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Over $25 Billion: Total Size of the Embedded Software Engineering Market A series of Embedded Systems Market Statistics reports from Venture Development Corporation ResearchRead More...

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Recent Trends in FPGAs Drive Adoption in Mil Apps

The adoption of FPGAs into rugged applications continues to increase at a rapid pace thanks to a number of factors. These factors, which make FPGAs more attractive and easier toRead More...

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COMs vs. SBCs: Forward Thinking Helps Make the Best Embedded Choices

The end application of any design typically helps define the choice of the computing form factor used. From there, the desired level of performance and scalability can be built intoRead More...

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Building Fault Tolerance into Embedded Data Management

Small resource-constrained applications are getting so complex that we can’t even start comparing the requirements from 10 years back with what we see today. Nonetheless there has beenRead More...

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USB Offers Many Choices for Use in Embedded Systems

USB is not a peer-to-peer protocol like Ethernet. One USB device, called the USB host, acts as the master. Other USB devices, called USB devices or USB peripherals, act as slaves. TheRead More...

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Concept to Reality: An Application Architecture with MicroTCA

Much has been written about the virtues of MicroTCA platforms and AdvancedMC (AMC) modules. Both of these technologies have been maturing and there are now numerous options andRead More...

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USB and StackableUSB: Enabling Efficiency and Scaling for Embedded Designs

Board-level system designers have benefited from Moore’s Law of exponential improvement in size, cost, density and speed over the years as processor boards have packed more horsepowerRead More...

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USB I/O for the Embedded OEM

With the advent of the serial interconnect such as PCI Express and USB, the most obvious reaction and approach for designing new I/O has been to continue with just offering a connectorRead More...

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

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OK Labs Claims Mathematically Verified Microkernel / Hypervisor Technology

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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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RTI DDS Selected for Upgrade of Grand Coulee Dam’s Control System

Real-Time Innovations has announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has selected RTI Data Distribution Service (DDS) for an upgrade of the Grand Coulee Dam’s control system.Read 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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Embedded Database Upgrade for Scalability and Flexibility in Real-Time Apps

Embedded Database Upgrade for Scalability and Flexibility in           Real-Time Apps With version 4.0 of its flagship eXtremeDB embedded database product, McObject offersRead More...

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Technology Advancements Enable Accelerated Development of Digital Signage Deployments

Companies are embracing digital signage as never before. One cannot step inside a retail store, airport or healthcare facility without seeing a kiosk or video display. And, there isRead 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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Development Platform Features New Texas Instruments Multicore DSP

Development Platform Features New Texas Instruments Multicore DSP  An off-the¬-shelf multiprocessor, multicore development solution features dual Texas Instruments (TI)Read 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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Life in the Cloud (sans Harp and Halo)

Sometimes a minor observation can lead you to realize that the world around you is fundamentally changing. Last week I went in for my yearly physical, which of course always involvesRead More...

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Capacitive Touch Development Suite for Atmel AVR Microcontrollers

Capacitive Touch Development Suite for Atmel AVR Microcontrollers A complete development suite for capacitive touch buttons, sliders and wheels using AVR microcontrollers fromRead More...

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Advancing Advances in Technology

Two innovative companies have different takes on what could be called “conventional advanced technologies”—graphics and wireless networks. Both highlight ways these slightly differentRead More...

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Software Quality a Matter of Life or Death—and Not Just for the User.

I think it started with that little “check engine” light. I had for some years been blissfully driving a number of cars that were equipped with the enigmatic little light but hadRead More...

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Hypervisor Enables MSI Support for all Operating Systems

A bare metal (Type 1) hypervisor allows the execution of real-time operating systems (RTOSs) in parallel to operating systems like Linux or Microsoft Windows XP without adding anyRead 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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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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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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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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Industrial Automation Software Supports Controller Redundancy, User Interface, Reporting, Trending and Alerts

A full set of software applications and utilities for the Snap Pac System of automaton controllers from Opto22 provides control programming, HMI development, OPC connectivity,Read 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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Hypervisors Ease the World of Multicore Processors

In the realm of high-performance embedded 32-and 64-bit devices, it is becoming increasingly difficult to buy a single core processor. This means that systems that have beenRead 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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Java Tackles Multi-Core Complexity

As VLSI transistor densities continue to rise, microprocessor vendors are increasingly turning toward multicore architectures as the most effective utilization of availableRead More...

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Security Considerations in Embedded I/O Virtualization

In any embedded system, there is inevitably a need for sharing a limited set of physical I/O peripherals across workloads. The embedded operating system provides abstractions, such asRead 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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New Approaches to Combating Rootkits

Many computer security problems involve some form of malware that attempts to infiltrate a computer and subvert its security for nefarious purposes. A rootkit is a particular type ofRead More...

