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Securing Smart Grid Devices Using Virtualization to Protect the Grid

Energy providers and governments worldwide are looking for ways to upgrade their energy systems. A big part of these efforts is the smart grid concept, which introduces networking and automation across the electrical system. The smart grid can give consumers and suppliers alike better monitoring and control of power consumption, leading to increased reliability, higher efficiency, and lower costs. However, computerization and connectivity bring with them the threat of security breaches and attacks.

MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition

Communications networks are very different from other kinds of computing applications. Networks require both very high reliability and very high performance. Not only must they process large volumes of data at high speed, but they must do so while limiting their downtime to minutes per year. Network failures can have huge economic consequences and can even result in the loss of life. Additionally, in this post-9/11 world, failure also has a national security dimension. This technical whitepaper introduces MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition — what it is, how it evolved, and how it provides a foundation for developing and deploying carrier-grade applications like those described above.

Designing IDS/IPS with PowerQUICC III MPC8572E

This is one of a series of white papers from Freescale Semiconductor on using the MPC8572E to design different types of network security equipment including firewall/Virtual Private Network (VPN), Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)/Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), anti-virus/anti-spam/content filter and Unified Threat Management (UTM)/Integrated Services Router (ISR).

Designing Application-Aware Networking Equipment with the PowerQUICC III MPC8572E

Freescale's PowerQUICC families of processors have long established themselves as the premier communications processors in the market, widely used in a variety of numerous networking devices including switches, routers and network security equipment. The MPC8572E, the first PowerQUICC III processor with an integrated pattern matcher, is specifically designed to satisfy additional application-aware requirements of high performance networking devices. This white paper describes how high performance, cost effective application-aware networking equipment can be designed with the MPC8572E.

High density, high efficiency, lightweight MIL-COTS dc-dc solution

The separation (or factorisation) of regulation and voltage transformation functions in a dc-dc converter creates new high power, small size power components which can be arranged in a variety of configurations to reduce distribution losses, duplicated functions and power dissipation at the point of load, while increasing total system efficiency.

Express Logic and Ball Aerospace team up to provide embedded real time software for NASA's 'Deep Impact' space mission.

On January 12, 2005, NASA, working with the engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the University of Maryland, launched Deep Impact’s two piece space probe with the intention of hitting Tempel 1—a comet 80 million miles away. To complete the $300million project, JPL went to long time hardware provider Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp, specifically tasking Ball with building an 820-pound craft approximately the size of an SUV. The project consisted of a Flyby craft and an impactor craft, which was responsible for taking and transmitting the data back to earth. These imaging instruments were also required to aid in the autonomous navigation of the crafts as well.

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