Embedded Computing Design

E-Letter
JANUARY 2018

 
 
 
 
 
 
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RICH NASS AND BRANDON LEWIS
 
Last week the Embedded Insiders faced the grind of CES 2018, but came away with a bunch of interesting topics to kick off 2018. Most notably, the Insiders encountered some problems with current use of the term, "connected car," listened in on some amazing advances in digital signal processing (DSP) for virtual assistants, and heard that LiDAR was a bunch of sh**. Tune in and tag along as they explain.
 
 
 
 
 
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CURT SCHWADERER
 
The Gartner Group?s now-famous ?Hype Cycle? research methodology and resulting graph sets an important foundation for understanding historical events and emerging trends in the technology market space.
 
 
 
 
 
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CURT SCHWADERER
 
The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities have caused a big wave in the electronics industry as of late. What?s interesting about this vulnerability is that it takes advantage of microprocessor behavior ? not an operating system (OS) software bug or back door. Both of these vulnerabilities involve exploiting processor instruction pipelining, which makes them particularly nasty.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LYNNE CANAVAN, OPENFOG CONSORTIUM
 
As we usher in 2018, one thing is certain: there will be a whole new set of predictions on what technologies will be hot in the coming year. Some of the early bets are in, and many of them mention fog. We?re seeing predictions that fog computing is one of the top five innovation trends for 2018 ? and that cloud will morph into fog.
 
 
 
 
 
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PAUL BECKMANN, DSP CONCEPTS
 
The traditional way of evaluating beamformers is to look at their beam patterns. However, our experience at DSP Concepts has been that the ratio of the user?s voice to the background noise is the ultimate determiner of the performance of a voice UI system.
 
 
 
 
 
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CHRIS MURPHY, ANALOG DEVICES
 
Part 1 of this article discusses the key parameters and features a designer needs to be aware of and how they relate to inclination and stabilization applications, thus helping the designer choose the most suitable accelerometer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
ERIK WELTZ AND GENE FRANTZ, OCTAVO SYSTEMS
 
Once you have your idea for an amazing, innovative product, building a quick prototype is not the challenge. The challenge is creating a high yield, high quality, and highly valued design.
 
 
 
 
 
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ANIL PARCHURI, QUICKLOGIC
RAKESH JAIN, MENTOR, A SIEMENS BUSINESS
 
Embedded FPGA (eFPGA) technology is not a new idea. In fact, it has been implemented in various forms for several decades. So why is it suddenly getting so much attention? The answer lies at the intersection of two fundamental economic trends within the semiconductor industry.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHRISTOPH WAGNER, MVTEC
 
AI-based methods such as deep learning and CNNs, are becoming more prevalent in machine vision. The challenge for embedded systems is that, compared to stationary desktop systems, embedded systems are more limited in terms of their processors, memory, and storage capacity, and therefore have less computing power.
 
 
 
 
 
 
MARK PITCHFORD, LDRA
 
Automotive embedded applications have traditionally been isolated, static, fixed-function, device-specific implementations, and practices and processes have relied on that status. There?s lots to learn for developers in the newly connected automotive sector ? domain separation, secure boot, defense-in-depth ? and they're all rocking the ordered worlds of many a development team.
 
 
 
 
 
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RICH NASS
 
ProLogium is a Taiwanese battery manufacturer making a big splash at CES 2018 with its solid-state Lithium ceramic battery (LCB) technology. As opposed to other flexible batteries based on liquids or gels that are prone to exploding or bursting, ProLogium LCBs provide a degree of ruggedness for use in applications such as wearables, industrial, and automotive.
 
 
 
 
 
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RICH NASS
 
Connected consumer devices continue to be hacked, leaving smart home OEMs scrambling to preserve their reputations and smart home consumers lacking trust. To reestablish that trust in the smart home, Infineon Technologies' Optiga Trusted Platform Module (TPM) internally generates and stores cryptographic keys that are used to authenticate device connections.
 
 
 
 
 
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BRANDON LEWIS
 
Using a Wi-Fi mesh, not only can wireless coverage become more robust, but some of the shorter-range wireless standards can be integrated into comprehensive wireless gateways. Users can pass from room to room without having to log-in to separate Wi-Fi networks, and suddenly be in range of point-to-point connected devices.
 
 
 
 
 
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MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY, INC.
 
Imagine free, extra bits buried in your EEPROM that hold a tracking number that can identify every system you ever ship. We did.
 
 
 
 
 
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