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17 Jun, 2014
Embedded Software

"I want my IoT"

Posted by Scott Salzwedel

Scott Salzwedel The common refrain, “I want my MTV” was heard nearly 30 years ago when MTV was first starting out. Back then there was a lot of excitement, anticipation, and pure enthusiasm as to what MTV might become. Fast forward to today and we have yet another cultural (and technical) movement afoot. It seems everyone is talking about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how our boring, mundane lives will be soon … Read More

internet-of-things, M2M, Connectivity, Power Management, Medical Devices

17 Jun, 2014

Jay Gorajia Tired of entering the same recommendations and descriptions for design DFM issues found over and over again!!! You are not alone. If you are one of the hundreds out there that are responsible for providing feedback for PCB Design issues, read on! As the manufacturing expertise moves away from the design organizations and into the manufacturing organizations, effective collaboration tools are needed … Read More

DFx, DFMA, Design for Manufacturing, Design Quality

17 Jun, 2014

Jamie Little With over 3 billion units deployed, the Nucleus RTOS is one of the most deployed and stable commercial RTOS products in the world! Over the years, many Nucleus customers have developed and shipped embedded products targeting the portable medical space covering a number of devices from glucometers, defibrillators, patient monitors and so on. Today, adding the Internet of Things (IoT) to the technology … Read More

wearables, STMicroelectronics, Zigbee, free RTOS, internet-of-things, cloud, stm32, IoT, Medical

16 Jun, 2014

Vern Wnek This is the second post in this series. View the first one here. A placement challenge that I had to endure reminds me of the Rolling Stones song, ‘Get Off of My Cloud.’ I imagine that many of you still endure a similar challenge today… I was placing a design that I knew was going to take weeks to complete, after reviewing the schematic, I contacted the engineer with a list of concerns. I asked for … Read More

16 Jun, 2014

Colin Walls Following on from my recent online C++ lecture series, I found that I had a lot of interesting questions from the audience, which I had limited time to answer. It seemed logical to do so here. So this is the first of a number of posts where I will address one or more of these questions. If you have any questions about embedded software [not just C++], please email me and I will do my best to answer … Read More

16 Jun, 2014
System Modeling

Wow Factor

Posted by Mike Jensen

Mike Jensen I have mentioned in earlier posts that one of my responsibilities on the SystemVision team is teaching training classes. If users want formal SystemVision or VHDL-AMS training, I am usually the instructor. It is fun and occasionally gets me out of my office for a few days. Because SystemVision is such a flexible modeling and analysis environment with a broad range of applications (think mixed-signal … Read More

Mixed-Signal, Mechatronics

13 Jun, 2014

John Day We hadn’t heard a lot from Intel lately, but that changed this week. Seems it never rains but it pours. The company not only introduced Intel® In-Vehicle Solutions, which it described as a family of hardware and software products, but also announced automotive technology-related research projects, investments, and collaborations with several other automotive systems developers. Intel® In-Vehicle Solutions … Read More

XSe, Wind River, QNX, cloud connectivity, sensors, Symphony Teleca, Tobii Technology, autonomous driving, Green Hills Software, Intel In-Vehicle Solutions, Hyundai Genesis, IVI systems, CloudMade, McAfee, Mobica, driver information system, intel, Infiniti Q50, Intel Capital Connected Car Fund, ZMP

10 Jun, 2014
IC Design

Goooaaaaaaaaaaaaal!

Posted by Shelly Stalnaker

Shelly Stalnaker The World Cup is here! Every four years, the culmination of hundreds of qualifying matches around the world brings the best national teams together for nearly a month of intense competition to determine the world champion football team (Sorry, USA, but it’s football everywhere else). New national uniforms are unveiled, shoe companies vie to sponsor the best players and teams with their most advanced … Read More

IC Verification, ic manufacturing, Mentor Graphics, DRC, DRM, Design Rules, Foundry, process flow, IC Design, Fabless

10 Jun, 2014

Robin Bornoff Flo. As far as prefixes go, I don’t know of another company that uses one so consistently for product branding, well apart from Apple. ‘Flo’ comes from ‘Flow’ and was part of the naming of Flomerics (Flow-Numerics), the company that first developed FloTHERM (flow-thermal) and FloVENT (flow-ventilation). FloMOTION was a favourite branding (animated post-processing module). … Read More

9 Jun, 2014

Colin Walls A frequent question which I am asked in person or by other means is “Where can I learn about embedded software?” Although this can come from young people looking for a career [in which case their choice of college course is probably the way forward], most such inquiries come from “normal” software engineers [i.e. folks who a used to programming desktop computers etc.] or hardware … Read More

IoT, RTOS, operating systems, OS

6 Jun, 2014

Jim Martens Mike Griesbach, the PADS Product Line Director, and I had the pleasure of traveling the globe conducting a worldwide seminar series on the PADS VX release. From Shenzhen to Boston, Los Angeles to Munich, the feedback has been terrific! PADS VX Seminar – Shenzhen PADS VX Seminar – Taipei What I found the most interesting were the different things that attendees were interested in. … Read More

6 Jun, 2014

John Day The 51st DAC (Design Automation Conference) ended this week and it was excellent, in my opinion, partly due to a strong automotive track and what I believe to have been a first-ever Automotive Village. I suspect that those who visited the Village will be able to look back in years to come, when the Village is much larger, and “remember when.” Thanks to Mentor Graphics, Synopsys, Dassault, Wrightspeed, … Read More

Wrightspeed, design automation conference, Ford, Dassault, synopsys, The MathWorks, Green Hills Software, Mentor Graphics

5 Jun, 2014

Matt Radochonski A few weeks ago we held one of our Google+ On-Air Hangouts on Internet of Things Security.  You can view the full video using the embedded YouTube video below.  During this hangout we received some excellent questions from the audience, and one of our presenters, Felix Baum has taken the time to answer three of them. How is the transition between secure and normal carried out? What part controls that? TrustZone … Read More

hardware security module, internet-of-things, ARM, TEE, TrustZone, IoT, Security

5 Jun, 2014

Jamie Little I can’t tell you how delighted I am with the success of the Nucleus Innovate Program!  Since its inception almost 18 months ago, there have been dozens of Qualification Forms submitted and of those over 40% have been approved for a free license of the Nucleus RTOS and Sourcery CodeBench IDE tools!  Furthermore, we’ve announced Semiconductor partnerships with TI, STMicroelectronics, NXP and Atmel.  … Read More

Texas Instruments, RTOS, TI DaVinci, BSP, Digital Media Processor, ARM, Lionboard 368, Nucleus, free RTOS

5 Jun, 2014

Nazita Saye I’ve been traveling a lot lately – a bit for business, a bit for pleasure. Being a seasoned traveler I refuse to fly budget airlines. Call me a snob but I like certain creature comforts. You can take away your packets of peanuts/pretzels. You can get me to pay for my meals and drinks. However, I draw the line at legroom. I’m used to rubbing knees and shoulders with strangers while traveling on trains … Read More

3D CFD, Airflow, environmental control systems, Passenger Comfort

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