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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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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 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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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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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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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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Embedded Virtualization Manager Pairs Windows with RTOSs

Embedded Virtualization Manager Pairs Windows with RTOSs A new embedded virtualization manager software product enables different real-time operating systems (RTOSs) to runRead More...

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A Tale of Two Embeddeds

Attending an embedded-focused trade show is always an interesting experience. For those of us who cover the broad embedded market, you’ll have to excuse us if we are unable to checkRead More...

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The Application Services Platform: A New Class of Device for Embedded Development and Systems

There have been many attempts over the years to achieve a highly integrated system-level device on a single piece of silicon. There have been ASICs, ASSPs, SoCs and more. There haveRead 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Graying of Embedded

Embedded computing may be heading for some new territory. And success in that territory calls for new strategies and skills. Not that embedded will ever go away, of course. OnceRead More...

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Standard Configurations for Electromechanical Development Tasks

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Simplifying Robot Software Design Layer by Layer

Robot software architectures are typically a hierarchi¬cal set of control loops, representing high-level mission planning on high-end computing platforms, all the way down toRead 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Software Radio Module with FPGA Preconfigured for Turnkey Operation

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Key Considerations for Designing Low Cost, Energy Efficient Smart Grid Devices

Our society’s ever-demanding energy needs have not only led to an increased investment in alternative renewable sources, but have also forced us to look at ways to effectively manageRead 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Supercomputer Performance on a Chip Powers Next-Generation Embedded Image Processing

Current-generation imaging applications have exhausted every method for squeezing out additional performance. First, microprocessor vendors deepened on-die caches, created SIMD (singleRead More...

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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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The Winows Embedded Legacy Continues with Windows Embedded 8 Standard

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Updates to Operator Interface System Provide Faster Development and Better Mobile

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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System on Module Helps Develop Embedded Systems Faster, With Less Risk

A new system on module combines the Xilinx Zynq All Programmable system on a chip (SoC) with supporting components including memory on a small PCB and features a complete middlewareRead More...

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

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Intelligent Power Consumption and the Data Center

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, data centers can consume 100 times more energy than a standard office building, and approximately three percent of all electricity in theRead 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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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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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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Platform to Fast-Track ARM-Based IoT Development