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Posts tagged with 'Nucleus'

10 Dec, 2013

Jamie Little “When profits hang in the balance, get a Reliable Scale”  That’s a great tagline for an industrial scale company! Since 1984, the folks at Reliable Scale Corporation in Calgary, Alberta, Canada have been producing a variety of scales for agriculture, oilfield and industrial applications; including live animal & bin weighing, force sensing for pumpjack and wireline applications as well as general … Read More

rtos nucleus mcu microcontroller, RTOS, Cortex M3, Atmel, Mentor Embedded, Nucleus, industrial control, MCU

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

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

11 Nov, 2013
Embedded Software

Embedded hypervisors

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls Some technologies, it seems to me, should not really exist. They do, however, because they address a specific need. Typically, such technologies stretch something to make it perform in a way that was not originally intended. An example would be the fax machine. In a paper-based office environment, there was a frequent need to move documents from A to B. Initially, this resulted in the mail. But fax … Read More

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

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

7 Oct, 2013
Embedded Software

The next Big Thing

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls Way back when I first started this blog, I wrote about the way that embedded development is subject to fads and fashions. Even though embedded developers are conservative and only adopt new technologies and ideas when they address real problems, when such adoption does occur it is always seen as a Big Thing. Every couple of years, something comes along that fits this category. I have found it interesting … Read More

smart meter, IoT, smart energy, M2M, Nucleus

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

24 Sep, 2013

Jamie Little The Nucleus Innovate Program continues to attract small companies from many different segments in the embedded market. In fact, we’re seeing several small automotive companies join the Nucleus Innovate Program. Companies like HGM Automotive Electronics, who specialize in transmission shift kits, throttle sensors, transmission pans and accessories. From an embedded system perspective, their COMPUSHIFT … Read More

Texas Instruments, ST Microelectronics, ARM Ltd, RTOS, Nucleus, NXP Semiconductor

23 Sep, 2013
Embedded Software

Smart Energy panel

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls Smart Energy is a topic that I have discussed here a bit – here and here for example. It is a somewhat vague term that encompasses home automation, networking of appliances in the home and online connectivity to utility companies. These are all areas that will see significant growth in the coming few years. On Wednesday this week, I will be chairing an online Smart Energy panel session. This is … Read More

Nucleus, smart meter, SEP 2.0, smart energy

5 Sep, 2013

Anil Khanna The smart energy market and the adoption of “smart” products continue to evolve at a rapid pace. While several factors, such as cost, environmental concerns, local policies etc. impact the rate of acceptance of smart energy, technology is playing a key role in fostering it. The advantage is that there is a growth in applications both at the larger networked grid-level as well as (and more so)at the … Read More

Nucleus, RTOS, smart grid, smart meter, SEP 2.0, smart energy

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

19 Aug, 2013

Jamie Little           The Nucleus Innovate Program continues to be successful program for Mentor and more importantly, for our small customers! Several customers have been approved for free Nucleus RTOS source code licenses already. We continue to be delighted with the program, semiconductor partner support and customer adoption. I’d like to take a few minutes to highlight another recent … Read More

internet-of-things, grey-fleet, MCU, car-lighter-tracker, tracking-device, consumer-electronics, Nucleus, glonass, RTOS, gps-tracking, fleet-management, ST Microelectronics, stm32, fuel-economy

5 Aug, 2013

Colin Walls A topic, that seems to interest many embedded developers, is the performance of an RTOS and how that might be measured. It is certainly a subject which is well received at conferences, where numerous questions are commonly posed. Broadly speaking, I would rather discourage developers from getting too hung up on the performance figures published by RTOS vendors, as it is incredibly difficult to use them … Read More

Nucleus, RTOS, scheduling latency

5 Aug, 2013

Ricardo Anguiano Stella, our Nucleus powered, self-balancing robot generates kernel and application level trace data which is then visualized using Sourcery Analyzer. Arvind Raghuraman, Staff Engineer on the Nucleus RTOS team and creator of Stella, will give you a tour of Stella’s application layer trace visualization. Arvind previously instrumented Stella’s relevant application layer variables including … Read More

ReadyStart, PID, robot, code instrumentation, stella, control systems, Trace, trace analysis, application layer, RTOS, inverted pendulum, software development, Nucleus, Sourcery Analyzer, Embedded

29 Jul, 2013

Ricardo Anguiano Stella, our Nucleus RTOS powered, self-balancing robot generates kernel and application level trace data which is then visualized using Sourcery Analyzer. Sourcery Analyzer is used to detect and explore wheel angle bias, and test the hypothesis that perhaps the corrective pulse width signals are causing the wheel angle bias. We also use the measurement tool to quantitatively characterize the worsening … Read More

ReadyStart, PID, robot, code instrumentation, stella, control systems, Trace, trace analysis, application layer, wheel angle bias, RTOS, inverted pendulum, software development, Nucleus, Sourcery Analyzer, Embedded

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