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Embedded Systems Design, October 2006

September ESD

VOL. 19 NO. 10
October 2006

Table of Contents

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Catching the Z-Wave
by Mikhail T. Galeev
It’s the other home network: simple but reliable, this lesser-known protocol competes with the IEEE-supported ZigBee standard. Here are the basics of Z-Wave and how it compares with ZigBee.

What processor is in your product?
by Jack G. Ganssle
What chips are other embedded systems developers using in their systems? In our annual survey, your peers reveal their vendor and size preferences. Contributing editor Jack Ganssle interprets the data.

Special report: Plug into M2M
by Richard A. Quinnell
The next wave most likely to hit embedded system design is machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, but implementing M2M may be more challenging than designers expect.

Columns

Programmer's Toolbox
Motivationally speaking

by Jack W. Crenshaw
A vector means many things to many people. Pilot, mathematician, physicist: all their definitions can help you do your job.

Break Points
A pox on globals

by Jack G. Ganssle
Globals are the Sirens of embedded systems programming. Don’t get sucked in if you don’t want to lose your ship or your sanity. departments.

Departments

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The only constant is change

by David Blaza
Embedded Systems Design and its affiliated conference and web site welcome a new editor in chief.

Rear end
Pet sounds

by Marc Abrahams
Another classic Byte column from Improbable Research.

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