Embedded Computing Design

E-Letter
JUNE 2020

 
 
 
 
 
 
This edition is sponsored by
 
ACCES I/O
 
 
 
 
hardware
DEVELOPMENT TOOLS & OPERATING SYSTEMS FEATURE
MAX MAXFIELD, FREELANCE TECHNOLOGY WRITER
 
The vast majority of embedded software developers focus on coding for MPUs and MCUs; relatively few have any experience with regard to using field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). This is unfortunate because although regular processors are great for performing decision-making and control chores, they are horribly inefficient when it comes to performing many data processing tasks.
 
 
 
 
 
 
STAT BREAKDOWN
IoT SECURITY FEATURE
BRANDON LEWIS, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF- EMBEDDED COMPUTING DESIGN
 
NCC Group, one of the world's largest security consulting firms, recently conducted an independent research examination that analyzed the security posture of both the Zephyr RTOS and MCUboot secure bootloader, and found more 26 vulnerabilities of varying severity.

Jennifer Fernick, Head of Research at NCC, spoke with Embedded Computing Design about findings from the company's "Research Report ? Zephyr and MCUboot Security Assessment."

 
 
 
 
 
AI COVID-19
 
 
AI & MACHINE LEARNING FEATURE
SAM LIAO, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, WINMATE INC
 
AI technologies, which were called ?futuristic? not so long ago, are proving to be an effective tool contributing to fight the pandemic in healthcare and public health applications.
 
 
 
 
 
clock cycles
AI & MACHINE LEARNING FEATURE
SEMIR HADDAD, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT MARKETING, ETA COMPUTE
 
IoT endpoints lie at the frontier of embedded vision. And, as with other frontiers, there are challenges, not least of which is power efficiency. Can inferencing at the extreme edge happen without exceeding the node?s power capacity?
 
 
 
 
 
 
COMPUTER BOARD
DEVELOPMENT TOOLS & OPERATING SYSTEMS NEWS
TIERA OLIVER, EDITORIAL INTERN, EMBEDDED COMPUTING DESIGN
 
QuickLogic Corporation announced its QuickLogic Open Reconfigurable Computing (QORC) initiative. According to the company, this makes QuickLogic the first programmable logic vendor to actively embrace a fully open source suite of development tools for its FPGA devices and eFPGA technology.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AUTOMOTIVE TEST & MEASUREMENT NEWS
TIERA OLIVER, EDITORIAL INTERN, EMBEDDED COMPUTING DESIGN
 
NI, formerly known as National Instruments, announced its ECU Test System offering which assists Tier 1 suppliers in end-of-life testing. NI's first ever purpose-built system for automotive ECUs is, according to the company, helping pilot customers with their end result and budget.
 
 
 
 
 
IOT
IoT PROCESSING FEATURE
KAUMIL DESAI, VOLANSYS
 
Due to lack of reliable connectivity, delays and difficulties in processing this huge data on cloud, there is a challenge in analyzing and extracting important insights from this data. To deal with this challenge, enterprises are leveraging edge analytics along with cloud computing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DEVELOPMENT TOOLS & OPERATING SYSTEMS FEATURE
COLIN WALLS, MENTOR
 
There are, broadly speaking, two distinct approaches to the design of software: bottom-up or top-down. It is most common to approach it top-down. Design, say, the user interface first and the underlying functionality afterwards. The implementation of the design ? the actual coding of the software ? is another matter.
 
 
 
 
 
Dave Kjendal
EMBEDDED EXECUTIVE PODCAST
PERRY COHEN, ASSOCIATE EDITOR
 
The LoRa Alliance is a fairly dynamic organization, as projects appear to be progressing nicely. The organization began with just a handful of vendors and has now grown to more than 500. To that end, Dave Kjendal, CTO and Executive Vice President of Engineering at Senet, has just joined the Alliance?s Board of Directors. It seemed like a good time to speak to Dave to hear what his ideas and direction are for the Alliance. Dave is my guest on this week?s Embedded Executives podcast.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IoT PROCESSING FEATURE
DAN DEMERS, DIRECTOR, SALES & MARKETING, CONGATEC AMERICAS
 
Look around. It?s clear that more and more users are relying on edge servers for virtualization of their Industry 4.0 applications, such as machine manufacturers, systems manufacturers and industrial end users. These edge servers excel at consolidating the distribution of a spectrum of applications and controls across a manufacturing cell, for example.
 
 
 
 
 
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McObject
 
 
WHITE PAPER
MCOBJECT
 
The terms ?code size? and ?footprint? are often used interchangeably. But, they are not the same; code size is a subset of footprint. This paper will explain the differentiation and relevance, then proceed to describe some techniques to minimize footprint.
 
 
 
 
 
Eurotech
WHITE PAPER
EUROTECH
 
High Performance Edge Computing (HPEC) means bringing high-performance computing capabilities - typically found in data center infrastructures - into hardware systems deployable at the edge, where environmental conditions are typically harsh.
 
 
 
 
 
Bosch
 
 
WHITE PAPER
BOSCH
 
It is all around us, but unless there is a problem, we usually do not concern ourselves with what is in the air that we breathe. In both indoor and outdoor environments, poor air quality can greatly impact our health and well-being.
 
 
 
 
 
Webcast
 
 
Sponsored by: Intel IOT Solutions Alliance, Capsule Technologies. Medical Informatics Corp
Date: June 23, 2:00 p.m. ET
 

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