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Embedded Software Blog

27 Mar, 2014

Anil Khanna The EE Live! Conference is just around the corner (March 31 – April 3, in San Jose). My colleague Matt Radochonski’s last blog summarized quite well what Mentor Embedded will be showcasing at the event. Apart from demos and presentations in the Mentor Embedded booth, we are also teaming up with AMD to offer free technical trainings in their booth. My colleague and Linux expert, Chris Hallinan, will … Read More

Embedded Linux, Linux Fast Boot, AMD, OSS, yocto project, Open Embedded

24 Mar, 2014

Colin Walls This week I am crossing to the Dark Side. I am a software engineer, but I work for an EDA company, which, although committed to supporting embedded software development, is dominated by hardware design knowledge and culture. There is always a kind of tension between hardware and software designers and I feel it is likely to be for ever thus. This week I am attending an event which is entirely focused … Read More

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19 Mar, 2014

Matt Radochonski Like most of you we’ll be in San Jose the first week in April to attend the EE Live! Conference and Expo.  Before visiting the Lick Astronomical Observatory, stop by our booth (#1812) to learn about connected smart meters, Internet of Things (IoT) medical devices, and power management. We’ll be presenting the following demonstrations at the booth all week: Connectivity with bluetooth for … Read More

Low Power, Linux Fast Boot, Medical, Connectivity, USB 3.0, ee live, Bluetooth, Medical Devices, iot devices, Linux, Power Management, internet-of-things, RTOS, IoT

19 Mar, 2014

Anil Khanna Citius, Altius, Fortius Faster, Higher, Stronger – the Olympic motto could just as easily be applied to the expectations driving the alarming rate of evolution of embedded hardware. In the form of today’s mobile devices, we now hold more processing power than high-end PCs of yesteryears! A single mobile device has replaced the functionality of a myriad of discrete devices: GPS, camera, pager, voice … Read More

Trace, Texas Instruments, trace analysis, jacinto 6, ARM, Performance Analysis, Sourcery Analyzer, Linux, lttng

19 Mar, 2014

Jamie Little SEVENEY Technology was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Paris, France. SEVENEY mainly addresses to the markets in the field of Defense & Aeronautics, Telecommunications, Transportation, Energy & Industry, Network & Security and Microelectronics. SEVENEY is thus a key player in the field of high end security and critical systems at national and international levels. SEVENEY Technology … Read More

NFC, IoT, ARM Ltd, Bluetooth, arm cortex-m4, industrial control, RFID, internet-of-things, contactless reader, USB, Wi-Fi, industrial

17 Mar, 2014

Selecting a CPU

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls You might question why, in a blog that is supposed to be about embedded software, I am considering the selection of an embedded CPU, which is clearly a hardware matter. It would be a fair question, except that, in embedded system design, the development of hardware and software are inextricably entwined, each having an influence on the other. So, how do software considerations affect the selection of … Read More

CPU

14 Mar, 2014

Matt Radochonski As Internet of Things development continues to expand into embedded, software and hardware integration will become critical.  Mentor Embedded’s Andrew Caples joined Bryan Lawrence from ARM, Eran Briman of CEVA, and Navraj Nandra of DesignWare to discuss the implications, including the role that software will play in IoT power management with SemiEngineering.com: “We see this huge push by our semiconductor … Read More

IoT, Low Power, internet-of-things, Power Management

12 Mar, 2014

Matt Radochonski Later this week Mentor Embedded’s own Andrew Patterson who some of you may know from this blog is presenting a CeBIT seminar session this Friday as part of the SMART Transportation event in Hannover, in conjunction with CSR.  He’ll be discussing the question of how do we reconcile the past with the future when it comes to automotive open source, ISO26262, ECU consolidation and Android?  Here’s … Read More

GENIVI, connected car, automotive linux, automotive safety, cebit, WiFi, clr, Bluetooth

12 Mar, 2014

Andrew Patterson I have been to Embedded World in Nuremberg for the past 5 years,  and this was the busiest I have seen it.  New themes such as IoT (Internet of Things) were very evident,  and it was clear that many software and hardware suppliers attending Embedded World are building their market strategies around these themes.  In reality though,  engineers want the detail.  How does it actually work,  what do I … Read More

GENIVI, Qt, Infotainment, Linux

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

10 Mar, 2014

Colin Walls I am always interested in receiving feedback and comment on my blog posts and, when I recently wrote about embedded software engineering priorities, I did receive some interesting responses. When I get some useful input, I commonly ask permission to publish it. Sometimes this is refused, but usually I am given leave to post the comments. In this case, the comments are, IMHO, quite controversial … … Read More

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

5 Mar, 2014

Matt Radochonski

If you're in the Silicon Valley next Tuesday, March 11th and interested in Automotive Virtualization please join us for an exciting event.  The Silicon Valley Automotive Open Source meetup group is hosting an event titled: "Security and Performance Benefits of Automotive Virtualization".  A presentation will be given by Felix Baum who you may recognize as one of the authors of this blog - he's written

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events, Virtualization, TrustZone, arm trustzone, automotive virtualization

3 Mar, 2014

Embedded World - "This is not EDA"

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls Last week, as I previously previewed, was Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany. Now that I am back home, footsore and tired [and still harboring the symptoms of a head cold that makes traveling even less fun than normal], I can reflect on my experiences. When I return from such events, it is always expected that I will have gained a firm impression of what the event was all about and what trends were … Read More

Embedded World, Nucleus, IoT

3 Mar, 2014

Kamran Shah At Embedded World in Nuremberg last week I had many discussions on the "Internet of Things" or IoT. Depending on the person I was talking to we'd cover areas such as memory footprint, what is a microkernel, how to introduce connectivity without impacting reliability, how to build power efficient devices and of course security. It really does become about the whole "system" and in the case of IoT devices … Read More

devops, internet-of-things, cloud services, Security, IoT, rugged driven development

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