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eFPGAs are coming of age

I noticed a recent article by Tim Saxe, “Embedded programmability finds sweet spot in IoT,” on EE Times, which discusses the role that FPGAs are playing with respect to embedded programming in IoT devices.
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Proving the case for arson by evaluating pacemaker data

There’s a news story from Ohio about how data from a cardiac pacemaker is being used to prosecute an arson case. After a suspicious fire in his home last fall, Ross Compton is now facing felony charges of aggravated arson and insurance fraud.
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Chip news, from NASA and Intel

When it came to chips, last week was a big one for news. First, we learned that NASA has produced a new chip that will be able to withstand the extreme conditions on Venus. The other chip news of the week was Intel’s decision to go through with plans to build a new chip factor in Arizona.
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GotProduce?’s got plenty of technology in their hydroponic systems

One company that’s involved in hydroponics – and which makes greenhouses that are highly-evolved solution from the technology perspective - is GotProduce?, which focuses primarily on developing countries, especially those that are most susceptible to drought. GotProduce? systems are “smart”, full of all sorts of technology to help ensure that growers succeed.
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Emerging Technologies for 2017 – Part Two

Earlier this month I had a post that covered half of the hot technology predictions from EDN and EE Times editors as featured on embedded.com. Here’s the second half of what the EDN and EE Times pundits see on the horizon for 2017.
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Holiday Greetings

The Critical Link team wishes all of you a very joyous holiday season, and a happy and healthy 2017.
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