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posted in September 2012
Embedded Wi-Fi development boards integrate TCP/IP stack
Product News  
9/28/2012   Post a comment
Microchip’s latest boards are based on pre-certified Wi-Fi modules with the industry’s lowest power from its recent Roving Networks acquisition.
Adapteva Kickstarts Hundred-dollar Supercomputer
News & Analysis  
9/27/2012   14 comments
Adapteva CEO Andreas Olofsson says if supporters donate $3 million to the Parallela project, he will release a 16-core board for $99 and make its software open source.
Silicon Valley Nation: Of touchdowns and technology
Engineering Pop Culture!  
9/27/2012   8 comments
The controversy over an NFL touchdown pass that wasn't has again highlighted our relationship with our technology.
Xilinx takes Zynq platform into broadcast applications
News & Analysis  
9/26/2012   Post a comment
Xilinx has teamed up with OmniTek on a Linux-based high performance real time processing platform for broadcast equipment based around its Zynq programmable system on a chip.
Life lessons in embedded
Blog  
9/24/2012   Post a comment
The best way to face the diverse embedded market is with an open mind and a practical attitude—a life lesson I took away from meetings at DESIGN East.
Slideshow: Vision, medtech in focus at DESIGN East
News & Analysis  
9/21/2012   Post a comment
We offer a few post cards from the DESIGN East conference that served up talks and demos on computer vision, personal health care along with the nuts and bolts of embedded systems.
Design EAST: Sensors needed for medtech devices
News & Analysis  
9/19/2012   Post a comment
Freescale gave engineers at Design EAST a portable health meter (shown) during a discussion about next-generation medical electronics systems.
London Calling: Lego supercomputer, meet Arduino mopho
Blog  
9/19/2012   2 comments
Computer scientists at Southampton University have built a supercomputer out of 64 Raspberry Pi credit card-size computers and Legos. Separately, the Open Electronics community has recently been offered a GSM/GPRS and GPS daughter card suitable for attachment to the Arduino microcontroller board.
DESIGN East: IoT will be huge--maybe sooner than later
News & Analysis  
9/18/2012   7 comments
TI's Mark Grazier (shown) said three major standards groups he sits on are starting to work more closely on interoperability for the Internet of Things.
PLX preps PCI Express fabric amid server debate
News & Analysis  
9/18/2012   Post a comment
A lively debate has cropped up around using PCI Express as a fabric connecting servers as PLX Technologies works on a switch chip that could enable the concept.
Slideshow: Ten things to see in the rise of LTE
News & Analysis  
9/17/2012   Post a comment
Long Term Evolution, the next big wave in cellular networks, is getting switched on around the globe, bringing plenty of changes worth tracking.
10G Ethernet switches lead networking growth
Blog  
9/14/2012   Post a comment
Revenues for 10 GE reached $1.8 billion in 2Q12, on sequential port-shipment growth of 13 percent, according to a quarterly update from the Dell’Oro Group.
Smartphone is next stop for PCI Express
News & Analysis  
9/13/2012   2 comments
PCI Express will ride the MIPI Alliance’s M-PHY to link high-end peripherals in smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks starting next year.
IPhone 5 draws praise, iPod gets camera
News & Analysis  
9/12/2012   18 comments
Apple's much anticipated iPhone 5 is winning initial praise as a solid upgrade and the new camera in the iPod Touch suggests Apple will attack consumer point-and-shoot cameras.
Intel launches embedded middleware push
News & Analysis  
9/11/2012   10 comments
David "Dadi" Perlmutter, general manager of the Intel Architecture Group, showed off an intelligent vending machine at the Intel Developer Forum, where the company rolled out a framework for management and security middleware.
AMD fabric takes first step to broader market
News & Analysis  
9/11/2012   3 comments
AMD's SeaMicro group will ship in November Ivy Bridge and Opteron versions of servers using its Freedom Fabric to link to up to five petabytes of external storage.
London Calling: Sony set to make Raspberry Pi
Blog  
9/10/2012   16 comments
Sony will make low cost, credit card-sized single board computers called Raspberry Pi. Would something closer to the real world do more to excite young people's interest?
LSI CTO touts promise of flash, open source
News & Analysis  
9/7/2012   4 comments
Greg Huff (shown), LSI's chief technologist, sees a new play in open source storage as the company rides a wave of flash memory products for servers and ultrabooks.
QLogic cards hop on flash cache craze
News & Analysis  
9/6/2012   Post a comment
QLogic will ship early next year versions of its network adapters that aim to manage and simplify use of non-volatile memory caches in servers.


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