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MAKERPhone lets you build your own phone with customized apps, games, and programs. It doesn’t look as sleek as a normal smartphone, but at least it won’t break the bank. (Photo via MAKERPhone)   I like the idea this, but is it a little much?   Whether you want to admit it or not, it’s hard to imagine life without your phone. The small device helps us with daily tasks and helps us pass the time. But as newer, better phones come out, the price goes up. What if you co ...
The original article can be found here. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Traditional WAN services that use enterprise routers and other networking equipment face new competition: managed services with software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology and traditional WAN services with network-function virtualization (NFV). Hardware suppliers ...
Preface Introduction Operating system installation Operating system configuration Example usage Software defined radio References   Preface I received the Layerscape FRWY-LS1012A board from the attendance to an E14 webinar, and I will write on my experience with the board. It will be written in an informal style, where I'll post my journey exploring the board as I try different aspects of the board. This is my first experience with a Linux based board, so there w ...
The following is the original article from Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions, written by Rick Hearn and Mike Slonosky, Senior Product Managers, and Lisa Sarazin, a Marketing Portfolio Manager from Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions, and Geoffrey Waters, a Senior Systems Engineer from NXP Semiconductors. For the original content, please click here.   ====================================================================================================   In recent years, Arm processors have m ...
If you’ve ever broken an arm or a leg, you know what it means to have an itch that you can’t scratch. Your doctor put your injured limb in a cast, limiting its mobility and rendering it inaccessible to comforting fingertips. At NXP, we have customers that feel the same way. They want many high-performance CPUs, 100Gbps networking, and modern I/O but are constrained by cost, power consumption, and form factor. A server-derived processor solution might have the right performance but no ...
In Storage Insights #2, we highlighted some top recommendations for optimizing your storage device. There’s a lot of technical detail in Flash storage devices, so in the third edition of Storage Insights, we will cover the key technical elements of CompactFlash (CF) and Secure Digital (SD) flash storage cards.   CompactFlash CompactFlash (CF) became the most successful of the early memory card formats, surpassing smart media cards. Formats such as MMC/SD memory cards are smaller tha ...
The following blog is written by Joe Byrne, a senior strategic marketing manager for NXP's Digital Networking Group. The original article can be found here.   Arthur C. Clarke famously wrote that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. End users feel that magic the first time a technology comes to market: imagine the reaction of the first regular person to see fire, use an engine, listen to a radio, or send an email. For technology developers, the sense of mag ...
Vehicle Electrification is an automotive global market trend that self-driving cars and trucks are adopting to help centralize control and seamless exchange of data and information across systems, to reduce hazards, decrease emissions, and optimize traffic too. The growing focus on the electrification of vehicles is supporting the evolution of the safety electronics demand for both cars and trucks due is helping to enhance user experience (by integrating smartphones and electronic devices) on hi ...
The following blog is written by Joe Byrne, a senior strategic marketing manager for NXP's Digital Networking Group. The original article can be found here.   Big yellow machines move earth today, but soon they may also move bits to improve productivity and reduce cost thanks to the Internet of Things and edge computing. Imagine a construction site with dozens of pieces of equipment. The construction company wants to know how productive the equipment is, such as how many hours it operate ...
The following blog is written by Joe Byrne, a senior strategic marketing manager for NXP's Digital Networking Group. The original article can be found here.     By applying cloud-computing technology found in massive data centers to smaller-scale IoT deployed in the field, edge computing will revolutionize embedded systems. Mouse clicks will be all that is needed to deploy new software. The wealth of data generated by IoT endpoints will be speedily analyzed and acted upon. Systems w ...
Researchers at Urbana- Champaign and Texas, Dallas say crystals made from boron arsenide could be more effective at cooling down electronics. This is what the boron arsenide crystal looks like under an electron microscope. (Photo via the University of Texas at Dallas)   It’s normal for electronics like computers and smartphones to get hot after hours of use. The device is just doing its job. But with companies rushing to release more powerful, faster, and smaller electronics, heat ma ...
The WebUSB API was designed for USB devices to safely connect to the web without the need for a dedicated platform. (Image credit: Pixabay)   The WebUSB platform has been out for a while now and uses an API for connecting USB devices directly to different web pages depending on the task. It was created with the vision for use as an internet connectivity platform for hardware developers and manufacturers of non-standardized USB devices, effectively eliminating the need to code native driver ...
Optimizing the Life of Storage Devices In our first Storage Insights post, we discussed that all SD cards are not equivalent, and how different NAND flash and card technologies can be applied to diverse applications for the same storage form factor.  In this edition, we will examine how the device is written to – in terms of both the controller technology and the application workload – can have a significant impact on the resulting life of the drive.   Extending the Life o ...
Algorithms are playing a key role in the journey of the autonomous vehicle —they truly are the biggest secret behind the self-driving cars and trucks. Algorithms are part of our everyday lives nowadays in several products and services, but they need to learn what humans already know to become more intelligent for ensuring an efficient and safe performance in autonomous vehicles.   Self-driving cars and trucks are a huge topic for both Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the automotive i ...
Technological advancements are pushing forward a massive societal shift that impacts both people and business around the world; while internet access is transforming personal daily routines, opening ways to interact with others, and improving quality of life; companies are automating and standardizing complicated tasks, reducing production costs, and reaching new markets.   The Technology Tipping Points and Societal Impact survey by the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software and S ...

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