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Point Tool Enforces Programming Rules

A programming rule checker brings together a collection of rules from a broad spectrum of programming standards with the goal of improving software quality and consistency. ImplementedRead More...

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Software Platform for Medical Devices Comes with Compliance Documentation

A new software suite for medical devices is part of a comprehensive software portfolio designed for medical device development, including those devices requiring premarketRead More...

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Express Logic Introduces Memory-Protected Application Modules for ThreadX RTOS

Express Logic has announced the introduction of ThreadX RTOS Memory Protection for downloadable application modules. Downloadable application modules, introduced earlier this year,Read More...

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Industry Insider

Android App for Automation and Control Systems Wins First Place Award At ISA ExpoControl 2012 in Mexico City, industrial automation manufacturer Opto 22 was in the winner’s circle.Read More...

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TCA Management Controller Solution Incorporates In-Shelf LAN Attachment

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Beyond Handsets: Android Platform Picking up Major Chip and Tools Supporters.

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Eurotech—from Sensors to Supercomputers

What kind of embedded computing company also produces Petascale supercomputers—computers running at over 1,000 Teraflops—and considers them integral to their embedded business? TheRead More...

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Optimizing Multicore Software for Embedded Processors

The use of multicore processors in embedded systems is increasing. These processors, which are two or more processor cores on one package, enable increased computation performance andRead More...

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Open-Source IDE Covers Entire Microchip Line with Support for Linux, Mac OS and Windows Users

A comprehensive open-source integrated development environment has been created for the entire portfolio of 8-, 16- and 32-bit microcontrollers from Microchip Technology. The MPLAB XRead More...

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Development Platform Features Blackfin Processor and .NET Micro Framework

Development Platform Features Blackfin Processor and .NET Micro Framework  A new VITA 57-compatible development platform features the Analog Devices Blackfin BF518F processor and alsoRead More...

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Embedded Application Lifecycle Management Solution Targets 50% Cost Reduction

Embedded Application Lifecycle Management Solution Targets 50% Cost Reduction A new end-to-end application lifecycle management (ALM) system for the embedded space merges productRead More...

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On-Chip Debug Solutions Support ARM Cortex-A8

The ARM Cortex-A8 processor now has a full debug suite available with on-chip debug technology. The Cortex-A8 is ARM’s first superscalar processor featuring technology for enhancedRead More...

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Boards for RS-485-Based Applications Evaluate Circuit Protection

Two new evaluation boards for RS-485-based applications serve as a design resource that streamlines evaluating circuit protection on RS-485 serial device ports. To meet the requiredRead More...

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Hypervisor Supports On-Chip Debugging and Processor Virtualization Technologies

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Multicore Trace Tool Enables Event Analysis

A new multicore-enabled development tool enables embedded developers to visualize and better understand the behavior of their real-time systems by showing thread and core activityRead More...

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Tools for Motor Control Improve Efficiency and Performance and Reduce Development Time

Tools for Motor Control Improve Efficiency and Performance and Reduce Development Time Two new low-cost development systems enable the rapid development for motor controlRead More...

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VPX Test Backplane Eases Access to Signals

VPX Test Backplane Eases Access to Signals A 2-slot test backplane for VPX board developers and integrators is designed to the latest VITA 46 specifications. The backplane fromRead More...

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Software Optimization Can Reduce MCU ‘Active-Phase’ Power Consumption

Only a system-level view of a low-power application is going to achieve anywhere near the optimal solution for any product. This applies to both the active and inactive phases. WhenRead More...

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Low-Power in Small Systems Made Simple

Developing a power management plan is a critical step in embedded systems design. Consumers and manufacturers alike value long battery life, and engineers must focus on the same endRead More...

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Device Family Integrates Dual ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore with Programmable Logic

A new family of devices tightly integrates a complete ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor-based system with 28 nm, low-power programmable logic for system architects and embedded softwareRead More...

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Power Analysis Debug, Java and Specs

Are you worried that perhaps your sub-watt processor core is drawing too much power? With an increasing number of CPUs offering more sophisticated power management options, such as aRead More...

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nanoETXexpress Starterkit for Wind River VxWorks

A new Atom Processor-based COM Express-compatible  nanoETXexpress Starterkit for the latest VxWorks platform is designed to enable easy and efficient development and validation ofRead More...

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Windows Embedded Compact 7 Supports Connectivity from Device to Enterprise

Microsoft has just unveiled the public community technology preview (CTP) for Windows Embedded Compact 7, the next generation of Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Compact platform forRead More...

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Embedded Development Kit for Wind River Software and Intel Core i7

A new Embedded Development Kit  enables design engineers to quickly begin developing their application. Part of the Wind River On-Board Program, the Embedded Development Kit fromRead More...

