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IoT Embedded Systems Blog Review – Monday Oct. 27, 2014

by Hamilton Carter, Senior Editor

A look at the IoT and new, near-field comm technology; the TechMuseum of Innovation Applied Materials Tech Awards; applying the IoT to things that build the IoT, (does that make it a self-aware IoT?); and a few language structure pieces for the hardcore coder in each of us.

Altera’s Ron Wilson opines thoughtfully on architecting a network between wearable IoT devices, be they adhesive-patched, strap-ons, or ingestible.  Even more interesting, for an antenna dabbler, is a description of communications technology using near field propagation properties.

Mentor’s, Colin Walls, tackles a list of questions that came up recently in an online C++ class.  While the answers are clear, packed with information, and specific to C++, they’re illuminating for any object oriented language, (SystemVerilog anyone?).  Also, near and far memory areas and how they’re utilized by RTOSs.

Tech_Awards_2014 The TechMuseum of Innovation announced the ten winners of the Applied Materials Tech Awards, including three projects that help teachers utilize open source; get vaccinations safely to wherever they’re needed in the world; and provide low-cost, hygienic, environment sanitation in remote regions.  The awards are presented each year to companies who “apply technology to the humanities most urgent challenges.”  This years awards presentation will be on November 13th

In a meta move, Intel is not only gearing up their factories to produce the next wave of IoT components, but also using the current wave of IoT components to characterize, analyze, and improve their factory processes, providing cost-savings and improvements in factory productivity.

Learn about the rudiments of portable stimulus, a new-ish technology enabling the porting of verification stimulus from block to chip to system to embedded level and its rapidly growing acceptance in India.  Verification News reports on the portable stimulus presentations made recently at DVCon India.

Need to move your UVM compliant objects from e to, say, System Verilog?  You can do that using Universal Verification Methodology – Multi-Language – Open Architecture.  You can even automate the process, unless you happened to use when clauses.  This brief article specifically uses Cadence’s utility, but points out architected aspects of the e language and its when subclasses that will be valuable to anyone hoping to port e objects into another language.  For that matter, the article provides food for thought for anyone porting objects from one language to another.  JNI anyone?

Interested in the IoT, home automation, and automated debugging?  Bill Curtis introduces Thread, a newly proposed standard for home automation networks. Axel Scherer describes his first IoT purchase, an automated nightlight for his son.  He then relates the story to the need for automated debug playback tools!

Note:  From time to time, I’ll include what appear to be product-centric posts, but I’ve always got a method to my madness.  Look at the processes described, and apply them to your specific toolset.

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