German based Lauterbach is recognised for both engineering excellence and exceptional technical support. The quality and capability of Lauterbach tools enable engineers to develop robust code whilst minimising development time lost to debugging. They have become a favourite with many hi-tech engineers, supporting more than 3500 embedded computers and all known ARM Cores; covering products from over 75 embedded computers companies.
Engineers working in the development of software for automotive embedded computers will have the opportunity to learn about the latest tools and techniques at Lauterbach's September Automotive Forum.
This is just one example of why embedded computer telehealth strategies are poised to revolutionize medicine. Telehealth not only provides quick access to specialists, but can also remotely monitor patients and reduce clinical expenses. Many of the systems needed to realize these benefits will operate on the edge, and require technology with the portability and price point of commercial mobile platforms, as well as the flexibility to perform multiple functions securely and in real time. All of this must be provided in a embedded computer package that can meet the rigors of certification and scale over long lifecycle deployments.
The ability to transition between x86 and ARM processors is critical for low-volume medical applications because a single carrier board – often the most costly component of a COM architecture – embedded computer can suit the needs of both graphics-intensive systems and platforms that require more mobility and lower power. In addition to reducing Time-To-Market (TTM), this decreases Bill Of Materials (BOM) costs and eases Board Support Package (BSP) implementation, says Christoph Budelmann, General Manager, Budelmann Elektronik GmbH in Münster, Germany (www.budelmann-elektronik.com).
refer to: http://smallformfactors.com/articles/qseven-coms-healthcare-mobile/
The use of FPGAs for the I/O embedded system implementation may be more difficult than using a dedicated controller. On the other hand, an implementation in a programmable device has multiple advantages. FPGAs are intended for embedded applications, with a long support lifecycle, a wide temperature range, and the option to move the IP to a more recent device when needed. In addition, using a soft IP, the interface can be improved and new embedded system features can be added. A simple end-point interface can be upgraded to a test resource by adding more extensive error detection and injection capabilities.
CES has long used FPGAs for I/O customization and to implement test devices. The new CES FIOV-2310 product is a 3U VPX board with a Kintex-7 FPGA and an FMC slot (Figure 2). A wide range of FMC mezzanines are available from partners and from independent vendors, both for signal processing and I/O customization applications.
refer to: http://vita-technologies.com/articles/technically-trends-mass-customization-fpgas/
refer to: http://embedded-computing.com/articles/choose-right-embedded-operating-system/