Embedded Computing Design E-letter - August 2015

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Connecting Silicon, Software, and Strategies for Intelligent Systems
E-letter August 2015
Maintenance-free Technology for Industrial Computer Platforms
By Kontron
By deploying maintenance-free industrial computer platforms, OEMs and operators can both reduce operating costs and increase the reliability of system installations.
Using multicore and virtualization for efficient and flexible development
By Interview with Robert Oshana, Freescale Semiconductor
Use of multicore processors in embedded systems has dramatically increased over the past several years, and virtualization is an important component to for developers to get the most out of multicore. Rich Nass interviewed Robert Oshana, Director, Global Software R&D and Enablement, Digital Networking at Freescale Semiconductor about the usefulness of virtualization when developing with multicore processors, strategies to make these technologies most effective, and the future of multicore.
IoT mobile application platform brings agile techniques and available libraries to IoT development
By By Curt Schwaderer, Editorial Director
Mobile applications can be challenging and time consuming to develop. The complexity doesn't stop with look and feel or communication with the cloud. Security and human factors play a critical role in their success or failure. An agile mobile application platform promises to bring a full-featured mobile application platform with service libraries that address key Internet of Things (IoT) features and capabilities.
Intelligent transportation systems, sensors, and IoT
By Ron Felice, IBM
To realize the complex vision of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSs) a few issues must be addressed, including achieving the communication specified above and having an effective means of accommodating multimodal transportation. The system needs to be capable of consuming a nearly incomprehensible amount of data and producing information useful to the traveler. This information needs to guide travelers to their destinations in the most efficient way possible, and interact with infrastructure to facilitate relief of traffic congestion. And it needs to do all these things in real time.
MEMS microphones add reliability for symphony of IoT apps
By Brandon Lewis, Assistant Managing Editor
Acoustics is one of those sciences most of us take for granted on a regular basis, not because we overlook the importance of sound in our daily lives, but because we underestimate its possibilities beyond speech, music, and as an environmental indicator. Ultrasound, sonar, and noise cancellation are just a few applications that leverage sound waves in capacities that transcend the lay perception of audio.
Stretchable batteries for flexible wearables
By Monique DeVoe, Managing Editor
For wearables to better move with the body and to expand electronics onto stretchable surfaces like wristbands, a flexible battery concept is being developed and demonstrated by Arizona State University.
SECTION: Sister Publication Article
Military Embedded Systems magazine
The Internet of Things for the intelligence community
By Chip Downing, Wind River Systems
The Internet of Things (IoT) is an initiative to integrate a wide variety of technical and commercial information-generating components to provide new business opportunities based upon device and system intelligence. This technology is the large-scale commercialization of technology that has been developed and proven by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the intelligence community (IC) over the past fifteen years. In much the same way that NASA and the early space program in the 1960s spurred innovations in chip technology, automation, propulsion, and miniaturization, solutions developed from the concept of network-centric operations (NCO) translate directly to the foundations of today's commercial IoT.
Microchip Technology Inc.
dsPIC33EP "GS" Family for Digtal Power Applications
Aavid Thermalloy
New Dual Cool Jets from Aavid
COM Express Type 6 module with 5th generation Intel® Core™ processor
Neousys Technology
Intel® Core™ i7/i5 Compact in-Vehicle Computer
ADLINK Technology
Intel-based COM Express solutions
MEN Micro
IP65 Box PC for In-Vehicle Applications
ATP Electronics, Inc.
ATP Announces Agreement with Micron for Legacy (SDR/DDR) DRAM Module Support
Technologic Systems
TS-7970: Field-Ready, Industrial Grade WiFi & Bluetooth Enabled 1 GHz i.MX6 Single Board Computer. Starting at $169 (Qty: 100)
Embedded Computing Boards
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
Download data sheets & pricing now!
TEWS Technologies
Cost-Effective XMC Module Family with High-Density User-Programmable FPGA
Extreme Engineering Solutions' XPand6903 Rugged, Sealed, Compact, Intel® Atom™-Based Fanless Embedded Box PC
Annapolis Micro Systems
Dual Twelve Bit 2.3 or 1.5 GSps DAC I/O Card
Elma Electronic
MaxSys-5300/5310 Series: Intel® Core™ i7 Fanless Embedded Computer with Wireless Support
Intel Embedded Innovator
Accelerating the Internet of Things
New XMC Modules Feature Xilinx® Artix® -7 FPGA
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.

Designing ARM-based IoT/M2M Gateways for Performance and Security

September 1st 2:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Avnet

Come Scale with Us!

September 15th 11:00 AM EDT
Presented by: Kontron

IoT and M2M Safety and Security

October 21st 2:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Echelon, Freescale, GrammaTech, RTI
For additional E-casts, check out the Broadcast Archive.

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