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Five Minutes With… Dirk Finstel, GM of ADLink’s Modules Segment

Rich Nass, Embedded Computing Brand Director

PICMG recently released a new version of its embedded computer board standard, one that redefined the pin-out. When dealing with a standard with a long history, changing the pin-out could unnerve designers who are comfortable designing to the previous version. In this week’s segment, I asked Dirk Finstel, who is the General Manager of ADLink’s Modules Segment, why the association would undertake something like that. In addition, we addressed the backwards compatibility issue, which was…

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Development Kit Comparison Reboot

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IoT, IIoT and a lot of noise

Dan Yarmoluk, ATEK Access Technologies

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Get media attention for your MakerPro project

Jeremy Cook

If you’re a MakerPro with a fledgling product to sell, you probably want some sort of media exposure to get the word out about your product. Though I’ve never had a product to sell, before I started writing for sites like Embedded Computing, I tried to get exposure for my various DIY projects with some [...]

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Design Articles
Protecting the IoT with self-encrypting storage, part 1

Michael Willett, Drive Trust Alliance and Jon Tanguy, Micron

Problems associated with the loss of data, data breaches, brand damage/impact, and compliance issues are well known to desktop and portable computer users. To avoid the unauthorized access of the data on these types of products, the Trusted Computing Group developed a specification for self-encrypting drives (SEDs). With all hard drive and solid-state drive manufacturers [...]

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Managing Big Data: Moving analysis back to the edge

Adam Justice, Grid Connect

With all the gadgets we use each day, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that many of these devices have processing power equal to the old computer towers from just a decade ago. Add the Internet of Things (IoT) to the equation, and we’re generating a mind-blowing amount of data every second of [...]

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Fluid computing: Unifying cloud, fog, and mist computing

Angelo Corsaro, Chief Technology Officer, PrismTech

In the first two installments of this blog series, we initially looked at the challenges introduced by cloud-centric architectures and how they motivated the rise of fog computing. Next, we defined what fog computing really means and the kind of problems it solves. For completeness, we need to also introduce mist computing. Have you ever [...]

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Emulation tools reinvigorate power analysis in large SoCs

Jean-Marie Brunet, Marketing Director (Emulation Division), Mentor Graphics

In the new power electronics era, where higher-power switches are being integrated into large system-on-chip (SoC) designs, the traditional methodologies are being replaced with more complex structures. That inevitably adds to design complexities, and here, the next-generation emulation tools can help designers with more detailed and accurate predictions of the power usage at the system, RTL, and gate level.

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CIA and TPM to secure the IoT?

Guenther Fischer, WIBU and the Trusted Computing Group

CIA, TPM and IoT: You might ask what these three acronyms have in common and how they relate to each other. To make a long story short, it is all about security, trust, and reliability.

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