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Stark Bloggin’ Mad!

By Emeka Nwafor Wow!!! OK, so how is it that a few innocent tweets about the iPad gets me embroiled in a little Twitter / blogosphere skirmish with a colleague? Who would have thunk it? It's not just Schaefer, almost everyone seems to have formulated an opinion or a prediction about the future of mobile computing. Following last week's announcement of the…

2010 Is The Year Of Embedded Virtualization

By Mark Hermeling I believe that 2010 will be the year of embedded virtualization, all the signs point in the right direction. It always takes a while for new technology to grab the imagination of embedded device developers. Embedded developers are traditionally a conservative bunch, however, the benefits of virtualization can not be ignored, even by them.Continue Reading >>

Meet Wind River at CES

By Nikhil Chauhan ABI Research recently stated here that connected home devices are the “Next Big Thing” in the consumer electronics industry with a global market value growing by a compound average of 23% annually over the next five years to more than $10 billion in 2014. This correlates with Broadband Forum's claim in their recent whitepaper, where they acknowledge…

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,…

M2M, the Buzzword

By Nikhil Chauhan The one I am referring to is an abbreviation of Machine to Machine.It's simply a communication mechanism between machines or devices. The communication is done with minimal or no human intervention, hence the term machine. If interested, Wikipedia has a much more elaborate definition here.M2M is getting a lot of traction within the connected device community because…

Twenty

By Mike Deliman In 1989 I got my first "real" job, left an auto shop I'd been working at in Santa Cruz, and started working for a pre-tech-bubble company.  Integrated made VME racks, boxes from the size of a large toaster all the way up to racks larger than your kitchen refrigerator.  We also ported, maintained and sold versions of…

Primary Multicore Software Configurations

By Mark Hermeling Many people ask the question as to what the best approach would be for them to go to multicore and/or virtualization. This is a great question to start a discussion as there is not a single silver bullet. I meant to post a quick diagram on the different multicore configurations before, but life has been busy since…

G.hn, does it get the crown for in-home networking?

By Nikhil Chauhan The new buzzword in wired networking is G.hn, pronounced as "G dot hn". I know, it does add another word to the alphabet soup of technologies, but I do think that it solves a fundamental lingering problem.Our homes have various types of wiring available today; these constitute power, cable, phone, etc. The problem is that all of…

Addressing Core Issues

By Mark Hermeling A good article from colleague Jens Wiegand on multicore in medical devices. Jens talks about consolidation and innovation, two driving factors in both medical and industrial devices. However, he also points out the flip side of the coin: certification. Virtualization can help provide strong separation on multicore, which makes certification manageable (the article goes into more depth).Jens…

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…