Posts Tagged ‘ embedded ’

Connect Tech’s Qseven at core of military VR system

Apr 26th, 2012 | By

Connect Tech, based in Ontario, Canada, designs and manufactures serial communication hardware and software for a range of industries, including communications, industrial automation, transportation, government, military, scientific, medical, educational, POS, and office automation.

At DesignWest, they exhibited a military training system from Quantum3D, that was driven by custom single-board computer, built on Connect Tech’s Qseven Carrier board with an Intel® Atom™ processor.  New Tech Press dropped by and had a bit of fun with the team.

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Teen robotics team learns realities of high-tech product development

Apr 24th, 2012 | By

By Lou Covey
New Tech Press Editorial Director

The FIRST national robotics championship brings together teams from high schools and high school districts from all over the US to solve a particular set of challenges every year.  At this year’s competition in St. Louis, Missouri, the week of April 23, the teams will work cooperatively in a series of 3-on-3 basketball games using homegrown robots, mostly student designed.

One of the veteran groups, Team 100 from the Sequoia Union High School District in San Mateo County, California is going to the competition as a “wild card” participant.  The team has …



Nabto offers development help for their worldwide firewall

Apr 16th, 2012 | By

Security in the “Internet of Things” is becoming a major issue in embedded, portable device industry and the tiny Danish company of Nabto is helping customers take a step toward securing new devices.  At DesignWest, Nabto was talking about the Nabduino, a Arduino-based development board with their tiny (less than one meg) webserver IP that can place your device behind the corporate firewall…anywhere in the world.  New Tech Press dropped by to chat with them.



Screaming Circuits finds silver lining in economic downturn

Apr 12th, 2012 | By

The economic downturn has had an upside for some industry segments. PCB prototyping service Screaming Circuits has seen business climb steadily since it’s founding in 2003 as more companies have cut back staff and resources, stretching engineering staffs beyond their own capabilities. Screaming Circuits recently formed a relationship with Newark/element14 to offer their services to the element14 community. In this interview with Duane Benson, director of marketing and sales, Benson elaborates on the growing prototyping market in the PCB industry as well as the challenges and needs of their customer base.

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Icon Labs addresses the security of the Internet of things

Apr 10th, 2012 | By

Embedded security was one of the many different tracks offered at the 2012 Design West Conference in San Jose bringing forth a wide variety of companies focused on securing the Internet of things.  One of the more unusual and possibly unique companies was Icon Labs that provides embedded firewalls, protection from the Black Hat world directly on your mobile devices, as well as the embedded internet in general.  New Tech Press sat down with Icon’s president, Alan Grau, to find out more about this approach to data security.

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