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3 Feb, 2014

Colin Walls Complexity never, in itself, impresses me. I am impressed people’s ability to understand complex ideas and create complex machines, but a truly elegant and simple solution is always what gives me most pleasure. This might beg the question as to why I work in software – a business well known for creating incredibly complex things. I often ask myself the same question. Systems where there … Read More

OSEK, MISRA C, OSEK/VDX, Embedded Hypervisor, Linux, mentor embedded hypervisor, GENIVI, hypervisor

15 Jan, 2014

John Day Mentor Graphics’ Embedded Software division has released a new version of its Automotive Technology Platform (ATP) for developing Linux-based in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems. Embedded division general manager Glenn Perry notes that the new release has achieved GENIVI 5.0-compliance with leading IVI systems-on-chips (SoCs) such as Freescale’s i.MX6, Texas Instruments’ OMAP5 and Renesas’ Marzen … Read More

Yocto, GENIVI, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), Freescale, Renesas, Texas Instruments, Linux, Mentor Graphics

6 Jan, 2014

Colin Walls A majority of embedded devices nowadays are implemented using an operating system of some kind. This has not always been the case and need not be today. Historically, using an OS was less common mainly because the applications were less complex and CPUs less powerful. Some thought is needed, at an early stage in a project, to determine which OS to use [or whether to use one at all] … This all … Read More

Linux, multi-core, RTOS, Multi-OS, Nucleus

2 Dec, 2013

Colin Walls In the light of recent announcement of Mentor Embedded Hypervisor and discussions about embedded hypervisor technology, I am pleased to have another opportunity to host the ramblings [his word] of my colleague Faheem Sheikh. I would question his implying that it is easy to make a perfect cheese omelette from a recipe … An oft-cited analogy for software working out-of-the-box (OOTB) is that of … Read More

Multicore, TrustZone, hypervisor, Embedded Hypervisor, multi-core, Multi-OS, Linux, mentor embedded hypervisor

27 Nov, 2013

Felix Baum At Tokyo Embedded Tradeshow last week, the Mentor ESD team was very busy as we had many medical customers stopping by our booth to find out how Mentor Embedded Hypervisor can help them to address regulatory and ethical issues with protecting sensitive patient information and industrial customers to make industrial equipment secure and more reliable. The explosion in medical devices is due in part to … Read More

multi-core, Medical, Multi-OS, ARM, Cortex, Android, TrustZone, industrial, Linux, Virtual Machine, Embedded, hypervisor

25 Nov, 2013

Colin Walls I recently discussed hypervisor technology and how it is being applied in embedded systems. This coincided with Mentor Embedded’s announcement of Mentor Embedded Hypervisor. I described what a hypervisor is and something about how it works, but I did not address applications for hypervisors – where they are used and why. The initial announcement that I quoted, was focused on using hypervisors … Read More

Nucleus, Multicore, hypervisor, Embedded Hypervisor, multi-core, Multi-OS, Linux, mentor embedded hypervisor

14 Nov, 2013

Felix Baum A very good turnout at the webinar I have recently hosted on the topic of Enabling Multi-OS Embedded Systems with Hypervisor Technology. During webinar, I talked a bit about trends in the embedded industry, the way hardware and software vendors are dealing with these trends, walked through the most popular Operating Systems configurations – SMP, AMP and sAMP, highlighted the benefits of embedded virtualization, … Read More

instrument cluster, Infotainment, Linux, ARM, Android, Freescale, multi-core, Multi-OS, hypervisor, Cortex, TrustZone, Embedded, Virtual Machine

25 Oct, 2013

Felix Baum I am very excited to post my first entry to the  embedded blog and share the announcement for the product that I am managing. As some of you are aware, on October 24th 2013, Mentor Graphics officially launched Mentor Embedded Hypervisor via announcement found here  – http://www.mentor.com/embedded-software/news/mentor-embedded-hypervisor. The upcoming product release will contain support for Multicore … Read More

Linux, instrument cluster, multi-core, ARM, Android, Multi-OS, hypervisor, TrustZone, Infotainment, Cortex, Virtual Machine, Freescale

22 Oct, 2013

Ricardo Anguiano Imagine this scenario: Your custom hardware design is still being worked out by your hardware team. Early stage, pre-silicon design models are running in simulation. The software team has started their work using this hardware simulation and they’ve got Linux running on the simulated target and they are now debugging kernel, driver and application code. The software team helps exercise the … Read More

pre-silicon, Power Estimates, Sourcery Analyzer, Application, virtual prototype, Vista, development schedule., Linux, Sourcery CodeBench Virtual Edition, lttng, time-to-market, Driver, Trace, Kernel

22 Oct, 2013

Matt Radochonski At this week’s Automotive Linux Summit in Edinburgh, UK, between hikes around Arthur’s Seat  two of Mentor Graphics Embedded Software’s Linux experts will be presenting events on Linux in IVI & Telembatics V2v/V2I.  : LXCBENCH: Understanding the Capabilities of Linux Containers in IVI Applications Through Benchmarking, by Gianpaolo Macario, Mentor Graphics — 11:40am Friday The … Read More

IVI, Linux, benchmarking, V2I, V2V, linux containers, Telematics

22 Oct, 2013

Matt Radochonski At IESF Europe this week at the Rilano Hotel in Munich there will be a handful of embedded software-specific sessions focusing on Embedded Linux GENIVI & Android solutions.   In between exploring the local castles & palaces around Munich, you can hear about case studies, view solution demonstrations and participate in dedicated breakout tracks covering the trends and challenges of IVI, Android, … Read More

IVI, instrument cluster, Linux, Connectivity, Embedded Linux, Android, IESF, infotatinment, GENIVI, hypervisor

30 Sep, 2013

Colin Walls On desktop computers, data that you are working on right now, in an open application, is most likely just stored in RAM. When you are finished, the information is saved to disk for more permanent storage. That is the way it is for word processing, spreadsheets etc.; databases are bit different. The idea of having volatile memory for temporary use – where a power failure can cost you a morning’s … Read More

file system, Linux, RTOS, Nucleus

17 Sep, 2013

Jamie Little When shopping for a new car, truck or SUV, buyers are becoming more intrigued with the advancements of In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems and technologies. In fact, IVI capabilities are becoming major decision factors for most technology savvy consumers. And for this case, savvy consumers can mean anyone with a smartphone, teenagers (of course!) or perhaps a soccer mom with kids who have smart devices. … Read More

Linux, Freescale, GENIVI

17 Sep, 2013

Matt Radochonski This week week at IESF in Dearborn on Thursday, several tracks and sessions will focus on aspects of Embedded Software for Automotive, specifically In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) and GENIVI.  These sessions will be led by industry experts from Mentor Graphics Embedded Software, the GENIVI Board, Jungo, XMOS, and General Motors. Achieving Faster Boot Time with Linux for Instrument Cluster & Infotainment … Read More

hypervisor, GENIVI INFOTAINMENT, IVI, Automotive IVI, Android, Linux, Connectivity, GENIVI, AVB

5 Sep, 2013

Jamie Little The first Mentor Embedded product (Nucleus) that was released for an ARM-based device was back in 1993 on an ARM6 platform. To site a few references from that time, the project for the ARM6 platform was called Acorn RISC Machine (evolved to Advanced RISC Machine (ARM)), ARM didn’t have nearly as many licensees as they do today, the top RISC processors from that time no longer exists, and the Nucleus … Read More

IVI, Infotainment, Linux, Android, Nucleus, GENIVI, RTOS, i.MX. i.MX6. i.MX7, Freescale

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