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Multi-Operating System Support for Intel’s New Embedded Quad-Core Core I7 Processors

The Intel Core i7 family has been widely used in the desktop and laptop market, and now the quad-core versions of the processor are available for embedded designs. Now LynxSecure 4.0Read More...

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Windows 7 Goes Embedded

Windows Embedded Standard 7 (WES 7) takes the latest Windows desktop operating system, Windows 7, into the embedded space just as its predecessors, Windows XP Embedded and Windows NTRead More...

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Smart Meter Interoperability Easy with DLMS User Association Certified Stack

A Device Language Message Specification (DLMS) protocol stack that is optimized for 16-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) is the result of a partnership between Microchip TechnologyRead More...

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Gang Tester Improves Efficiency During Boundary Scan in Mass Production

A new gang tester enables users to test or program up to 16 boards in parallel, applying only one central controller. With the SFX-TAP16/G from Goepel Electronic, users are now able toRead More...

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Two-in-One Development Platform for Xilinx Spartan 6 FPGA on SBC

A turnkey single board computer development environment for the Xilinx Spartan 6 FPGA is aimed at accelerating development of FPGA-based applications for low-power embedded systems. Read More...

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Programming ASP-Type Devices: New Approaches for a New Paradigm

An application services platform or ASP, a name coined by RTC editor-in-chief Tom Williams, is a new class of IC that combines a CPU, a standard set of configurable peripherals and aRead More...

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Development Board Eases Design With 16-bit MCUs and DSCs

A new small development board provides a complete, low-cost solution for designing with Microchip’s 16-bit PIC24H microcontrollers and dsPIC33F Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs),Read More...

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Monitor Provides Real-Time Visibility into System Performance and Health

A graphical software tool provides real-time visibility into systems that use Real-Time Innovations’ Data Distribution Service. RTI Monitor collects information and analyzes dataRead More...

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CE Goes Multicore: Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7

Microsoft sells two operating systems tailored to the embedded community, confusingly named Windows Embedded Standard 7 and Windows Embedded Compact 7. Windows Embedded Standard 7Read More...

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SDK Targeted for Designs Using PCI Express 3.0 Switches

An upgraded and free software development kit (SDK) supports the PLX ExpressLane PCI Express (PCIe) Gen 3 switches. This suite of software tools works in conjunction with PLX’s on-chipRead More...

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Virtual Platforms from Xilinx and Altera Support Development on ASPs

Everybody has a different name for them: Programmable SoC (PSoC) from Cypress, SmartFusion from Microsemi, Extensible Processing Platform (EPP) from Xilinx and, most recently, SoCRead More...

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Architecture Visualization Scales to Millions of Lines of Code

A next-generation software architecture visualization system incorporates a new graphical interface for viewing the relationships between software program elements. The system isRead More...

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Software Verification Tool Boosts Automation and Transparency of Test Process

A test management and traceability component for the LDRA tool suite increases automation of verification tasks and result retrieval to complete workflow integration. TBmanager is aRead More...

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Advanced Controls Enable Airborne Wind Power Generation

Just a few thousand feet above our heads blows a vast untapped resource that could supply civilization with ample quantities of cheap, clean and abundant energy. No leaps of scienceRead More...

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Standard Configurations for Electromechanical Development Tasks

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Rugged 512 GB Solid State Disk XMC with Data Encryption

A conduction- or air-cooled solid state disk (SSD) XMC module provides up to 512 Gbyte, or a half terabyte (½ TB), of storage capacity with data encryption. With the ability to operateRead More...

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Compile-Time Analysis Spots Quality and Security Problems

An enhanced compile-time analysis tool identifies quality and security problems, helping companies to avoid failures in the field. CodeSonar 3.6 from GrammaTech provides a radicallyRead More...

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Standard Configurations for Electromechanical Development Tasks

D Space is now offering standard configurations of RapidPro, its modular rapid control prototyping hardware. These ready-made configurations support typical development tasks such asRead More...

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ReadyFlow Board Support Package Speeds Development

Pentek has announced new features for its ReadyFlow board support package (BSP) to simplify embedded development for its Cobalt, Xilinx Virtex-6 based FPGA module family. EnhancementsRead More...

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Portable and Reusable FPGA Frameworks Let Engineers to do what They do Best - Design

The definition of a design engineer, per Wikipedia, is one who “works with a team of engineers and designers to develop the preliminary design and the most critical parts.” In today’sRead More...

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Embedded FPGA Development Environment Based on AXI4 Interface Protocol

A Xilinx Virtex-6 based XMC module supports pluggable daughter cards for customizable I/O. In conjunction with the XPedite2300, introduced by Extreme Engineering solutions, is anRead More...

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Integrated Gesture Recognition Coming to Consumer Devices and Beyond

The world is becoming well-accustomed to interacting with our devices via touchscreens. How many of us have sat at a desktop and instinctively tried to scroll with our finger only toRead More...

