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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

GENIVI, Infotainment, IVI, Linux

2 Jan, 2013

Jamie Little

RTOS’s have been around for a long time in the embedded industry.   And with the introduction of the TI RTOS, Freescale’s MQX, FreeRTOS and several others, I hear all the time that “RTOS’s have become a commodity.”  And to some extent, I agree.   While every RTOS has its pros and cons with various features and benefits, selecting the right one for “your” application requirements can be a little tricky. 

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OSS, RTOS, Freescale, Android, Mentor Embedded, Nucleus, Linux, Medical

11 Dec, 2012

Anil Khanna The trend of migration from a proprietary OS such as Windows® CE to an open source OS such as embedded Linux® and AndroidTM continues to accelerate. The motivations for moving are obvious – access to a rapidly evolving technology base via a thriving open-source community, source code access, royalty-free model and more. However, the effort to migrate from one design environment to a new one is … Read More

Linux, Android, Windows CE

12 Nov, 2012
Embedded Software

Webinars

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls I often tell people that my job is that of a “professional enthusiast”. I get enthusiastic about products/technologies, then infect other people with that enthusiasm. Well, that is the idea anyway. I enjoy doing this most of all when I get to stand up in front of an audience, as a direct connection with real live human beings is the best way to communicate. However, there are times when … Read More

Cortex-A8, ARM, Sourcery Analyzer, Linux, lttng

19 Sep, 2012

Kamran Shah

At the various shows I’ve been fortunate enough to attend this year sessions related the “The Yocto Project” seem to be of quite a bit of interest to people. Chris Hallinan (author of Embedded Linux Primer: A Practical Real-World Approach) has put together a few useful resources on the subject this year. As a public service I thought I’d try and consolidate them in one place,

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Linux, Yocto

31 Aug, 2012

Hollis Blanchard I was in San Diego yesterday for the Tracing Summit, part of the Linux Plumbers’ Conference. Topics included SystemTap, ftrace, perf, and GDB tracepoints… and of course LTTng. Even better than putting developers from all those projects in the same room, in the morning there were a couple presentations from tracing users: Frank Rowand and Vinod Kutty who use tracing on embedded systems and … Read More

GDB, Linux, ftrace, systemtap, tracepoints, lttng, perf

10 Aug, 2012

Anil Khanna With apologies to Shakespeare, let me start off by clarifying that we are referring to Free/Libre Open Source Software; about how it is changing the embedded landscape and more importantly the ideas on efficient ways to benefit from this constant stream of innovation. Very few fields in technology have felt such an impact from open source movement as has embedded software design. The proliferation of … Read More

GNU, Linux, Yocto, OSS

30 Jul, 2012

Colin Walls From time to time I am pleased to receive submissions from colleagues, who can give different perspectives on embedded software. This week, Carlos O’Donell is talking about software standards and why we should all care about them … My name is Carlos O’Donell and I work for Mentor Embedded as part of the Sourcery CodeBench team, in addition to that I volunteer my time as a GNU C Library … Read More

Linux, CodeBench

25 Apr, 2012

John Day Registration is now open at www.mentor.com/events/iesf/detroit for the 12th IESF Conference for Automotive EE Design – June 14th, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Dearborn, MI. Click to sign up if you haven’t already. I missed the last one and don’t want to miss this one – especially since this year I am on the program, speaking about automotive electronics reliability (shameless plug: http://books.sae.org/book-t-126) … Read More

LEONI Wiring Systems, Johnson Controls, system analysis, the GENIVI Alliance, Automotive EE Design, Hyatt Regency Hotel, The Hansen Report, automotive electronics reliability, IBM Rational, the Linux Foundation, wire harness engineering, 'FlexRay, electronic thermal design and measurement, Chrysler, Freescale Semiconductor, Bishop & Associates, GENIVI, Delphi Automotive Systems, Continental Automotive, E/E systems design, SAE International, LIN, power and signal design, NXP Semiconductors, Open Kernel Labs, Mentor Graphics, modeling and simulation, Linux, Mecel

16 Apr, 2012

Colin Walls I have historically been somewhat skeptical about open source software [OSS]. I am always wary of anything that is “free” and subscribe to the TANSTAAFL ["there ain't no such thing as a free lunch"] principle. It has taken me quite a few years to understand that open software is not free – it is just a different business model from the usual “we make it, you buy it” approach. I … Read More

Linux, Nucleus

26 Mar, 2012
Embedded Software

ESC imminent

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls Well, tomorrow is the big day. ESC San Jose 2012 [now part of DESIGN West] runs for 3 days and looks set to be an excellent show for anyone interested in embedded systems software or hardware. I recently outlined our plans for the Mentor Embedded booth, but we now have more details … Our booth is set to be a hive of activity, with a continuous program of technical briefings in the theater and … Read More

Nucleus, Embedded Systems Conference, DESIGN West, Linux, Yocto

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