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Virtualization
 → March 2015
White Paper: Three Steps to Accelerating Your Migration from Windows Server 2003

White Paper: Three Steps to Accelerating Your Migration from Windows Server 2003

Staff (Microsoft)
Take the first step on the path to modernizing your datacenter and minimizing the risks of maintaining legacy servers.

Design considerations
 → March 2015
White Paper: Integration and Operational Guidelines for MEMS-Based Inertial Systems: Applications that include magnetometers

White Paper: Integration and Operational Guidelines for MEMS-Based Inertial Systems: Applications that include magnetometers

Staff (Sparton)
High-performance inertial systems provide accurate platform heading information in a variety of applications and operational environments. However, the magnetometers used are susceptible to measurement distortion in the presence of any magnetic material. This white paper documents product integration and on-board calibration procedures that mitigat... [read more]

embedded software
 → March 2015
White Paper: Design and Verify Concurrently with Model Reduction Technology

White Paper: Design and Verify Concurrently with Model Reduction Technology

Eiji Nakamoto (Ansys, Inc.); Takayuki Sekisue (ANSYS, Inc.)
The integration of standard system simulation description languages, model-order reduction methods, and embedded software development tools into ANSYS(r) Simplorer(r) has resulted in a complete model-based development environment in which embedded software and hardware engineers can design and verify a system concurrently and in a collaborative pro... [read more]

Data acquisition
 → March 2015
White Paper: Oil & Gas Data Acquisition

White Paper: Oil & Gas Data Acquisition

Staff (Kontron)
This white paper details the best practices for defining optimized oil and gas embedded computing systems. It presents the advantages of using Kontron's oil and gas platforms including the company's proven history of rugged system deployments and its exceptional worldwide support organization. These advantages enable rugged performance and connecti... [read more]

Design considerations
 → February 2015
White Paper:  EOLs happen - How to optimize for changes

White Paper: EOLs happen - How to optimize for changes

Staff (Sparton)
The prevailing wisdom used to be that the replacement of key components during the mid-lifecycle design refresh was simply too costly. Those days are gone. Companies that have learned how to proactively handle mid-lifecycle changes have the competitive edge.

SWaP
 → February 2015
White Paper: Reduce SWaP and Centralize Control in a Video-Centric System

White Paper: Reduce SWaP and Centralize Control in a Video-Centric System

Paul Davis (Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions)
Video-centric systems are used to capture specific video data and switch the video data to displays for viewing, and store for later analysis. The basic video-centric system consists of multiple video sensors (typically cameras), multiple operator displays and storage to capture the video. A video-centric system may be stationary or mobile. This pa... [read more]

IoT
 → February 2015
White Paper: Mainstreaming the Internet of Things

White Paper: Mainstreaming the Internet of Things

Dirk Finstel (ADLINK Technology, Inc.)
This white paper offers a closer look at the IoT concept and its shift to broad deployability, illustrated by ADLINK's hardware, software and systems that encompass each aspect of IoT performance and connectivity. ADLINK's standards-based building blocks enable compact, rugged devices for non-stop data gathering; high performance gateways for secur... [read more]

Security
 → February 2015
White Paper: Industrial System Security Measures For Maximum Data Security

White Paper: Industrial System Security Measures For Maximum Data Security

Staff (Advantech Corporation)
Rapid advancements in security technology have allowed system builders to create more secure systems. However, the complexity of these advancements requires a mastery that burdens numerous developers due to the time and training required. Advantech, with its new and up-to-date advancements, can help system developers implement all three security... [read more]

COM Express
 → January 2015
White Paper: COM Express Solutions--Overcome the Challenges of Crafting a Customized Computer

White Paper: COM Express Solutions--Overcome the Challenges of Crafting a Customized Computer

Staff (Acromag, Inc.)
Mixing Standards for Solutions in COM Express

Automotive
 → January 2015
White Paper: Three Ways To Deliver Safer And More Secure Automotive Software

White Paper: Three Ways To Deliver Safer And More Secure Automotive Software

Staff (Rogue Wave Software)
This paper outlines three important steps that embedded automotive software teams can follow to identify critical coding errors and security vulnerabilities, and protect their software against failure and malicious attack: 1. Build security in at the development stage via threat modeling and the use of defensive coding principles. 2. Address ... [read more]

COM Express
 → January 2015
White Paper: Computer System Design for Critical Applications

White Paper: Computer System Design for Critical Applications

Earle Foster (Sealevel Systems, Inc.)
Careful upfront attention to computer system design will save field failures and headaches later

MIL-STD-1553
 → January 2015
White Paper: MIL-STD-1553 IP Cores -- An Emerging Technology

White Paper: MIL-STD-1553 IP Cores -- An Emerging Technology

Marc Foster (Sealevel Systems, Inc.); Ofer Hofman and Duli Yariv (Sital Technology Ltd. )
The advantages and requirements of 1553 IP cores compared to standard ICs, and IP core design best practices are discussed in this white paper.

