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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

12 Jun, 2013

Kamran Shah Andrew Patterson hosted a webinar that was very popular recently on the options for making use of Android in IVI systems. This includes porting Android to run directly on an SoC as the sole operating system, running Android in conjunction with another operating system such as Linux with use of a hypervisor, or making use of Android via a Linux Container. As a follow-up Ned, one of experts on Linux Containers, … Read More

GENIVI, Android, Linux, linux container, Infotainment, IVI

18 Apr, 2013

Brad Dixon In my 10+ years of embedded Linux work I’ve worked with a lot of Linux trace technologies including the Linux Trace Toolkit (LTTng), System Tap, and even the not so well know and the unlikely to be mainline dtrace for Linux port. These are all very powerful tools that can expose many of the internal details of a Linux system and, depending how you use each tool, create huge volumes of data along … Read More

Linux, Sourcery Analyzer, CAN/LIN

16 Apr, 2013

Andrew Patterson

Next week in Barcelona over 400 Automotive industry experts are expected at the latest GENIVI All-Members meeting. Over 5 days, more than 100 separate meetings are scheduled, covering a wide range of topics relating to In-Vehicle Infotainment platforms. An on-going challenge with the GENIVI project is to build in sufficient flexibility that the platform can be used by a wide range of Tier One and OEM

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Infotainment, Android, Infotainment Android Linux, GENIVI, Genivi Alliance, Linux

8 Apr, 2013

Colin Walls My colleague Richard Vlamynck [who has been a guest blogger here] and I were discussing tracing and debugging. Like me, he has been doing software for a few years. Hence, when we considered tracing and instrumenting code, he commented “It used to be easy to see what effect trace statements had on your program because, as you put more or less trace cards in your Fortran deck, you could visually … Read More

Sourcery Analyzer, Linux, lttng, Nucleus, multi-core, Multi-OS

2 Apr, 2013

Kamran Shah We just wrapped up our google hangout with Alison Chaiken and Ravi Puvalla discussing the use of Linux in automotive systems. It was a pretty interactive discussion and questions covered quite a wide range of topics including AUTOSAR, V2V communication, automotive networks and buses, as well as some opinions from attendees on security and liability. You can view the archive on the event page and post … Read More

vehicle to vehicle communication, google hangout, v2v communication, v2x comunication, Infotainment, Linux

27 Mar, 2013

Kamran Shah Allison Chaiken recently presented this information at the Embedded Linux conference in San Francisco. Alison and Ravi Puvvala will host a Google Hangout to discuss this topic further, with some question and answer opportunity. We hope you’ll be able to join us. Her abstract for the sessions follows: From the embedded point of view, a car is a LAN with a large number of CPUs ranging from internally … Read More

automotive network, GENIVI, Infotainment, Linux

11 Mar, 2013

Kamran Shah The role of android as an alternative to embedded Linux has been a subject of quite a bit of discussion recently.  As the use of open source software in automotive gains momentum there are differing opinions  on the subject of using Android, Linux or both.  The Linux Foundation recently wrote a post summarizing a discussion during a panel at the Android Builders Summit as well as some interviews from … Read More

Infotainment, IVI, MontaVista, Virtualization, Linux, linux container

6 Mar, 2013

Jamie Little Voice activated features such as placing calls have been available in automobiles for many years. Today the most advanced systems under development and research are in the areas of autonomous vehicles. At the Embedded World Conference 2013 I was reminded about a car from the 1980’s that already had all these capabilities built in. Yes it was KITT (the Knight Industries Two Thousand)! The car was right … Read More

Linux, Infotainment, Automotive IVI, Android, Embedded World, Autonomous Vehicle

8 Jan, 2013
Embedded Software

OS configuration

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls I have always characterized the difference between desktop systems and embedded along the lines of “desktops are all the same; embedded systems are all different.” Although, if I think about platform based designs, this is less universal, but the distinction still mostly holds true. Commonly, I would cite this difference when considering the needs of embedded software engineers with respect … Read More

RTOS, device tree, BSP, ReadyStart, Linux, Nucleus

4 Jan, 2013

Kamran Shah This is what some in industry would have you believe; I disagree  Thinking back to the 1990’s and 2000’s we heard the same thing about Linux as an OS for servers.  It’s clear from the use of Linux in servers today and the many consumer devices built on Linux that the OS and its ecosystem can meet very demanding business and technical needs, addressing and overcoming many of the shortcomings cited in … Read More

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