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23 Apr, 2014

Kamran Shah If you’re a customer of ours you should have already received an e-mail with instructions on how to update products such as Mentor Embedded Linux and the Automotive Technology Platfrom that include OpenSLL, and in some cases versions of OpenSLL with the Hearbleed bug and vulnerability. Logo representing Heartbleed from security company Codenomicon. If you’re not an active customer of Mentor Embedded … Read More

Linux, openssl, hearbleed, Security

22 Apr, 2014

Colin Walls Quite a while ago, I made the observation that wireless connection technologies were everywhere. Nothing has changed, of course. In fact there are even more wireless devices around and, with the advent of the Internet of Things, numbers will continue to increase drastically. The term “wireless”, to some extent, means different things to different people, but it usually boils down to a data … Read More

22 Apr, 2014

Kamran Shah Earlier this month at the Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) I was interviewed by Andy Frame from ARM about some quick thoughts on the Internet of Things (IoT). I hope you’ll appreciate that I do call out that IoT does have an issue in many minds as being a buzzword. All the marketing fluff aside, my personal experiences have shown that connectivity and greater information can have a positive impact … Read More

Security, arm trustzone, internet-of-things, ARM, Nucleus RTOS, Power Management, IoT, Low Power

17 Apr, 2014

Kamran Shah Many of us have spent this week resetting passwords and upgrading some software as a result of the recently discovered Heartbleed security bug. I didn’t really have such a fundamental issue that impacted so many systems all of us work with on a daily basis in mind when we scheduled our panel discussion on Security Strategies for Internet of Things (IoT) Systems. The bug did however reinforce to … Read More

heartbleed, internet-of-things, cloud services, IoT, Security

15 Apr, 2014

Kamran Shah Last week Freescale announced two new SoCs based on the Layerscape architecture to the QorIQ family of processing platforms. These new SoCs extend the QorIQ family to a high performance networking solution at a lower power. The QorIQ LS2085A and LS2045A provide this power optimized performance based on 64-bit ARM Cortex-A57 cores. As Freescale’s preferred partner we’ll of course make sure … Read More

Cortex-A57, Freescale, ARM, Layerscape

14 Apr, 2014

Colin Walls I recently presented a session at EE Live! on USB 3.0, which proved quite popular. There were a number of questions and discussion about what is wrong with USB [mainly the connectors] and where it is going in the future. Of course, the question of USB 3.1 came up … My class included very little information on USB 3.1 because the standard is not yet finalized. It is slated for late 2014 and there … Read More

USB, USB 3.0, USB 3.1

9 Apr, 2014

Jamie Little We’re seeing an explosion around portable devices in the market. From consumer gadgets to medical devices to industrial instruments, battery operated, handheld and wearable devices are penetrating many sectors of the market. While these new class of devices tend to be more compact compared to prior generations, they offer a great deal of connectivity and functionality packed into these smaller and more … Read More

wearables, RTOS, Ineda Systems, IoT, Dhanush, Nucleus, Power Management, Low Power, MIPS

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

8 Apr, 2014

How was EE Live! for you?

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls As I mentioned last week, I have just been to EE Live! in San Jose, California. Having arrived home a little while ago – 22 hours door to door, with baggage taking a little longer – I am pondering my impressions of this year’s event … Starting off with the positives. What I saw of the conference was buzzing. There were lots of classes available, covering all aspects of embedded … Read More

Embedded Systems Conference, EE Live!

6 Apr, 2014

Colin Walls A few weeks ago, I wrote about my involvement in a program to connect schools with industry, with a particular focus on technology. Part of this activity supports a UK government initiative [there are two words that I rarely seem to use next to one another] to teach every child to program computers. In the US, I believe the plan is for everyone to know how to program, which is rather ambitious. I am … Read More

Off-Topic

2 Apr, 2014

Matt Radochonski Some of us from the Mentor Embedded team are spending the week in San Jose for the EELive Show and here are a few pictures we’ve snapped from the setup day and first day of open floor.  Most of these were taken by Ricardo Anguiano. A few shots of the Mentor Embedded Booth: Nuclues NanoPower BLE Demo: Nucleus Power Management Framework Demo: Folks milling about prior to show floor opening: A … Read More

EELive, Ricardo Professional Photographer, AMD

1 Apr, 2014

Matt Radochonski As part of the Mentor Embedded team I’m excited to finally share that we’re partnering with AMD Embedded to provide open-source embedded Linux development for heterogeneous and multi-core processors from AMD. Last year in September AMD shared details about its embedded product roadmap; this provided a great deal of insight into the commitment and growing investment AMD is making into embedded systems … Read More

yocto project, CodeBench, GNU, AMD, Yocto, gnu linux, Linux

31 Mar, 2014

Matt Radochonski Next week from Tuesday, April 8th through Friday, April 11th we’ll be joining many of our embedded developer colleagues at Freescale Techology Forum in Dallas, TX.  Before you spend a few hours at the Dallas Arboretum, stop by the Mentor Embedded booth to learn how to solve the challenges of secure connectivity for Automotive, Industrial, Medical and Smart Energy to integrate them into the Internet … Read More

in vehicle infotainment, i.mx6, industrial, smart meter, AUTOSAR, Low Power, Connectivity, Medical, Power Management, smart energy, instrument cluster, ftf2014, internet-of-things, hypervisor, IVI, Freescale, Linux, FTF

31 Mar, 2014

See you at EE live!

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls It is that time of year again! For many folks in the embedded software business, the arrival of Spring means that it must be time for the Embedded Systems Conference [ESC]. Over the years it has spawned a number of variants across the US [Chicago and Boston at least] and abroad [Brazil, India and UK come to mind]. But I think that most people regard the West coast event [in San Jose, then San Francisco, … Read More

Embedded Systems Conference, EE Live!

27 Mar, 2014

Jamie Little I visited Embedded World Germany several weeks ago and in addition to show being extremely vibrant, and saw a lot of buzz around the Internet of Things (IoT) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).  Semiconductor vendors, hardware vendors and software vendors alike were talking about IoT in various ways.   And why not?  The IoT momentum is quite significant given the billions of embedded devices that we expect … Read More

nanoblue, Medical Devices, nanopower, ARM, BLE, am335x, internet-of-things, Nucleus RTOS, Power Management, IoT, Bluetooth, sitara, Bluetooth Low Energy

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