Embedded Computing Design

E-Letter
OCTOBER 2018

 
 
 
 
 
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FEATURE
JEREMY S. COOK, ECD CONTRIBUTOR
 
This September I had the pleasure of attending the World Maker Faire in New York, where a wide variety of people, robots, and equipment come together to show off what they do and have made.
 
 
 
 
 
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FEATURE
BRANDON LEWIS, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
 
?The Mostly Complete Chart of Neural Networks, Explained? was published in August 2017, and identified 27 different types of neural networks. The number of neural network types has increased since then as engineers and data scientists seek out optimized implementations of artificial intelligence (AI) for their use cases.
 
 
 
 
 
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FEATURE
TERRY ONICA, QAD, INC.
 
Today, the complexities of most supply chains involve a large number of supplier networks and stakeholders. At the heart of creating an effective supply chain is the understanding that data from these parties ? and collaboration of that information ? is vital.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FEATURE
RICH NASS, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
 
The race for 5G deployment began a long time ago, almost too long to remember. But finally, finally, we?re starting to see some of the rewards of all that effort. Rewards come in the form of better support for mobile streaming applications, machine-to-machine (M2M) and vehicle-to-vehicle communications (V2V or V2X), and low-power, low-latency IoT devices.
 
 
 
 
 
 
FEATURE
BRANDON LEWIS, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
 
AUTOSAR was developed in 2003 to address the explosion of automotive software, defining an open industry-standard for electronic vehicle architectures.
 
 
 
 
 
 
FEATURE
BRANDON LEWIS, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
 
I recently attended a press event where a dozen or so companies pitched their latest technologies. The presenting organizations ranged from semiconductor IP providers to component distributors, from connector companies to design and manufacturing services firms.
 
 
 
 
 
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Extreme Engineering Solutions? XPand6215 is an Intel? Xeon? D-1500 Processor-Based Rugged Small Form Factor (SFF) COTS System with Xilinx Kintex? Ultrascale? FPGA
 
 
 
 
 
 
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EMBEDDED COMPUTING DESIGN
 
Neural nets and simulators. This is not a combination that I would have put together, but after it was explained to me, putting them together makes a lot of sense. If you don?t get the connection, check out this week?s Five Minutes with?discussion with Peter McGuinness, CEO of Highwai, an expert in simulation for autonomous vehicles.
 
 
 
 
 
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BLOG
JEREMY S. COOK, ECD CONTRIBUTOR
 
Earlier this year, Ikalogic sent me one of their IkaScope handheld WiFi oscilloscopes to try out, and after several months, I?ve finally had a chance to try it out. For this mini review, I?ll list the device?s characteristics first, and give my experience thoughts on afterward.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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WILLARD TU, XILINX
 
The technology of ?autonomous driving? is building upon specific driver-assistance functions like adaptive cruise control or collision avoidance, temporary supervised auto-pilot, to fully self-driving vehicles capable of completing journeys from beginning to end with no human intervention at all.
 
 
 
 
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NEWS
RICH NASS, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
 
Phase One of the Better Place Design Challenge is complete. We received tons of entries and had the difficult task of whittling the number of finalists down to 10. I encourage you to check out those finalists, as the next round of judging involves you. Yes you! The community?s vote counts for 25 percent of the total judging.
 
 
 
 
 
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As the world heads towards more than a trillion connected devices, companies are challenged to shorten development cycles and minimize costs. At the same time, they have to address design concerns, such as interoperability, security, and autonomy, which warrant custom silicon.
 
 
 
 
 
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Before the advent of OpenVPX, designers of embedded systems took advantage of the extreme connectivity offered by VPX (VITA 46), but were faced with a virtually unlimited number of possible implementations. Specific choices for the control and data channel assignments for each slot, the backplane connectivity, and serial fabrics were often made somewhat arbitrarily to suit the particular needs of the current system.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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On February 21st, 2017, Xilinx? announced the introduction of a new technology called RFSoC with the rather dramatic headline ?Xilinx Unveils Disruptive Integration and Architectural Breakthrough for 5G Wireless with RF-Class Analog Technology.?
 
 
 
 
 
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One of the truisms of security for electronics is that the more prevalent, feature-rich or valuable a system, the more likely it is to attract the attention of hackers or criminals. If you look back several years, viruses for Mac OSX were very few and far between - but as OSX grew in popularity, attacks became more common.
 
 
 
 
 
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An A/D (Analog-to-Digital) converter, frequently abbreviated as ADC, accepts an analog voltage at the input and produces a digital representation of that voltage at the output that?s called a ?sample?. The two primary characteristics of A/Ds are the rate of conversion or sampling rate, expressed in samples per second, and the accuracy of each digital sample expressed as the number of binary bits or decimal digits per sample.
 
 
 
 
 
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Integrating heart rate measurement with other activity and patient compliance measurements into a wearable medical device can be challenging. In these types of applications, the heart rate measurement is typically done with a reflective heart rate monitor.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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