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Curtiss-Wright Signals Intent to Acquire VMetro On 24 August 2008, VMetro ASA received a letter from Curtiss-Wright Controls stating that Curtiss-Wright Controls intends to make aRead More...

Industry Insight

Increasing Image Acquisition Rates for Bandwidth-Hungry Applications

Electronics component manufacturers must continually improve productivity and quality to remain competitive. Motion control and machine vision play an important role in this effort by pRead More...

News, Views & Comment

Embedded Computer Market Shows Resilience; Retrenching May Be the Wrong Move

The embedded computer market has demonstrated amazing resilience given the (at best) soft economy, (at worst) recession, rising commodity prices and inflationary threats. According to mRead More...

Solutions Engineering

The Working Groups Are Getting There: A Progress Report on Rugged MicroTCA

MicroTCA is an appealing system architecture for many reasons, including its management features, flexibility, field upgradeability, scalability and system bandwidth. For all these reaRead More...

Why Rugged MicroTCA?

Since its ratification two years ago, the MicroTCA platform architecture has generated a lot of interest in the usual places and in some unexpected ones. Based on the hot-swappable, fabRead More...

System Integration

Getting a Handle on Virtualization and Putting it to Work

Virtual memory, virtual storage, virtual hardware, virtual I/O, virtual systems, virtual functions, virtual machine monitor… Are these devices part of a virtual reality where we live Read More...

Virtualization of Real-Time Operating Systems Means REAL Real Time

Up until a few years ago, x86 microprocessors were seldom used in embedded designs. The x86 processor architecture was oversized for most embedded applications. Sometimes it could not bRead More...

Technology in Context

StackableUSB: The Right Amount of Umph to Get the Job Done

The easiest seduction today is to buy more computing power than you need for your control application. This burdens your system from the very beginning. It takes longer to develop, consRead More...