Software & OS
In this episode of Embedded Toolbox, the first of five in our “Let’s Build a Robot” series, Rob Woolley, Principal Technologist in the Technology Office at Wind River, lays out the drivers behind next-generation autonomous robot platforms built on frameworks like the Robot Operating System and capabilities like enterprise-class AI. He then proceeds to demonstrate how these software solutions can be supported on safety-critical edge robots using the VxWorks real-time operating system and docker containers.
In this episode of the Embedded Insiders, Brandon and Rich discuss Silicon Laboratories recent divestiture of its infrastructure and automotive business units to SkyWorks Solutions. The sale includes the company’s power, isolation, broadcast, timing, and other products and IP. Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle said several years ago that the company is “all-in” on IoT, and this move appears to be him keeping his word. But was it the best move?
Part 1: Basics of Embedded Linux
How do we transition from our historical lack of understanding about what’s going on under the hood of complex neural networks, and into an era of AI explainability around how these models operate?
Networking & 5G
Cybersecurity firm Dragos recently released its annual Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Year in Review Report for 2020, which shows that threats targeting ICS and OT infrastructure tripled last year. The 703 identified vulnerabilities were underscored by the company’s findings that roughly 90 percent of its clients had little to no visibility into their ICS environments beyond the IT/OT network boundary.
During a recorded presentation from embedded world 2021, Rich and Brandon are joined by Technology Editor Curt Schwaderer, who doubles as Vice President of Engineering at intelligence and security provider Yaana Technologies. The three discuss how the tech industry in particular and connected organizations in general have transitioned from protecting devices from attacks to accepting they will be hacked and mitigating losses to modern threat intelligence and modeling strategies. They then look at this evolution through the lens of employees, who are handling and working with sensitive information and IP, working from home.
Support for the IP is enabled via the aforementioned kernel driver and through a userspace component that can be accessed using frameworks like FFMPEG and GStreamer.
In theory, a heterogeneous multicore device can equip a compute block optimized for any type of operation a given use case can throw at it. A GPU for video processing, a neural network processor for object recognition, a CPU to run the OS, and so on. The different fit-for-purpose cores provide an SoC with more flexibility, and therefore greater performance and lower power consumption across a wider range of workloads, than a homogeneous processor of the same class.
2021 Embedded Processor Report: With the dependable performance-per-watt gains of transistor scaling drawing to a close, how will future generations of processors access the compute necessary to efficiently execute demanding workloads? The answer my come via parallel processing on heterogeneous SoCs.
With time to market pressures constantly increasing, technology organizations are moving away from traditional waterfall development workflows and towards Agile/DevOps software development practices.
Static analysis tools are widely used in safety- and security-critical applications as a means of finding and remediating coding errors. In fact, they are the de facto software testing tool in these industries.
Nuremberg, Germany – On Monday, March 1st, from 11-11:30 CET, Real-Time Innovation’s Pedro Lopez Estepa will be presenting “The Automotive Paradigm Shift: Connectivity at the Core” at the first all-digital embedded world exhibition and conference. Estepa’s session will address unprecedented change in the automotive market as manufacturers race to develop connected and autonomous mobility platforms.
Are you looking for a modern cellular M2M connectivity technology for an upcoming IoT deployment? Look no further than LTE-M.
How to monitor social distancing, measure occupancy, and more using one edge-based AI platform: ADLINK Technology’s Vizi-AI
Embedded Toolbox: Secure IP through Production with Secure Thingz? Secure Desktop Provisioner - VideoDecember 15, 2020
In Part 3, Shawn helps us transition from the development environment and into production by creating fully-encrypted, trusted application packages using Secure Thingz' Secure Desktop Provisioner.
In this edition of the Embedded Insiders, Brandon and Rich discuss the semantics of AI and intelligent technology and what qualifies as a smart system these days.