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Touch the truck: DARPA robot rolls at ESC
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
3/31/2006   Post a comment
Get "hands on" with one of the robots (and its developers) that completed last fall's DARPA Grand Challenge autonomous vehicle desert race.
Automotive network security without compromise
Design How-To  
3/24/2006   Post a comment
Hardware/software integration, and isolation, spur automotive telematics privacy, reliability, and integrity. To address network connectivity risks, next-generation vehicles demand underlying hardware and software that can provide rigorous security, operational reliability, and real-time performance.
Analysis: An upside to the Vista delay?
News & Analysis  
3/23/2006   Post a comment
Microsoft's decision to delay release of its new Vista operating system will surely cause pain, but it may also have the beneficial effect of plugging network security holes.
RTOS, tools support added to Freescale dual-core MPC8641D processor
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3/21/2006   Post a comment
At the Multicore Association Expo in Santa Clara, Ca., Green Hills Software announced OS and tool support for Freescale’s dual-core MPC8641D processor based on PowerPC cores.
RoHS-compliant single-board computer runs low-power AMD Geode processor
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3/21/2006   Post a comment
Embedded controller maker WIN Enterprises announces its IP-06060 single-board computer, a RoHS-compatible board that uses an Advanced Micro Devices Geode LX 800@0.9W processor. This SBC dissipates 15-W and runs from single 5-V sources.
Battery powered embedded processor board packs realtime video interface
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3/21/2006   Post a comment
Shown for the first time recently at the Embedded World 2006 conference in Germany is a user-specific realtime platform intended for mobile video use. Developed by board maker MAZeT GmbH, it packs a Fujitsu Coral PA video/graphics processor and a Freescale Semiconductor MPC5200 micro.
Technology symposium colocates with ESC Silicon Valley
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3/20/2006   Post a comment
While classes and tutorials at the Embedded Systems Conference aim primarily at working engineers, the research community will have its own gathering at the IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium.
Wind River acquires middleware provider
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3/20/2006   Post a comment
Wind River Systems Inc. said it has acquired Interpeak AB, a Swedish provider of networking, security and mobility middleware that enables devices to connect to the Internet.
Modules give I/O flexibility to industrial computer
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3/20/2006   Post a comment
Looking for an alternative to industrial PLCs or PC motherboard-based industrial computers? Then check out Sealevel Systems's latest ruggedized rack-mounted box. Running up to a 1.4-GHz Pentium M, Sealevel's R2000 offers modular I/O expansion, fanless operation, and embedded Windows that lets applications execute from CompactFlash.
Embedded Web server distributes QNX real time apps
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3/20/2006   Post a comment
Real Time Logic has just introduced Barracuda, its industrial strength real time embedded Web server software for use with the QNX real time operating system.
IBM to license Rambus IP for Cell BE chips
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3/17/2006   Post a comment
Processor IP company Rambus Inc. has signed a technology license agreement with International Business Machines, enabling the company to build Cell Broadband Engine (Cell BE) processors and companion chips using Rambus' FlexIO processor bus and XDR memory interface technologies.
Class action suit expanded against IBM
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3/14/2006   Post a comment
Attorneys for plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit against International Business Machines Corp. seeking overtime pay announced that the suit has expanded to include state claims in Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota and New Jersey.
NIST conference to focus on interoperability
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3/7/2006   Post a comment
The National Institute of Standards and Technology will shine the spotlight on interoperability standards during a conference.
FPGA-based platform speeds in-vehicle testing
Design How-To  
3/3/2006   Post a comment
Automotive tests often require unique equipment, resulting in large amounts of money spent on gear for only a few specific tests. Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) permit engineers to create a single platform to solve a variety of in-vehicle test applications.
Silicon-on-insulator technology optimizes in-vehicle networking
Design How-To  
3/2/2006   Post a comment
Development of ICs that can maintain integrity in the electrically noisy and hot world under a car hood is prompting suppliers to turn to silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology.
Opteron-equipped single-board computer can house dual dual-core CPUs
Product News  
3/2/2006   Post a comment
Embedded controller and single-board computer maker WIN Enterprises is showcasing a PICMG 1.3-style board that can be powered by one or two single-core or dual-core Advanced Micro Devices Opteron processors.


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The Circle – The Future's Imperfect in the Present Tense
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The Circle, a satirical, dystopian novel published in 2013 by San Francisco-based writer Dave Eggers, is about a large, very powerful technology company that combines aspects of Google, ...

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Recommended Reads From the Engineer's Bookshelf
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No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
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As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

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