Influential embedded leader profile

Victoria (Vicki) Mitchell manages the worldwide embedded software team at Altera. Her group is responsible for models and simulation, development tools, and OS enablement for Altera’s microprocessor subsystems. She is responsible for the build-out of the embedded computer at the Austin Technology Center. Vicki has more than 25 years of experience in low-level, embedded computer, systems software, mostly at semiconductor companies such as Cirrus Logic, SigmaTel, and IDT. Vicki holds a BS in Software Engineering from Colorado Technical University.

What are the biggest challenges you face on the job every day as a woman in high tech? According to MITCHELL. The challenges I’ve faced have evolved over the years, from being a target of stereotyping to time management while raising a family. One of my biggest challenges is reaching optimal work-life balance. I tend to overcompensate for my gender, to aim for Super Woman, and the workload required for that goal eats into my personal life and interests.

refer to: http://embedded-computing.com/articles/2013-influential-engineering-altera-corporation/

NFC leverages personalized in-vehicle application

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The WI-FI CERTIFIED Miracast specification enables car manufacturers to wirelessly mirror smartphone screens to in-dash LCDs, creating an immediately personalized interface in the dashboard. Additionally, this in-vehicle standards-based technology allows consumers to safely control smartphones through the dashboard so they can answer calls and check text messages. Although NFC is often associated with cashless payments, its ability to deliver security features to IVI systems is instrumental in providing an optimal end-user experience. lose proximity or touch. NFC leverages the principle of magnetic induction to establish a communication link between two devices employing loop antennas. The effective range of link is no more than a few centimeters, so in-vehicle the user experience for setting up the connection is built around close proximity or touch. nd check text messages. Although NFC is often associated with cashless payments, its ability to deliver security features to IVI systems is instrumental in providing an optimal end-user experience. lose proximity or touch.

refer to: http://embedded-computing.com/articles/wireless-accelerate-next-wave-in-vehicle-innovation/