Beware the OTA: The Dangers of Over The Air Updates
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by Anthony Wall
1w ago
Anthony Wall February 14, 2024 12:52 pm TL;DR: How to Avoid the Dangers of Over the Air Updates Some Fitbit users have reported issues after a recent over-the-air (OTA) update.  However, Fitbit has denied the allegations and stated that the matter is still under investigation.  This situation highlights the potential risks for any company involved with wireless firmware updates if sufficient safeguards aren’t in place, including: Rigorous in-house testing on diverse hardware Closed beta trials to validate real-world functionality Gradual staged rollout to minimise risk Ro ..read more
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Medical Device Design Obsolescence: Upgrade or Redesign?
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by Dunstan Power
1M ago
Dunstan Power December 23, 2023 11:30 am Managing Obsolescence in Medical Device Designs With the rapid pace of technological change, product obsolescence poses increasingly complex challenges across the medical device industry. As devices become more integrated with software, analytics and connectivity capabilities, system architectures grow more sophisticated. Components face shorter lifecycles before becoming outdated or unsupported. The UK’s medical technology sector, chiefly comprised of SMEs spread across the country, is expected to reach £25.8bn by 2028, making it an extremely p ..read more
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2024 Electronics Industry Predictions
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by Dunstan Power
1M ago
Dunstan Power January 4, 2024 7:03 am 2024 Electronics Industry Predictions from ByteSnap's Engineering Consultants Happy New Year! Read our 2024 electronics industry predictions – discover which AI trends are likely to disrupt the tech sector – including autonomous taxis and AI enabled-integrated circuits… 2023 was an eventful year in the tech sector, where AI went mainstream with the explosion of language learning models.    With advancements in artificial intelligence accelerating at an unprecedented pace, we stand at the cusp of a new era where AI’s influence extends be ..read more
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ByteSnap 2023 Review
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by ByteSnap
2M ago
ByteSnap's 2023 Review We hope you’ve had a great Christmas and wonderful festive break! It’s been another busy year of innovation and growth at ByteSnap. Thank you to all of our customers, suppliers, partners and community of subscribers and followers for being with us each step of the way. With the new year beckoning, here’s a whistle-stop tour of a few of ByteSnap’s 2023’s highlights. Spring We kicked off the year by marking 15 years of successful embedded systems design. ByteSnap was founded on January 15th 2008 by Directors Graeme Wintle and Dunstan Power at Longbridge Technology P ..read more
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Secure Boot Glossary for Electronics & Software Products
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by ByteSnap
6M ago
Secure Boot Glossary - Demystify the Jargon! In the age of digital transformation, securing data and protecting sensitive information have become more critical than ever. One such technology that has gained tremendous popularity is Secure Boot, which provides a high level of protection against malware and other malicious attacks. However, understanding the complex jargon associated with Secure Boot can be challenging for many. (For an in-depth look at Secure Boot, check out our three-part series, Secure Boot on the iMX6.) Here, we have created a Secure Boot Glossary for Electronics and Softw ..read more
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The Semiconductor Landscape: A Bright Horizon Ahead
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by ByteSnap
6M ago
Reasons To Be Chipper About The Semiconductor Sector Dunstan Power August 17, 2023 10:24 am Semiconductor Industry Analysis: There’s been recent concern expressed in the German media over production bottlenecks in the country’s auto industry created by chip supply issues potentially taking years to resolve. I believe there is cause for a little more confidence in our improving components supply chain, however. Sector Headwinds The semiconductor industry has been under pressure for the better part of the last two years due to a number of factors: The global chip shortage – which be ..read more
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Dive into ByteSnap’s Marine Demo & Latest Designs at EDS 2023
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by Michelle Robinson
6M ago
Visit the ByteSnap Team on Stand H52 at EDS 2023 Join our engineering experts and see ByteSnap’s industry-leading electronics and software designs at EDS 2023, where you can discover how we can shorten your time to market. The Engineering Design Show takes place 11 – 12 October at Coventry Building Society Arena. It’s the UK’s biggest show for engineering, electronics and embedded design, providing an opportunity to access the latest in services and innovations as well as a whole range of workshops on industry trends and best practice. Patent-Pending, Industry-Leading Technology - EDS 202 ..read more
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Industrial IoT development for Industry 4.0 solutions
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by ByteSnap
7M ago
This guide on Industrial IoT explores the core solution components of IoT device design (electronics, embedded firmware, embedded systems, microcontrollers, sensors, and actuators), machine-to-machine connectivity, data analysis, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and automation. Table of Contents Introduction - What is Industry 4.0? The 4th industrial revolution, referred to as Industry 4.0, is pretty much part of our daily lives, with connected devices changing the way we live and work.   Industry 4.0 is a concept that combines the physical, digital, and biological w ..read more
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Understanding IP Ratings: Everything You Need to Know
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by ByteSnap
7M ago
IP Ratings: Understanding the Basics When it comes to electronic devices, their protection against dust and water intrusion is critical.  The Ingress Protection (IP) rating protocol is a universal standard used to rank the level of protection an electronic device has against the intrusion of foreign particles such as dust and water.  As we’re often asked about IP ratings at ByteSnap Design, we’ve created this handy guide to give you an overview of the standard. At its core, the IP rating system is designed to offer a reliable way of understanding the level of protection off ..read more
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ByteSnap Sparkle and Pop Christmas Charity Campaign
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by ByteSnap
7M ago
ByteSnap Christmas donation to homeless people and families. The ByteSnap team has donated over a £1100 in food, toys and gift sets to homeless people and families this Christmas. We wanted to bring some Christmas cheer to those struggling this festive season, and have donated sacks of food and goodies to Crisis Skylight Birmingham (our local branch of homelessness charity Crisis). Big thanks to Asda Driver Warren from the Great Bridge Depot, who helped us to pack hundreds of pounds of food and gift sets into our cars for the drop-off! Asda driver Warren helping Senior Firmware Engineer Juli ..read more
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