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Tool Suite Provides Requirements to Object-Code Traceability

In the safety-critical domain, devices required to meet the most critical levels of certification must verify software traceability from requirements through design to code at bothRead More...

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Static Analysis for Multi-core and Multi-threaded Applications

Development teams are embracing multicore processors such as the new quad-core Intel Core i7 processor because they are the most promising avenue to better computing performance. ThisRead More...

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M2M Developer Kit Speeds Entry into Rapidly Expanding Smart Services Market

M2M Developer Kit Speeds Entry into Rapidly Expanding Smart Services Market A new machine-to-machine (M2M) Smart Services Developer Kit includes a deployable Intel AtomRead More...

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Happy Holidays from SF3

‘Twas the night before shipping, the deadline was near Not a creature was stirring but one engineer His systems were staged in burn-in with care In hopes that a serial consoleRead More...

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Industry Insider

OpenVPX System Specification Standard Reaches ANSI Ratification The VMEbus Industry Trade Association (VITA), has announced the ratification by ANSI of the OpenVPX SystemRead More...

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Two-slot OpenVPX Development Platform Supports 3U and 6U Cards

A new two-slot VPX/OpenVPX test and development platform accommodates both 3U and 6U boards via a shelf divider. The new E-Frame Series Test Platform from Elma Electronic canRead More...

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The Windows Embedded Legacy Continues with Windows Embedded 8 Standard

In the past we would have been referring to Windows 8 as the latest desktop version of the popular Microsoft Windows operating system. However, this release of Windows has beenRead More...

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Development Platform for 3U cPCI Conduction-Cooled Modules

A 3U CompactPCI development platform for conduction-cooled modules supports up to eight 3U CompactPCI modules and two optional power supply modules. With support for Rear TransitionRead More...

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Validation Tools for New Intel Microarchitecture Codenamed Haswell

When circuit board designs for desktop and mobile applications roll out with Intel Core processors based on the new Intel microarchitecture codenamed Haswell, a new platform forRead More...

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Advanced Development Kit for High-Quality Digital Audio

A 32-bit microcontroller (MCU)-based development kit for the creation of high-quality, 24-bit audio applications features an 80 MIPS PIC32 MCU, a 24-bit Wolfson audio codec, aRead More...

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Evaluation Board for the New LPC1800 Family

For NXP’s new Cortex-M3-based LPC1800 microcontrollers, Hitex has introduced the Evaluation Board LPC1850 ensuring an easy evaluation of the LPC1800 family’s main features. TheRead More...

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OpenComRTOS for Freescale PowerPC Processors Integrated into Designer Suite

For applications where performance is paramount, using less memory means higher performance and less energy consumption. The small code size of OpenComRTOS from Altreonic frees aRead More...

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Wind River Unveils Graphics-Rich Linux Platform

The latest Linux 4, Update Pack 2, is the latest release of Wind River’s commercial embedded Linux runtime and development platform. The company says it is the first commercialRead More...

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Digital I/O Module on PXI Basis for Signal-Critical Applications

Two JTAG Digital I/O Modules on PXI bus basis support structural JTAG/Boundary Scan tests as well as dynamic I/O operations up to 100 MHz for functional test executions. The Read More...

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Integration Testing Tool Comes with Enhanced Support of ASAP2

The latest version of Tessy, a tool to automate unit / integration testing of embedded software and distributed by Hitex Development Tools, now offers enhanced support of the ASAP2Read More...

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Boundary Scan Platform Extends Integration of Bus Interface Tests

The new member to the Scanflex module series from Goepel Electronic provides five ports for the universal test of industrial interfaces, which can be completely electrically isolatedRead More...

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User Interface for Graphical JTAG/Boundary Scan Project Development

Intuitive system controls guide first-time users safely through the project development flow and improve their productivity with a new JTAG/Boundary scan graphical user interface fromRead More...

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Fast Switching, Multi-Octave Frequency Synthesizers Feature Low-Phase Noise, Fine-Tuning Steps.

A series of fast-switching frequency synthesizers is available in three custom multi-octave frequency bands to 8 GHz and is targeted as a lab source for prototype and bench-topRead More...

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USB-PET Protocol and Electrical Tester Includes “On the Go” Testing

A new USB protocol and electrical tester is capable of performing the suite of tests defined in the USB Implementers Forum, Inc.’s “Battery Charging, USB On-The-Go and Embedded HostRead More...

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Meeting Regulatory Demands—Is There Help from the World of IT?

Once upon a time in the early days of embedded systems, developers were tinkerers working on relatively small and dedicated projects—a braking controller, a vending machine, variousRead More...

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New JTAG Demo Kit to Promote Engagement in Open Source Initiative

Within the framework of the goJTAG initiative, Goepel Electronic has developed a new demonstration kit. In addition to the USB 2.0 controlled Boundary Scan controller PicoTAP andRead More...

