Solid state drives (SSDs), and their embedded cousins, eMMCs (embedded multimedia cards) and UFS (Universal Flash Storage), are seen by many as the future of mass storage. However, steep declines in performance can arise if the NAND flash is not utilized properly – and doing that requires a steady diet of discards. This paper discusses how embedded devices can experience the best possible performance over time while avoiding the increased latency that can accompany discards. Download this paper to find out how Datalight's Reliance Nitro file system can deliver these results for devices using a variety of operating systems and storage media.
E-Sim cards are coming, whether the operators want them or not
Embedded SIM cards hold lots of potential. The operators may not favor them, but they may not have a choice.
Mobile VR Comes With its Own Set of Challenges
Virtual reality is coming to mobile platforms, but it comes with challenges, from processing to power, and then some.
Memory suits smart home products, really
New memory devices from Adesto suit smart-home products
Back to the Future with the Millennium Bug
Everyone over 30 or so can remember the “Y2K problem,” also known as the “Millennium bug.” As the end of the century and millennium loomed, there was widespread concern that chaos would ensue.
Student Competitions Fuel Next-Gen Engineers
Between 2014 and 2024, the number of STEM jobs will grow by 17%, compared to 12% anticipated growth for non-STEM jobs, reports Change the Equation. To keep up, young people must be more prepared
Embedded Insiders Podcast – NAND Flash Forward
Is NAND Flash just about "cheapest wins"? Not for industrial apps, where older, more expensive technology wins the day. Cactus Technologies joins the Embedded Insiders
Flex to buy Ericsson Power Modules business
Ericsson has signed with Flex to divest Ericsson Power Modules, excluding the brand. This includes a manufacturing site in China and business assets in Sweden.
The Adafruit Trinket: A tiny dev board for when a few I/O pins is enough
The board features an ATtiny85 microcontroller for processing, giving it 8K of flash memory and five available I/O pins.
Looking ahead in embedded platforms: The trends and products to look out for
After a slow start in terms of consumer take-up, we expect adoption of AI-powered interaction to gather pace, as people become more used to working with their electronic assistants.
Enhance indoor and outdoor signage with e-paper displays
Reading text from a display for extended periods of time has always been problematic for a large number of electronic readers. Since the advent of the...
How Hollywood gets biometrics wrong (and what it gets right)
Setting aside the question of whether rogue robots will create a dystopian future, there is one area that artificial intelligence (AI) in movies all s...
Electronics components and the age of e-commerce: Does price really matter?
One thing is true about getting older: You are able to speak about the past with some experience. I was reminded of this recently when having a conver...
Three things to consider when developing embedded UIs for the IoT
With no signs of the IoT economy slowing down--IHS Markit reports that we'll hit over 75 billion devices by 2025--the challenge for embedded developme...
Embedded Ready for Extremes
High Data Rates Over The VPX Infrastructure
Xeon-D Vs Xeon-E for embedded radar applications: Comparing server-class devices for Space Time Adaptive Processing applications
Making Li-ion Battery Packs Safer
Why Hardware-Based Design Security is Essential for Every Application
Hardware in the Loop Testing for Power Electronics Systems
Hardware emulation: Tool of choice for verification and validation