There are really two layerscapes- one is a software-based program and the other is an applications processor. One layerscape requires high-speed networking and communications technology to perform, and the other was designed to provide high-speed networking and communications for similar data-intensive applications.
Now that more and more engineers are developing the embedded code that control Internet of Things (IoT) products, teams are under increased pressure to create better software in less time-- driven by the more frequent release cycles, higher costs and shorter delivery dates associated with the fiercely competitive global IoT market.
Today's dream car will have hundreds of onboard sensors, more than fifty separate electronic control units (ECUs), about 100 million lines of code and, now, internet connectivity. All of this complexity is designed to not only optimize the performance of the engine, transmission, brakes, and steering, but also to enhance convenience and comfort. The flip side to this added functionality, however, is that connectivity opens the vehicle to new security concerns.
Reports predict that the resurgence of microcontroller sales in the coming years will be with MCUs that will potentially connect within the Internet of Things (IoT) and that the field is split between 8-bit and 32-bit devices. Wearables or smart homes might only require 8-bit MCUs, but once a gateway enters the picture, the application is sure to fall into the 32-bit MCU space.
It is common for burrowing animals—moles, gophers, etc.—to build a second, secret tunnel to escape predators. We humans behave similarly, building secondary portals not only as a means of escape, but also as an entryway into our constructs—whether that takes the form of a door to the back porch or a backdoor embedded in code creating a point of access that could circumvent existing access controls.
Webinar Live on September 15, 2015 (8:00 AM US/PDT, 11:00 AM US/EDT) - Do you need an ARM Cortex-M7 based platform running at 300 MHz? In a live demo, learn how to set up a basic project and test your debug connection with the Atmel SAM V71 Xplained Ultra board and MDK Version 5. Get the most out of the documentation and available example projects. An MDK-Professional Middleware project will also demonstrate the software ease-of-use and the power of communication stacks. Register Now
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On-Demand: Battery capacity doubles every 10 years while processing power doubles every 2 years, making energy constrained applications difficult. Despite this, there is abundant energy in our environment from sources such as light, vibration, body heat and RF. Battery-free operation across applications is made possible by Texas Instruments BQ energy harvesting devices, and MSP430 ultra-low-power FRAM microcontrollers. Watch Now
On-Demand: Looking for the lowest power wireless connectivity solution? Learn how to use the new solutions in TI's new SimpleLink ultra-low power wireless MCU platform for very low power IoT (Internet of Things) and Industrial applications. This platform supports complete solutions for Bluetooth Smart, ZigBee,- ZigBee RF4CE, Sub-1 GHz, and 6LowPAN. This webinar will cover architecture, benefits of the platform, and how to get started evaluating and developing. Watch Now