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RTOS Adds Real-Time SMP Support for ARM MPCore

The ThreadX RTOS from Express Logic has been adapted for ARM’s MPCore multicore processor architecture. ThreadX/SMP, an enhanced version of ThreadX, provides synchronous multicoreRead More...

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Porting Class III Medical Software to Android

It is often desirable and now quite possible for a company to develop an application for a custom device and then quickly port a scaled-down version of the application to an AndroidRead More...

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ARM Development Kit for Rich Media Applications

Premier Farnell’s global online eCommunity for electronic design engineers, has announced availability of the DM3730 ARM-based development kit, a complete embedded developmentRead More...

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Four Key Steps to Address Security Threats in Embedded Systems

A piece of pop trivia: In the Rebooted series, what was so special about the Battlestar Galactica spaceship that it survived the initial Cylon attack and went on to lead the survivorRead More...

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Web Server Delivers Rapid Development of Dynamic Web Applications

A compact web server is targeted for rapid design of server-side web applications. Using the Lua scripting language, the Mako Server from Real Time Logic offers fast, efficientRead More...

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ARM Debugger Adds New Support and Features

An updated version of an ARM debugger includes many new features. SourcePoint from Arium includes support for a lineup of JTAG-based debuggers and trace port analyzers (TPA). ThisRead More...

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Free LabView Link for Data Translation USB and PCI

A library of Virtual Instruments (VIs) enables National Instruments LabVIEW programmers to access the data acquisition features of DT-Open Layers-compliant USB and PCI devices fromRead More...

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Embedded Real-time Monitoring and Control Platform Based on NI LabVIEW

A new monitoring and control platform for embedded applications is distinguished by the fact that it is a third-party product designed to be programmable with the LabView system designRead More...

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Touch Screen HMI Displays Speed Development

A series of touch screen HMIs offers built-in Ethernet communications, advanced alarming/recipe/data logging capabilities and live video input/display capabilities. By allowing directRead More...

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Xilinx Design Platforms for Accelerating 7 Series FPGA Design and Integration

Xilinx has launched a set of Targeted Design Platforms for accelerating systems development and integration with its 28nm 7 series FPGAs. The Targeted Design Platform approach is aimedRead More...

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New Levels of Hardware Integration with LabVIEW 2011

National Instruments has unveiled NI LabView 2011, the 25th-anniversary version of its award-winning system design software. LabView accelerates the productivity of engineers andRead More...

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Ethernet AVB Development Kit Enables Automotive Driver Assistance and Infotainment Development

An FPGA-based Ethernet Audio/Video Bridging (EAVB) network implementation is optimized for carrying high-speed data traffic within the automobile. As consumer expectations for higherRead More...

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Platform Provides Lifecycle Management, Security, Safety and Reliability for Smart Grid Devices

A Next Generation Platform for Smart Energy provides a robust and expandable end-to-end solution for intelligent electronic device development and deployment including: optimizedRead More...

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Android Poised to Move from Phones and Tablets to Wider Embedded Applications

It’s happened before. The development of a compelling operating system and/or software system envisioned for purposes unrelated to the unique needs of embedded and real-time systemsRead More...

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Tool Suite Extension Offers Certification Validation for Altera Nios II Soft Core Processors

The LDRA tool suite offers independent verification support across the full development lifecycle from certification objectives of standards to requirements, code and target testing.Read More...

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Services Streamline FAA/EASA Certification at a Fixed Price

A comprehensive and fully compliant FAA/EASA certification solution brings together a team of certification industry experts who are fully accredited across all aviation disciplinesRead More...

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3U VPX Development System for Multiple Processing Node Applications

A free-standing, centrally switched, 7-slot 3U VPX development system is designed to aid in bench development of applications where the computation power of multiple SBCs is required.Read More...

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32-Bit Mixed-Signal MCUs Offer Easy Configuration of Rich Peripheral Set

A new microcontroller family offers a highly integrated, flexible architecture, a rich peripheral set, ultra-low-power, and Eclipse-based development tools that are downloadable at noRead More...

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A Requirements Engineering Solution for Embedded Systems

The IRQA Systems Engineering Template, an extension to the IRQA Requirements Engineering Suite from Visure Solutions, is designed to address the challenges of increasingly complexRead More...

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Single Board Embedded Controllers with Multifunction I/O for Custom Development

Four new single board-level embedded devices for custom embedded control and monitoring applications feature a real-time processor, Xilinx Spartan-6 field-programmable gate arrayRead More...

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Master API Package for the Development of CANopen

A solution for a quick and easy development of PC-based CANopen control test and service applications is now available and runs under Microsoft Windows. Along with the active CANRead More...

