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Turbolinux proposes mobile Linux for consumers
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11/29/2006   Post a comment
Turbolinux, Inc. said it will offer a Linux booting device in an iPod-sized media player as a way to promote Linux among consumers.
Manage flash memory in auto infotainment systems
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11/29/2006   Post a comment
As the costs of NAND and NOR flash continue to fall, in-car infotainment systems are using storage in ways that no one thought possible only a few years ago. To succeed, these systems need flash file systems that can ensure data integrity, even when power failures or uncontrolled shutdowns occur.
Microsoft buys stake in TCS China
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11/27/2006   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. has acquired a 10 percent equity stake in TCS China, a joint venture IT services firm working with software services giant Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
Extreme automotive environment challenges sensor design
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11/22/2006   Post a comment
Regardless of the specific application, most automotive sensor modules share a common high-level architecture and a set of stringent requirements that make for a challenging design under the high temperatures, noise, and vibration found in a car. Here are some design hints to deal with these hurdles.
Microsoft inks deal with Vietnam IT provider
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11/22/2006   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. has forged a three-year strategic alliance with Vietnam's largest information technology provider, FPT Corp.
Fast booting techniques meet automotive infotainment/telematics activation needs
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11/17/2006   Post a comment
No single technique can possibly manage all of the booting and shutdown requirements of car infotainment systems. Nonetheless, several techniques have emerged that, together, address almost any fast-boot scenario.
FlexRay hits the road
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11/16/2006   Post a comment
Here's how engineers economically developed deterministic, fault-tolerant communications, supplementing LIN and CAN networks, in a new BMW--starting with chassis and suspension control.
DSP video processing without DSP programming, via open source APIs
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11/3/2006   1 comment
GStreamer, a popular open source Linux multimedia framework that has become a standard in digital video development, can now be used to access the video encoding and decoding capabilities of a DSP, without any need to learn the proprietary DSP programming language. This approach makes it easy to integrate DSP video processing with other requirements of the application that are typically performed on a GPP core. The multimedia framework handles the integration task by stitching together the vario
Tech Tutorial: Message buffers provide FlexRay versatility
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11/2/2006   Post a comment
Here is what is needed in hardware and software to configure, control, and monitor message buffers to meet a system's required deterministic latency and fault tolerance.

Autonomous vehicles on our roads soon? What could go wrong with that? Listen in as EE Times' Junko Yoshida asks industry experts what the intended and unintended consequences will be.
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