Have you been hamstrung by the limitations of vendor provided binary blobs for GPU drivers in your ARM-based embedded systems? How about having access to open-source embedded Linux graphics drivers to write your own graphics applications? If so, this downloadable new whitepaper from Inforce Computing might be helpful.
As you may know, Qualcomm Snapdragon applications processors have a powerful and in-built high-performance Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) for accelerating 2D and 3D graphics-intensive applications. In modern embedded system user interfaces, graphics is increasingly becoming important. Having access to an open source graphics driver enables generation of new widgets, new features, etc., and allows developers to recompile it.
IoT (Internet of Things) is a network of physical objects, devices, vehicles, buildings and other items which are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and most importantly, connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data. It is just a matter of time as IoT becomes all-encompassing to make a natural transition to Internet of Everything a.k.a. IoE.
Needless to say, the consumer segment of IoE looks very impressive. But how are other industries responding to this trend? Cisco predicts that IoE will create $14.4 trillion of ‘Value at Stake’ for companies and industries by 2022. So the number says it all. Which means industries that are looking at connected and smarter devices for automation, innovative production, and acute maintenance will get a pie of the estimated $14.4 trillion in terms of productivity and operational efficiencies. Fair deal!
What powers them all? Or rather what makes machines smarter?