Embedded Computing Design

E-Letter
MARCH 2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
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FEATURE
GIBSON MING-DAR CHEN, UD INFO
 
Power Loss Protection (PLP) is a mechanism to ensure that the data is not lost while the SSD is writing data when a sudden power failure occurs. PLP requires technical support from the controller firmware and adds capacitors on the PCBA to provide backup power to completely write the last data from the DRAM or storage cache into the NAND flash when a sudden power loss occurs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BLOG
RICH NASS, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
 
There's been a fair amount of pickup in the automotive electronics space lately, particularly as manufacturers look for more ways to automate functions. To that end, Cadence recently announced its Tensilica ConnX B20 DSP IP. The IP provides a fast, power-efficient solution for the automotive and 5G communications markets, which you could make the argument, are quickly converging.
 
 
 
 
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LOUIE DE LUNA, AGNISYS
 
In today?s SoCs, we have seen many innovations in the areas of system architecture, node-size, interconnect, security, programming language, and development tools. Sometimes we underestimate the significance and impact of the simple innovations that we use in our day-to-day work as SoC architects, verification engineers, hardware designers, or software/firmware developers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
BLOG
SAM LIAO, WINMATE INC.
 
The ?USB Type-C? is not a new term to consumer electronics. It has been on the market for more than four years and you probably use it every day. But still, this is a totally new solution to the field of industrial automation. Let?s dig into the details, advantages and possible industrial applications of USB-C technology.
 
 
 
 
 
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PODCAST
EMBEDDED COMPUTING DESIGN
 
Ada and RISC-V? Yup, that?s exactly what?s going on, as nVidia has selected Ada to run on its RISC-V core. What does that mean for the future of Ada? That?s the question I started with this week?s Five Minutes With?discussion with Quentin Ochem, a Director at AdaCore, one of the leaders in the Ada programming language.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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TIM REGAS, KEYLOK
 
Embedded system licensing is the commingling of hardware and software in a single offering. A great way to convert hardware vendors into software vendors, it enables manufacturers to position products as "all-in-one" via software that enhances a machine's capabilities while giving consumers more ?bang for the buck.?
 
 
 
 
 
 
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LANCE BROOKS, MENTOR
 
With respect to the design of electrical/electronic (E/E) systems, development methodologies and verification & validation (V&V) tools have advanced significantly over the past few decades. Today, the model-driven development (MDD) methodology and ?X?-in-the-loop (XIL) verification approaches are well established as effective means to develop safe and secure vehicle E/E systems.
 
 
 
 
 
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JEREMY S. COOK
 
Electronics-wise, I?d had my eyes open for components to use in the new design, and when Mellbell gave me one of their tiny HID-capable PICO boards at the 2018 World Maker Faire, using it on a new custom controller came to mind almost immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BLOG
TODD MOZER, SENSORY
 
As more and more devices that are designed to watch and listen to us flood the market, there is rising concern about how the personal data that are collected gets used. Facebook has admitted to monetizing our personal data and the personal data of our friends.
 
 
 
 
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BLOG
RICH NASS, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
 
Universal Flash Storage (UFS) is a common flash storage specification for consumer devices. It brings higher data transfer speeds and increased reliability to handsets, cameras, and the like. UFS 3.0 ups the ante even further with a transfer rate nearing 3 Gbits/s. The clear application looking for such speedy memory is 5G, with its promise of super high speed, billions of connected devices, and so on.
 
 
 
 
 
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Extreme Engineering Solutions? XPedite7683 is an Intel? Xeon? D-1500 Processor-Based 3U VPX Module with 32 GB of DDR4, XMC Support, and SecureCOTS?
 
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Medical nebulizers are drug delivery devices that break up medications into small aerosol droplets and deliver them directly to the airways for respiratory therapy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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AVNET
 
Safety is a major driver for the development of new types of sensors. To reduce accidents on the roads, vehicles are taking on responsibility not only to manage their own safety-critical systems but also to help deal with driver fatigue, aid concentration, and alleviate stress.
 
 
 
 
 
Microchip
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Developing the necessary expertise in communications protocols, security and low-power hardware design can be both time consuming and resource intensive when you are creating cloud-connected applications. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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If I could give you a new technology that would increase your security levels, lower your power consumption, improve performance, and reduce your BOM, you?d probably say I was a fibber (or maybe some other choice words). Well, how about I invite you to an event where you can witness the technology for yourself, where you can see first-hand whether this is something you should be aware of.
 
 
 
 
 
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