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Powering Automatic Teller Machines One Board at a TIme
August 01, 2017

Powering Automatic Teller Machines One Board at a TIme

By AAEON
In 2014, China overtook the USA and became the world’s largest ATM market, according to Retail Banking Research (RBR), a financial strategy and data consultancy headquartered in London.

AAEON publishes white paper about its products
February 17, 2016

AAEON publishes white paper about its products

White Paper details 8 of AAEON’s latest product offerings with Intel 6th Generation Intel Core processors, including their key features and most viable applications. From embedded SBCs to network appliances, these products will harness the strength of these processors to bring you the most powerful and well-rounded solutions available.

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7 Steps to a Successful Analog ASIC
December 02, 2015

7 Steps to a Successful Analog ASIC

By Bob Frostholm, JVD Analog ASIC Semiconductors
Advanced planning, thoughtful and proper resource allocation, intimate understanding of your supplier’s Analog Design and production skills, a well-defined objective specification, and more will ensure the success for your project.

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Improving the Ins and Outs of the Digital Factory
May 28, 2015

Improving the Ins and Outs of the Digital Factory

By Robert Gee, Maxim Integrated
Designs of digital input and output modules for automated industrial controllers have, historically, been discrete in nature. Industry 4.0, the next revolution in the way factories run, will demand not only cloud control, but also faster throughput to maximize efficiency and profits. This white paper has practical information on building the PLCs customers want.

Processor Power and Energy Efficiency
September 10, 2014

Processor Power and Energy Efficiency

By Jason Horine, AutomationDirect
More components in microprocessors eliminates the need for additional external automation components, such as data loggers, math co-processors, communication cards, PID controllers and more. White Paper explains how consolidating functionality into fewer components creates lower costs and power usage for the total system, while providing easier integration and greater reliability.

Securing Industrial Embedded devices
July 15, 2014

Securing Industrial Embedded devices

By Mahesh Subrmaniam, HCL
Paper provides an overview of cyber security standards, procedures and design considerations to be made during embedded device development--specifically embedded devices that are networked, so the device is compliant with standards on cyber security.

Windows XP End of Service: Practical Options for Industrial Applications
June 01, 2014

Windows XP End of Service: Practical Options for Industrial Applications

By Belden
Windows XP could be everywhere in your plant: in PCs, HMIs, and hundreds of embedded devices used for process control and automation. What to do now that Microsoft has ended its update service? This white paper says you have three options: ignore the problem, update the operating system in every device, or install industrial firewalls. s XP End of Service:

Next Generation Smart Miniature WiFi Modules Accelerate IoT and M2M
April 30, 2014

Next Generation Smart Miniature WiFi Modules Accelerate IoT and M2M

By Nikos Vokas, Econais
White paper explains the advantages of using WiFi as the wireless connectivity medium, and shows how to add WiFi to devices, including technical considerations, as well as a step by step guide to connecting a device to the web.

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Understanding a Key Trend in Embedded System Design
September 18, 2013

Understanding a Key Trend in Embedded System Design

By Carlos Pazos, National Instruments
System designers are migrating to computing architectures featuring multiple distinct processing elements to provide a more optimal balance between throughput, latency, flexibility, cost, and other factors.

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Seeking Fast, Durable Data Management
January 07, 2013

Seeking Fast, Durable Data Management

By McObject

McObject's white paper, "Seeking Fast, Durable Data Management: A Database System and Persistent Storage Benchmark", explores solutions for database durability and recoverability, using McObject's original test results to shine light on the best approach when performance is critical and data loss is not an option.

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Top 3 Design Decisions When Programming an Embedded System
December 06, 2012

Top 3 Design Decisions When Programming an Embedded System

By National Instruments

This paper identifies three important design decisions you should make when programming an embedded system, and provides guidance given your application requirements. Taking time to consider each of these three items will put you on the right track to designing a reliable, scalable, and maintainable embedded application.

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Isolate, Convert, Extend & Connect
October 22, 2012

Isolate, Convert, Extend & Connect

By B&B Electronics

USB may have been designed for the office environment, but it doesn’t have to stay there. Just isolate, convert, extend and connect. If you do it correctly you can take USB all the way out to the network edge.

The Future of Machines: Self-Aware Control Systems
August 01, 2012

The Future of Machines: Self-Aware Control Systems

By Christian Fritz, National Instruments

Data about the environment, processes and machine parameters is crucial to machine builders. The key is creating control systems that can integrate sensor data, gather information in real time, and use information from multiple sensors within high-speed control loops.

