Android 4.0 running on AMD Brazos platform spotted News & Analysis 1/21/2012 9 comments Despite Intel’s best efforts to cozy up to Google and focus the firm’s entire ultra-mobile strategy on Android, CPU rival AMD is showing it doesn’t need a partnership to run Google’s latest and greatest iteration on its own platform.
Android Ice Cream Sandwich gets free NFC stack News & Analysis 1/17/2012 2 comments Inside Secure SA, a fabless supplier of near field communications (NFC) chips, has announced a free, open-source NFC protocol stack that it has made available for version 4.0 of the Google Android platform that is otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich.
In-vehicle infotainment software architecture: Genivi and beyond - Part 2 Design How-To 1/16/2012 Post a comment With cars increasingly becoming networked IT entities, security is becoming an indispensable issue for car electronics developers. This also applies for the infotainment domain as the connector between vehicle and the outside world. In the second part of this article, different models are discussed on how to protect the software.
Ballmer foretells new era in computing, entertainment and smartphones in final Microsoft CES keynote News & Analysis 1/10/2012 6 comments Steve Ballmer’s delivery of the last Microsoft CES keynote, 17 years after Bill Gates first took to the stage in 1995 with a CES workshop, signified the end of an era, and the beginning of a new stage in Microsoft’s story, a stage in which it emerges fully from behind the WinTel duopoly and competes toe to toe in the smartphone, entertainment and mobile computing arenas, a competition defined as much by ecosystems as it is by technology.
Will Windows 8 be on demo or display only at CES? News & Analysis 1/9/2012 2 comments One of the hot topics at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system, the Redmond giant’s first to run on both the x86 and ARM platforms, able to scale from PCs to tablets, with the advantage of touch optimization.
Scarcity value ramps Raspberry Pi price on Ebay News & Analysis 1/4/2012 7 comments A pre-production batch of the low-cost credit-card sized computers being developed by British not-for-profit foundation Raspberry Pi is set to raise thousands of dollars for the charity by being sold on the internet-auction site Ebay.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.