Service-enabled gateways – The heart of the connected home

As we ring in the new year, 120,000+ people will descend on Las Vegas for the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show.  The drumbeat to promote the next hot mobile or consumer device, application, and technology, is in full swing.  The industry will be abuzz with press releases, product announcements, and new partnerships.  And, yes, Wind River is gearing up for CES…

The Two Ends of the Developer Spectrum: Cool Apps and the Network

I just spent the day at the Intel Developer Forum, where I listened in on Renee James’ keynote address on the Intel user experience. The presentation covered many topics, but the two of most interest were Intel’s AppUp program and Wind River Network Acceleration Platform. At first glance, these two topics seem at opposite ends of the developer community, but…

When it comes to multi-core, it takes a village

Telecom and Network equipment providers are facing huge challenges to build and deploy products that can meet the growing performance and capacity demands while also delivering the service levels customers have come to expect.  In the rapidly evolving wireless and wireline broadband markets, multi-core technologies have become a tremendous force that is impacting the entire value chain of industry suppliers…

My Top 8+ Tweets From The 2010 Embedded Systems Conference

I just spent the last four days in San Jose at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference.  If you are in the embedded industry this is a one-stop event to find information, products, and assistance to help with your next project.  I attended sessions, walked the show floor, talked to vendors about new products, met with partners, and discussed emerging trends…

A good user experience goes well beyond the cool device in your hand

As thousands of people converge on Mobile World Congress the hype will be on the latest and coolest devices that will connect to the next generation wireless broadband network.  People will be in awe of the newest “thin as paper” notebooks and the “do everything” smartphones.  Device Manufacturers and Service Providers will demonstrate killer video and data applications running every…

A Very Unscientific Survey on the Future of WiMAX and LTE

I recently spent an afternoon at the 2009 4G World Conference held in Chicago. This was a rather small conference on a very big topic. There were a variety of vendors on hand exhibiting their wares: antennas, microwaves, connectors, and even complete end-to-end 4G systems. Some of the leading telecom equipment providers were showing their latest gear: Alcatel-Lucent, Alvarion, Motorola,…

Carrier Grade Starts with Finding and Fixing Software Defects Before Deployment

Did you know 25% to 50% of deployed device failures are due to software defects? This statistic should be nowhere near this high, considering there are a few very good solutions out there today to help reduce the number of defects in software code. In the networking and telecom industry, if equipment fails and brings down the network it can…

Watch out blade server market – here comes ATCA!

This past week I attended the Light Reading ATCA & Communications Ecosystem Conference in San Jose, CA. This live event attracted about 120 people including ATCA system developers, ecosystem vendors, and consortia. Here is a quick list of the companies I recognized at the event: TEMs/NEPs – Ericsson, Nokia-Siemens, Nortel, Stoke Networks, Cisco Vendors – Continuous Computing, Emerson Network Power,…

What’s going on with ATCA? Find out from the ecosystem!

What’s going on with the Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) push into next generation networking?  Light Reading is expecting this market opportunity to reach $7.2 billion by 2012.  This growth is impressive.  Can it continue?  Is there another wave of growth coming?  Or, is the industry moving in another direction?  Who best to know.....the ecosystem. When I first started following…