Embedded Computing Design

E-Letter
NOVEMBER 2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
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DEVELOPMENT TOOLS & OPERATING SYSTEMS FEATURE
COLIN WALLS
 
It is unusual for a modern embedded design, with any degree of sophistication, to be implemented without an operating system of some sort. There are plenty of reasons for this: scalability of the multi-tasking model, availability of standard software components (IP ? like drivers, protocols etc.) and the fact that the majority of developers are most comfortable programming in an OS-supported environment. This means that an early decision to be made is which OS to utilize.
 
 
 
 
 
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AI & MACHINE LEARNING FEATURE
FARHAD FALLAH, ALDEC
 
Machine learning is the process of using algorithms to parse data, learn from it, and then make a decision or prediction. Instead of preparing program codes to accomplish a task, the machine is "trained" using large volumes of data and algorithms to perform the task on its own.
 
 
 
 
 
 
MAKERPRO FEATURE
JEREMY S. COOK, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
 
At your place of work, you there?s a good chance you have an ?M: drive? or something similar, where you can store documents that you and other company members need to use. While this is convenient, with the technical details of how it functions most likely handled by IT behind the scenes, you might have wondered if this kind of remote always-accessible storage could be accomplished at home ? or anywhere else for that matter.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EMBEDDED PROCESSING FEATURE
Alix Paultre, European Correspondent
 
The European Processor Initiative is finishing its first year, and has released an EPI Common Platform and an updated roadmap.
 
 
 
 
 
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DEVELOPMENT TOOLS & OPERATING SYSTEMS FEATURE
RICH NASS, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF EMBEDDED COMPUTING DESIGN
 
As an open source software (OSS) platform, Linux requires a bit of management on your part to use. First, there?s the operating system itself. As changes to Linux arise, you decide whether you want to keep abreast of them. There are also many sources available for optional extensions to Linux that you might want to use and therefore need to manage as well.
 
 
 
 
 
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POWER ELECTRONICS FEATURE
BILL SCHWEBER, JAFFA ENGINEERING
 
The design assignment is clear: build a small datalogger which will be inaccessible once in place, yet must operate for a minimum of 20 years. Battery replacement is not an option, so you do the basic math on the current requirements of the unit times lifetime objective, add a 2? ?safety factor,? and select a primary non-rechargeable battery with the calculated milliamp-hour (mAH) capacity rating. The problem of providing power for two decades or more is solved, right?
 
 
 
 
 
 
POWER ELECTRONICS FEATURE
SOL JACOBS, TADIRAN BATTERIES
 
Remote wireless devices increasingly require industrial-grade lithium batteries to deliver long-term power for applications ranging from system control and data automation (SCADA) to automated process control, AI, and machine learning.
 
 
 
 
 
 
AI & MACHINE LEARNING FEATURE
SCOTT HAYLOCK, QUICKLOGIC AND SRINIVAS PATTAMATTA, ATMOSIC TECHNOLOGIES
 
Virtual assistants continue to be integrated into more devices in our homes. Amazon recently announced that it is bringing Alexa to a variety of new devices, including earbuds, glasses, and a ring, giving consumers even more ways to access information.
 
 
 
 
 
 
DEVELOPMENT TOOLS & OPERATING SYSTEMS FEATURE
RICH NASS, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF EMBEDDED COMPUTING DESIGN
 
Today?s grandfathers might remember sending punch cards through a reader. From the stories that are told about punch cards, those days are best forgotten. Then CRT-based computers arrived on the scene. You could change code, compile, run, and step through code with a debugger in minutes.
 
 
 
 
 
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EMBEDDED SENSING FEATURE
NEIL NA, CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER, ARTILUX INC.
 
3D sensing is becoming vital technology and has been adopted as an integral part of applications such as Apple?s Face ID, for unlocking phones and making payments. In the coming years, the technology will further penetrate into markets such as augmented reality and autonomous driving.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Imagine a smart hospital where MRIs or ultrasound images can be streamed wirelessly to mobile panel PCs or monitors used by nurses and doctors. And that these images or videos could be decoded and processed by AI algorithms in real-time to detect abnormalities and assist in diagnosis.
 
 
 
 
 
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The most secure system in the world is powered off, embedded in concrete, and mined with tamper-sensitive explosives. Unfortunately, it is also the most useless system in the world. In order for a system to be useful, it needs to interact with the environment and provide some level of functionality.
 
 
 
 
 
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The need to decrease the bill of material (BOM) costs in embedded products is being driven by the need for high volume, low-cost sensor systems. As IoT devices become more sophisticated, they require developers to utilize digital signal processing (DSP) to handle more features within the product, such as device provisioning.
 
 
 
 
 
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In a competitive market, it is important to find a differentiator for your products, and often a competitive advantage is sought through adding smart features and connecting products to business networks or the internet. However, as new features and connections are added, the security of such systems is often degraded.
 
 
 
 
 
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How would you go about choosing an embedded Operating System (OS) for the next generation of your product? As long as you do not have to actually do it, you may think that the choice should be based on the objective evaluation of various criteria, such as features, cost, support options, etc. In reality, however, there are seven completely different aspects that push executives, directors, managers and engineers towards fatal traps.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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