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Domesticated Robotics?

By Mike Deliman A discussion about robotics was started up in an online discussion forum.  A question was posed to the group: Will unmanned vehicles eventually see duty in civilian applications? Technology for unmanned military vehicles may eventually trickle down to commercial applications on Main Street. In the near future, autonomous vehicles will be used to deliver packages, collect garbage…

Blog Article: Boundaries are Disappearing

By Mark Hermeling Ok, so I got a little bit of flak verbally, through email and Skype for unilaterally declaring 2010 the year of embedded virtualization. People seem to agree though, it is a hot technology, and a technology that can change the way that we develop embedded systems.This post by George Zimmerman talks about how integration of technologies leads…

Article: Virtualization for Network-based Multicore Telecommunication systems – System Requirements

By Mark Hermeling Found a great article discussing the needs of virtualization in the telecom space. The blog posting provides a good overview of technical capabilities that are needed for a virtualization layer in the multicore space.I agree with many of the points that the author brings forward: Isolation, separation, performance (both algorithmic as well as I/O), size, stability, inter-VM…

Article: Multi-Core Slow Down

By Mark Hermeling An interesting article by Dan Woods on Multi-core slowdown. The article tries to temper people's expectations with regards to mArticle: Multi-Core Slow Downulticore. The basic argument goes: A multicore processor has more raw processing power, but it requires the software load that runs on top of that processor to be able to use those cores, if not,…

Wi-Fi Direct Permeating Personal Area Networking

By Nikhil Chauhan Did you hear it?Wi-Fi Alliance launches a specification called Wi-Fi Direct that allows WLAN (Wireless LAN) devices to connect directly without an Access Point in between. Well, well, this appears to be a war of worlds between the WLAN and Bluetooth camps because this surely will fit the use cases of Bluetooth users. Does this also mean…

Talk Between Devices

By Nikhil Chauhan Ever wondered what it would be like without access to ever increasing means of connection? Thanks to social networking sites that I am now in touch with my friends who used to exchange bicycles while riding to my fifth grade class. In the past decade or so, we have come a long way. The social norms have…

Open Source Symbian and the Inescapable Truth of Product Lifecycles

By Jason WhitmireThe announcement one year ago that Symbian will be open sourced under a license free platform in 1HCY10 was heard around the world. If we are to believe game theory, the motivations behind this move are not a non-zero sum game but rather one of rational choice by its major stakeholders. But what does Open Source Symbian really…

OpenSAF Developer Days 2009

By Glenn SeilerI just returned from the second annual OpenSAF Developers Days. This was a two-day event that included discussions on the latest developments in the project, some of the new standards that have been defined by the Service Availability Forum and the project's road map plans for the next release. The event was hosted by Huawei at their corporate…

Multicore and Unicore Virtualization

By Mark HermelingSometimes I get a chance to browse the web a bit, trying to find interesting tidbits. I ran into the following post from Hollis Blanchard. Hollis is an active participant in the world of virtualization, particularly on the Power architecture. Hollis makes a point that I have been trying to get out as well: virtualization is clearly technology to…

Carrier Grade Starts with Finding and Fixing Software Defects Before Deployment

By Jessica SchieveDid 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…