Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of Oct. 13 to 17, 2014.
Automotive data transport: no longer MOST vs. Ethernet
There is no need to make a hard choice between MOST and Ethernet, as their combination results in a system that takes the advantages of each without the limitations of the other.
Encrypting the Optical Transport Network
There is growing interest in the notion of adding encryption to provide privacy and tamper detection on OTN systems with minimal added latency.
IoT security advice: trust no one
At ARM TechCon, Green Hills Software's CTO Dave Kleidermacher provided some practical advice and design guidelines for IoT developers that can help enhance IoT security.
Biology, Deceit and IoT security
Security techniques in the Internet have largely drawn inspiration from physical security. However, there are other possible sources of inspiration, such as biology.
MSP430 MCUs add non-volatile FRAM, LCD controller
TI has launched their lowest-power MCUs with an on-chip LCD controller within a new family of ultra-low-power MSP430 MCUs that provide all the advantages of non-volatile FRAM in a small memory footprint.
Spansion expands Traveo family for automotive apps
Spansion Inc. has introduced the latest member of its Spansion Traveo microcontroller family aimed at rich human machine interfaces (HMI) in automotive dashboards.
Atmel samples ARM Cortex-M7-based MCUs
Atmel | SMART ARM Cortex-M7-based MCUs address high-growth markets including the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables, as well as other applications that require both high performance and power efficiency.
New Renesas MCUs target the IoT with optimized memory, low power
Renesas Electronics has expanded its RX100 Series of microcontrollers with the new RX111 MCUs, designed to reduce design complexities.
NXP unveils versatile MCU family for next-gen designs
NXP Semiconductors has released the LPC82x family of microcontrollers, extending the versatility of the ARM Cortex-M0+-based LPC800 Series for use in connected, sensor-dense, and IoT designs.
Synopsys ARC HS38 core gives 2X boost to Linux-based apps
Follow-on to the ARC 770D Core incorporates support for 40-bit Physical Addresses and L2 Cache and is optimized for auto, home networks and high-end networking designs.
Slideshow – Infineon's Factory of the Future
A recent visit to Infineon's 200mm fabs in Dresden is surprising on two levels: the commitment to its older fabs and the level of “factory automation” it has pulled off there.
Slideshow – The Exceptional Hardware & Software Show
Rather than a conference centered on guzzwords such as cloud computing, the The Exceptional Hardware and Software Meeting (EHSM) focuses on “pushing the frontiers of open source & DIY.”
Dealing with the dangers of software/hardware homogeneity
By designing processors with built-in mechanisms for instruction set randomization, today’s connected devices can be rendered safer from the many network based security dangers that plague systems currently.
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