Embedded Computing Design E-letter - November 2015

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Connecting Silicon, Software, and Strategies for Intelligent Systems
E-letter November 2015
Software-Defined Radio Handbook (11th Edition)
By Rodger Hosking, Pentek, Inc.
SDR has revolutionized electronic systems for a variety of applications including communications, data acquisition and
Microcontroller-based FPGAs hit the mark
By Ted Marena, Microsemi
For a broad class of applications, a hardened microcontroller-based SoC FPGA is often the more effective solution. A large amount of 32-bit microcontroller architectures are produced each year because there are numerous applications that can use them.
The theory behind product line engineering
By Curt Schwaderer, Editorial Director
At first glance, product development may seem like the most complex component of the product life cycle. However, everything developed from the silicon, circuit boards, and software have features, options, and derivatives that need to be identified, productized, and maintained. Managing the myriad of variations within a product line is often called product line engineering (PLE). In this column, we'll explore PLE in more detail and look at a company with a unique paradigm and solution for lowering complexity and increasing reliability within product lines.
The growing importance of ISO 26262 tool qualification for automotive software vendors
By Brandon Lewis, Assistant Managing Editor
Commercial test tools are helping automotive software vendors save time, money, and refine the development lifecycle, but these off-the-shelf solutions also must be qualified to safety-critical requirements. As ISO 26262 grows in importance as a means of demonstrating best practices and due diligence, the ability to produce compliance documentation will become increasingly critical in the absence of regulatory oversight.
IoT and medical devices can be a scary combination
By Michael Hoffman, Polarion Software
Medical devices are undergoing an evolutionary change partly due to the current emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), opening the door to an entirely new level of complications. Before we dive into details about connected medical devices and some of the benefits and current threats, let me make something perfectly clear: Stolen medical data on the black market is significantly more valuable than debit or credit card numbers, and typically includes far more personal information.
Why companies should focus on their core competency
By Rory Dear, Technical Contributor
When something is outside a company's core competency it's time to outsource in order to save time, money, and risk.
An industry-university development tools collaboration
By Monique DeVoe, Managing Editor
Development tools are important in all stages of the embedded design process, and research is no exception. Limited budgets can create extra challenges for universities, and the lack of inexpensive, but high-quality tools is a challenge faced by many researchers, including Dr. Luciano Ost, University of Leicester Lecturer, Embedded Systems and Communications Research Group.
Microchip Technology Inc.
dsPIC33EP "GS" Family for Digtal Power Applications
WDL Systems
Artila RIO-2010 Modbus/TCP Remote Digital IO Module
New PCIe Virtex-7 Processor and FMC Carrier
Innovative Integration
New Single Board computer with HPC FMC IO Sites
Combines Zynq Z7045 SoC with FMC IO module in a compact, stand alone design
Download data sheets and pricing now!
Micro-Star INT'L Co LTD
MSI Unveiled Pico-ITX and Qseven Braswell Industrial Boards with Ultra Low Power Ever!
ADLINK Technology
Extreme Rugged™ PC/104 Single Board Computer with Intel® Atom™ Processor System-on-Chip
MEN Micro
IP65 Box PC for In-Vehicle Applications
Elma Electronic
Rugged Small Mobile Computer with Cisco Routing
Extreme Engineering Solutions' XPort6173 Rugged 3U VPX Carrier for Two 2.5 in. Solid-State Drives (SSDs) for Up to 4 TB of Storage
TEWS Technologies
Cost Effective ccXMC Module with RS232/RS422/RS485 Programmable Serial Interface
Annapolis Micro Systems
Dual Twelve Bit 2.3 or 1.5 GSps DAC I/O Card
Sealevel Systems, Inc.
Sealevel’s Compact Solid-State Computer Offers Synchronous Serial Communications
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Building Industrial IoT with WISE-PaaS and Open-Gateway

December 1st 9:00 AM EST
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Beyond 2G Migrating a Path to LTE for M2M and IoT Devices

December 1st 2:00 PM EST
Presented by: KORE Telematics, Morey Corporation, BEC Technologies

Building versatile noise-immune capacitive touch solutions with MSP430(tm) MCUs featuring CapTIvate(tm) technology

December 2nd 11:00 AM EST
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