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8 Apr, 2014

Matt Radochonski Today we have a guest-blogger appearance.  Phil Brumby is a Senior Technical Marketing Engineer for our Runtime Solutions team and manages the technical and engineering developments for development for our graphics and user interface products. He led a web seminar a few weeks ago titled “Create Compelling User Interfaces for Embedded with Qt Framework” and received more questions than he … Read More

UI, User Interface, Embedded Linux, Linux, CodeBench, Qt, Qt framework, Nucleus, Q&A

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

17 Feb, 2014
Embedded Software

An RTOS with a GUI

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls Embedded systems are evolving - that is blindingly obvious. But that does not just mean that we are finding more and more uses for smart devices. It also means that embedded applications, that have been around for some years, are becoming more sophisticated. A few examples: central heating controllers, intruder alarms, kitchen appliances, scientific and medical instruments ... The list goes on. The … Read More

Nucleus, UI, User Interface, Qt

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

7 Feb, 2014

Matt Radochonski If you are attending Embedded World  in Nuremberg later this month, before you snack on too much lebkuchen be sure to stop by the Mentor Embedded booth at Hall 4/4-422 to see a few key presentations on: Linux Fast Boot AUTOSAR HMIs Linux-Based Automotive Pre-Silicon Development Analyzing UI Problems See below for more details: Linux Fast Boot: Techniques for Aggressive Boot Time Reduction – … Read More

UI, Embedded World, automotive linux, pre-silicon, smart energy, HMI, Linux

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

5 Apr, 2013

Phil Burr Here at Mentor Graphics we are always pleased to get customer feedback on the use of our technology for embedded software development. One such customer is Imagination Technologies whose “Pure” product division has used our embedded user interface (UI) technology and services to create and power the UI in their outstanding “Pure Avalon 300R Connect Freeview+ HD Digital TV Recorder”. … Read More

HMI, Inflexion, RTOS, UI, Nucleus, Nucleus ReadyStart

28 Oct, 2012

Phil Burr Ever since the launch of the iPhone there has been a focus on user interfaces (UI) in embedded devices. This initial UI focus was on consumer devices – initially other smartphones, but it then moved to other consumer products like TV and set-top-box. It is fair to say that Mentor has helped a significant number of the developers of these products create some pretty stunning UIs using Mentor’s own UI … Read More

HMI, Inflexion, UI, Medical, ReadyStart

9 Jul, 2012
Embedded Software

HMI Joy of Use

Posted by Phil Burr

Phil Burr I attended an excellent automotive HMI conference in Europe last week, with attendees from many of the top OEMs and tier-1 suppliers.  As we all know, automotive HMI is a complicated subject, and hence topics ranged from driver distraction,  workload management,  usability studies, the desire of drivers to access their favourite internet applications in the car and the recently published NHTSA driver … Read More

HMI, IVI, UI, Inflexion, Infotainment

20 Feb, 2012
Embedded Software

A slick UI

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls I have always thought that the user interface [UI] is the most interesting part of any software, as I have written before. I think this is true for desktop programs, hand-held device apps and embedded systems. It is, of course, the last of these which are of interest here. It is easy to think of UIs as being flashy touch sensitive displays, like you can build with the Mentor Graphics Inflexion UI product, … Read More

Inflexion, UI, User Interface

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