File Systems Big and Small

The embedded systems market is extraordinarily diverse. Virtually any electronic device that is not a desktop computer or an enterprise data center behemoth is under the “embedded system” umbrella. With such variation in form factor, use case, price point and processing need it should come as no surprise that data storage needs differ as well.
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Root Cause Analysis: The Quest for Zero Defects

Today automotive OEMs—and by extension, their suppliers—are being held to a standard that demands absolute answers whenever a component or system fails. The safeguards built in and care taken in developing these systems is high and failures are a rare occurrence, only small fractions of a percentage.
Automotive||Reliability||Support | Posted In: Automotive, Reliability, Support
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IoT Dev Conference

At last week's Internet of Things Developers Conference held in San Jose demonstrating the value of IoT was clearly top-of-mind. There were predictions of the number of devices that would be part of the IoT ranging from 20 billion to 50 billion.
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Reliance Edge - the Firsts

Datalight has just released an open source preview of Reliance Edge™: our new file system for decision-quality data at the edge of Internet of Things (IoT). Later this month we will release a version under a commercial license with full MISRA C:2012 compliance. I'm excited about all the firsts with Reliance Edge, some market firsts, and some Datalight firsts.
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Reliance Nitro Transaction Explorer

One of the key differentiators for Datalight's Reliance Nitro file system is the runtime flexibility. Not only does this file system provide more reliability options than any other file system on the market, they can all be changed on the fly through a simple API. To demonstrate just how easy this was, we created an intern project to do just that.
Android||Reliability||Performance||Linux||Technology | Posted In: Android, Reliability, Performance, Linux, Technology
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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.
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CES 2015

In January I attended the International CES with 170,000 of my closest friends, about 25% of whom were from outside of the US. Together we attempted to visit 3500 exhibitors and listen to many, many keynotes, panels and speeches.
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Mars Rover Flash Challenges

The Mars Opportunity Rover was in the news again this week, as NASA mission engineers try to overcome what they refer to as an increasingly troubling bout of rover "amnesia". In September of 2014, the team reformatted the flash memory.
Reliability||Endurance||Military / Aerospace | Posted In: Reliability, Endurance, Military / Aerospace
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Securing Data on NAND Flash Media

In an interesting article on security from Warren Kurisu titled Securing Data on Connected Embedded Devices, he discusses three situations where embedded devices need to protect data - when at rest, when in use, and when in transit. Datalight software can help protect the "data in use" case, including addressing an often overlooked vulnerability.
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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.
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