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Building a software-based OpenGL GPU for safety certifiable embedded designs
Design How-To  
6/24/2008   Post a comment
: Mark Snyder describes a software-based graphics engine (GPU) that can run on either on an existing uni-processor as a stage in a CPU pipeline or divided into graphical partitions and assigned to spare CPUs in a multicore design.
Low power, IP key to sensor net success
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6/19/2008   Post a comment
Wireless sensor networks can usher in an era of ubiquitous computing if they embrace and tailor the latest Internet Protocol software stack for their ultra low power requirements, said UC Berkeley professor David Culler in an IEEE Secon keynote.
Texas Instruments goes video on Linux vs. DSP/BIOS
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6/18/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments engineers have created an intertaining on-line video as well as some written material comparing Linux versus its DSP/BIOS kernel.
Choosing a microcontroller and other design decisions - Part 3
Design How-To  
6/18/2008   Post a comment
This three-part article is abstracted from the book "Embedded Hardware Know It All", which provides a "360 degree" view from best-selling authors.
Gartner: Indian software firms target western Europe
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6/13/2008   Post a comment
India's top software services providers boosted their share of the global IT services market in 2007 and are targeting western Europe for further growth in offshoring services.
Ultra-low power MCU for energy harvesting applications
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6/11/2008   Post a comment
TI launches the MSP430Fxx-MCUs featuring 160 microAmps / MHz active power consumption which enables battery life of more than 20 years and using the MCU in energy harvesting systems. IAR is the first third party toll vendor offering comprehensive tool support with its IAR PowerPac for MSP430.
Update: Why Atom may bomb
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6/4/2008   7 comments
Intel Corp. and Taiwan Inc. still have not figured out how to replicate the iPhone phenomenon, except for the mobile mania.
Microsoft defines new embedded software standard
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6/4/2008   Post a comment
The next generation of Windows XP Embedded, Windows Embedded Standard 2009, enables devices to easily connect to Windows Vista-based PCs and take advantage of new features in Windows Server 2008.
Sun Microsystems to create emerging markets sales unit
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6/3/2008   Post a comment
Sun Microsystems plans to form an emerging markets sales unit to drive sales across Southern and Eastern Europe, Latin America and China.
Nokia transfers R&D unit to India's Sasken
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6/2/2008   Post a comment
Nokia and India's Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd. said they have completed the transfer of Nokia's adaptation software R&D operations from Bochum, Germany.


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Max Maxfield
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Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
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American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
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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 ...

Martin Rowe

Book Review: Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design
Martin Rowe
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Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design, Third Edition, by Michel Mardiguian. Contributions by Donald L. Sweeney and Roger Swanberg. List price: $89.99 (e-book), $119 (hardcover).