Bill Conley of B&B Electronics was tapped by the TIA to participate as a TIA delegate on its newly formed oneM2M. The organization is a combo of seven leading information and communications technology Standards Development Organizations that joined to ensure global functionality of M2M communications systems—oneM2M will develop the technical specs for worldwide M2M communications.
Conley’s value was seen all too clearly in an earlier 2012 TIA presentation on the need to simplify the cellular network certification process. Complexities and inconsistencies encountered by device makers and developers when certifying M2M devices, as well as difficulties experienced by users when attaching M2M to carrier networks, was Conley’s central theme. I was going to excerpt a few slides from the TIA presentation: A Framework for 'Plug and Play' Industrial M2M Solutions. However, upon review, I decided the whole presentation should be seen—what would I cut?
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.