Embedded Computing Design E-letter - September 2015

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Connecting Silicon, Software, and Strategies for Intelligent Systems
E-letter September 2015
Challenging Some of the Myths About Static Code Analysis
By Rogue Wave Software
Good static analysis tools will actually help you identify and address code problems faster.
Low-cost embedded development kits accelerate design cycles
By Pushek Madaan and Gagan Luthra, Cypress Semiconductor
Increasing time-to-market pressures have led to the availability of full-featured microcontrollers, sometimes called system-on-chip (SoC) processors. These feature-rich microcontrollers or SoCs speed design by integrating a part of or, in some cases, all of the hardware required to implement an embedded design. Developers can then focus their design efforts on application-level functionality.
Open source hardware and software key to unlocking IoT development
By Ashish Syal, Sierra Wireless
It's so simple, really. What we all want is to build something that solves a problem in the best way we can. And we want it fast. And cheap. But it's not so simple, after all. There are a myriad of combinations and permutations that will get you (eventually) from here to there. How can you ensure your IoT project gets off the drawing board and into the market?
Fostering communities around development kits: Q&A with Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community, element14
By Monique DeVoe, Managing Editor
One element that makes the maker/development board space great is the communities. There is always someone who can help you with an issue, a plethora of information about a kit, and endless projects for inspiration. But these communities don't just appear out of thin air after a new kit is introduced. Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community at element14 talks features and strategies that make for effective and thriving communities.
A history of development kits and community support
By Rory Dear, Technical Contributor
Back as a fresh-faced 18-year-old in his first days in the embedded industry, I quickly learnt students and hobbyists were considered little more than an inconvenient drain on support resources, be that commercial or technical. In fairness this was at a time when embedded computing technology remained a specialist niche and well before the term or even the philosophy of "ease of development" was conceived.
Bringing up Sensor Puck shows semis doing more for less
By Brandon Lewis, Assistant Managing Editor
More and more we see vendors like Silicon Labs wrapping their expertise in microcontrollers, analog sensors, multiprotocol radios, and associated communications stacks and processing algorithms into neat little packages that allow app developers to begin adding value after the simple flip of a switch – and doing so at sub $30 price points.
Leveraging the (free) power of Windows 10 for the IoT on the Raspberry Pi 2
By Monique DeVoe, Managing Editor
Inexpensive development kits and free/open source software and tools are making project development cheaper and easier than ever. The low-cost dev kits and open source tools have been around for a while now, but one thing I never expected to hear this year is that the new version of Windows would be free! Microsoft seems to be getting into the maker community spirit (and embedded IoT development space) by releasing its Windows 10 IoT Core operating system (OS) for maker platforms – free.
Microchip Technology Inc.
dsPIC33EP "GS" Family for Digtal Power Applications
ADLINK Technology Inc.
Infotainment, Medical, and Industrial Intel Core i7/i5/i3 Mini-iTX Embedded Boards
Elma Electronic
MaxSys-5300/5310 Series: Intel® Core™ i7 Fanless Embedded Computer with Wireless Support
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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Intel Embedded Innovator
Accelerating the Internet of Things
One-stop comprehensive solution … From the idea to the complete product
Critical Link
MitySOM-5CSx: Altera Cyclone V SoC-based SOM
Phoenix Contact
IEC 61131-3 PLC Software Programming and Runtime Solution
Fanless Low Power Intel E3800 PC/104 Single Board Computer
American Portwell Technology
Power Efficient High Performance Industrial Nano-ITX SBC
Industrial-Strength Security: Freescale QorIQ T1024 and T1023 processors
WDL Systems
WDL Systems proudly distributes PerfecTron's Stack Rack (SR) series of rugged fanless systems – SR100, SR200, and SR700
Annapolis Micro Systems
Dual Twelve Bit 2.3 or 1.5 GSps DAC I/O Card
Microchip Technology Inc.
Learn about power conversion from industry experts at these three Embedded University classes
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.

Discover the 32-bit Delfino LaunchPad for High-Performance Control Applications

September 29th 11:00 AM EDT
Presented by: Texas Instruments

Build Vs. Buy: Benefits of Leveraging an Existing Cloud Platform in IoT

September 30th 1:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Ayla Networks, Amazon Web Services

On the Road to Building a System in a Day

October 1st 11:00 AM EDT
Presented by: ARM
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