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10 Mar, 2014

Anil Khanna This is part 2 of a current blog. Opening the source, I was quickly able to locate the code responsible for animation: Because of a 100% CPU cost, I was expecting to find something clumsy, but found the code to be reasonable. It is using Qt's built-in Property Animation framework. A quick Google search showed that it is the standard way of implementing animation in Qt. This is how Qt's own examples … Read More

Qt, animation, UI, RTOS, Sourcery Analyzer

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, Connectivity, Embedded World, IoT, Power Management, Low Power, embedded world 2014, RTOS, Safety, internet-of-things

10 Feb, 2014

Anil Khanna Occasionally, I get a chance to introduce our engineers, and showcase their work, through this blog. This time, it is the turn of Asad Zia, our resident expert on all things graphics and UI related. Asad and I have worked on a few projects before, notably this whitepaper on Debugging Graphics Synchronization issues with Sourcery Analyzer. I recently had a chance to collaborate with Asad again as he … Read More

User Interface, UI, Graphics, Nucleus, animation, RTOS, Sourcery Analyzer, Nuclues RTOS, Qt

16 Jan, 2014

Anil Khanna It is no secret that demand for electricity far outstrips available supply. Demand from both the rapid urbanization of developing economies as well as emergence of new applications in developed nations is driving this trend. Generating additional capacity is one, albeit quite expensive, option to deal with this imbalance. Alternatively, turning to technology to help address this issue is another. Source: … Read More

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

15 Jan, 2014

Jamie Little This is not your daddy’s 18-wheeler! We’re all quite familiar 18-wheeler diesel trucks. We see them on the road every day. They are a critical part of our mass infrastructure in various capacities. From moving companies, freight liners, to independent truckers, to retailers and package delivery, there are lots of big trucks on the road – collectively consuming significant amounts of diesel fuel. … Read More

STMicroelectronics, Embedded, stm32, STMicro, Nucleus, RTOS

6 Jan, 2014

Colin Walls A majority of embedded devices nowadays are implemented using an operating system of some kind. This has not always been the case and need not be today. Historically, using an OS was less common mainly because the applications were less complex and CPUs less powerful. Some thought is needed, at an early stage in a project, to determine which OS to use [or whether to use one at all] … This all … Read More

Linux, multi-core, RTOS, Multi-OS, 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

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

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

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

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