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Microchip Simplifies C Compiler Line, Optimizes Execution Speed and Code Size

Microchip Technology has simplified its line of C compilers that provide the best execution speed and code size for all ~900 PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC Digital SignalRead More...

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Mentor Embedded Simplifies Linux and Open Source Development with Support of the Yocto Project

Mentor Graphics is releasing its next generation Mentor Embedded Linux platform, which includes support for the Yocto Project, an open source collaborative project established by TheRead More...

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Approaches to Inter-OS Communication and Messaging for Multicore – Multi OS Systems

The fact that embedded hypervisors can be used to run multiple operating systems independently in parallel and under real-time constraints on multicore platforms has become publicRead More...

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New Development Tools for PSoC 5 Programmable System-on-Chip Architecture

New development tools are becoming available for the PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip architecture from Cypress Semiconductor in the form of two new design kits and a newRead More...

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Wind River Announces Software Support for Xilinx Zynq-7000 EPP

Wind River has announced support for the Xilinx Zynq-7000 extensible processing platform (EPP) on its VxWorks operating system platform and Wind River Workbench. The Xilinx Zynq-7000Read More...

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Power Architecture Combines Rich Features for Embedded

Power Architecture processing technology is the common thread for a very broad range of devices, based on 32/64-bit Architecture. It is a ubiquitous architecture with more than aRead More...

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Software Platform with Enhanced Tools for Optimal Multicore Performance

A multicore software platform consists of a bundle of productivity tools and a runtime communications engine that simplifies the process of migrating to and developing applications forRead More...

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Transforming Code Analysis with Visualization

Code analysis tools for finding programming defects in large code bases have proven very popular in recent years because they are effective at improving software quality. These toolsRead More...

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Community-Based Development Kit for the Xilinx Zynq-7000

A community-oriented development kit for the Xilinx Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP) is targeted for designers and students who are interested in exploring andRead More...

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SequenceL: An Elegant and Efficient Approach to Exploiting the Power of Parallelism

In 2004 CPU providers made a major shift; rather than increasing the clock speed to increase the performance of each new chip generation, they began to add more processors cores toRead More...

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Platform for Automotive Digital Instruments Targets Next-Generation Clusters and Telematics

Unlike legacy clusters in automobiles, which often run simple OSEK kernels, next-generation designs require a partitioning real-time system that can support a challenging combinationRead More...

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Next-Generation Design Suite Accelerates Time to Implementation from C and RTL

Xilinx has made available its next-generation design environment. The Vivado Design Suite 2012.2 is now available at no additional cost to all ISE Design Suite customers who areRead More...

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“Intelligent” Starter Kit for COM Express Type 6 Modules

A new starter kit for COM Express Type 6 modules represents a complete, ready-to-run environment for the new range of Computer-on-Module (COM) cards integrating the latest interfaceRead More...

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Next Generation Wireless Server Supports New Software Development Kit

A next-generation wireless server allows design engineers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to easily add Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking to virtually any device. TheRead More...

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JTAG/Boundary-Scan Tool for Debug & Repair

A new “no-netlist-required” JTAG/boundary-scan test and debug tool uses a “seek and discover” feature to scan completely a compliant design and then perform comparative tests usingRead More...

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Digital Home Devices to Offer Increased Opportunities for Embedded OEMs

With embedded systems spreading well beyond industrial environments, they have become pervasive in peoples’ everyday lives. The trick has been to design such systems so that theRead More...

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Vote!

’Tis the season once again. Politicians seek elected offices, and we choose them by casting votes. Majority wins, and the weight of individual votes are equal. Winners go on toRead More...

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Tool Verifies Test Coverage Completeness

A stand-alone code coverage tool verifies that the source code of an application has been fully structurally tested. LDRAcover from LDRA responds to the needs of companies that wish toRead More...

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Intelligent Systems – The Power of a Name

The German novelist Thomas Mann once remarked on the power of names. “There is something mysterious about names,” he said in his novel, Joseph and His Brothers. He noted that havingRead More...

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Source Code Static Analysis Tool for Java

A source code static analysis tool is now available for Java. CodeSonar for Java from Grammatech works on all Java code, including code written for Android. The analysis flags qualityRead More...

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JTAG Boundary Scan Tester/Programmer Relieves Users of Detailed Setup

  A Universal JTAG Boundary Scan Tester and Programmer can be utilized as a production run time and application development system for performing circuit card assembly (CCA)Read More...

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Embedded Platform Speeds Development of Qseven-Based Systems

A new embedded platform is designed for the fast development of embedded systems with Qseven modules. The MSC Q7-MB-EP4 platform from MSC Embedded is designed to support the latestRead More...

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Big Protos for Small Systems

The undeniable benefits of computer-on-modules—multi-sourced x86 and RISC computing cores with well-defined interfaces to a carrier board—are helping more and more embedded apps toRead More...

