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Arrow buys U.K. IT distributor InTechnology
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12/29/2006   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics Inc. said today it has completed its acquisition of the storage and security distribution business of InTechnology plc for approximately $80 million. The deal will allow Arrow's Enterprise Computing Solutions division to make further inroads into the United Kingdom, Europe's second-largest IT market.
Top auto electronics stories of 2006
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12/29/2006   Post a comment
From cosmic rays damaging electronics to the FlexRay protocol's impact on auto safety, here are the stories electronic engineers thought were tops for the year.
Multi-threaded design tackles SoC performance bottlenecks: Part 2
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12/27/2006   Post a comment
Coupling processor operation closely to bus and other computational demands leads to a dramatic increase in automotive vision system processor efficiency. With further tuning, optimizing the bus to work closely with the hardware threads improves performance and provides a more controllable, measurable, and predictable system latency.
Embedded multitasking with small MCUs: Part 2 - Cooperative vs. pre-emptive
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12/26/2006   Post a comment
In Part 2 in a series based on his book "Embedded Multitasking with small microcontrollers," author Keith Curtis contrsts and compares traditional pre-emptive and cooperative multitasking with a third state machine alternative..
Beyond the autonomous car, and the nature of man
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
12/23/2006   Post a comment
If you think autonomous cars are pretty far out how about nano-robots that can heal the body from within? Might they lead to a world without children?
Embedded multitasking with small MCUs: Part 1 - State Machine Constructs
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12/23/2006   Post a comment
In the first of a two part series based on his book "Embedded Multitasking with small microcontrollers," author Keith Curtis explains how simple state machine constructs can simplify the programming of long and involved control sequences.
Multi-threaded design tackles SoC performance bottlenecks: Part 1
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12/22/2006   Post a comment
Multi-threading processor core tackles both the CPU efficiency and the bus latency bottlenecks in driver-assistance/vision/navigation system SoC design.
FPGA-to-ASIC integration provides flexibility in automotive microcontrollers
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12/9/2006   Post a comment
The primary benefit of using MCUs has been high level system integration combined with relatively low cost. However, there are hidden costs associated with these devices well beyond the unit price.


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