New possibilities in data transfer using latest fundamental protocols. The VPX VITA 46 has been one of the first modular computer open standards to define a connector and backplane Infrastructure allowing data transfers at rates in excess of one gigabit per physical channel. Users of the VPX could benefit from the same level of performance for input/output, graphics, and more generally computer data exchanges, at least up to an acceptable wattage for the target environment. After having successfully addressed the 5 Gbits/s level for the PCI Express® gen2, VPX is now ready to adopt the higher data rates required by the latest version of two fundamental protocols: PCIe gen3 at 8 Gbits/s and Ethernet at 10 Gbits/s.
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
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
Best Use of Discards to Improve Flash Storage Performance
Hardware in the Loop Testing for Power Electronics Systems
Hardware emulation: Tool of choice for verification and validation