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The explosion of Big Data from the IoT is posing challenges for conventional storage, be it on hard drives or SSDs. A new storage architecture, Non-Volatile Memory Express, implemented in hardware and SSDs is now able to radically increase performance.

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Confused by Embedded SSDs? Don’t Be
Next time someone tells you they’re confused by SSDs -- the multitude of interfaces, form factors, standards, and acronyms – tell them to sit back, relax and just marvel at what SSDs are bringing to embedded systems.

Flash Management and FPGAs Pave Way for Reconfigurable SSD
Increasing the life expectancy of the NAND array reduces the total cost of ownership of the system. Also, the ability to reconfigure the controller to implement improved algorithms, or to adapt to a new generation of flash chips, extends the system life.

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Modular Platform Approach Enables Predictive Productivity
As manufacturing becomes more automated and distributed, it also needs to be configurable and reliable so that manufacturers can react quickly to changing conditions yet protect their investments in systems that are increasingly connected to the IoT.

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C and Its Offspring: OpenGL [Part ONE]
OpenGL offers an API used to meet the demands of users and engineers to improve the visual quality and computational throughput of systems. A mental model must be understood in order to drive OpenGL, which enables the creation of applications and allows them to be integrated with the rest of your system.

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Help Wanted: Wind, Solar, and On-Grid Battery Storage [Part TWO of a Series]
The previous article in this series examined how the platform design concept, as used by smart phones, is needed to help bring more engineering expertise to the grid problems of today. He we take a closer look at an application, power conversion, that directly impacts some of the biggest challenges facing the grid—renewables.

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“Platforms” Make the Foundation for the Future of Embedded Development
Complexity of design and the need to shield developers from time-consuming low-level detail is leading to new generations of development platforms that bring together hardware and software and provide quicker access to adding unique application value.

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How Ever-Smaller Things Get Really Big