedia.com/events/e-cast/archive

Roving Reporter blog: High Performance Embedded Computing platform choices

By Jerry Gipper

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Embedded computing is moving into the world of “Big Data” and that means lots of scalable, high-performance computing. Radar, signals intelligence, and electronic warfare are data-intensive applications that need embedded computers able to process vast amounts of data and do it quickly. High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) takes much of its lead from the High Performance Computing (HPC) technology found in data centers, taking concepts and extending them to the more environmentally demanding conditions in embedded computing applications. Processor offloading, cluster computing, distributed architectures, and open source software are but a few of the traits of High Performance Computing that are being passed on to HPEC. Read more: http://opsy.st/135UtXU

White Paper

Selecting the right embedded SSD storage solution

By Staff, Virtium Technology

The density evolution of NAND flash components has made enormous SSD capacities a reality in a growing list of small form factors. The reality today is that there is no “one-size-fits-all” SSD technology or form factor poised to take the place of CompactFlash, which impacts future embedded systems designs.

The lack on an SSD “hero” that fully supports the storage needs of embedded systems further complicates the task for designers who must contend with a long list of complex requirements.

Read more: http://opsy.st/14JpQsU

Read other white papers: whitepapers.opensystemsmedia.com

ECD guest blog: Software development: Fixed cost or opportunity cost?

By Anthony Pighin, Code Time Technologies

When starting a new project, part of the decision-making process is deciding which components to design in-house, and which are best left to external vendors. Sometimes the dividing line can be as simple as outsourcing the hardware platform, and doing all software development internally, but the choice is often far more complex.

Read more: http://opsy.st/10TUfF1

[To become an ECD (www.embedded-computing.com) guest blogger, send me a one-paragraph abstract for consideration at sharon_hess@opensystemsmedia.com.]

Sharon Hess (Managing Editor)
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