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  • The end of the develop-first, test-later approach to software development
    No one would accept an engineering approach for sizing elevator motors by trying them out to see whether they caught fire, and yet these approaches are exactly analogous to how software developers often approach their work.

  • High-performance embedded computing -- Dynamic voltage and frequency scaling
    How dynamic voltage and frequency scaling can reduce power consumption by dynamically adjusting voltage and frequency of a CPU.

  • AI researchers: Chips and code need to co-evolve
    A new AI event at Stanford gathered hardware and software specialists trying to capture the latest lessons in the rapidly evolving field of deep learning.

  • Sensor module features Bluetooth beacon
    The FWM8BLZ02A-109069 Bluetooth 4.1 sensor beacon from Fujitsu enables on-demand reporting in remote monitoring and tracking applications.

  • Routing and data diffusion in VANETs -- Routing mechanisms
    In creating vehicular ad hoc networks, designers need to use robust routing mechanisms capable of maintaining wireless connectivity among vehicles traveling at different speeds.

  • Service looks to enhance IoT chip security
    The recent Meltdown and Spectre problems have highlighted the vulnerability of computer chips to hacking that can, at least, be addressed through software patches.

  • Earbuds move beyond music
    Earbuds are not widely esteemed as a hotbed for new technology development. But while few people were watching, these little audio gadgets have undergone a remarkable evolution.

  • We Become What We Behold
    In this first column of 2018, the publisher of ASPENCORE reflects on our journey the last three years and glimpses ASPENCORE's future.

  • Unifying cross-platform UIs
    Developers who fail to efficiently navigate the many obstacles encountered in cross-platform development will find themselves retracing their steps and delaying time to market.

  • IP vendor eyes self-generating chip IDs
    eMemory Technology, the world's seventh-largest IP vendor, expects its physically unclonable function (PUF) technology to continue the company's strong growth as security issues in the semiconductor industry become a higher priority.

  • Software turns scope into EMI precompliance tester
    Many engineers don't give EMI/EMC a thought until they to bring their product to a lab, only to find that the product failed emissions tests. IoT products developed by small or startup companies often fall victim to EMI requirements.

  • High-performance embedded computing -- Power and energy consumption
    Because controlling power dissipation is critical in most embedded systems, developers need to be aware of factors that can impact power consumption and techniques such as dynamic techniques that can reduce it.

  • Renesas eyes next-gen machine-learning SoC
    The Renesas Electronics roadmap includes a next-generation R-CAR SoC designed for deep learning. Expected to sample next year, the new device will deliver more than 5 trillion ops/s at one watt.

  • Eval board demos switching regulator for battery-driven IoT designs
    RECOM's first evaluation board allows engineers to test the functionality of the R-78S switching regulator, which boosts a AA battery or external supply voltage to 3.3V for low power IoT applications. The evaluation board is equipped with several jumper headers measuring input and output current and voltage - allowing

  • BRIDG collaboration to create battery-free IoT wireless sensors
    BRIDG, an industry-led public-private partnership for advanced technologies and manufacturing processes, announced a collaboration with Face International in the development and integration of a patented energy-harvesting technology – the Evercell power cell – that is capable of powering wireless IoT sensors without

  • MCU SiP features narrowband LTE for IoT
    Device integrates LTE cellular, NB-IoT connectivity with transceiver, RF front end, dedicated application processor, flash memory, power management and crystal and passive components.

  • If only I had one more [insert function here]!
    Even in the world of ample embedded control choices, it is not uncommon for us designers to start working on a project using a given microcontroller model, only to realize we have to switch to a different one mid-project.

  • A step-by-step process for achieving MPU security
    This second article on achieving MPU security demonstrates that there is a feasible step-by-step process to incrementally improve the security of Cortex-M embedded systems that have MPUs and that this process can be performed on systems already released and by people who did not write the code.

  • Routing and data diffusion in VANETs -- Signal disturbance
    In wireless networks, the environment plays a significant role in network performances because it disturbs the signal propagation. Thus, environmental factors need to be considered in the design of vehicular networks.

  • Decreasing energy consumption using direct memory access
    Developers can use diverse techniques to balance real-time performance and power consumption in low-power designs, but use of direct memory access is one of the best.