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New Version of PSoC Designer IDE for Cypress Devices

Cypress Semiconductor has introduced PSoC Designer 5.3, a new version of its Integrated Design Environment (IDE) for the PSoC 1 Programmable System-on-Chip architecture. The newRead More...

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COM Express Development Platform Expedites Small Form Factor Deployment

A COM Express Development Platform enables early development and rapid prototyping for COM Express and small form factor ATR-based systems. The CX-DP from Extreme Engineering SolutionsRead More...

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Power Debugging—Minimizing Power Consumption by Tuning the Code

For a vast number of embedded, handheld and mobile devices—most of which are battery operated—minimizing power consumption is a goal of ever-increasing importance. Low-power CPUs nowRead More...

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Virtualization Software Enables Development of RTOS Applications to Run Alongside Windows or Stand-Alone

An updated release of INtime for Windows and the new INtime Distributed RTOS from TenAsys provide a new level of flexibility for embedded system developers in reducing system-levelRead More...

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GUI Development Board with Projected-Capacitive Touch

A new tool makes it easy for designers to add the combination of multitouch projected-capacitive interfaces and high-quality 16-bit color graphics to WQVGA displays in any application.Read More...

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Qseven Starter Kit Offers Quick Way to ARM-Based Designs

A new Qseven starter kit provides developers with a complete package to rapidly prototype embedded systems for ARM designs. Thanks to their compact size and extremely low power, QsevenRead More...

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Tools Support Advanced Development of Multicore Linux-Based Embedded System

A next-generation tool set aims at optimizing multicore performance in Linux-based embedded systems. The Embedded Sourcery CodeBench and Sourcery Analyzer products from Mentor GraphicsRead More...

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Plug-and-Play Integration of Avionics Software

A combination of DDS-compliant middleware with an ARINC 653-compliant RTOS dramatically reduces the time and cost required to develop and integrate distributed avionics software. TheRead More...

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The Winows Embedded Legacy Continues with Windows Embedded 8 Standard

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Extension Microcontroller Card with Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC

An evaluation platform is fitted with a Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC that incorporates a range of peripheral functions and consists of an ARM Cortex-A9 MPcore with on-chipRead More...

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Four Companies Team to Jumpstart x86 Developer Community for APUs

With the introduction of a small development kit, a group of four companies has launched GizmoSphere to foster innovation and development for x86-based embedded acceleratedRead More...

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Power Debugging the Software: Optimizing the Power Consumption of an Embedded System

Power debugging is a methodology that provides software developers with information about how the software implementation in an embedded system affects system-level power consumption.Read More...

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Gang Tester Provides Significant Increase in Throughput

A new TAP Transceiver for the test and programming of up to 16 electronic assemblies in parallel comes with an integrated system power supply that helps to increase the throughputRead More...

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Low-Power Development Tools Come with Supercapacitor-Charged Demo Board

Today’s highly integrated, high-performance and low-power processors demand accompanying tools that can enable configuration of the underlying silicon components to meet specializedRead More...

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Checking Rules for C: Assuring Reliability and Safety

At this point in the embedded industry, the C language has become not only the most widely used programming language, but almost the lingua franca of the whole computer world,Read More...

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Visualization Tool Enhancements Simplify Defect Detection

New enhancements to the CodeSonar software architecture visualization tool from Grammatech include a new tree map view designed to allow users to easily see the hierarchicalRead More...

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SMARC Starterkit Offers Fast Entry into the World of Embedded ARM Processors

A new ready-to-use SMARC Starterkit enables developers to gain fast entry into the world of embedded ARM processors, which is now highly scalable thanks to SMARC Computer-on-Modules.Read More...

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Major Updates to Leading Tools for Low-Power Renesas MCUs

A new version of the development tool suite for Renesas RL78 MCU adds a large amount of new functionality for code writing and debugging. Among the improvements to the IAR EmbeddedRead More...

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What’s Going on in My Multicore System?

Real-time systems must react quickly to external and internal demands. When a system uses a multicore architecture, the speed and number of interactions rises sharply. While thisRead More...

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Real-Time PC Development System for Software Radio Applications

A new PC development system is pre-configured to speed application development for the expansive family of Pentek Cobalt Virtex-6 and Onyx Virtex-7 FPGA PCI Express software radio andRead More...

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Software PLC Technology Available for Altera Cyclone V SoCs

ARM Cortex A architectures provide new cost-effective and flexible options for automation technology. The ProConOS embedded CLR (eCLR) runtime system from KW-Software provides allRead More...

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LDRA Integration with Lauterbach TRACE32 Simplifies Code Analysis, Test and Certification

LDRA, a tool provider in standards compliance, automated software verification, source code analysis and test tools, has integrated the LDRA tool suite with the Lauterbach Trace32Read More...

