Embedded Systems Design, April 2011 - Embedded.com

Embedded Systems Design, April 2011

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Features:
Cover Story
“Dealing with the minutiae of fingerprint analysis”
By Wen Li and Srik Gurrapu
Fingerprint analysis involves using fingerprint sensors and sophisticated DSP-based image-processing algorithms. Here's a description of the minutiae-based system for fingerprint analysis.

“Is lock-free programming practical for multicore?”
By David Kalinsky
In a multicore environment, you can do resource sharing efficiently without locks, but there are some caveats.

Columns:

Barr Code
By Michael Barr
“Unintended acceleration and other embedded software bugs”
Despite the redactions, we can still learn some interesting facts about Toyota's embedded software and NASA's technical review of the same.

Break Points:
By Jack G. Ganssle
“Scoping out new scopes”
After pressing, twisting, and pushing knobs, Jack Ganssle likes what he sees in a new mixed-signal scope series from Agilent Technologies.

Departments:
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By Ron Wilson
“Multiprocessing in your future”
Several processors in one system is no news for embedded systems designers.

Download a PDF of digital edition: http://i.techweb.com/embedded/pdfs/UBME_esd0411.pdf

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