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No April Fools: Conficker 2.0 worm set to strike
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
Malware known as Conficker 2.0 is poised to strike on Wednesday, April Fools Day, security experts warn.
NEWS: QNX claims first multi-core RTOS with Common Criteria Security Certification
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
QNX Neutrino RTOS Secure Kernel v6.4.0 now certified to Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4+.
SOFTWARE TOOLS: Embedded Database is integrated on QNX Neutrino RTOS 6.4.0
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
Empress Software's new database is high performance and zero maintenance
Virtualization makes better use of open-source OSes and apps
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3/23/2009   Post a comment
The increased use of software virtualization in embedded systems is allowing additional use of open-source operating systems and applications.
Linux as Infotainment Innovation Driver
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3/19/2009   Post a comment
The complexity of today's automotive infotainment systems is outgrowing the already awesome complexity of its genuine automotive electronics landscape. Could Open Source software contribute to solve the problem? Our authors say yes.
Analysis: What an IBM-Sun merger would mean
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3/18/2009   3 comments
A possible merger of IBM and Sun Microsystems makes business sense and has interesting implications for the Sparc and Power microprocessors as well as Java.
Direct Insight : System-on-module adds analog support
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3/16/2009   Post a comment
Direct Insight has added to the growing range of interface options for the SwiftModule family of production-ready system-on-module solutions by introducing an analog-to-digital converter extension board and reference design called SwiftADC.
MSC : COM Express module uses high-end Intel MCUs
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3/16/2009   Post a comment
MSC offers an innovative COM Express module family in the “basic” 125 x 95mm format.
Wiesemann u. Theis : Interface cards are now available for PCI Express
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3/16/2009   Post a comment
Adding to its existing line of industrial interface cards for ISA and PCI bus systems, Wiesemann & Theis has developed a family of serial PCI Express cards.
IT giants lobby for Obama bucks
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3/13/2009   1 comment
A group of at least a dozen large computer and communications companies are proposing a set of high tech projects they'd like to see funded with money earmarked for technology goals under the recently passed economic stimulus package.
The Virtual Vehicle: Part 3 - Developing robust wiring harnesses
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3/12/2009   Post a comment
The proliferation of options within numerous vehicle platforms requires the use of tools that enable data consistency and option handling, as well as complete and efficient wiring verification within the vehicle.
Analyst sees ARM CPUs in most netbooks by 2012
News & Analysis  
3/10/2009   1 comment
Intel's Atom will hold 80 percent market share in netbooks in 2009, but technology changes--including trends in cloud computing and Linux--will undermine Atom's grip on the market and enable ARM-based processors to capture 55 percent market share in netbooks by 2012, according to an analyst.
NEWS: MonteVista unveils Meld embedded Linux community
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3/9/2009   Post a comment
New community enables device developers to share information on embedded Linux development
Software a hurdle for ARM-based netbook hopefuls
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3/5/2009   1 comment
Qualcomm and other vendors are using ARM-based processors to try to muscle their way into the netbook market, where Intel's Atom dominates. How quickly and to what degree these devices will be able to capture netbook market share depends largely on consumer demand for the familiar user experience offered by Windows XP.
Software a hurdle for ARM-based netbook hopefuls
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3/5/2009   1 comment
Qualcomm and other vendors are using ARM-based processors to try to muscle their way into the netbook market, where Intel's Atom dominates. How quickly and to what degree these devices will be able to capture netbook market share depends largely on consumer demand for the familiar user experience offered by Windows XP.
SOFTWARE TOOLS: TTX-AutoVerify validates AUTOSAR component configurations
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3/5/2009   Post a comment
TTTech Automotive's automated tool ensures set parameters comply with network design
Analysis: Automotive software, hardware focuses on head unit
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3/5/2009   Post a comment
Several announcement of this week target to the same direction: The automotive head unit. There are reasons why this computer will be a highly competitive place. And why now is the time for future players to claim their stake.
Embedded Java heads for real-time applications
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3/4/2009   Post a comment
The Java programming language is gaining acceptance in embedded and industrial computing environments. At the Embedded World trade show here, software house IS2T SA (Nantes, France) even showed a real-time version of the language.
Can anyone get antivirus software right?
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3/3/2009   5 comments
Once the antivirus and security software wrests control from the user, the PC becomes almost unusable.
Auto alliance targets open-source platform development
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3/3/2009   Post a comment
An automotive electronics industry alliance will seek to drive adoption of an open-source car infotainment platform by reducing development cost and time.


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