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Fanless network appliance features Intel Tolapai
Product News  
9/29/2008   Post a comment
HABEY USA is offering what is says is the first Intel SoC-based fanless NAS/Network Appliance embedded platform.
QNX und Kontron arbeiten an erster Instant-On-Plattform für Intel Atom Prozessoren ohne BIOS
News & Analysis  
9/24/2008   Post a comment
Das Kontron nanoETXexpress-SP Computer-on-Module unterstützt als erste kommerzielle Embedded-Plattform die Fast-Boot-Technology von QNX für den Intel Atom Prozessor.
QNX and Kontron collaborate on BIOS-less instant-on platform for Intel Atom processors
News & Analysis  
9/24/2008   Post a comment
QNX and Kontron announced that the Kontron nanoETXexpress-SP Computer-on-Module is the first commercial embedded platform to support QNX's fastboot technology for Intel Atom processors.
Transmitting Information via the Human Body Using the Electric Near Field
Design How-To  
9/23/2008   Post a comment
Ident Technology (Wessling, Germany) has developed a technique to use the electric field of a human's (or animal's) body to carry and transport informations. The range of possible applications is quite large and includes a host of automobile applications, such as intelligent squeeze protection, driver / passenger discrimination for in-car electronic devices such as air con, or decoupling of function and haptics. These properties generate new degrees of freedom for designers.
Industrial software downloaded from the "cloud"
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
9/23/2008   Post a comment
System maintenance cost is increasing and counts today for up to 80 per cent of the entire system cost. The new concept of "cloud-computing" could cut these costs dramatically.
HP Labs aims at exascale computing
News & Analysis  
9/19/2008   Post a comment
Hewlett-Packard Laboratories wants to lay the groundwork for exascale computing exaflop through a three-year grant to Georgia Institute of Technology to develop Xen-based virtualization management software.
Optimize flash media for ReadyBoost in Windows Vista
Design How-To  
9/16/2008   Post a comment
When coupled with sophisticated ultra-fast Flash media controllers and a fast media device, Microsoft's ReadyBoost and SuperFetch help improve system responsiveness and enhance overall user experience.
More nerdy music
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
9/14/2008   Post a comment
I thought I had found the nerdiest music video ever, but here's another contender. Enjoy!
Kontron equips Computer-on-Modules with 45nm Intel processors
Product News  
9/8/2008   Post a comment
Equipped with space- and energy-saving 45nm high-end processors, Kontron claims that its latest ETXexpress-PC COM Express Computer-on-Module sets new performance-per-watt standards for embedded applications with high demands on data processing and/or multi-media conversion and output.
Intro to Real-Time Operating Systems
Design How-To  
9/7/2008   1 comment
This intro to the RTOS focuses on kernel services, including scheduling, intertask communication and synchronization, and memory allocation.
Extreme Design: Ultra-compact embedded computer overcomes multiple design challenges
Design How-To  
9/1/2008   1 comment
Putting significant signal-processing power in a very small, rugged package brings major mechanical, packaging, and thermal design challenges


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