Make Smart Phones Smarter - Add Serial Capability
July 12, 2012

Make Smart Phones Smarter - Add Serial Capability

Automation.com, July 2012

By B&B Electronics

As data communications technology continues to evolve, the humble serial port is sometimes left behind. This article reviews serial device server technology, its usefulness and drawbacks, and then demonstrates how to access serial data from remote or restricted locations.

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May 13, 2012

Attack the stack: Identifying unauthorized code execution caused by buffer overflows

Embedded Computing Design, May 2012

By Rutul Dave, Coverity

Instead of policing such attacks to manage security risk, a better approach is to use the strength of quality software development and code testing with static analysis to find and fix the underlying defects that lead to security vulnerability. . Requires registration to read paper.

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May 13, 2012

Examine the Hidden Costs of Commercial PC Platforms in Embedded Applications

Embedded Computing Design, April 2012

By Kelly Gillilan, AMD

Covers the hidden costs of commercially available PC platforms when used in embedded applications and why today’s embedded platforms are a superior choice for your next high-end embedded application. Requires registration to read paper.

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March 19, 2012

Maximize the Success of Your Control System with Object-Oriented Design

Automation.com, March 2012

By Rick Slaugenhaupt, TechMinder Consulting

Object-orientation is the technique of bundling code into individual software objects. Numerous benefits result from this and, in turn, those benefits streamline the effort of creating a rock-solid control system solution.

December 29, 2011

Addressing the Challenges of Functional Safety in the Automotive and Industrial Markets

Embedded Computing Design, December 2011

By Freescale Semiconductor

The focus on safety-critical applications in both the automotive and industrial markets is significantly growing, bringing new and added pressures to systems engineers as they work to solve safety challenges. Registration required to read paper.

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November 17, 2011

Real Time Control Over the Web

Automation.com, November 2011

By Steve Jahnke, Galixsys Networks

Devices make use of the Web to send and receive data, usually from a cloud service or backend server. Most of the inherent latency and processing problems of the web can be removed if XML document passing is not used as the means to transmit generic commands.

September 24, 2011

Harmonizing Modeling and Simulation with the Development Lifecycle

Embedded Computing Design, September 2011

Model-based development and testing are revolutionizing industry sectors, but the models themselves (as well as the modification and testing of those models) are still disconnected from the overall development lifecycles. Registration required to read paper.

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September 24, 2011

MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition

Embedded Computing Design, September 2011

The adoption of Linux in the communications network infrastructure space is very evident. A carrier grade operating system platform brings tremendous benefits for the entire service life of a deployed system, but, as they say, “getting there can be half the battle.” Registration required to read paper.

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Machine Design Guide
September 21, 2011

Machine Design Guide

Automation.com, September 2011

By Christian Fritz, et al, National Instruments

Faster, better, and cheaper is the name of the game for machine and device designers. This machine design guide examines the best practices and tools that successful machine designers use to make different design trade-offs, meet design challenges, and increase profit.

August 31, 2011

Threat Modeling for Secure Embedded Software

Embedded Computing Design, August 2011

To combat ever-changing security threats, software engineering teams need to incorporate threat modeling, combined with updated tools and processes into their development plans. Registration required to see white paper.

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Build Versus Buy - Understanding the Total Cost of Embedded Design
August 16, 2011

Build Versus Buy - Understanding the Total Cost of Embedded Design

National Instruments presents information and data regarding some of the cost differences between building a custom solution versus using NI off-the-shelf tools. NI's Graphical System Design ‘Build vs. Buy’ Calculator shows the financial differences.

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June 28, 2011

Five Ways to Build Flexibility into Industrial Applications with FPGAs

Embedded Computing Design, June 2011

By Jason Chiang and Stefano J. Zammattio, Altera

This document describes using an Altera industrial-grade FPGA as a coprocessor or system on a chip (SoC) to bring flexibility to industrial applications. Registration required.

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June 28, 2011

Developing Functional Safety Systems with TUV-Qualified FPGAs

Embedded Computing Design, June 2011

By Frank Foerster, IXXAT, et al.

TUV-qualified FPGA design methodology is changing the paradigms of safety designs and will greatly reduce development effort, system complexity, and time to market. This allows FPGA users to design their own customized safety controllers and provides a significant competitive advantage over traditional microcontroller or ASIC-based designs. Registration required.

