Embedded Computing Design E-letter - March 2014

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Connecting Silicon, Software, and Strategies for Intelligent Systems
E-letter March 2014
High-end graphics performance for low-power SFF designs
By Kontron
GPUs boost performance and allow for a previously unachievable performance-per-watt ratio in embedded systems.
Fast, energy-efficient M2M devices in a flash
Interview with Jeff Shiner, Spansion
The growing Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) device market faces many challenges, from power constraints to Big Data to security. Spansion's Jeff Shiner explains some of the major challenges for M2M development and how NOR flash's fast boot times, energy efficiency, and other capabilities can be the key to making successful connected devices.
Virtualization's impact on mobile devices and the IoT
By Micha Rave, Red Bend Software
Virtualization is expanding from server applications to the mobile space of smartphones, automotive systems, and M2M systems. It is poised to address security issues while also reducing hardware costs for these connected systems.
IoT device battery life optimization: Engineering design considerations
By Craig Mackenzie, Nuvation Engineering
There are several strategies available for wearable and other portable Internet of Things devices to maximize the important element of battery life while maintaining necessary performance.
ARM vs x86: Is x86 dead?
By Rory Dear, Technical Contributor
The emergence and media domination of ARM technology could be a nail in the coffin for x86, but each has its own place and may continue to be useful in the future.
SEMI Arizona Breakfast Forum targets MEMS advances for the IoT edge
By Brandon Lewis, Assistant Managing Editor
For all the big ideas, big networks, and big data to come from the IoT, its foundation rests on the smallest of devices. Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) sensors will be at the frontline of data gathering and analysis in the IoT, and while it's evident there won't be a problem finding data to collect, the challenge will be in blending data from multiple sources to improve efficiency and enable new applications. One answer: MEMS sensor fusion.
Designing cool, energy-efficient mobile devices
By Monique DeVoe, Managing Editor
Energy efficiency and thermal management are two challenges facing mobile device developers, though research conducted in these areas shows some promising new techniques for enhancing battery life and keeping high-performance smartphones and other devices cool.
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Deploying the telecom cloud in six steps
By Eric Gregory, Radisys Corporation
A look at how the telecom cloud can leverage Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) technologies to realize the same success as the data center.
SanDisk’s NAND flash memory
MEN Micro
Flexible Enclosure Platform for Small Form Factor PCBs
Elma Electronic
Elma's SFF Compute Platforms Expand
Annapolis Micro Systems
Dual Twelve Bit 2.3 or 1.5 GSps DAC I/O Card
KW-Software introduces PROFINET Industrial Ethernet solution
ACCES I/O Products
104I-COM-8SM Series: 6 New PCI-104 RS-232/422/485 Serial Communication Boards with Extended Temperature Operation
Innovative Integration
The Real source of your super powers... Mini embedded computer with Kintex-7 and dual FMC Sites!
McAfee Embedded Control
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Avionics Safety and Security Certification Challenges for Military Aircraft

March 20th 2:00 PM EDT
Presented by: AdaCore, Atego, DDC-I, Polarion

DIY Making sense of DIY options and relevance to embedded apps

March 25th 2:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Texas Instruments, ARM

Information Framework: The Key to reducing time, cost, and risk associated with today’s business transformation

March 26th 2:00 PM EDT
Presented by: IBM, TM Forum
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