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9 Apr, 2014

Jamie Little We’re seeing an explosion around portable devices in the market. From consumer gadgets to medical devices to industrial instruments, battery operated, handheld and wearable devices are penetrating many sectors of the market. While these new class of devices tend to be more compact compared to prior generations, they offer a great deal of connectivity and functionality packed into these smaller and more … Read More

wearables, RTOS, Ineda Systems, IoT, Dhanush, Nucleus, Power Management, Low Power, MIPS

31 Mar, 2014

Matt Radochonski Next week from Tuesday, April 8th through Friday, April 11th we’ll be joining many of our embedded developer colleagues at Freescale Techology Forum in Dallas, TX.  Before you spend a few hours at the Dallas Arboretum, stop by the Mentor Embedded booth to learn how to solve the challenges of secure connectivity for Automotive, Industrial, Medical and Smart Energy to integrate them into the Internet … Read More

in vehicle infotainment, i.mx6, industrial, smart meter, AUTOSAR, Low Power, Connectivity, Medical, Power Management, smart energy, instrument cluster, ftf2014, internet-of-things, hypervisor, IVI, Freescale, Linux, FTF

19 Mar, 2014

Matt Radochonski Like most of you we’ll be in San Jose the first week in April to attend the EE Live! Conference and Expo.  Before visiting the Lick Astronomical Observatory, stop by our booth (#1812) to learn about connected smart meters, Internet of Things (IoT) medical devices, and power management. We’ll be presenting the following demonstrations at the booth all week: Connectivity with bluetooth for … Read More

Low Power, Linux Fast Boot, Medical, Connectivity, USB 3.0, ee live, Bluetooth, Medical Devices, iot devices, Nucleus RTOS, Linux, Power Management, internet-of-things, RTOS, IoT

14 Mar, 2014

Matt Radochonski As Internet of Things development continues to expand into embedded, software and hardware integration will become critical.  Mentor Embedded’s Andrew Caples joined Bryan Lawrence from ARM, Eran Briman of CEVA, and Navraj Nandra of DesignWare to discuss the implications, including the role that software will play in IoT power management with SemiEngineering.com: “We see this huge push by our semiconductor … Read More

IoT, Low Power, internet-of-things, Power Management

7 Mar, 2014

Matt Radochonski Following up on our Embedded World coverage, the German publication “Elektronik Praxis” interviewed our Director of Marketing Kamran Shah at the show last week discussing the Internet of Things and how it spans across various markets and industries.  To see the video click here or the link below.  Topics include: IoT connectivity in Automotive Hypervisor integration & medical device … Read More

medical certification, Medical, Nucleus RTOS, Connectivity, Embedded World, IoT, Power Management, Process Model, Low Power, embedded world 2014, RTOS, Safety, internet-of-things

27 Jan, 2014

Colin Walls After talking about low power CPU modes last week, I make no apology for returning to the topic. Reducing power on a single core embedded system is a challenge. With a multicore design, there are many other nuances. As with most system development, there are two highly interrelated facets to the process: design and verification [which software developers commonly call debugging]. Different semiconductor … Read More

Imagination, ARM, Sourcery Analyzer, Low Power, MIPS

20 Jan, 2014
Embedded Software

Low power modes

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls Power management is a hot topic – or maybe that should read “a cool topic” – among embedded developers of late. In the course of a recent conversation on the subject, I realized that there are, in effect, three kinds of power saving procedure that embedded software might effect: Use dynamic voltage and frequency scaling [DVFS] to tune the CPU performance to the needs of the … Read More

Low Power, Nucleus, Power Management

18 Nov, 2013

Colin Walls My busy two week conference period is now behind me and, having had a bit of R&R in the meantime, I have had a chance to reflect on some of my experiences and impressions of the three events: ARM TechCon, ECS and IP-SoC. If you attended any of these events, please email or comment to share your thoughts. If you would like copies of any of my materials, please email … ARM TechCon, Santa Clara, … Read More

Power Management, ARM TechCon, ARM, Multicore, RTOS, Self-test, Nucleus, Low Power, USB, MCAPI, USB 3.0

4 Nov, 2013
Embedded Software

ECS & IP-SoC

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls As I mentioned previously, I am in the midst of a busy time for conferences. This week, I am at ECS in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday/Wednesday and IP-SoC in Grenoble, France on Thursday. I have a total of four presentations, along with some other activities at these events … ECS has become a significant fixture in the calendar for embedded events in the Nordic region and seems to get bigger … Read More

Self-test, Low Power, Nucleus, RTOS, Power Management

15 Oct, 2013

Dennis Brophy Low Power Flow Kicks-off Symposium In the world of electronic design automation, as an idea takes hold and works its way from thought to silicon, numerous tools are used by engineers and the like to help bring a good idea to product fruition.  Standards play a key and important role to help move your user information from high-level concepts into the netlists can be realized in silicon.  The IEEE Standards … Read More

UPF, IEEE 1801, ieee standards association, ARM, Questa Vanguard Partnership, Interoperability, Low Power

8 Jul, 2013

Colin Walls Developing embedded software used to be easy. Actually, that is not true. It has never been easy, but certain matters were simpler. Embedded developers have always needed more control of code generation because, as I am often heard to chant, every embedded system is different and the priorities and requirements change from one to another. It used to be broadly a choice between speed and size of code, … Read More

Low Power, Development Tools, Sourcery Analyzer

28 Jun, 2013

Harry Foster Clocking and Power Trends In Part 2 of this series of blogs, I continued the discussion focused on design trends (click here) as identified by the 2012 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study (click here). In this blog, I continue presenting the study findings related to design trends, with a focus on clocking and power trends. Independent Asynchronous Clock Domains Figure 1 shows the percentage … Read More

Verification Academy, Verification, Verification Methodology, Functional Verification, Accellera, Wilson Research Group Study, UPF, IEEE 1801, Low Power

29 May, 2013

Dennis Brophy Download the standard now – at no charge The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) has published the latest UPF 2.1 standard, officially called IEEE Standard for Design and Verification of Low-Power Integrated Circuits, many refer to it as IEEE 1801 or UPF for the Unified Power Format as this was the name Accellera had given it prior to transferring standardization responsibility and ongoing maintenance … Read More

UPF, DAC, IEEE 1801, Accellera, Low Power, IEEE Get, ieee standards association

29 Apr, 2013

Dennis Brophy Power Aware Verification Course Modules Released I guess I could continue the puns on the low-power theme as a few readers may get a charge out of it.  And there is a reason I seem to gravitate to puns from the start.  The first chair of the IEEE 1801 committee and I exchanged puns one time that resulted in him shipping me a Pun DVD that recorded a pun contest in which one person and another tried to … Read More

Low Power, Power Aware Verification, IEEE 1801, UPF

1 Apr, 2013

Colin Walls Some time ago, I recorded the content for a Web seminar about power management in embedded software. Although I am talking about the subject generally, I am, of course, strongly alluding to the capabilities incorporated into Nucleus RTOS. The session was “broadcast” last week, but, if you would like to experience a rare example of me being caught on video, you can watch the recorded version. … Read More

Low Power, Nucleus, Power Management

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