Open Source Code May Unite IoT Blog 9/21/2015 4 comments A high profile open source project working on software-defined networks has given birth to what could become an important standard for bringing unity to the fragmented Internet of Things.
Mobile Diagnostics Fall Short Blog 9/18/2015 Post a comment If mobile carriers and OEMs aren’t equipped to troubleshoot and repair faulty devices and don’t have qualified staff to make sure that happens, they’re more than likely going to see a drop in both sales and customer loyalty, according to a recent study conducted by a mobile services company.
Floating-Point Data in Embedded Software Blog 9/17/2015 3 comments Colin Walls discusses the details of floating point operations, when floating point should and should not be used, some of the pitfalls of its use, and how its use may sometimes be avoided.
The Secret Bone Phone: A Tale of Space, Electronics Adventure Blog 9/16/2015 6 comments I was perhaps the most passionate of my friends and schoolmates on following every aspect of America’s space program. So when the latest space flight salvo from NASA was going to launch during school hours that June, I wasn’t about to let a silly school rule against pocket radios interfere with my following my heroes' adventures in real time!
Evaluating a Role in the IIOT Future Blog 9/14/2015 Post a comment Standards are needed to assure that the Industrial Internet of things becomes a reality. In the meantime, everyone is jumping on the bandwagon because the risks of waiting are too high.
The Benefits of RTOSes in the Embedded IoT Blog 9/14/2015 Post a comment RTOSes will play a greater role in embedded microcontroler designs for the Internet of Things as developers migrate from 8-bit and 16-bit to 32-bit MCUs where there will be requirements for enhanced device functionality, low cost and higher performance.
The Difference Between Implicit and Explicit Blog 9/9/2015 Post a comment To deal with the explicit requirements of DO-178C for intermodule control and data coupling, LDRA's Version 9.5 tool suite has been upgraded to allow a developer to easily track and identify the locations of possible troublesome interactions.
Hackathon Meets Old MacDonald Blog 9/9/2015 1 comment “Farmers are not programmers. But they need to get a grip on data,” says Casper Koomen. He plans on a hackathon called Farmlab, hoping to bring farmers fresh perspectives about using data and applying it to the farm.
IBM Solves PCM Problems with Projections Blog 9/3/2015 7 comments Projection PCM rethinks the design of PCM device structures and demonstrates the ability to isolate from the read process the effect of undesirable changes in parameters of the active region of a MLC-PCM in its amorphous state
IoT Goes Emotional Blog 9/3/2015 9 comments I came across recently a refreshing IoT pitch -- "Emotional Home." The company promoting it is Binatone. The man behind the concept is consumer GPS pioneer Kanwar Chadha.
How Secure are Smartwatches? Not Very. Blog 9/2/2015 1 comment New analysis indicates that all the smartwatches tested contain significant vulnerabilities, including insufficient authentication, lack of encryption, and privacy problems.