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Embedded World 2018: Preview of the show

Embedded World is Europe’s largest showcase for embedded components and systems where over 1,000 exhibitors will show their wares across six halls of the Nuremberg Messe. Embedded World is by no means a Europe-only show. The big chip firms exhibiting include Broadcom, Microchip/Atmel, Canonical (Ubuntu), Epson, Fujitsu, Infineon, Intel, Renesas, Rohm and Xilinx to name ...

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Embedded World 2018: Motherboard for high end embedded PCs

Exhibitors at Embedded World 2018 will show embedded PCs designed for new and established applications. At the high-throughput end of embedded processing are the embedded PCs and this year at Embedded World Congatec has introduced a Mini-ITX motherboard for the high-end of high‑throughput embedded processing (pictured). Called conga-IT6, it includes a COM Express Type 6 ...

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Embedded World 2018: IoT adds pressure to teach machines to ‘see’

Michaël Uyttersprot discusses embedded vision and what is required to bring a system to market for real-world applications. Visual input is arguably the richest source of sensor information. Scientists and engineers have been trying to understand and exploit imaging technologies for many decades now, developing algorithms for vision applications that enable computing machines to ‘see’. ...

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Comment: Many happy returns to open source

The birth of open source 20 years ago considerably accelerated the development of both software and hardware. Which software initiative is supported by Facebook and Google; promoted by Microsoft and IBM? Twenty years ago the phrase “open source” was first used and the development of software – and hardware – was changed forever. Very few ...

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Comment: Perhaps 5G should be built by governments

If operators doubt the business case for 5G, why do they insist on building the network? At what stage should government intervene to get the telecoms infrastructure up to speed? You might say that if you have the 37th slowest national mobile network in the world, government intervention is justified. Indeed, even if you’re only ...

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High V battery packs bring subtle design challenges

The consumerisation of high voltage battery packs presents challenges in power management and safety, writes Cathal Sheehan of Bourns. High-voltage battery packs are no longer exclusive to industrial installations – they are increasingly making their way into the hands of consumers in their electric vehicles and home power storage. Typically made with lithium-ion or nickel metal hydride ...

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Cool runnings: Heat dissipation in a crypto-currency miner

Neil Birtles describes why and how he built an oil-cooled custom designed miner for the crypto-currency Verium. Most people have heard of bitcoin now, it’s been in the news a lot – shooting up in value from £430 in September 2016 to around £3,600 in September 2017, while by December it hit £14,800 before dropping ...

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A vision of the future of the tech industry

Forward-thinkers at Imagination Technologies have predicted five developments that are likely to define the next year. AI will continue its rapid growth AI has not followed the hype curve in the traditional sense. It was hyped and then went straight into reality, without entering the “trough of disillusionment”. This is rare and has fuelled a ...

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