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How to jump-start signal chain development in smart sensor devices
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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...
Verifying vital designs
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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...
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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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...
Embedded moves to multicore
Power savings and performance enhancement have multicore looking like an SFF "Mighty Mouse" for the embedded industry.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Embedded virtualization enables scalability of real-time applications on multicore
Embedded virtualization combats the multicore complex: Global object networking allows real-time processor scalability.
Embedded Application Frameworks: Simplifying the development of M2M devices
A helping hand from Embedded Application Frameworks eases design pressures for M2M developers.
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...
Choosing the best IoT protocol
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