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Posts tagged with 'RTOS'

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

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

17 Jul, 2013

Phil Burr How many times have you tried prodding at the screen of a device and only after it has failed to respond have you remembered that it isn’t actually a touch screen? I know that I have done this, and after talking to a friend of mine who is a doctor in my local hospital, I am pleased to know that I am not the only one! It is no surprise that the medical profession’s expectations of user interfaces has … Read More

HMI, Medical, UI, Nucleus, RTOS

16 Jul, 2013

Jamie Little   Since the Nucleus Innovate Program was launched in November of last year, we’ve recieved dozens of Qualification Forms and many small companies have been approved for free licenses. While the popularity of the program has been exciting, the array of customer applications we’re seeing from the Innovate Program is equally as exciting! For example, some of the market segments represented … Read More

RTOS, home automation, Embedded, Nucleus, NXP, LPC4350, MCU

15 Jul, 2013
Embedded Software

Munich conferences

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls I attend quite a few conferences, taking any opportunity to speak about embedded software matters. Although such events take place throughout the year, there are two notable periods: Summer [July/August], when everything goes very quiet, and early Fall [late September and October], when everything goes mad. We are just beginning the “quiet” period. But there were a couple of events scheduled … Read More

Nucleus, RTOS

26 Jun, 2013

Ricardo Anguiano So, what sorts of things can you create with Mentor Graphics’ embedded software development tools and platforms?  How about a self-balancing robot named Stella?  The Nucleus ReadyStart development platform, which includes the Nucleus RTOS, Sourcery CodeBench IDE and toolchain and Sourcery Analyzer performance and analysis tool, was used in the development of Stella. Stella the robot is an inherently … Read More

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

28 May, 2013
Embedded Software

Using an SMTP client

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls I always find it satisfying to see simple solutions to apparently complex problems and the world of embedded software certainly lends itself to some creativity. My concept of “simple” is quite broad, but essentially encompasses anything that is easy to understand [for me] and ideally avoids reinvention of any wheels. A while ago, I wrote about incorporating a Web server [HTTP server actually] … Read More

TCP/IP, Medical, Nucleus, RTOS, SMTP, POP3

15 May, 2013

Anil Khanna In February, I had blogged about the emergence of the smart energy arena, made up of an ecosystem stretching from the utility to your home including connected devices such as data concentrators, smart meters, home gateways, smart appliances etc. A common standard that outlines the requirements regarding connectivity and intelligent communication between these devices is the Smart Energy Profile (SEP) … Read More

RTOS, smart energy, Nucleus SEP, Wi-Fi, Zigbee, smart grid, smart meter

14 May, 2013

Jamie Little Free Nucleus RTOS source code? Just a few years ago if you would have told me that Mentor Graphics would be offering free-source-code for one of the most successful, popular and distributed RTOS’s in the world, I would not have believed it. Yet, for the last few quarters, Mentor is doing just that! The Nucleus Innovate Program was announced November 2012 and adoption is picking up quickly! To date, … Read More

RTOS, Medical, ARM, STMicro, Nucleus ROTS, NXP, TI, Mentor Embedded, Nucleus

6 May, 2013

Jamie Little In the high-tech market, the IoT is driving connectivity requirements in devices across many segments. Considering the number of embedded medical devices hospital, you can quickly imagine areas where Wi-Fi connectivity can be used to connect devices, patients, administrators and doctors. For example, Wi-Fi can be applicable in the doctor’s office, in the operating room, at the nurse’s station, in the … Read More

Freescale, Medical, Wi-Fi, Nucleus, RTOS

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