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May 18, 2011

Developing Software in a Multicore and Multiprocessor World

Embedded Computing Design, April 2011

By Gwyn Fisher

Software developers stand to gain increased speed and functionality from multiprocessor architectures, but the resulting complexity makes detecting software errors more challenging. Here are the challenges associated with software development on next-gen architectures and how static analysis can help. Registration required to read paper.

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May 18, 2011

Modernizing the Peer Code Review Process

Embedded Computing Design, April 2011

By Gwyn Fisher

Peer code reviews are an exceptionally valuable, but much-maligned part of the software development process. Here’s how implementing a tools-based approach can help you overcome the most common obstacles to effective peer code review. Registration required to read paper.

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April 09, 2011

How High-Tech Manufacturers Are Using Embedded Software to Grow Revenue

Embedded Computing Design, April 2011

This white paper describes how you can use electronic license management technology to protect and enhance your products, and how to distribute updates and upgrades to your already-deployed device

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March 13, 2011

The Benefits of Using Rigorously Tested Routines from Numerical Libraries

By Numerical Algorithms Group

This white paper intends to help robotics and automation engineers understand how and why to incorporate use of extensively documented numerical libraries into their application development practices.

February 17, 2011

Java based implementation of Communication Protocol Stacks

By Vinoo S Warrier, Kalkitech

Utility protocol master implementations like IEC and DNP managing numerous networks and network lines require scalable and stable architectures and platforms. This paper looks at the alternatives of implementing such a system using the Java technology.

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December 18, 2010

"I do not use x86. I work on Embedded."

Embedded Computing Design, November 2010

By Scott Hoot, Sage Electronic Engineering

x86 Processors in the Embedded Market Space — what do embedded developers need in order to use an x86 processor in an embedded system? The problem was not that x86 doesn’t fit with embedded; it is actually that x86 doesn’t work with embedded. Registration required to read paper.

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December 18, 2010

Implications of Migrating to Windows Embedded Standard 7 in Embedded Applications

Embedded Computing Design, November 2010

By Kushal Koolwal, VersaLogic

This paper describes some of the differences between Windows Embedded Standard 7 (WES7) and Windows Embedded Standard 2009 (WES2009). The goal is to provide OEM developers with a detailed understanding of the differences in regards to building and deploying a fully functional Windows Embedded image on a target device. Registration required to read paper.

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Evaluate Network Video Recorder Performance
December 10, 2010

Evaluate Network Video Recorder Performance

Professionals accustomed to measuring the performance of a digital video recorder (DVR) by way of frames-per-second at a certain resolution may be challenged to find a similar snapshot comparison for network video recorder (NVR) performance.

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November 21, 2010

Cutting-edge multicore development techniques for the next wave of electronics products

Embedded Computing Design, October 2010

By Rational Software, IBM

This paper discusses cutting-edge software development methods that enable software development teams to leverage new multicore technology, including an automated way to reuse single-core software for complex multi-core systems. Registration required to read paper.

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November 21, 2010

The Five Pitfalls of 4G Baseband

Embedded Computing Design, October 2010

By Dr. Chris Rowen, Tensilica

Half the work when designing a 4G baseband SoC is straightforward. There are pitfalls, to be sure, but with the right tools, cores, algorithm integration, architecture, and implementation, it’s a very solvable problem. Registration required to read paper.

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November 21, 2010

Embedded Systems Development — Three Proven Practices for Speed and Agility

Embedded Computing Design, October 2010

By Michelle Boucher, Aberdeen Group, IBM

Best practice identification and actionable recommendations are offered in this Research Benchmark authored by Aberdeen Group. It provides an in-depth and comprehensive look into process, procedure, methodologies, and technologies, with respect to embedded systems development. Registration required to read paper.

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November 15, 2010

Safety: Make Software Part of the Solution

Industrial Embedded Systems, November 2010

By Jens Wiegand, Wind River

This paper describes three steps manufacturers of control and process automation systems can take to leverage the power of new embedded software solutions to reduce costs, remain compliant with safety requirements, and gain a new source of competitive advantage. Requires site registration to read paper.

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August 30, 2010

Solving Industrial Monitoring Challenges through Wireless I/O

By Bill Conley, B&B Electronics

Whitepaper considers the types of features and capabilities that are needed in the next generation of wireless I/O products and provides suggestions for what is important in terms of equipment, installation and support.

August 13, 2010

Network Design Basics

By David Soltys, Schneider Electric

White paper discusses basic principles that a control engineer needs to consider in the planning/design phase of an Industrial Automation Ethernet Network, and takes the reader through a sample network design to illustrate how to apply these principles.

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