The Embedded Insights channels consist of editorial content in the featured channels, embedded design channels, and embedded application channels. The featured channels include the popular Question-of-the-Week and Voices of Industry series that focus on any topic with each article. The embedded design channels consist of series that each focus on design issues facing developers irrespective of the application domain they are working with. In exploring the design channels, the design topics may use a specific application space to highlight differences and similarities of a given concept across application spaces. The embedded application channels refine the embedded design channels and focus on the specific issues facing domain experts working within that application space.
Question of the Week: The Question of the Week challenges how designers think about embedded design concepts by touching on topics that cover the entire range of issues affecting embedded developers, such as how and why different trade-offs are made to survive in a world of resource- and time-constrained designs.
Voices of Industry: It takes a community of embedded designers to develop the myriad applications that are newly available each day. This series gives voice to the members of the embedded design community as they share their experiences and knowledge in their expert application domains so that designers in other application domains can benefit from their lessons learned.
Extreme Processing: Processors can only be so small, so cheap, and so fast. Extreme Processing explores the principles behind the practical limits of the smallest, largest, fastest, and most energy efficient embedded devices available so that when a new device pushes the limits, embedded developers can more easily see how it affects them.
Robust Design: Robust Design explores the toolbox of design principles that embedded developers can use to build components and systems that continuously work as intended, even when they are subjected to unintended operating circumstances.
User Interface: The User Interfaces channel focuses on the issues affecting both the physical and logical trade-offs of integrating user interfaces into embedded designs to support making it easier for a user to correctly, consistently, and unambiguously control the behavior of the system.
Robotics: Robotics is a multidisciplinary field that combines electrical, mechanical, sensing, controlling, recognizing context, and decision making into a single system. In essence, robotics is embedded design made obviously visible to the end user. This series focuses on the tools, technologies, issues, and opportunities facing designers that specify, design, build, and evolve autonomous and robotic systems.