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Customizable 3.5” Touchscreen Device with Accelerometer and Servo

A new expansion board features a 3D accelerometer, audio in/out jacks, two USB mini-B jacks and a console port. The Alto35 from Gumstix also adds an RC servo, LEDs in four differentRead More...

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$149 Evaluation Kit invites energy harvesting and wireless exploration

$149 Evaluation Kit Invites Energy Harvesting and Wireless Exploration For only $149, an evaluation kit enables integrators and OEMs to explore the breadth and performance ofRead More...

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COM Express Development Platform

A COM Express Development Platform enables early development and rapid prototyping for COM Express and XPand6000 Series-based systems from Extreme Engineering Solutions. The CX-DPRead More...

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Compiler Optimization: Getting the Most out of High-Level Code

Microcontrollers used to be very simple. They had no pipelining, a limited set of registers and the only peripherals were I/O ports that the hardware designer tied to other pieces ofRead More...

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Security: Key to Smart Energy Software Development

Smart Energy—with its intelligent distribution of power and ultra-efficient potential—offers hope for a holistic view of energy. Its combination of renewable energies, traditionalRead More...

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New TI Sitara Processor for Custom-Built Board Design Tool

Gumstix, a provider of Linux computers-on-modules (COMs) for electronics manufacturers, has announced the addition of the Texas Instruments (TI) Sitara AM3354 processor for customRead More...

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Championship ARM Wrestling: Tips for Getting the Most out of ARM Cortex-M3 and M4 Microcontrollers

Many embedded developers are familiar with the ARM Cortex processor architecture, but few have the opportunity to become intimately acquainted enough with this popular architecture toRead More...

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Don’ Need No Steenking Form Factors!

Disruptive technology is notoriously hard to predict. If it were easy, it wouldn’t be so disruptive. Still, there appears to be a development on the horizon that could shake up the wayRead More...

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Point Tool Automates Test Generation and Unit Test Management

An integrated framework for automating the generation and management of unit tests separates unit testing capabilities from the rest of the tool suite. LDRAunit from LDRA delivers aRead More...

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Raspberry Pi chipKIT Expansion Board with Prototyping-Friendly 32-bit MCU Package

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced the expansion of its Arduino-compatible chipKIT platformRead More...

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GUIs for Small Devices—Expanded Functionality in a Tighter Space

There was a time, but that time is past, when graphical displays in embedded systems were relatively rare and touchscreen user interfaces were completely unheard of. Today, of course,Read More...

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Starter Kit for Multicore ARM-based Qseven Modules

A complete, out-of-the-box starter kit for Qseven modules is based on the Freescale i.MX6, which contains a Cortex-A9 RISC CPU with one, two or four cores. Using the MSC Q7-SK-IMX6Read More...

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“Dot-Org” Boards Signal a Shift in Development Strategies

The prototype. It doesn’t have to be pretty. The board doesn’t have to be the right size and shape. It can have wires hanging off it. It can have instruments attached to it. But itRead More...

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FPGA Board Kit Based on a Xilinx Artix-7

The Nexys-4, a complete, ready-to-use digital circuit development platform based on the latest Artix FPGA from Xilinx, brings high performance to a student-focused FPGA design kit.Read More...

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Happy Holidays from SF3

Twas the night before shipping, the deadline was near Not a creature was stirring but one engineer His systems were staged in burn-in with care In hopes that a serial console promptRead More...

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Open Source Firmware - Coreboot for x86 Architecture Boards

Without a doubt, one of the key changes in software development has been the growth of open source software projects. The news is full of Linux- and Android-based systems, with AndroidRead More...

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Speeding Time to Market for GUI Designs

In traditional GUI design, a user experience (UX) or user interface (UI) team creates a prototype on desktop software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML or Flash, submits itRead More...

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Beyond Drivers: The Critical Role of System Software Stack Architecture in SoC Hardware Development

It’s no secret in the semiconductor industry that software development costs for a new system-on-chip (SoC) can exceed the hardware development costs by a significant margin. HavingRead More...

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Updates to Operator Interface System Provide Faster Development and Better Mobile

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System Details Steps for Realizing ISO 26262 Automotive Standard Compliance

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Embedded Development Platform Simplifies 32- and 8-Bit Development

Silicon Labs has introduced a new version of its Simplicity Studio development ecosystem that provides unified support for the company’s energy-friendly 32-bit EFM32 GeckoRead More...

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Updates to Operator Interface System Provide Faster Development and Better Mobile

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The Power and Value of a Converged Real-Time, Deterministic Platform

Real-time operating system (RTOS) vendors and SoC vendors are racing toward the same destination. That is the next-generation platform for embedded systems that can handle bothRead More...

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Automotive Driver Assistance Kit Enables Systems with up to Six Cameras

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Software-Designed Controller is Part of Advanced and Open Embedded System Design Platform

National Instruments has announced the complete redesign of its new cRIO-9068 software-designed controller, which still maintains full NI LabView and I/O compatibility with theRead More...

