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How to select your embedded systems operating system: OS characteristics

Costs and the business aspects of building products are key criteria, but attributes like available libraries, security, and maintainability also play an essential role. Embedded…

How to achieve better IoT security in Wi-Fi modules

A look at the architecture of Wi-Fi modules and the opportunities for designers to improve IoT device and network security by using the resources available in these modules.

AI at the edge will forever change IoT in smart home

The one-two punch of smarter devices with better data processing will herald a new era for IoT bandwidth, latency, and security.

Why Won’t the 8-bit Microcontroller Die?

While many of us who work at the cutting-edge wonder why the 8-bit microcontroller won’t die, the truth is that 8-bit microcontrollers probably dominate our…

Why advanced DSPs running RTOSs are an ideal match for the IoT

A hybrid DSP architecture that offers both DSP-oriented features and controller-oriented features is finding rapid adoption for IoT and other embedded devices. Some technologies get…

Design

Microchip offers single MCU with secure subsystem and Arm TrustZone

How to achieve better IoT security in Wi-Fi modules

A look at the architecture of Wi-Fi modules and the opportunities for designers to improve IoT device and network security by using the resources available in these modules.

CEO interview: implementing embedded security has to be simple

We talk to Haydn Povey, CEO of Secure Thingz, about IoT security product security, what customers are telling him, and how the awareness created by the World Economic Forum will impact how we look at and deploy embedded security.

Automotive cyberattacks grow more varied despite improving defenses

Automotive cybersecurity is a growth industry as both vulnerabilities and cyberattacks continue to increase, which requires additional cyber solutions, deployments, and regulations. There is a…

Development

Vector signal generator enables digitally modulated signals to 67 GHz

9 tips for better code coverage measurement

With the right approaches and suitable tools, measuring test coverage is possible without excessive effort. These practical tips can help you get started. Measuring code…

Don’t underestimate the humble streetlight

A mmWave smart repeater will plug into a streetlight’s photocell socket, leveraging the 360 million existing streetlights worldwide to enhance 5G and fixed wireless access…

ST offers touchless gesture control with new software for ToF sensor

The lightweight gesture algorithm can run on a low-power microcontroller and demands minimal system resources, so is easily integrated in an existing application.

Industry

Quantum computing takes on automotive design and manufacturing

Automotive electronics revolution requires faster, smarter interfaces

Increasing automotive complexity requires new approaches to in-car connectivity, especially the physical-layer interfaces that link sensors and displays to their associated electronic control units. In…

How a clinical-grade vital-signs AFE enhances disease detection

By integrating three separate clinical-grade biosensors into a single package, a healthcare sensor AFE brings much closer the concept of the wearable, disposable vital-signs health…

A closer look at compliance assessment in EU’s draft ADS legislation

The EU’s ADS compliance assessment specifies how an autonomous vehicle will be evaluated, audited, and tested before it will get type–approval. The European Union (EU)…

Trends

Why Won’t the 8-bit Microcontroller Die?

Quantum computing takes on automotive design and manufacturing

A collaboration looks to analyze the applicability of quantum computational algorithms to metal forming applications modeling. Car manufacturer BMW and quantum computing technology developer Pasqal…

Automotive electronics revolution requires faster, smarter interfaces

Increasing automotive complexity requires new approaches to in-car connectivity, especially the physical-layer interfaces that link sensors and displays to their associated electronic control units. In…

AI test chip offers proof of concept for digital in-memory compute design

The company’s tests revealed 39.3 TOPS of AI compute with an efficiency of 14.1 TOPS/W at INT8 precision when operating at 800 MHz. AI chip…