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Recent White Papers:

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.

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]

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]

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]

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.

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.

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.

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]

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.

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.

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.

PCBs
 → March 2014
White Paper: Ultra Reliable Embedded Computing - The Clash between IPC Class 3 Requirements and Shrinking Geometries

White Paper: Ultra Reliable Embedded Computing - The Clash between IPC Class 3 Requirements and Shrinking Geometries

VersaLogic (VersaLogic)
Advancements in technology inevitably overtake the standards intended to ensure consistency and compliance in the implementation of technology. This tension is healthy; the rapid pace of progress forces a reassessment and modernization of industry standards. Indeed, the tension fosters innovation since, by definition, advancements can only be made ... [read more]

Software-Defined Radio (SDR)
 → March 2014
White Paper: Software Defined Radio Handbook -- 10th Edition

White Paper: Software Defined Radio Handbook -- 10th Edition

Roger H. Hosking (Pentek, Inc.)
New! Software Defined Radio Handbook The folks at Pentek, who wrote the book on software radio, are pleased to announce their recently released and expanded Software Radio Handbook. Downloaded thousands of times, the handbook has proved to be a useful technical reference for engineers. It's yours free, just click on the link to download.

Data recording
 → March 2014
White Paper: High-Speed, Real-Time Recording Systems -- Second Edition

White Paper: High-Speed, Real-Time Recording Systems -- Second Edition

Roger H. Hosking (Pentek, Inc.)
New! High-Speed, Real-Time Recording Systems Handbook The folks at Pentek are pleased to announce their newly released High-Speed, Real-Time Recording Systems Handbook. Recently updated to its 2nd edition, this handbook has proved to be a useful technical reference for engineers involved in data acquisition and recording. It's yours free, just cli... [read more]

Security
 → February 2014
White Paper: POS Security That Pays Its Own Way: The rising costs of POS system management and security

White Paper: POS Security That Pays Its Own Way: The rising costs of POS system management and security

Staff (McAfee, Inc.)
Retailers are experiencing runaway spending on securing and managing their POS systems, in large part because organized criminals around the world have discovered that point-of-sale (POS) systems are low-risk, high-reward targets that are often poorly defended. The 2012 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, which analyzed 855 breaches and 174 ... [read more]

Atom
 → February 2014
White Paper: Lanner Communications Appliances: Unprecedented Performance Gains with the Intel(r) Atom(tm) Processor C2000 Product Family

White Paper: Lanner Communications Appliances: Unprecedented Performance Gains with the Intel(r) Atom(tm) Processor C2000 Product Family

Staff (Lanner Electronics, Inc.)
There is a growing need for increased agility in cloud computing infrastructure and for the rapid delivery of services in virtualized environments. These services include the management of underlying networks to maintain the service quality defined in the service-level agreements (SLAs) between service providers and their customers.

critical embedded applications
 → January 2014
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

Windows NT/CE/XP
 → January 2014
White Paper: Windows CE Development for RISC Computers Made Easy

White Paper: Windows CE Development for RISC Computers Made Easy

Thomas Walters and Earle Foster (Sealevel Systems, Inc.)
Windows CE (a.k.a. Windows Embedded Compact), originally released in 1996, can be an attractive alternative to the full Windows operating system offering system designers the ability to control power, size, and cost in a new product.

Nanoelectronics
 → January 2014
White Paper: Introducing Design-for-Yield (DFY) and High Sigma Analysis

White Paper: Introducing Design-for-Yield (DFY) and High Sigma Analysis

Bruce McGaughy (ProPlus Design Solutions)
Deep dive into High Sigma Monte Carlo analysis. Different methods and their advantages/disadvantages. Introduction to ProPlus' high sigma technology licensed from IBM. Si-validated and production use for 6+ years. Supports >7 sigma which is key for advanced nodes like FinFET. Supports >10K variables which is required for SRAM arrays and I/O circuit... [read more]

Automated Test Systems
 → January 2014
White Paper: ATP\'s Next Generation \

White Paper: ATP's Next Generation "Test During Burn-In" System

Staff (ATP Electronics)
The new testing system includes the "Automatic Test Equipment " capability, further strengthening the quality and reliability of ATP's Industrial Grade DRAM Modules

Security
 → January 2014
White Paper: Defend Against Injection-based Attacks

White Paper: Defend Against Injection-based Attacks

Staff (Klocwork, Inc.)
This paper describes the different types of injection vulnerabilities (including SQL/ XPath / LDAP Injections and Cross Site Scripting), discusses how they present themselves, and provides mitigation strategies to help you avoid injection-based attacks

Avionics
 → December 2013
White Paper: Thermal management challenges and solutions for avionics systems

White Paper: Thermal management challenges and solutions for avionics systems

Staff (Mentor Graphics Corporation)
Many industries have need for high reliability systems but in Avionics an unreliable system becomes a safety issue as well as exposure of the system supplier to significant warrantee, recall and reputation costs. And as the demand for more functionality and higher performing systems, squeezed into small form factors (such a predefined cockpit units... [read more]

COTS
 → December 2013
White Paper: COTS Impact on U.S. Defense Spending

White Paper: COTS Impact on U.S. Defense Spending

George Karalias (Rochester Electronics)
U.S. Department of Defense funding is likely to be one of the ongoing casualties of the U.S. government's budget restraints. Uncertainty around how the government will operate now that the 2013 fiscal year is over has many program managers pulling back on important battlefield management systems (BMS), according to research firm and consultancy Fro... [read more]

Thermal management
 → December 2013
White Paper: Mil/Aero Thermal Management

White Paper: Mil/Aero Thermal Management

Brian Hoden (GE Intelligent Platforms, Inc.)
Providing the most capable rugged COTS products for demanding environments.

C++
 → December 2013
White Paper: High Integrity C++ - Coding Standard Version 4.0

White Paper: High Integrity C++ - Coding Standard Version 4.0

Programming Research Staff (PRQA)
This document defines a set of rules for the production of high quality C++ code. The guiding principles of this standard are maintenance, portability, readability and robustness.


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