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Slideshow: The Role of Embedded Platforms in Next-Gen Designs
2/11/2013

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KC BioMediX designed an oral feeding training system for premature infants using the embedded platform approach.
KC BioMediX designed an oral feeding training system for premature infants
using the embedded platform approach.

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Also consider embedded wireless/M2M
Ann R. Thryft   2/20/2013 8:17:24 PM
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Cabe, that's mind-boggling: that engineering students aren't doing embedded design. Do you mean as projects, or not even exposed to the entire topic?

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Also consider embedded wireless/M2M
Cabe Atwell   2/14/2013 11:38:20 PM
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Not every device needs a complete computer system, and it is always easier to implement function in software over complex hardware design. Embedded systems are here to stay. In fact, I just built a few products centered around microcontrollers. Although I could have done the same thing with a PC, having a standalone device offloads the work. I know a few engineers in the making, they say they have hardly faced embedded design in the college course path. It is a sad day.. This is why jobs are shipped out of the USA (and other places). C

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Also consider embedded wireless/M2M
eafpres   2/12/2013 12:18:20 PM
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Hi Vineet--interesting article and good focus on how much modular capability exists for embedded functionality.  You didn't mention it so I thought I would add that the wireless M2M space is offering lots of embedded capability, including modules with wireless chipsets, and ARM processor, and loads of I/O.  I touched on a few of these in a blog on a sister community to DesignNews called TheConnectingEdge.com:

Wireless M2M

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apresher   2/11/2013 11:25:12 AM
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Vineet, It just makes sense that embedded platforms would play a role in Next-Gen Designs. With chip-level integration and system-on-a-chip continuing to evolve, there is just a great opportunity to develop intelligent systems using these high performance building blocks and COTS solutions.  Thanks.

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