Embedded Computing Design

E-Letter
MAY 2018

 
 
 
 
 
 
This edition is sponsored by
 
GrammaTech
 
 
 
 
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BLOG
CURT SCHWADERER
 
The IoT mash-up of cloud, gateway, and embedded sensor devices screams rip-and-replace. After all, when you?re in the midst of a paradigm shift, you can discard the history, right?
 
 
 
 
 
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GUEST BLOG
RUPERT BAINES, ULTRASOC
 
There?s serious momentum gathering behind the RISC-V concept, and a growing commercial ecosystem surrounding it. But it?s very clear that we?ve still a long way to go to make it truly pervasive; when I say pervasive, I?m comparing it with technologies like Bluetooth, USB, and Ethernet.
 
 
 
 
 
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GUEST BLOG
GENE FRANTZ, OCTAVO SYSTEMS
 
At first glance, the aggregator appears to be the unnecessary component in the IoT. It seems to look like the cloud to the smart sensor and look like a smart sensor to the cloud.
 
 
 
 
 
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DESIGN ARTICLE
PAUL BECKMANN, PHD, DSP CONCEPTS; AARON GRASSIAN, AMBIQ MICRO; AND MATT CROWLEY, VESPER
 
Recent advances in hardware and software have made it possible for compact, battery-powered products to include always-on voice command systems, which have already proven their reliability and appeal in tens of millions of smart speakers. This paper describes new applications, techniques, hardware, and software that will make these products possible.
 
 
 
 
 
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GrammaTech, Inc.
 
100-Seconds to Find Security Vulnerabilities (Video Demo)
 
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Annapolis Micro Systems
 
Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc.
 
8 & 16 TB OpenVPX Data Storage Solution
 
 
 
 
 
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GUEST BLOG
MOSHE SHEIER, CEVA
 
A wide variety of  automatic speech recognition technologies exists, each suited for different use cases. Undeniably though, the holy grail of ASR is natural language processing (NLP), which lets users speak freely, as if they were talking to another person.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GUEST BLOG
SUSANTO IRWAN, XAGE, AND A MEMBER OF THE OPENFOG CONSORTIUM
 
As more connected devices come into use across the industrial IoT (IIoT), traditional cloud computing architectures are no longer sufficient. Current centralized systems simply don?t hold up to the scale and security requirements of so many billions of IoT devices, including the secure storage, availability over intermittent network connections, access control, authentication, and real-time analysis of a near-constant data stream.
 
 
 
 
 
 
BLOG
RICH NASS
 
Intel recently announced the OpenVINO (Open Visual Inference and Neural Network Optimization) toolkit, which lets developers combine a graphics subsystem with the algorithms required to deployed a sophisticated AI/machine-learning platform at the edge of the IoT.
 
 
 
 
 
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American Portwell Technology, Inc.
 
American Portwell Technology, Inc.
 
4?4-inch Embedded Computing Board based on Intel Celeron processor J3455
 
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Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES)
 
Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES)
 
Extreme Engineering Solutions? XPand6211 is a Rugged Small Form Factor (SFF) COTS 24-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch, Router with Cisco IOS?, and General-Purpose Processor Module
 
 
 
 
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DESIGN ARTICLE
MARK CANTRELL, ANALOG DEVICES
 
Designers of intrinsic safety equipment know the challenges of getting signals in and out of your equipment. New technologies are available that have tantalizing properties that would make a design smaller, simpler, lower power, faster, or all four, but it is not clear if or how you can use them.
 
 
 
 
 
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DESIGN ARTICLE
MICHA RISLING, VALENS
 
To cope with the increasing number of devices, features and services expected in today?s cars, there are often more than 100 electronic control units in the most advanced models. This number will continue to grow to enable fully connected and autonomous cars.
 
 
 
 
 
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DESIGN ARTICLE
JEAN LABROSSE, SILICON LABS
 
The Cortex-M was designed from the outset to be RTOS kernel friendly: dedicated RTOS tick timer, context switch handler, interrupt service routines written in C, tail-chaining, easy critical section management, and more. Many Cortex-M MCU implementations are complemented with a floating-point unit, DSP extensions, highly versatile debug port and an MPU.
 
 
 
 
 
Avnet
SPONSORED
AVNET, INC.
 
In the Internet of Things (IoT), connection isn?t a luxury: it?s a necessity. Luckily, even a single antenna can transmit and receive unprecedented amounts of data. Antennas are the unsung hero of the ever-changing world of IoT, from home automation to energy solutions and surveillance products.
 
 
 
 
 
Microchip
 
 
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MICROCHIP
 
The ATmega4809 is a microcontroller featuring the 8-bit AVR? processor with hardware multiplier - running at up to 20MHz and with up to 48 KB Flash, 6 KB SRAM and 256 bytes of EEPROM in 48-pin packages. The series uses the latest Core Independent Peripherals with low power features. Including Event System, intelligent analog and advanced peripherals.
 
 
 
 
 
Avnet
SPONSORED WHITE PAPER
AVNET, INC.
 
Imaging technology that fits in a pocket and works with a smart phone is just the kind of tech to shake up the $6 billion ultrasound industry. But only if it?s executed to perfection. Clarius Mobile Health wanted to take on the challenge, partnering with a global distributor, Avnet, to bring the device to market.
 
 
 
 
 
Microchip
 
 
SPONSORED
MICROCHIP
 
The need to accurately measure and monitor the wide assortment of small analog signals that make up our world continues to grow. From patient monitoring to automated factories to the latest gaming systems, today?s electronics demand ever increasing performance.
 
 
 
 
 
Beckhoff Automation
SPONSORED WHITE PAPER
BECKHOFF AUTOMATION
 
In this whitepaper, Beckhoff experts will explain how today?s new compact Industrial PCs such as the C6030 IPC combine high performance and compact design at the same time to enable easy implementations of future-proof open automation systems and Industrie 4.0 concepts.
 
 
 
 
 
Blackberry/QNX
 
 
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Auto cybersecurity is on national agendas because automobiles are increasingly connected to the Internet and other systems and bad actors can commandeer a vehicle and render it dangerous, amongst other undesirable outcomes.
 
 
 
 
 
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