Windows NT/CE/XP
 → January 2015
White Paper: Windows CE Development for RISC Computers Made Easy

White Paper: Windows CE Development for RISC Computers Made Easy

Thomas Walter (Sealevel Systems, Inc.); Earle Foster (Sealevel Systems, Inc.)
Software developers often overlook the option for Windows CE when choosing an operating system. Sometimes this is the result of making hardware selection first and choosing a platform not suitable for CE.

COM Express
 → January 2015
White Paper: COM Express Benefits Extend Beyond Carrier Boards

White Paper: COM Express Benefits Extend Beyond Carrier Boards

Greg Harrison (Sealevel Systems, Inc.); Earle Foster (Sealevel Systems, Inc.)
Many backplane standards are available that offer varying electrical and mechanical features, but custom systems can also benefit from a backplane architecture. COM Express, a popular implementation of Computer on Module (COM), offers a powerful processing platform with several bus connectivity options perfect for creating versatile backplane syste... [read more]

Design considerations
 → December 2014
White Paper: Re:Vision: A New Paradigm for Mid-Lifecycle Design Changes

White Paper: Re:Vision: A New Paradigm for Mid-Lifecycle Design Changes

Staff (Sparton)
Keep your competitive edge: learn how a mid-lifecycle component change can lead to greater performance and cost savings.

Automotive
 → December 2014
White Paper: Top 3 Strategies to Reduce Risk In Automotive/In-Vehicle Software Development

White Paper: Top 3 Strategies to Reduce Risk In Automotive/In-Vehicle Software Development

Rogue Wave Software (Rogue Wave Software)
Go beyond error detection to ensure safety and security

Modeling
 → November 2014
White Paper: Overcoming implementation challenges in model-based systems

White Paper: Overcoming implementation challenges in model-based systems

Staff (Esterel Technologies, a subsidiary of ANSYS, Inc.)
CIMdata has recently executed a survey on model-based systems engineering (MBSE). The survey was targeted at expanding knowledge about where and how companies that design a wide variety of products have deployed MBSE to support and enhance their product development processes and to discover associated business value. This report provides both backg... [read more]

Sensors
 → November 2014
White Paper: Analog Signal Conditioning for Accurate Measurements

White Paper: Analog Signal Conditioning for Accurate Measurements

Staff (Sealevel Systems, Inc.)
Q: Should I put some sort of circuit between my sensor and an analog-to-digital converter? A: Yes. You probably need some signal conditioning. The explanation in this paper goes on for a bit, but stay with it and you'll understand what you need and why you need it.

IoT
 → October 2014
White Paper: Three Questions to Ask When Choosing a Processor for Multimedia Display and IoT Applications

White Paper: Three Questions to Ask When Choosing a Processor for Multimedia Display and IoT Applications

Amanda McGregor (Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.)
When choosing a processing for multimedia, display and IoT applications, the three primary considerations are: processing power, multimedia requirements and interfaces with other systems. Designers must choose processors carefully, considering how their systems interface with human beings comfortable with a data-rich, multimedia world, especially a... [read more]

analog
 → October 2014
White Paper: Determining an Effective Analog Sampling Rate

White Paper: Determining an Effective Analog Sampling Rate

Jon Titus (Sealevel Systems, Inc.)
Q: How often should my equipment make measurements? A: This question often arises when people draft plans to automatically measure a physical quantity such as temperature, pressure, acidity, liquid level, and so on. You can approach this problem in several ways, from an educated guess to a mathematical analysis of your system. The examples th... [read more]

Displays
 → October 2014
White Paper: A COTS Approach to Post-WIMP Interactive Display Systems

White Paper: A COTS Approach to Post-WIMP Interactive Display Systems

Staff (Esterel Technologies, a subsidiary of ANSYS, Inc.)
Cockpit Display System (CDS) suppliers need to now prepare for the cockpits of the future. The architecture, design and ergonomics of the cockpits have to be re-assessed in order to place the pilot at the center of the system, while taking into account the increasing complexity of the systems. Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) have to be simplified an... [read more]

Design considerations
 → September 2014
White Paper: Electronic Design: To outsource, or not to outsource?

White Paper: Electronic Design: To outsource, or not to outsource?

Rory Dear (Datasound Laboratories Ltd)
Focusing on one's core competency is what makes a business successful, trying to do everything yourselves is what makes it fail.

Internet of Things
 → September 2014
White Paper: Go green and cut costs with Intel gateway solutions for smart building automation

White Paper: Go green and cut costs with Intel gateway solutions for smart building automation

Ken Chang, Product Manager (Advantech Embedded Group)
Rising power consumption; increasing emissions; mounting energy costs. These and other factors are driving the need for a sustainable, eco-friendly future. However, although research continues on clean, renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, the capital cost of producing a unit of energy has doubled since 2000. It's time for another appro... [read more]

Software Engineering
 → July 2014
White paper: Improving Software Development Efficiency via Model-Based System Engineering

White paper: Improving Software Development Efficiency via Model-Based System Engineering

Thierry Le Sergent,SCADE System Product Manager (Esterel Technologies, a subsidiary of ANSYS, Inc.); Alain Le Guennec, SCADE System Project Manager (Esterel Technologies, a subsidiary of ANSYS, Inc.)
Interface Control Documents, know as ICDs, are widely used in all industries, at different levels of the system development and verification processes. The manner proposed in this paper is to rely on model-based technologies to manage all required information in a consistent model and generate the ICDs from the model.

