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Over $25 Billion: Total Size of the Embedded Software Engineering Market A series of Embedded Systems Market Statistics reports from Venture Development Corporation ResearchRead More...

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Using I2C for "Behind-the-Scenes" Management

The Advanced Telecommunications Architecture (ATCA) and MicroTCA specifications include hardware platform management capabilities because the target markets demand high reliability andRead More...

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LPC Bus-Legacy Lives On

Legacy buses and I/O appear to be on the chopping block. Large pin count parallel communications buses are being replaced by faster serial architectures. Examples include Serial ATARead More...

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Measure It - Fix It: Go Green by Improving Inefficient Products and Processes

Over the past several years, the cause of all things “green” has gained incredible momentum. From celebrity endorsements to political campaigns to company slogans, reducingRead More...

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USB 3.0 Boosts Speed 10x, Broadens Embedded-Systems Applicability

USB has become the interface of choice for many PC and consumer products, having reached an installed base of more than six billion units and counting. It is the ubiquitousRead More...

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Products & Technology

High-Density AC-DC Adapters for Medical Applications A series of wall mount switching adapters, designed specifically for medical and information technology equipment (ITE)Read More...

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A View from the Height

Throughout the pages of this magazine our editors bring you the latest technology and products to help make your embedded computer decisions easier and more effective. We provide theRead More...

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Industry Insider

Intel has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Wind River Systems, under which Intel will acquire all outstanding Wind River common stock for $11.50 per share in cash, orRead More...

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Keeping Pace with Intel’s High Performance Focus

Last year, Intel introduced its next-generation microarchitecture codenamed Haswell. While the 1st rollout of this new microarchitecture focused on desktop and notebook platforms,Read More...

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New Non-Volatile Memory Technologies Poised to Shake up System Design

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Picochip and Elliptic Collaborate on Security Solution for Femtocell SoC

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LAN-Attached TCA Management Controllers: How to Build and Use Them

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AMCC Becomes AppliedMicro—with the Focus on Low-Power Processing

Electricity—we’re using more of it and it’s costing more. And so much of it that we use is wasted, simply dissipated as heat, which requires even more electricity in the form ofRead More...

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The Application Services Platform: A New Class of Device for Embedded Development and Systems

There have been many attempts over the years to achieve a highly integrated system-level device on a single piece of silicon. There have been ASICs, ASSPs, SoCs and more. There haveRead More...

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MMC Management Solution Using ACTEL SmartFusion

A new module management controller (MMC) board management reference (BMR) starter kit is based on Actel’s SmartFusion intelligent mixed signal programmable/configurable applicationRead More...

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AC-DC Power Controller Family for Dimmable LED Lighting

A cost-effective solution for both non-dimmable and dimmable LED lighting, delivers high efficiency while meeting EnergyStar requirements. The CY8CLEDAC01/02 controllers provideRead More...

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New Class of Designs Features Latest Expansion of SHARC DSP Portfolio

Analog Devices has unveiled the newest additions to its SHARC portfolio of 32-bit floating point digital signal processors—the SHARC 2148x and SHARC 2147x series. Delivering aRead More...

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Full-size PICMG 1.3 SHB Supports Intel Core i7/i5/i3 Processors and Q57 Express Chipset

A new PICMG 1.3 full-sized System Host Board (SHB) supports next-generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processors at clocks speeds up to 3.33 GHz, and dual-channel DDR3 1066/1333 MHz memoryRead More...

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Protocol-Agnostic, Multi-Fabric Interconnect for Intel Embedded Computing Line

A new multi-fabric connectivity solution for Intel processors empowers companies to migrate to open solutions, future-proof their applications and guard their investment by ensuring aRead More...

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System on Chip (or Two) Coming to a Design Near You?

Are developments in silicon going to play havoc with this explosion of small form factor modules that has been recently sprouting like mushrooms in a moist cellar? With this issue,Read More...

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2- & 4-Channel Hot Swap I2C Multiplexers with Capacitive Buffering Supercapacitors

A pair of 2-wire bus multiplexers provides individual enable pins to connect an upstream I2C bus to any combination of downstream buses or cards. The LTC4312 and LTC4314 from LinearRead More...

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Wine from Sour

Last issue, Editor-in-Chief, Tom Williams accused me of being a Pollyanna–looking at the glass as ¼ full rather than ¾ empty. History may be proving him right. As I sit down to putRead More...

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Sunshine on the Highway, Power to the Grid

I’m sure that by now all of us have heard that admonition to “think outside the box” so many times that it has long since become a cliché. The idea of thinking outside the box is soRead More...

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Single-Chip GPS requires only 7 x 8 mm PCB area

Designed for small, low-power, low-cost applications, a single-chip GPS device from u-blox delivers the positioning performance of u-blox 6 technology in a micro-miniature package:Read More...

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QDR SRAM Hits 550 MHz; While Reducing Power Consumption by 50 Percent

New Quad Data Rate (QDR) and Double Data Rate (DDR) SRAMs at 36 Mbit and 18 Mbit densities are now the latest members of the 65nm SRAM family from Cypress Semiconductor. The newRead More...

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The Bad, the Good and the Ugly

We’ve written before to complain, if you will, about how difficult it is to gather investment capital to address the SFF board market. A lack of inventive start-ups to address thisRead More...

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Sleep Can be Deadly

Back in the old days, when people used the word “control” after embedded, there weren’t a lot of options for powering an embedded system. Power was distributed to all systemRead More...

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High Levels of Interface Integration to Enable 10, 40 and 100 Gbit/s Ethernet Rates over Optical Nets

Increasing volumes of IP-based network traffic are driving telecommunication carriers and Internet service providers to demand faster transmission speeds of 10 Gigabits per second toRead More...

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Low-Power Development Tools Come with Supercapacitor-Charged Demo Board

Today’s highly integrated, high-performance and low-power processors demand accompanying tools that can enable configuration of the underlying silicon components to meet specializedRead More...