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Three key considerations in securing an IoT infrastructure framework

We closed the previous article about choosing a framework for IoT infrastructure with some indications of some of the requisite security considerations for this type of project. This time we’ll examine three specific aspects of IoT infrastructure security. It’s worth considering that ease of implementation for these factors is likely to vary across larger and smaller vendors, and across types and scopes…
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Why chatbots cannot learn directly from human conversations

From the series: A practical approach between myth and reality In the previous article, we presented two ways of categorizing conversational agents — more widely known as chatbots — along with their advantages, limitations, and use case scenarios. In the current post, we are focused on emphasizing how chatbots infer knowledge from human conversations through a basic rule-based system, machine learning, and…
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C and Functional Safety in the automotive industry, part 3: Mind your language

If developers occasionally feel hamstrung by MISRA’s restrictions, those (thankfully) rare incidents of catastrophic embedded software failure in the news put this level of circumspection back into context. In the previous posts we took a look at the rise of C as the dominant language for safety-critical embedded systems, and then examined some of the pitfalls programmers can fall into when using such a powerful tool, and the need…
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C and Functional Safety in the automotive industry, part 2: The usual suspects

In the last post, we recapped the emergence of C as the dominant programming language for embedded automotive systems, from its roots in Unix in the early 1970s up to gathering criticism around its relative eccentricities as the platform matured. We also covered the emergence of safety standards ISO 26262 and IEC 61508, as well as the launch of MISRA C….
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Functional Safety in the automotive industry, part 1: The rise of C

In the 1980s electronically controlled ignition and fuel injection systems were the first major embedded systems deployed for the automotive industry, as ignition and injection analog units started to be progressively replaced by the more controllable digital alternatives facilitated by the availability of microcontrollers.  Electronically-controlled ignition and fuel-injection systems were the first major embedded systems deployed in the automotive industry,…
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Step behind the scenes of #LifeAtTremend (part II)

You’ve already read a little bit about what really makes us tick and click as a team, in the first part of the article. As we’ve promised, here comes the second part of our behind-the-scenes series! We empower top-tier clients in Europe, North America, and Asia  With a team of highly trained software engineers, we cover a full spectrum of industries…
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Choosing a framework for IoT infrastructure

One of the most rewarding aspects of developing innovative IoT systems at scale is the opportunity to define the process and make sense of a rapidly changing marketplace where no single methodology, platform or approach dominates yet. But the volatility of the IoT landscape also means extra work in defining the road ahead for client projects. As new protocols and…
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Step behind the scenes of #LifeAtTremend (part I)

We write code — and we’re really good at it. But there’s so much more than meets the eye behind the scenes. We are a team of professional, creative, and analytical minds, who just happen to wear many other hats at work. We believe that change is the only constant and as a matter of fact whenever new technologies emerge,…
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