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Newest Embedded Technology Used by Industry Leaders

10 GigE Switches Provide IP Carrier Class Routing on 6U cPCI, VME and VPX A family of switches supports jumbo frames, full-wire speed Layer 2 bridging as well as Layer 3 UnicastRead More...

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The World of Embedded Systems Continues to Expand—but How Far into the Consumer Realm?

The editorial page in a magazine can, in our opinion, be used in a number of ways. Mostly it is used to express an opinion or perspective regarding the editorial focus of theRead 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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Achieving Frictionless Parallel Processing with the Heterogeneous System Architecture

GPUs have transitioned in recent years from pure graphics accelerators to more general-purpose parallel processors, supported by standard APIs and tools such as OpenCL andRead More...

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Storing Device Data in the Cloud

In the past few years, the business world has adopted a new buzzword—cloud computing. Although many industries are embracing cloud computing, the embedded device market has yet to findRead 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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Large Operating Systems Have Embraced Embedded. Did Anyone Notice?

Here’s a riddle: What do Windows CE, Linux and Java all have in common? Answer: They were all originally designed with no thought to their use in embedded and real-timeRead More...

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DDS Component Links Incompatible Network System Interfaces to Build Multisystem Applications

By now, the world is familiar with machine-to-machine (M2M) systems in which autonomous or semi-autonomous nodes communicate and share data over a dedicated network to operate as anRead 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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USB 3.0 Brings New Connection Capabilities to System Design

USB 3.0 has hit mass production. Not only is it mainstream in PCs, with support from Microsoft, Apple and Intel as a standard feature of mainstream products, it’s quickly migratingRead 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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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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Software Systems Collaborate on Security and Resilience for Cloud Deployments

LynuxWorks and TransLattice have announced that they have ported the TransLattice Application Platform 2.0 onto the latest version of the LynxSecure separation kernel andRead More...

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Embedded Systems and Digital Signage: A Natural Fit

When it comes to digital signage, the present looks nothing like the past. Traditionally, these devices, in the form of billboards, kiosks and monitors, were simple electronic screensRead 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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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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Future Proofing through Portable Software

Developing and deploying an embedded device is a complex and risky task. The embedded systems market is constantly changing as customers demand higher performance, more features and aRead 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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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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Industry Insider

LynuxWorks and Themis Team to Demonstrate Rugged and Secure Server Solutions  LynuxWorks and Themis Computer have announced that they have teamed up to demonstrate a new rugged,Read 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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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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ARM Yourself

If, like most SFF board suppliers, you’ve spent your career building x86-based embedded PCs, you must feel challenged by the announcements coming out of Embedded World regarding newRead More...

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Linux OS-Based AMP Solution Supports Xilinx Zynq-7000 EPP

An open-source Linux OS with Asymmetric Multi-Processing (AMP) support for the Xilinx extensible processing platform (EPP), enables developers to put Zynq-7000 devices to work onRead More...

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Accelerated Processing Units and Multicore Programming Innovation at the Cusp of Machine-to-Machine

Heterogeneous system architectures promise to transform many applications and the usability of machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions in these applications, enabling reliable and real-timeRead More...

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Wireless HD Video Streaming: Struggling toward a Standard Solution

The world of high definition video took its time getting firmly established in the consumer space in the form of HDTV, which has since become practically so ubiquitous that we loseRead 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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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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Android—At Last A Ubiquitous Embedded OS?

This article is the third in a series written for RTC discussing the potential and reality for developing and deploying embedded systems using Android. The first, “Android Moves BeyondRead 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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Once the Network Was the Computer. Now the Network Is the World.

It is sometimes amazing how things develop in ways we never expected. Let us consider the humble “app.” Now, the word “app” is nothing new. It has long been used as an abbreviation toRead 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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Secure Hypervisor Offers Increased Endpoint and Server Protection

A new version of a secure hypervisor has been designed to offer military-grade protection for the latest generation of laptops, desktops, servers and embedded systems, helping protectRead 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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Cloud Operating System Supplements Supplied Embedded OS

The practice of supplying complex embedded systems (COMs = Computer-on-Modules, SOMs = System-on-Modules) together with a specific operating system is the norm for nearly allRead 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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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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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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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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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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APIX Starter Kit for Development of Robust, Inexpensive Control Units

APIX Starter Kit for Development of Robust, Inexpensive Control Units Automotive Pixel Link (APIX) technology was originally developed for transferring image data in vehicles,Read 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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Industry Insider

Intel has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Wind River Systems, under which Intel will acquire all outstanding Wind River common stock for $11.50 per share in cash, orRead More...

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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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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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New Release Extends Data Distribution Service Infrastructure

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has released the next generation of its RTI Connext product family. With over 70 new features, the latest release of RTI Connext provides a much moreRead More...

