Embedded Computing Design

E-Letter
OCTOBER 2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
EMBEDDED PROCESSING FEATURE
BRANDON LEWIS, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
 
Earlier this year, I wrote a column entitled ?RISC-V: Too Open to Fail? in which I outlined several reasons why the open hardware initiative will be a success. Now it?s time to look at a few reasons the technology could fail. And they start with the fact that RISC-V is open source.
 
 
 
 
 
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AI & MACHINE LEARNING FEATURE
SETH DELAND, MATHWORKS
 
Understanding which AI technologies to use to advance a project can be challenging given the rapid growth and evolution of the science. This article outlines the differences between machine learning and deep learning, and how to determine when to apply each one.
 
 
 
 
 
 
DEV KIT WEEKLY: HARDWARE REVIEW & RAFFLE
WITH BRANDON LEWIS, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
 
This week we review the Thundercomm TurboX AI Kit, which is based on the Thundercomm TurboX module, which is based on the Qualcomm SDA845 heterogeneous SoC, which is based on... just kidding. Kinda.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AUTOMOTIVE HMI FEATURE
PRITESH MANDALIYA AND MARTIN OBERK?NIG, CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR
 
Automotive clusters, which must display critical information from various sensors and actuators in the car, must meet the ASIL B standard. There is some cluster display information, such as brake, telltales, and transmission gear selector (PRNDL) images that must also follow the ISO 26262 functional safety standard.
 
 
 
 
 
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Extreme Engineering Solutions? XPedite2500 is a Xilinx Kintex? UltraScale? FPGA-Based Conduction- or Air-Cooled XMC Module
 
 
 
 
 
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EMBEDDED TOOLBOX VIDEO INTERVIEW SERIES
WITH AURINDAM JANA, THE Qt COMPANY
 
Qt recently announced Qt for MCUs, a lightweight GUI development environment that uses the familiar QML language but compresses the executables into packages that can run on 32-bit micros. It currently supports MCU offerings from ST Microelectronics, NXP, and Renesas, and provides demos for applications like touchscreen thermostats and vehicle instrumentation clusters.
 
 
 
 
 
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EMBEDDED EXECUTIVE PODCAST
WITH RICH NASS, BRAND DIRECTOR
 
Many people claim that analog is a dying technology. David Dwelley, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Maxim Integrated, has a birds-eye view on state-of-the-art analog design.
 
 
 
 
 
 
POWER ELECTRONICS FEATURE
BONNIE C BAKER, MAXIM INTEGRATED
 
I?m surprised how often transimpedance amplifiers (TIA) and associated circuits keep coming back into our analog designers? conversations. Medical photosensing applications demand a high level of analog precision and accuracy. Several circuits tackle the photosensing task; however, I am going to focus on the basics. The primary analog photosensing or the TIA circuit provides a wealth of information that will carry through to your next light-sensing circuit design.
 
 
 
 
 
 
POWER ELECTRONICS FEATURE
BILL SCHWEBER, JAFFA ENGINEERING
 
Despite the widespread use of low-power ICs ? or counterintuitively, because of it ? DC power-rail currents on PC boards keep increasing. It?s not unusual to have a modest-size board drawing high tens of amps and even more. Getting rid of the resultant I2R heat is a well-known thermal problem, but there?s a problem which comes before that consequence: delivering the nominal rail voltage to the load without excessive voltage drop due to PC board track resistance.
 
 
 
 
 
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WDL Systems Offers ADLINK?s Matrix MXE-210 Series Ultra Compact Embedded Platform IoT Gateway
 
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congatec Supports 8x Version of NXP i.MX 8 Processor on the SMARC 2.0 and Qseven Module Standards
 
 
 
 
 
 
AI & MACHINE LEARNING FEATURE
CHRIS ROGERS, SENSIML
 
By moving IoT data collection and analysis right to the industrial equipment itself and applying AI-based analytics, manufacturers have the potential to dramatically increase their predictive maintenance capabilities and correspondingly reduce their downtime costs.
 
 
 
 
 
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EMBEDDED SECURITY FEATURE
ALIX PAULTRE, SENIOR TECHNOLOGY EDITOR
 
Where it was once acceptable to address security almost completely with software, it has gotten to the point where the device itself has to be intrinsically secure. One of the emerging solutions is based on the concept of Hardware Root-of-Trust, where you have a device that can securely boot itself, forming the foundation for security in the rest of the system.
 
 
 
 
 
Arm
 
 
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Machine learning (ML) algorithms are moving processing to the IoT device due to challenges with latency, power consumption, cost, network, bandwidth, reliability, security, and more.
 
 
 
 
 
Michel Genard, Wind River?s Vice President of Products
SPONSORED BLOG
WIND RIVER
 
The embedded systems developer?s journey has changed over the years, with the advent of new technology introductions and different demands by the users and applications. With that in mind, I interviewed Michel Genard, Wind River?s Vice President of Products, where we discussed just how those changes have affected the embedded developer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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To be successful in this increasingly digital world, organizations need the infrastructure and technology to be capable of delivering and storing data and analytics in a fast, secure and efficient way.
 
 
 
 
 
National Instruments
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NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS
 
Experienced maintenance professionals can understand if a machine is healthy or not by walking up to it and using their senses ? hearing, touch, smell, and sight. But, this skill doesn?t scale when there are more plants than experts. This short-read paper ? a TechINSIGHT - shows how IoT maintenance solutions are helping machine analysts be in multiple places at once. It includes recordings of a failing bearing so you can hear for yourself.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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