Serial switched fabrics
 → June 2014
White Paper: High-Speed Switched Serial Fabrics Improve System Design Sixth Edition

White Paper: High-Speed Switched Serial Fabrics Improve System Design Sixth Edition

Rodger H. Hosking (Pentek, Inc.)
This handbook reviews the development of gigabit serial fabrics to enhance the VMEbus and the PMC mezzanine; the role of FPGAs to implement this technology; and how some of the latest products can be used in high-speed data acquisition, recording and SDR systems. The handbook is yours free, click on the link to download.

Software-Defined Radio (SDR)
 → June 2014
White Paper:  Putting FPGAs to Work in Software Radio Systems Seventh Edition

White Paper: Putting FPGAs to Work in Software Radio Systems Seventh Edition

Rodger H. Hosking (Pentek, Inc.); Rodger H. Hosking (Pentek)
This handbook reviews the advantages of FPGAs for implementing software radio functions. Some of the advantages include design flexibility, higher precision processing, higher channel density, lower power and cost per channel. The handbook is yours free, just click on the link to download.

Memory
 → June 2014
White Paper: Understand the effects of wide temperatures on your DRAM

White Paper: Understand the effects of wide temperatures on your DRAM

Staff (ATP Electronics)
Via new advanced IC level and module level Test During Burn In (TDBI) with Automatic Testing Equipment (ATE), ATP is able to provide a new class of reliable DRAM modules for wide temperature industrial applications.

Defense systems
 → June 2014
White Paper: Performance Comparison Between Intel(r) Mobile-Class and Server-Class Processors for Embedded Defense Applications

White Paper: Performance Comparison Between Intel(r) Mobile-Class and Server-Class Processors for Embedded Defense Applications

Staff (Mercury Systems)
Mercury continually evaluates new processors to better understand their performance and applicability for defense embedded applications. In this paper, we've highlighted the results from our recent tests comparing Intel(r) mobile-class versus server-class processors.

Multicore
 → June 2014
White Paper: Multi-Core FFT Performance on Intel(r) Sandy Bridge Processors

White Paper: Multi-Core FFT Performance on Intel(r) Sandy Bridge Processors

Staff (Mercury Systems)
This paper examines scalability of computational performance with the Intel(r) Sandy Bridge multicore architecture, particularly when used on Mercury processor boards. We look specifically at two device types, an 8-core Xeon (E5-2648L clocked at 1.8 GHz) and a 4-core Core i7 (2715QE clocked at 2.1 GHz). These are relatively low-power devices which ... [read more]

Video
 → May 2014
White Paper: The Benefits Of Integrated Video Management

White Paper: The Benefits Of Integrated Video Management

Staff (Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions)
The most effective video management systems (VMS) for airborne law enforcement surveillance enable a platform's crew members to control their video options - such as sensor inputs, screen configuration, underlay maps and video recording - directly from their touchscreen display. When a crew member's display also serves as the VMS control center, co... [read more]

Smart products
 → May 2014
White Paper: Solving Software Development Challenges in Smart Products

White Paper: Solving Software Development Challenges in Smart Products

Staff (Esterel Technologies, a subsidiary of ANSYS, Inc.)
Under the hood of every smart product is a complex composition of mechanical assemblies, micro-electronics and embedded software, each with hundreds of design parameters and interfaces that need to be engineered, verified and validated.

Internet of Things
 → April 2014
White Paper: M2M Embedded Software & Tools

White Paper: M2M Embedded Software & Tools

Exclusive license from VDC Research (Oracle Corporation)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rendering many incumbent embedded engineering technologies and design processes insufficient and antiquated.

Security
 → April 2014
White Paper: A Multi-Layered Approach to Medical Security:  Build in Protection from Hardware Design to Final Testing

White Paper: A Multi-Layered Approach to Medical Security: Build in Protection from Hardware Design to Final Testing

Murray Slovick, Roving Reporter (Intel(r) Intelligent Systems Alliance)
With the introduction of Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR), mobile medical devices, and medical cloud computing, the healthcare industry is facing new security challenges. To help protect medical data, Intel, Wind River, and McAfee have developed the Medical Security Reference Platform. This proof of concept incorporates security safeguards spann... [read more]

Architecture
 → April 2014
White Paper: StarVX -- A generic scalable computer architecture

White Paper: StarVX -- A generic scalable computer architecture

Vincent Chuffart, Mil & Aero Product Manager (Kontron)
High Performance Embedded Computing - From the IT Data Center to the Battlefield Kontron StarVX High Performance Embedded Computer (HPEC) system brings supercomputing datacenter bandwidth and performance directly to the field.


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