Embedded Computing Design E-letter - July 2015

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Connecting Silicon, Software, and Strategies for Intelligent Systems
E-letter July 2015
Plan a scalable long-term cellular strategy for 2G, 3G, and 4G technology
By Sierra Wireless
Focus on solutions that allow for reuse of development, testing and certification efforts in multiple markets and operator networks, regardless of wireless access technology.
Design an optimized circuit for HART-enabled 4- to 20-mA inputs
By Derrick Hartmann and Michal Brychta, Analog Devices
The highway addressable remote transducer (HART) protocol allows for bi-directional 1.2/2.2-kHz frequency shift keying (FSK) modulated digital communication over traditional analog 4- to 20-mA current loops. This allows for interrogation of the sensor/actuator, and provides significant advantages during equipment installation, monitoring and maintenance.
5 steps to secure embedded software
By Bill Dickerson and Vijayakumar Kabbin, Object Management Group
As more and more functionality is embedded into smaller and smaller device footprints, security concerns rise. Often new features crowd out basic security concerns as vendors pack more and more functionality into the package with very little overall systems engineering, and only cursory security testing.
How IoT is transforming healthcare
By Andrew Morawski, Vodafone
Healthcare is a complex challenge for patients, providers and regulators around the globe. The Internet of Things (IoT), however, is set to transform the industry and has the potential to significantly alter how we perform diagnoses and treatment and ultimately, make care more accessible. Technologies such as mobile connectivity, sensors, analytics, and connected devices are already changing the way we manage patient care. While the full potential of IoT healthcare won't likely be reached for several more years, machine-to-machine (M2M) technology is already making a difference, transforming everything from senior living to medical research.
How do we inspire tomorrow's embedded engineers?
By Rory Dear, Technical Contributor
A good supply of innovative engineers is essential for the long term success of any company, particularly those with focus on R&D, though the reality seems to be the pool of such engineers runs drier year after year. The increasing lack of "home-grown" engineers is not due to HR playing the capitalism card and hiring at the lowest rate they can; those home-grown engineers simply aren't there to hire.
10 sensors, 3 protocols, 3 minutes, 1 dev kit for cloud-connected IoT apps
By Brandon Lewis, Assistant Managing Editor
It should come as no surprise that since the release of the original Arduino, BeagleBoard, and Raspberry Pi platforms only a few short years ago that quick-start development boards have become all the rage. The value proposition is obvious for the developer community and vendors alike, as the low-cost dev kits reduce barriers to entry for those looking to prototype Internet of Things (IoT) designs, and also enable semiconductor companies to market their offerings to a much wider audience than ever before.
SECTION: White Papers
Intelligent gateways and cloud-based services: Shaping the next industrial revolution
By WDL Systems
Industry 4.0 represents the next industrial revolution, preceded by three disruptive leaps in industrial processing; first came steam power and mechanization through machine tools, next electricity fueled new techniques in mass production, and most recently advances in electronics and information technology (IT) have accelerated the industry by enabling automation. Efficiency and productivity are essential to this shift, driving advancements in the interfaces used to communicate and interact with smart industrial systems.
SECTION: Sister Publication Article
Industrial Embedded Systems magazine
Industrial Internet Consortium: Purpose and membership
By Stephen Mellor, Industrial Internet Consortium
This is the first of in a series of articles describing the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). The first entry describes the goals, membership, and a broad outline of its work.
Microchip Technology Inc.
dsPIC33EP "GS" Family for Digtal Power Applications
Neousys Technology
Slim In-Vehicle Fanless Computer with PoE+ Ports and CAN Bus
MSI (Micro-Star INT'L Co., LTD.)
MSI MS-9A75 5th Gen Slim Fanless System Fulfills Your Display-critical Applications
Innovative Integration
Address servo & control applications with the FMC-Servo
FMC Module w/(8) 16-bit
500 kSPS A/D Channels
(8) 16-bit D/A Channels with onboard PLL
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Isola Group
Isola Expands Its Portfolio of Halogen-free PCB Materials for High-end Mobile Applications
ACCES I/O Products
mPCIe-COM Series: 6 New PCI Express Mini Card, Multi-Port, Multi-Protocol, RS-232/422/485 Serial Communication Modules
Elma Electronic
Rugged Small Mobile Computer with Cisco Routing
Embedded Computing Boards
Advanced Micro Peripherals
Introducing RSVP from AMP: An Exciting, New Custom Video Solution Cutting Development Time and Costs for Embedded Video Projects
Annapolis Micro Systems
Dual Twelve Bit 2.3 or 1.5 GSps DAC I/O Card
SECTION: Upcoming E-Casts.  An E-cast is a live webcast that may have a single or multiple vendors. E-cast events are used to educate audiences about a problem/solution, from the vendor's perspective. The presentation is typically 45 minutes in duration with a 15-minute moderated Q&A session.
SYNOPSIS: A one-hour, live, moderated problem/solution technical webcast.

IoT Panel Discussion Part 2: IoT Panel: IoT Flexible Framework Architectures

July 28th 11:00 AM EDT
Presented by: Atollic, Freescale, Kontron, Wind River

Win the IoT Race with Multi-Domain Continuous Delivery

July 30th 2:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Electric Cloud, Polarion, Siemens PLM

Bring NFC connectivity to your car and enjoy the ride!

On Demand
Presented by: Texas Instruments
For additional E-casts, check out the Broadcast Archive.

The Automotive E-mag

Volume 2 of Embedded Computing Design's Automotive E-mag navigates the intersection of vehicles and the Internet of Things (IoT), the evolution of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), top tips for ensuring code quality in the car, and more.

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The Internet of Things E-mag

The Internet of Things has reached the top of nearly every buzz chart, but now it faces the some real-world questions. Most notably, "How can IoT transform my business?" The Internet of Things E-mag provides embedded industry answers to this question and more.

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