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JTAG Controller Speeds Measurement Tasks

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Conference Highlights the Computational Power of Graphics Processors and their Move into Mobile and Embedded

Humans are visual creatures, and interacting with computer systems large and small on a visual basis has been a distant goal that was largely frustrated by the enormous demands of theRead More...

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Safety-Critical Expertise and Full Verification for Multicore Platforms

With industry’s continued emphasis on reducing size, weight and power (SWaP), safety-critical systems manufacturers continue to look for ways to achieve full verification and evenRead More...

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Tool for Design of Embedded GUIs Autogenerates C Code for Rapid Prototyping On PC

Today, the performance enhancements in modern devices lead customers to expect correspondingly better graphics capabilities and display resolution for next-generation applications. ARead More...

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Choose your Embedded Virtualization Solution Wisely

Consolidation of various processing workloads using partitioned multicore PC CPUs has been the promise of embedded virtualization for over a decade. There is a continuum ofRead More...

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The Yocto Project—Portability, Compatibility, Support

For a number of years, Embedded Market Forecasters’ surveys have reported that acquisition cost and source code availability are main factors when choosing an OS for embedded systems.Read More...

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Raspberry Pi Prototyping Kits for Through-hole and Surface Mount Components

Surface mount Raspberry Pi Kits are now available with the Raspberry Pi Through-Hole Add-on Board from Schmartboard and a choice of many Schmartboard SMT to DIP adapters, which add theRead More...

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The Yocto Project: Challenges and Opportunities

In just over four years since its inception, the Yocto Project has become the de facto standard build system for custom embedded Linux distributions. Virtually every majorRead More...

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Solar Power Opening up Advances for Control and Conversion Modules

There are increasingly clear indications that we may soon be looking at a surge in renewable energy, particularly in solar power. Interestingly, this does not appear to be happening asRead More...

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Solar Micro Inverter Development Kit for High-Performance Solar Power Systems

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Resistive Touch Panels for High-Use Applications and Harsh Environments

A new line of analog resistive touch panels, including a 9H surface panel for Point of Sale, hospitality, industrial and medical applications, has been introduced by Fujitsu ComponentsRead More...

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Solutions from Data: Innovative Apps Can Bring Engagement, Loyalty and Revenue

Data. It is being relentlessly generated by almost every form of human activity—by commerce, government, research—and by billions of interconnected systems and devices all over theRead More...

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For Control Systems, Put the Focus on Innovation, Not Integration

Today’s control engineers are tasked with increasingly complex challenges and face incredible pressure to simplify system designs. To keep pace with this heightened complexity,Read More...

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Wireless Energy Harvesting Opens Market for Devices on the Internet of Things – and PLM Helps it Grow

The Internet of Things is part of the evolution of the Internet where items are interconnected—from your stove to your toilet or shoes to your shirt—and the future may be found inRead More...

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Parallel Processing Platform Opens Bridge to High Performance Embedded Systems

Of all the vague expressions that have been bandied about lately, perhaps none is more unclear than the phrase “high-performance computing.” First of all, it is connected to time. TheRead More...

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New Raspberry Pi Adds Connectivity and Power Features

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Taming the System-on-Chip: A Unified Development Environment for Different on-Chip Cores

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RTOS Includes Hardware Virtualization

Sysgo has announced the release of version 3.5 of its hypervisor PikeOS. Focus of the innovation is the support of hardware virtualization enabling the execution of guest operatingRead More...

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The New AUTOSAR Standard is Reshaping the Automotive Landscape

Since its formation in 2003, the AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture (AUTOSAR) alliance has been changing the way vehicle networks and electronic control units (ECUs) are designed.Read More...

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Sensor Development Kits Accelerate Internet of Things System Design

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Embedded Hypervisor Product Includes New Configuration, Debugging and Hardware Support

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Real-Time Operating System Evaluation Kit Now Available for Altera SoC

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New Raspberry Pi Adds Connectivity and Power Features

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Microcontrollers Ease the Design of Solar Micro Inverters

Solar micro inverters are a quickly growing segment of the solar power industry that is transforming design processes as we know them. Instead of connecting all solar panels in anRead More...

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Intel Firmware Support Package for the Internet of Things

When the Intel Firmware Support Package (Intel FSP) was first introduced in October 2012 at Intel Intelligent Systems Summit event held in Taiwan, the immediate response was, “NotRead More...

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Making Machine Control Implementation Accessible to Product Developers

Designing an effective and affordable control system for a “machine” whether it be an air conditioner, a spa bath, or a turnstile that is to be manufactured in quantity presents lotsRead More...

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Platform to Fast-Track ARM-Based IoT Development

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ARM and its Partners Push the Definition of the Internet of Things