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How Self Driving Cars Work with Embedded Systems

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We are all aware that self-driving cars are the transportation of the future. Google’s self-driving cars have logged almost 2 million miles. Other automakers, such as Volvo, Kia, BMW and General Motors are also working to develop fully automated cars. These cars will only be possible through the work of multiple embedded systems.

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The Future of AI and the Embedded System

Image of HAL 9000 from A Space Odyssey to represent Artificial Intelligence

When thinking about Artificial Intelligence (AI) , most of us probably think of walking robots and talking computers. Thanks to a few science fiction movies, some of us might even relate AI to robots bent on destroying the world.

However, that’s not really the case. Artificial Intelligence is more about building intelligent systems with deci...

Serial Communication Protocols: The Basics

White USB cable laying on a wooden tagble

Before we delve into the technicalities of serial communication protocols, let’s talk about communication in general.  We already know that communication involves the exchange of information between two or more individuals. Communication can take place in various ways – through written documents, spoken words, audio tapes, video lessons a...

Eye Diagram Basics and Embedded Systems

With each passing day, embedded system designs are becoming more complex as they require increasing data transfer rates, shorter cycle times, and other requirements.

Embedded systems engineers are required to sort out signal integrity issues quickly to speed up the development life cycle. You might already be aware that modern serial data links...

What is a Packet Sniffer?

The term packet sniffer might sound a little fishy and suspicious, but it isn’t anything like that. In network management, packet sniffing plays a very crucial role. Network managers and technicians use packet sniffers to diagnose underlying problems in their networks. So, a packet sniffer is essentially a tool that aids in monitoring network...

Protocol Analyzers vs. Oscilloscopes vs. BERT Analyzers: Compare and Contrast

Features like interoperability and simple connectivity have led to the widespread use of USB protocol in embedded systems of almost all types. Despite the advantages, USB protocol in itself is quite complex. Quite naturally, detecting and isolating the source of a problem within the system might be a daunting task for an embedded systems enginee...

Embedded Gifts for the Gadget Lover

Are you looking for some gift ideas for the tech enthusiast in your life? These gadgets (using embedded technology) will please even the techiest of techies. There is something cool for just about every embedded device lover on this list!

Drone - this year’s hottest gift.

Enjoy the World's Smallest Camera Drone and possibly the most affordable...

Embedded Systems Applications Across Industries

Since their inception in 1961, embedded systems have completely revolutionized the way we live, work and communicate. You may not have realized it but you’re actually surrounded by embedded systems. The printer for your computer, the Wi-Fi router providing Internet access, your MP3 player, DSLR camera, refrigerator, microwave oven, even the eq...

What is a protocol analyzer?

Protocol analyzers are indispensable tools for an embedded systems engineer. They allow engineers to gain insight into USB, I2C, SPI, CAN, etc., data that travels over the communication channel or bus. Some devices capture this information and then display it post capture, while others display the data in real-time as its transmitting. So, it’...

What is a Host Bus Adapter Card?

A Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is a circuit board or integrated circuit adapter that provides physical connectivity between a host system (computer or server) and networks and storage devices. Apart from the physical connectivity, an HBA also performs input/output (I/O) processing. With an HBA, the host computer’s microprocessor doesn’t have to pe...