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Guidelines for Designing Embedded Systems with Windows 10 IoT Enterprise

This paper will focus on the techniques for creating a task-specific or industry-specific experience for users of your device. If you are planning to deploy applications using the Win32 application programming interface on your device, the techniques you have used in the past are still supported and available for your use. If you are planning to invest in building a Universal Windows Application (UWA), you will need to plan your application design carefully to ensure that the device when running your application cannot also be used as a general-purpose computing device. For information on developing Windows Universal applications: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/ This paper will only address topics related to creating a task-specific experience. Other topics related to Windows 10 applications, such as provisioning, deployment, and development, will be addressed in other papers. The OEM agreement terms require that device usage be limited to a single purpose. Your goal will be to create an experience that immerses the user in your application on your device, and which does not allow the user to successfully use the device for general-purpose computing. There are a number of techniques you can use to help ensure the task-specific nature of your device. The scenarios to be reviewed in this paper include:
  • Application control
  • Customize the desktop
  • Logon experience
  • System control
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    Managing Windows 10 IoT Devices

    Digital transformation demands a user-centric operating system designed to scale across devices. It demands robust capabilities to control and protect the data and configuration settings for your devices. It demands a scalable approach to device management that provides a way to uniformly notify all applications and systems features of changes that may affect their operation or access to resources. As businesses transform, it will become not only impractical, but impossible, to manage each device individually via its own app or to manage small groupings of devices via disparate management stacks. It will become increasingly vital to have uniform management across environments – on-premises, service provider, and Azure. Success will hinge on deploying feature-rich devices on a converged, single platform for management, security, and application development.

    By |February 21st, 2017|IoT / M2M, Whitepapers|Comments Off on Managing Windows 10 IoT Devices|

    Windows 10 IoT Core Azure Connectivity and Security

    Connecting devices and services raises an important question: Can I trust that the information comes from the right source and can only be read by the intended recipient? It is essential that the identity of the receiving device or service is trusted even if the data sent is not confidential. For example, if a process decision depends on data from a temperature sensor, then security measures must ensure the cloud service only accepts information from the trusted sensor and that the sensor has not been compromised. In some cases, malicious attackers may spoof the identity of devices like the temperature sensor. Thus, security measures must work to prevent the cloud service from receiving data from a stolen identity.

    By |February 21st, 2017|Articles, Industrial, IoT / M2M|Comments Off on Windows 10 IoT Core Azure Connectivity and Security|

    Whitepaper | Data Acquisition in High Speed Ethernet & Fibre Channel Avionics Systems



    Data Acquisition in High Speed Ethernet & Fibre Channel Avionics Systems

    As avionics applications grow in complexity and sophistication, these systems are increasingly turning to the use of high speed serial data networks based on Ethernet and Fibre Channel to meet the ever increasing demand for data bandwidth. As these types of networks become more common in new avionics systems, new and unique solutions are required for flight test data acquisition. This paper addresses several of the key considerations which much be addressed when designing a flight test system for the acquisition of avionics Ethernet and Fibre Channel data.

    By |February 3rd, 2017|Whitepapers|Comments Off on Whitepaper | Data Acquisition in High Speed Ethernet & Fibre Channel Avionics Systems|

    Software Radio Handbook: 12th Edition

    Software-Defined Radio Handbook: 12th Edition

    SDR (Software-Defined Radio) has revolutionized electronic systems for a variety of applications including communications, data acquisition and signal processing.

    This handbook shows how DDCs (Digital Downconverters) and DUCs (Digital Upconverters), the fundamental building blocks of SDR, can replace legacy analog receiver and transmitter designs whileoffering significant benefits in performance, density and cost.

    In order to fully appreciate the benefits of SDR, conventional analog receiver and transmittersystems will be compared to their digital counterparts, highlighting similarities and differences.

    The inner workings of the SDR will be explored with an in-depth description of the internal structure and the devices used. Finally, some actual board- and system-level implementations and availableoff-the-shelf SDR products and applications based on such products will be presented.

    By |January 7th, 2017|Communications, Data Acquisition, Whitepapers|Comments Off on Software Radio Handbook: 12th Edition|

    Windows 10 IoT Security

    This whitepaper will discuss how the Windows 10 IoT product family – Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, Windows 10 IoT Mobile, and Windows 10 IoT Core – offers one platform designed for the security requirements of a range of device types. As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to evolve, it becomes increasingly important to build devices on an IoT platform that correctly balances security needs, the user experience, and the resource constraints of diverse devices. Windows 10 IoT is that platform. Windows 10 IoT provides robust security capabilities through strong identities (both device identities and user identities), secured data, and secured connections. This paper will discuss key aspects of IoT security and how Windows 10 IoT empowers original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to create secured devices that will delight customers.

    By |December 23rd, 2016|IoT / M2M, Networking, Whitepapers|Comments Off on Windows 10 IoT Security|

    Guidelines for Hardware Design for Windows 10 IoT Core

    With the introduction of Windows 10 IoT Core, Microsoft is bringing strong enterprise-grade security features that can be leveraged on smaller, resource constrained classes of IoT devices. In order for these security features to offer tangible benefits, the hardware platform must also provide a means to anchor them. This document provides high-level guidance to OEM device builders and security conscious ‘Makers’ who are looking to select appropriate hardware and build, configure, and ship a secure IoT device to their customers.

    By |December 22nd, 2016|IoT / M2M, Whitepapers|Comments Off on Guidelines for Hardware Design for Windows 10 IoT Core|

    Incorporating Versatility into Industrial and Military Rackmount Embedded Computing Systems



    Understanding Your Needs: Incorporating Versatility into Industrial and Military Rackmount Embedded Computing Systems

    In all types of industrial and military applications, a rackmount computer will fulfill the majority of your requirements, but often fall a little short. DFI Tech works to resolve that problem with their line of Rackmount computers. From motherboard expansion options, I/O, power, cooling, and ruggedization levels, the versatility of the system lets a COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) enclosure fit a wide range of applications. As experts in embedded computing design, we can typically find the right solution for your requirement.

    By |November 3rd, 2016|Industrial, Whitepapers|Comments Off on Incorporating Versatility into Industrial and Military Rackmount Embedded Computing Systems|

    How a Modular Approach Can Optimize Design-for-Deployment for Signal Beamforming Applications



    Buidling a High Performance Data Acquisition System in a PXIe Chassis using XMC Modules

    This whitepaper provides an overview of beamforming technology and a brief summary of application trends and evolving design considerations. Within this context, the second half of the paper explores how new high-­‐performance modular DSP-­‐based beamforming subsystems can help meet the emerging and future requirements for speed, functionality, configuration flexibility and software programmability, along with a lower cost of deployment and lifecycle maintainability.

    By |October 7th, 2016|Whitepapers|Comments Off on How a Modular Approach Can Optimize Design-for-Deployment for Signal Beamforming Applications|

    Advantech Industrial Display Systems


    Advantech Industrial Display Systems
    Differentiated Solutiosn for any Application

    July 2016

    Advantech designs, develops and manufactures display systems that meet the demands of industrial display markets in transportation, medical, and many system integration markets globally. Combining proven technologies and flexible manufacturing, Advantech creates class leading solutions for your customers that deliver significant product differentiation and competitive advantage. Our customer-centric approach reinforces all of our activities and is an essential part of the thousands of products we ship daily. Advantech breathes new life into your next design with our award winning display systems. We also provide a display Design To Order Service to provide tailor-made display solutions to meet specific application requirements through advanced, innovative and world leading technologies

    By |August 23rd, 2016|Whitepapers|Comments Off on Advantech Industrial Display Systems|