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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

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

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

5 Sep, 2011

Colin Walls A few years ago, I had the opportunity to take a few snaps of my friends’ son, Archie. He was about 3 years old at the time. Archie is a child of the 21st Century and, as such, he knows a lot about embedded systems. He might not admit to this knowledge, but he has been surrounded by embedded systems from the day he was born. This experience has informed his expectations about the world in significant … Read More

Inflexion, User Interface

29 Nov, 2010

Colin Walls

Crystal ball gazing is a hazardous activity. However, this week I am going to take the risk. I have the honor of having been invited to present a keynote speech at a technical conference in Grenoble, France. Although I speak at conferences frequently, I normally have some constraints with the topic - normally I am presenting a paper, an abstract for which was submitted and accepted months before. On

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Multicore, User Interface, Low Power, Android, Inflexion

15 Nov, 2010
Embedded Software

ARM Tech Con 2010

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls

Last week I attended the ARM Technical Conference in Santa Clara, California. I am not sure how many years this event has been running, but it seems to be going from strength to strength. There was a change to the management company this year, but the event format was basically the same: a 3 day multiple-stream technical conference, with a selection of keynotes and an associated exhibition area. Obviously,

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Low Power, User Interface, MCAPI, ARM, Multicore, Android

25 Oct, 2010

Colin Walls Last week, I attended the Embedded Conference Scandinavia in Stockholm. This event has been running for a few years now and I have been to it before. It seems to be gaining momentum. The show floor was well filled and there seemed to be a good flow of visitors. My colleagues, who were manning the booth, commented that they had had some good leads. But I think that it is the technical conference sessions … Read More

Inflexion, MCAPI, User Interface

19 Jul, 2010

Colin Walls I have always for medical electronics interesting and I have blogged about it from time to time [here and here, for example]. Part of the reason for my interest stems from an occasional feeling that so much of the electronics around me is ultimately pointless. Many Mentor Embedded customers are making consumer devices, cell phones and other gadgets. Do we really need all of these? Aren’t they really … Read More

Android, User Interface, Linux, Networking, Inflexion UI, Low Power, Multicore, Nucleus, Medical, RTOS

23 Mar, 2010
Embedded Software

Graphical medicine

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls I am very sceptical when I hear the term “graphical interface”. All too often I have been frustrated and irritated by a webpage with flashing, animated GIFs or by a “user friendly” interface on a device that takes for ever performing somersaults and cartwheels instead of letting me get on with the task in hand. Of course, these are examples of badly designed graphical interfaces. I would like to talk … Read More

User Interface, GUI, Inflexion UI, Medical

8 Mar, 2010
Embedded Software

EW 2010

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls Last week I went to Nuremberg [or Nürnberg if you prefer] to attend Embedded World 2010. I have been to this show most years over the last decade or so and it just seems to get bigger and busier each year. This year there were more than 700 exhibitors and in excess of 18,000 visitors. It is now definitely the biggest show/conference for embedded developers anywhere in the world. The electronic displays … Read More

Android, Linux, Inflexion UI, User Interface, Embedded World

6 Jul, 2009

Colin Walls I have just been taking a short vacation and, while we were away, we met up with some friends. Their son was very excited to be the owner of the very latest model of iPhone. He was very keen to show us all the cool features and how slick it was to operate. I liked his enthusiasm and I was impressed by the device. But somehow I had two simultaneous trains of thought. First, I concluded that the iPhone … Read More

Medical, GUI, Inflexion UI, User Interface

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