Dell taps Android, Snapdragon for mini tablet News & Analysis 5/26/2010 3 comments On the same day Dell Inc. announced an ARM/Linux tablet, a panel of mobile experts—including a designer of the Dell device—suggested alternative platforms for tablets and netbooks are on a road of slow but steady growth.
Clients to become more like servers, says ARM's CTO News & Analysis 5/24/2010 Post a comment Processors for mobile clients are going to have to take on many of the functions associated with networking infrastructure, according to Mike Muller, chief technology officer of ARM. This will be part of an explosion of processing requirements for wirelessly-connected devices that will require multiple application-specific processors to keep power consumption down, he added.
An introduction to networking Design How-To 5/24/2010 Post a comment Here's Part I of Chapter 2, Introduction to Networking, an excerpt from µC/TCP-IP: The Embedded Protocol Stack by Christian Legare of Micrium. This chapter segment provides a quick introduction to networking protocols and then moves rapidly to a discussion on TCP/IP over Ethernet.
New tube: Interview with GoogleTV's top engineer News & Analysis 5/21/2010 7 comments A day after the announcement, we spoke with Vincent Dureau, the engineer behind GoogleTV about the genesis and outlook of the project, its technical specs and why he doesn't see it as a problem that GoogleTV does not have any cable-TV partners yet.
Coming this fall: GoogleTV on Intel-powered Sony TVs News & Analysis 5/20/2010 10 comments Google officially rolled out its GoogleTV initiative at its annual Google I/O conference in San Francisco, promising its designs for set-top boxes and related software and services will reshape television by integrating the Web and TV.
Marvell plans 40-nm ARM server processors News & Analysis 5/10/2010 10 comments Marvell Technology Group Ltd. aims to supply silicon for ARM-based servers with 40-nm multicore processors it will ship this year and is working with multiple partners including one that hopes to port a server version of Microsoft Windows to ARM.
Intel targets smartphones with new Atom chips News & Analysis 5/5/2010 5 comments Intel Corp. rolled out its latest Atom chip set, the 45nm Moorestown platform geared for use in the burgeoning market for smartphones and tablets, but observers said the PC giant's next-generation 32nm chip set will compete more effectively for handset design wins.
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.