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Processor Roadmap for the Coming Year

2013 is already shaping up as a banner year for embedded processors from 1W SoCs to quad and hex core machines with huge caches and innovative thermal solutions. The usual suspectsRead 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Encryption Engine Secures ASIC-Powered Devices

A compact, fast cryptographic engine delivers high-performance security and extends secure connectivity for resource-constrained, small-footprint processors to low-cost, high-volumeRead More...

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Standardizing APIs across Fabric Interconnects Speeds Development and Performance in Multifabric Systems

The parallel buses have served the market very well for a few decades with a number of tuning and other enhancements applied to them to improve their speeds and capabilities. In manyRead 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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Using OpenCL for Network Acceleration

Microprocessor designs are trending in favor of a higher number of cores per socket versus increased clock speed. Increasingly, more cores are being integrated on the same die to fullyRead 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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Facing the Needs of Today’s Connected Embedded Devices

The embedded device market is exploding, with the “Internet of Things” predicting tens of billions of connected embedded devices being online by 2015. Many of these embedded devicesRead 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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RTOS Adds New Security Features to Protect Embedded Connected Devices

The next generation of the LynxOS real-time operating system (RTOS) from LynuxWorks, LynxOS 7.0, is designed to enable embedded developers to add security functionality to theirRead More...

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Using OpenCL for Network Acceleration

Microprocessor designs are trending in favor of a higher number of cores per socket versus increased clock speed. Increasingly, more cores are being integrated on the same die to fullyRead 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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Protecting the Smart Grid: Security for Legacy Endpoint Devices

“After years of vendors’ selling point solutions, utilities investing in compliance minimums rather than full security, and attackers having nearly free rein, the attackers clearlyRead More...

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Windows Video Wall Management Software for Digital Signage

A software update from Matrox Graphics gives video wall integrators greater control over Mura MPX-based video wall content and layouts. Key new features of MuraControl 2.0 includeRead 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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“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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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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Security Solution for Smart Home Devices

A software firewall protects connected Smart Home devices from Internet-based attacks.  Floodgate at Home from Icon Labs features the Icon Labs suite of security products that providesRead 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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Android for Embedded: The Good, the Bad and the [insert adjective here]

Android, Google’s mobile phone platform, has now climbed to the top of the embedded OS heap, where it reigns together with other versions of Linux and FreeRTOS. The ascendency of thisRead More...

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POSIX – 25 Years of Open Standard APIs

The ability of an operating system to conform to established open standards application programming interfaces (APIs) is a key enabler for a critical mass of middleware andRead 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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Updates to Operator Interface System Provide Faster Development and Better Mobile

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Platform Architecture for the Internet of Things

All things must evolve—human anatomy, national constitutions, and religions—to handle the mercurial world around us. History is replete with examples of species gone extinct due to anRead More...

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Multicore Processors Open Our Embedded World

Multicore systems are not new to the embedded world. In fact, most embedded systems use multiple cores or chips, with many of these cores or chips being used to help performance orRead More...

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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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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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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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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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Qseven Standard Guides AMD G-Series into Even Smaller Form Factors

In 2013, AMD shocked the embedded systems market by announcing the first x86 quad-core system on chip (SoC). Previously, x86 SoCs were limited to two CPU cores along with modestRead 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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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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Use Java to Develop Complex M2M Systems that Deliver Data to the Enterprise

Businesses need “off-the-shelf” purpose-built solutions to address interoperability and seamlessly connect, aggregate, filter and share data from the edge of the network to the Cloud.Read More...

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

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The Lifecycle of Live Data

The rise of the Cloud has presented companies of all sizes with new opportunities to store, manage and analyze data—easily, effectively and at low cost. Data management in the CloudRead 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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NVIDIA’s Tegra K1: A Game-Changer for Rugged Embedded Computing

Military and aerospace embedded computing customers are increasingly embracing GPU technology for applications—such as radar, sonar and ISR (intelligence, surveillance,Read 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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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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Is Open Source Wireless Connectivity Worth the Security Risk?

Open Secure Sockets Layer (OpenSSL) is widely used to provide network security in many different kinds of computing systems, including wirelessly connected embedded systems in theRead More...

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Embedded Hypervisor Product Includes New Configuration, Debugging and Hardware Support

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Understanding Hypervisors and System Consolidation

It is amazing just how long it takes sometimes for new technology to become mature enough so it can be applied successfully without too many unwanted side effects. For hypervisorRead More...

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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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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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USB 3.0 Boosts Speed 10x, Broadens Embedded-Systems Applicability

USB has become the interface of choice for many PC and consumer products, having reached an installed base of more than six billion units and counting. It is the ubiquitousRead 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