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Embedded Systems Design, December 2011


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Cover story:
“The challenges of multi-touch gesture interfaces”
By Tony Gray, Ocular LCD, Inc
The key to understanding multi-touch touch panels is to realize that a touch is not the same thing as a mouse click.

“Gesture recognition—first step toward 3D UIs?”
By Dong-Ik Ko and Gaurav Agarwal, Texas Instruments
3D gesture recognition may make our world safer (or make couch potatoes out of all us). But first developers have to overcome some complex challenges.

“How to use hover in a user interface”
By Christi Juchmes, Marketing, Cypress Semiconductor
Hover sensing combines self and mutual capacitive sensing to create a mouseover-like functionality to a handheld device. Here are some of the capabilities and applications of hover technology.

“Embedding HPC: A rocket in your pocket”
By Pete Decher, Mentor Graphics Corporation
New embedded processors, single-board computers, and software development tools are enabling super-computing-like applications on embedded systems. Here are a few recent advances in HPC for embedded systems.

Programming Pointers
By Dan Saks
“Judgment calls”
Writing better hardware interfaces may require writing fairly elaborate declarations. It’s probably worth the effort.

Break Points
By Jack Ganssle
“Microprocessors change the world”
Part 4 in a series on the anniversary of the microprocessor: Will the inventor of the first microprocessor please stand up.

By Chris A. Ciufo
“Microsoft vs Google”
Everyone wants a piece of the embedded pie.

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