Guest Blogs

  • Free or not free; that is the question

    There really are no free development tools. Here’s what you need to consider when choosing development tools for your next project.

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  • Meeting the power management challenges of the smart factory

    Meeting the power management challenges of the smart factory

    This article reviews the challenges for the electronic components of the smart factory and presents a few examples of how power management electronics can come to rescue.

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  • What is endianness?

    Lessons learned from experience – commonly from solving a problem – are often so much more effective than any amount of reading in books (or blogs!) – and this is how I learned about endianness.

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  • There’s no such thing as a free lunch when it comes to development tools

    Let this serve as a viewpoint on what to consider when choosing development tools for your next project.

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  • Hands-on with the Pixy2 vision system

    Hands-on with the Pixy2 vision system

    While you undoubtedly have some familiarity with computer vision, normally these systems come packaged as either an expensive industrial setup.

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  • Bandwidth, performance, and security: What we expect of the cloud

    Bandwidth, performance, and security: What we expect of the cloud

    The cloud seems to provide us with infinite communications bandwidth, infinite performance, and total security. All these assumptions are lies.

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  • Security in medical devices, Part 2: The attack surface analysis

    Today we’ll examine the attack surface analysis – what it is, why it’s used, and some best practices to use when developing secure applications.

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  • COMPUTEX review

    This year, COMPUTEX gathered over 1,600 hardware and software suppliers from 30 countries to demonstrate their technology, solutions and products to global buyers.

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  • E Ink displays offer new paradigm for badges

    With their small size and low-power requirements, a host of information can be stored on a badge.

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  • The “Aha!” moments of my cloud understanding

    The “Aha!” moments of my cloud understanding

    The term "cloud" seemed to trivialize all the technology I had spent my career working on and the sophistication of the system I had come to deeply appreciate.

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  • How safe is your ride?

    How safe is your ride?

    In an effort to mitigate this risk as much as possible, functional safety is necessary - but in a way that also addresses the needs of what is already a high-volume, cost-sensitive industry.

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  • Security in medical devices: Finding your starting point

    Security in medical devices: Finding your starting point

    This is the first in a three-part blog where I’ll look at improving security in medical devices.

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  • VPS is the Future of Navigation

    GPS is alive and well, but the most accurate data will come from virtual positioning.

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  • It’s Time to Define Industrial IoT for the Sensor Domain

    A newly defined hardware-software interface specified by PICMG will allow effective “plug and play” deployment of distributed sensor networks.

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  • What you need to know about going to production with a Raspberry-Pi-based design

    What you need to know about going to production with a Raspberry-Pi-based design

    So you’ve been experimenting with the Raspberry Pi single-board computer for years, and you've finally come up with an application that others would be willing to pay for.

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  • The cloud – or, rather, the clouds

    The cloud – or, rather, the clouds

    Should the term “cloud” should be singular or plural? It would seem that geography, language, and culture would separate the clouds.

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  • Win the autonomous race to market with Crystal Group RACE

    Win the autonomous race to market with Crystal Group RACE

    Crystal Group RACE™ rugged computers and kits are engineered to put your autonomous vehicle (AV), driving system (ADS), and unmanned (UAV) projects on the fast track to market.

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  • Inside Dr. Edge and Mr. Cloud

    Performance at the node is becoming less of an issue, and whether at the node or in a gateway, the edge is becoming smarter.

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  • A look back at the RISC-V workshop in Barcelona and the RISC-V ecosystem’s growth

    The incredible momentum of the RISC-V ecosystem was in full force at the recent RISC-V Workshop in Barcelona, co-hosted by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

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  • Use MUD to Standardize IoT Device Security

    Don't leave it up to the home or small-business user to ensure security.

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