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IT-centric IoT device management using Java and Eclipse Kura

Walt Bowers, Eurotech

Java-based device application frameworks in the Open Services Gateway initiative (OSGi) model can speed development of Internet of Things (IoT) gateways and applications, as well as offer advanced remote management capabilities not available through traditional embedded agents. The edge of the Internet of Things (IoT) is where solutions connect, communicate, and interact using sensors, actuators, gateways, agents, and controllers. As technology advances, vendors are touting “advanced management capabilities” for these devices at the edge. These capabilities vary, ranging from the simple ability to turn a device on and off to more complex…
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What I want to see at Embedded World 2016

Rory Dear, European Editor/Technical Contributor

"IoT", "M2M", and "Industrie 4.0" are a few obvious examples of the plethora of buzzwords I've little doubt I will be visually assaulted with as I meander around Nuremberg Messe's Embedded World 2016, the same as I was last year, and the year before that. These technologies generally fit into the category of "connected" or "connected devices". For me, Embedded World 2014 was when these connected-device terminologies really caught the imagination of exhibitors. Of course, as is the case with so many desperate to climb aboard the latest bandwagon, what they actually…
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Hardware emulation to debug embedded system software

Lauro Rizzatti, Verification Consultant

In today’s competitive landscape, getting complex electronic devices rich in embedded software to market faster while making them cheaper and more reliable is a very risky proposition. Not thoroughly testing hardware designs inexorably lead to respins, increasing design costs and lengthening delivery of the netlist to the layout process, and ultimately delaying the time-to-market target with devastating effects on the revenue stream. Even more dramatic outcomes of missing market windows hide in late testing of embeddedsoftware. It’s no surprise that the verification portion of the project cycle takes a disproportionately large amount…
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Charging and gas gauging for mobile devices

Ken Tough, Director of Software Engineering, Intrinsyc Technologies

Ensure a great experience for end users with proper gas gauging. Operating effectively from a battery is a core requirement for mobile devices. Good battery-powered behavior is crucial for a product’s success. Battery-powered operation revolves around three major aspects: Well-tuned system power consumption Appropriate battery charging Accurate fuel- or gas-gauge prediction of battery state For mobile devices, tuning the system power consumption starts with defining the device use-cases and modeling the power consumption in its various modes. Normally this include a low “static” suspend state, when the device is not in use,…
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Tear Down: Misfit Shine 2 Fitness tracker

Rich Nass, Embedded Computing Brand Director

By taking advantage of a sub-threshold design, the Misfit Shine 2 operates at voltages that greatly extend battery life. I’ve gone through more than my share of fitness trackers over the last year or so. Part of the reason is that I’m somewhat fussy about technology, and part is because I was doing research for a pair of Tear Down articles. One of those articles is based on the Misfit Shine 2 device, and the next one is the Garmin Forerunner 230, which is based on GPS technology (that’ll b the next…
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How to preserve signal-chain integrity when interfacing microcontrollers with DACs

Rahul Prakash, Texas Instruments

A microcontroller is one of the most power-hungry components in an industrial system. As the Industry 4.0 standard becomes more popular, microcontrollers are taking on more and more of a computing burden. As a consequence, we are seeing an explosive increase in microcontroller power consumption. One way to manage power is to reduce the supply [...]
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