Part V: Case Study EE Times University 8/23/2013 83 comments In this final class, we will consider how a modification in the supply chain can change the way an industrial system is designed, deployed, and maintained. Specifically, we will take a look at the industrial embedded computer business of Dell’s OEM division and how a change in infrastructure can impact the whole industry.
Part IV: Getting Lost in the Data EE Times University 8/22/2013 120 comments With so much data becoming available, it can affect the way systems are designed and software is written. In this class we will look at some of the tradeoffs among compressing, encrypting, and transmitting data across a network, particularly in systems where power is a scarce resource.
Part III: Security EE Times University 8/21/2013 113 comments As sensors become distributed and data is collected from diverse sources, the systems become more vulnerable to attack. What can be done to ensure that both the data and the integrity of the system remain secure from internal and external attacks? In this segment we will look at both hardware and software techniques to secure the system.
Part II: Consolidation EE Times University 8/20/2013 125 comments In this class we will look at what is happening in the compute centers and, in particular, technologies such as multicore and virtualization. Consolidation enables more efficient computing, centralized management, integrated data management, and visualization, as well as enabling new types of applications and automation in industrial systems.
Part I: Introduction: Pervasive Change EE Times University 8/19/2013 181 comments In this class we will look at the broad scope of the changes happening in many segments of the industry, including the cloud, autonomous cars, factory automation, the smart grid, and others. It will look at the ways embedded systems are changing and what is meant by "intelligent" systems. We will identify the major pieces of these systems and some of the issues they create.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times