Events

Security and Cars dominate Embedded World 2018

Datalight spoke at the 16th Embedded World Conference. For more news about the show, read our blog recap.

Datalight & NXP – New Automotive Technology at FTF Connects

Earlier this month, Datalight attended the NXP FTF Connects conference in Detroit, focusing on the automotive industry. The conference showcased NXP’s latest innovation and technology with an emphasis on the automotive market.

Embedded World 2017 – Growing Reality of the IoT

The focus of this years' Embedded World was "Securely Connecting the Internet of Things," but the thing that stood out was not only security, it was the growing reality of the IoT. Over the last few years, we have all heard about the IoT ad nauseam, so I will spare you the same old discussion. However, what was different from prior years was that many IoT promises are finally coming true. No longer is it "The Next Big Thing" – devices are beginning to deliver on the promises made by those promoting the IoT.

CES 2017: The Year of the Autonomous Car

As I do most years, I attended CES this month. The focus at this year’s conference was undoubtedly the autonomous driving car. Wednesday Night’s Kickoff Keynote was delivered by Jen-Hsun Huang CEO of NVIDIA, and talked about NVIDIA’s Drive PX 2 computer for autonomous driving.

NXP FTF Connects – Autonomous Vehicles & Fail-Safe Data

Last week, Datalight participated in the “NXP FTF Connects” conference in Detroit. The conference showcased NXP’s latest innovation and technology with an emphasis on the automotive market. As a partner of NXP, Datalight was given the opportunity to demonstrate our highly reliable file systems and flash management at the NXP Tech Lab. We shared a well-received demo that compares the power failsafe characteristics of Reliance Edge with data corruption experience with FAT file systems.

Certifying Security, the Presidential Debate & ESC Minneapolis

Like many Americans, I watched the debate on Monday night, and was pretty disappointed at the candidate’s answers regarding Cyber Attacks. Neither provided anything of substance in their answers, but with these attacks are becoming more sophisticated and having the backing of foreign states, the answer has to be more than just encryption.

Behind the Numbers: Using Sourcery Analyzer to Decipher Performance Bottlenecks

We’ve been fortunate to work closely with the Mentor Embedded Linux team and Raima as we’ve developed our upcoming joint webinar, “Don't Let Unreliable Data Storage Derail your IIoT Strategy.” I’ve already discussed on this blog the impetus behind the paper that spawned it: “Optimizing Your IIoT Storage Stack.” We know that Reliance Nitro configurability can allow applications to find the balance between minimizing data at risk and write performance. Simple changes to Raima’s RDM database showed huge performance gains in our testing.

Avoiding the Brick in Embedded Devices

Embedded devices today are performing more frequent updates, including monthly security updates for Android devices. One concern for any update is the potential for failure, with the worst case failure leaving the device a useless brick.

Report from the New Space 2.0 Conference 2016

I had the opportunity to attend The New Space 2.0 conference last month in Seattle and was impressed by how much this industry is changing. The conference focused on the next generation of space flight and the dramatic changes happening today, covering a number of dynamics around the commercialization of space flight.

Datalight to Present at ESC Minneapolis

We are excited to announce that Datalight has been invited to present at the 2016 Embedded Systems Conference in Minneapolis, September 21-22. The session “Open Source and yet Secure” and “Avoiding the Brick – Seamless Updates in Embedded Devices,” will discuss best practices embedded engineers can employ to avoid challenges they face in producing long-lasting, high-quality products.

On the Road Again: Datalight Heads to Embedded World

The theme of this year’s Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany (Feb. 23-25) is “We Are the Internet of Things” and we couldn’t be more excited to demonstrate how Datalight embodies this sentiment. We will once again be co-located with our partner Logic Technology in Hall 4, Stand 108, alongside some of the most innovative software and tools purveyors in the industry.

CES 2016 – Hot Topics You May Have Missed

CES showcases amazing innovations, and this year the hot topics were wearable technology, automotive technology, smart home, and drones. As devices gain greater functionality and have to handle more data, the need for power failsafe file systems like Reliance Edge become more important.

Embedded World 2015

This is my fifth year at Embedded World, and the weather just keeps getting better. Perhaps the nice days in Nuremberg contributed to a slight decrease in traffic at the show. In the Logic booth, we had some great meetings with long time customers, and learned about their new projects. We also heard about reliability challenges in hardware, from SD cards to data storage reliability in very small systems.

ARM Tech Con 2014

This conference was all about ARM, from a history of ARM (nearly 30 years, starting with the Acorn and Newton) through the newest systems challenges to Safety and Security. The mbed OS looks interesting - developed by ARM, this RTOS has power management, many different connectivity stacks and other components.

Embedded World 2014

Datalight constituents recently attended Embedded World 2014 in Nuremberg, Germany.

ARM Tech Con 2013 - Enabling the Internet of Things

I recently attended the ARM Tech Con show which is an ARM ecosystems event. Internet of Things (IoT) was the main theme. Simon Segars (ARM CEO) keynote was all about Internet of Things (IoT) and ARM sponsored an Economist magazine report to explore the level at which IoT is gaining traction in the marketplace.

Notes from the 2013 Flash Memory Summit

The Flash Memory Summit has grown in the the last few years, and we were glad to be part of the event.

Flash Memory Summit 2013

Flash Memory Summit continues to grow, the organizers are expecting record attendance levels.

Design West 2013

Design West 2013 was held last week in San Jose. The phrase of the show was "Internet of Things," and plenty of new hardware was in evidence.

FMS: Bigger and Bigger (and Smaller and Smaller)

Last week's Flash Memory Summit did not disappoint. As one of the early sponsors of the conference, it was awe-inspiring to stand in the middle of the exhibit hall and see how the show has grown, in both number of booths and attendees.

CES: The Embedded Storage Perspective

Steve Ballmer did a nice job kicking off the keynotes on Monday night with an impassioned presentation about Windows Phone, Windows 8, and Xbox 360, but when it ended I found myself wondering why he didn't talk about any other Microsoft products. Windows phone looks pretty slick though, and I'm assuming it will run on eMMC flash for data storage. Next year Microsoft will be passing the baton to someone else for their traditional opening keynote and will not be back - not sure what (if anything) that means. We'll also have to wait and see if Ryan Seacrest will be invited back. 

Sony announced a new flash memory card promising even faster performance, which goes to show users are still looking for faster flash-based devices and manufacturers are paying attention. One of the guys in the Sony booth also mentioned a flash card that can read up to1 GB/second that is coming soon. He didn't have any samples available, but he sure enjoyed telling me about it.

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Flash Memory & Android Dominate ESC Silicon Valley

The topic of storage technology seemed to be everywhere at last week's Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, appearing in numerous key note speeches, presentations and exhibit booths. It appears the industry is waking up to the difficulties of storing and managing a torrent of data being produced by new mobile applications.

Seen & Heard at the Flash Memory Summit

Attendance at FMS broke records for the fourth year in a row - truly remarkable, given our current economic situation. I think even the organizers were pleasantly surprised by the confirmation that FMS is now the venue of choice for flash industry leaders to come together and for the rest of the industry to learn what is new in the world of flash technology.

Perspective on the Flash Memory Summit 2008

It's hard to believe that it's been 20 years since the invention of flash memory, but the 20-foot timeline documenting its milestones that was displayed at this year's Flash Memory Summit offered ample evidence of the progress the technology has made.

Gearing Up for the Flash Memory Summit

Datalight is sponsoring and presenting at the Flash Memory Summit, August 12-14 in Santa Clara.