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September 2004

Industry Insider

Industry Insider

Curtiss-Wright Controls and Pentland Systems Form Alliance Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC) and Pentland Systems have announced a strategic alliance to combine tRead More...

Publisher's Letter

Embedded Computer Market Fighting Consolidation, Slow Rebound, Changing Technology

From the headline above it would sound as though things are pretty glum. But, in actuality, things have been slowly but steadily picking up over the past 12 months and the future lookRead More...

Software & Development Tools

FPGA Tools Target Higher Levels of Abstraction

Given the developments in programmable logic that have advanced the technology over recent years and months, and the continuing developments, the number and kinds of tricks you can teRead More...

FPGAs: Ten Things to Consider When Building a High-Performance System

It seems that the definition of the term “high-performance computing system” changes with each new generation of embedded real-time applications. For example, the dataRead More...

Special Section

Efficient Memory Protection for Embedded Systems

Embedded systems, like desktops and servers, are vulnerable to programming errors that can cause unintended behavior and even system failure. A bug in one program can overwrite data iRead More...

Secure Operating Systems for Deeply Embedded Devices

We read daily about security breaches of our corporate computers, our home computers, as well as many government computers. Even though these systems may have varying levels of seRead More...

Operating Systems: Shouldering the Security and Safety Burden

On the civilian side, an increasing number of safety-critical systems in automotive, financial, medical, infrastructure and industrial control include networked computers. This blRead More...

Tech Feature

Implementing PCI Express for Industrial Control

A reliable industrial control system is essential for correcting processes before they run out of control and result in costly downtime. Designing the control system can be a challengRead More...

SCI Weds Reliability and Real-Time

Choosing the right distributed real-time application solution is no easy task. Although there’s a wide range of COTS hardware available for such solutions, using a new approRead More...

Leveraging PICMG 2.16 Packet Switching in VME64x Systems

VITA 31.1 provides a standardized way to implement an Embedded System Area Network on an enhanced, and compatible, VME backplane without the need for external Ethernet cables, whiRead More...

Technology in Context

Embedded Storage Rides the Mobile Wave

When mass storage was in its infancy in the early 1950s, the resounding question for system designers and their room-sized computers seldom went beyond “how much do we need?Read More...

Multiple IOPs Boost Embedded RAID Performance

RAID technology has become an important element for meeting the escalating industry requirements for higher storage capacity, performance and data reliability. The increasing use Read More...