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McObject and Logic Partner to Meet Growing Embedded Database Management Needs

23 February 2021, Seattle: McObject®, developer of the eXtremeDB® embedded database system, has announced that Logic Technology BV, one of the Netherlands’ leading re-sellers of embedded systems development products will promote its eXtremeDB small footprint, hybrid in-memory and persistent database in the Benelux countries through an exclusive distribution agreement, and non-exclusively in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Spain and Italy.
 

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Insyde® Software Launches Predictive Memory Failure Software Solution

Insyde® Software, a leading provider of UEFI BIOS and BMC management firmware, announced today a solution for data centers and CSPs (Cloud Service Providers) using Artificial Intelligence to predict memory failures on server platforms, then alerting IT administrators to act to reduce system downtime.

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embedded world 2021 goes digital

Unfortunately, the current and evolving landscape of the Covid-19 pandemic has prompted the embedded world exhibition team to make a difficult decision: embedded world 2021 will not take place as an in-person event in the Nuremberg Exhibition Center.

Nevertheless, the embedded community will have a home for five days from March 1-5, 2021: embedded world 2021 DIGITAL!

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Apple released the first ARM-based Macs


In June 2020 Apple announced its intention to transition away from Intel processors to Macs powered by its own Apple Silicon chips starting in late 2020. Apple said that by using its own ARM-based processors, it will be able to build better Macs that will boost better performance while also being more energy efficient. They kept their word: the first ARM-based 13-inch Macbook PRo is here with an M1 chip.

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Securing the embedded IoT world

Simply put, security for Embedded  IoT devices is about protecting assets from malicious attack. Typically this protection is thought about in terms of keeping some assets, such as crypto keys, secret and controlling how software and data is modified. In order for the Internet of Things (IoT) to be successful it is important that devices and services are appropriately protected.

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Anomaly Detection in IoT networks

In the past few years there has been ad hoc growth in IoT networks, unlike the regulated incorporation of enterprise ethernet or Wi-Fi infrastructure. The old infrastructure took a long time to grow and multiple generations to stabilize to the technology that we have today. Then, we had the luxury of time to implement the necessary checks and balances. This is very unlike the mushroom growth of the IoT networks. These networks are being included in enterprise networks on a need and convenience basis but are slowly becoming indispensable. Hence, the security aspect of intrusion detection and prevention is generally an afterthought.

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Introducing: Tuxera flash testing service

Tuxera Flash Testing Service will provide customers with independent guidance in order to calculate real-world utilisation of flash storage, potentially saving in bill of materials costs while lowering testing overhead for the customer. Complex system level test cases provide insights beyond standardised testing on the flash devices behaviour in customer use case and identifies possible failure points early in the development phase. 

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The benefits of text-based test specifications

Many popular test tools use graphical approaches to specify signal-based tests. These, for instance, are based on direct graphical manipulation of visualized signal curves or visualized state automata. Usually, these can only be created, changed and visualized using the tools of the test software vendor because of the underlying proprietary file format. 
 

This article addresses the benefits of text-based test specifications compared with purely graphical approaches and finally highlights how Arttest combines the best of both in a single tool with maximal benefit for its users.

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Insyde® Software Powers Most Recent 5G Base Station from Ericsson®

Insyde® Software, a leading provider of UEFI BIOS and systems management software, today announced that its flagship firmware, InsydeH2O®, is shipping in Ericsson’s 5G Baseband 6648, a next-generation LTE and 5G NR (New Radio) base station for the mobile network infrastructure market.

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Insyde® Software Joins Compute Express Link™ Consortium

Insyde® Software, a leading provider of UEFI BIOS and systems management software today announced its membership in the Compute Express Link™ (CXL™) Consortium. Compute Express Link is an open standard interface for high-speed communications designed to address the increasing use of accelerators (GPUs, FPGAs)
to complement CPUs in emerging datacenter workloads such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

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New Computer on Module series with NXP i.MX 8M Mini and i.MX 8M Plus

With the launch of the new NXP i.MX 8M Plus processor Ka-Ro has extended their range of high performance but small form factor Computer on Modules. The 8M Plus processor includes a machine learning accelerator in silicon for edge processing of AI and ML applications. Ka-Ro is an early partner for the i.MX 8M Plus, and we will have development kits and prototype modules for shipment at the NXP launch in Q1 2021.

 

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Tesla troubles - averting automotive flash memory failure

By Tuxera

Oops is an understatement here. Tesla’s got a problem with dead eMMC flash memory cards in Model S and Model X cars equipped with their MCUv1 (Media Control Unit). And according to InsideEVs, this dead part could cost more than $1,800 to repair! As reported in InsideEVs, the problem stems from excessive writing to a log file that’s causing flash wear. This, combined with the ever-increasing size of Tesla’s firmware (which has grown from 300 MB to 1 GB), leads to a situation where the MCUv1’s storage reaches its maximum endurance and fails.

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Selecting your Applications Hardware Platform

When building an embedded system there are many choices you will face when deciding the correct hardware and software combinations to best get your product to market. Hardware capabilities, performance, power requirements, memory types, OS implications, packaging options, platform scalability and interoperability are just some of the considerations you will have to work through in the early stages. Most of these decisions can be answered with research, testing, and peer discussion. When it comes to your GUI application however, we’re committed to ensuring that it is created using all the best practice principles our customers have learnt along the way. 

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The Future of Touchless Public Touchscreens and Embedded GUIs

It’s clear that COVID-19 has people rethinking long established cultural habits, such as shaking hands and standing close to others. It is also reshaping our technology habits, as people become less comfortable with touching the public surfaces of self-serve supermarket displays, information kiosks, and ATMs. Leading hand-tracking and haptics tech company, Ultraleap, recently published their 'The End of Public Touchscreens' study whitepaper with research that confirms this: people are rapidly changing their attitudes about public touchscreens due to the virus.

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