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Welcome to the foremost industry blog covering current issues in Digital Video and Audio, Embedded Devices and Mobile and Set Top Apps. You'll also find specific information on a wide range of other issues including hardware and software/firmware design; and video, mobile application and signal processing technologies. We cover a wide range of industries including security, cable/satellite, enterprise video, oil and gas, law enforcement, smartphone, defense and communications, among others.
Software developers love writing new code. There’s something thrilling and exciting about designing creative, efficient solutions to new problems. Given the chance, many would rather write something new than reuse existing code, but despite what developers want, rewriting an entire […]
I’ve got a new blog post up on the Altera system design blog. It’s about designing secure IoT devices: Many Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices are real-world objects like appliances and thermostats, and therefore network security should be a paramount concern for […]
Cardinal Peak is currently developing an embedded product for a customer whose business is innovative lighting products. We have chosen to base the embedded system on Linux, because it includes a wealth of infrastructure, it is open source and royalty […]
I was interviewed by Xconomy today in a piece entitled ‘Could Fallout from Aereo Ruling Have “Chilling Effect On Startups”? ’ Here’s a little more analysis than what was covered in the Xconomy article. The question of how the decision […]
Recently we tweeted an interesting article on big data, from the Financial Times. The author’s key point is that sampling bias and sampling error are possible even with large data sets. As illustration, the author discusses a classic case where […]
I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the EE Live Internet-of-Things conference in San Jose last month. Since then, I’ve been reflecting on some of the bleeding edge technical concepts that were discussed there. It occurs to me […]
I’ve got a new blog post up at EE Times, talking about how to architect the network communications protocols for Internet-of-Things devices: Crafting a communications software stack tailored to the needs of your Internet of Things design is crucial — […]
I came across the article “Why the ‘Next Silicon Valley’ is Always Silicon Valley” during my lunchtime reading today and found it really interesting. I would summarize it—obviously not justly!—as follows: Excellence is a snowball rolling down hill. Excellence attracts more […]
The heartbleed bug in OpenSSL has been all over the news. XKCD perhaps had the most succinct explanation. I’d like to take a deeper look at this bug and the process that allowed it to be created. Catastrophic failures are […]
We have recently had several prospective customers approach us who are self-funded startups. Each of these customers was hoping we could help them develop an embedded product to the point where it could be sold on Kickstarter. And each of […]
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