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Overcoming automotive camera link challenges

Camera systems and camera link technologies are being deployed in an ever-increasing range of applications in vehicles to assist drivers and augment the driving experience….

Bluetooth mesh models: The building blocks for interoperable products

Bluetooth® technology is a wireless standard with agreed, formal specifications that support global interoperability between devices from different manufacturers. The same is true of Bluetooth…

Why a bare-metal developer moved to operating systems

Looking back at the ‘Bare-Metal Age’ The first time I knew about the embedded software was about 2008, I was a sophomore and started to…

AI-based cybersecurity: Hype or reality?

(Source: Darpa) AI and ML were once thought of  technologies that would struggle to find real-world applications, but they are an increasingly inherent part of…

Incremental steps can yield Industry 4.0 benefits

Despite the global hype about Industry 4.0, the phenomenon has remained mostly theoretical. Trade media has been awash with articles about Industry 4.0 for several…

Design

AI-based cybersecurity: Hype or reality?

Static code analysis tool adds security rules

IAR Systems has announced an update of its static code analysis tool C-STAT, an add-on product completely integrated in the complete C/C++ compiler and debugger…

External NOR Flash memory is first with hardware root-of-trust

Infineon Technologies has announced what it claims is the first NOR Flash memory which serves as a hardware root-of-trust and provides other security and functional…

Enhancing security of passive keyless entry with UWB technology

Passive keyless entry (PKE) is an increasingly common way of unlocking and starting a car. Unfortunately, car thieves armed with readily available and inexpensive hacking…

Development

Podcast: DAC 2020 preview – AI, ML and RISC-V on rise

IoT trace diagnostics tool in free 45-day evaluation open beta test program

A trace diagnostics tool for embedded systems and internet of things (IoT) which supports visualization and analysis of embedded Linux software is being made available…

A new analytic approach for advanced jitter separation

The analysis of jitter components is an increasingly important task for debugging modern communication systems. Growing data rates on one hand and the cost pressure…

How to ace your regulatory compliance test

Product testing, qualification and regulatory compliance – every design engineer encounters these during their career. An effective compliance program is not solely a matter of…

Hardware

New touchscreen controller for smart surfaces and multi-function displays

Overcoming automotive camera link challenges

Camera systems and camera link technologies are being deployed in an ever-increasing range of applications in vehicles to assist drivers and augment the driving experience….

General-purpose FPGA family features small form factor, low power

Lattice has launched a family of general-purpose FPGA devices, the second family built on its Nexus technology platform. The Certus-NX family offers high I/O density,…

Battery chargers offer greater power density, faster charging

Texas Instruments (TI) has claimed the smallest buck-boost battery charger ICs with the introduction of the BQ25790 and BQ25792 devices. These buck-boost battery chargers integrate…

Software

Podcast: DAC 2020 preview – AI, ML and RISC-V on rise

Why a bare-metal developer moved to operating systems

Looking back at the ‘Bare-Metal Age’ The first time I knew about the embedded software was about 2008, I was a sophomore and started to…

Separation kernels and VMs enable secure mission critical edge computing

Lynx Software Technologies has added three new product bundles to its MOSA.ic platform to enable secure mission critical edge computing capabilities to be added to…

Developing state machines with test-driven development

Since state machine models are widely used in embedded systems, this article explores several strategies to develop state machine (SM) software under the Test-Driven Development…

Industry

New touchscreen controller for smart surfaces and multi-function displays

Overcoming automotive camera link challenges

Camera systems and camera link technologies are being deployed in an ever-increasing range of applications in vehicles to assist drivers and augment the driving experience….

Air flow sensor boosts performance, reduces cost

Posifa Technologies announced its new PMF8300 series of mass air flow sensors for use in respiratory care and other medical and instrumentation applications. Compared to…

Reliably powering on a battery-operated medical device

Battery-operated, wirelessly connected devices are becoming increasingly pervasive in today’s society. Driven forward by advancements in wireless and battery technologies, coupled with shrinking electronic components…

Trends

Smart sensor board speeds edge AI development

Researchers show ink-jet printed LEDs

A team of researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin) has manufactured LEDs from a hybrid perovskite semiconductor material using inkjet…

Software tools migrate GPU code to FPGAs for AI applications

AI software startup Mipsology is working with Xilinx to enable FPGAs to replace GPUs in AI accelerator applications using only a single additional command. Mipsology’s…

AI chip accelerates image recognition

A proof-of-concept chip from French research institutes CEA-Leti and LIST, presented at VLSI Symposium 2020, incorporates a low-power IoT node and an AI accelerator and…

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