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25 Oct, 2013

Felix Baum I am very excited to post my first entry to the  embedded blog and share the announcement for the product that I am managing. As some of you are aware, on October 24th 2013, Mentor Graphics officially launched Mentor Embedded Hypervisor via announcement found here  – http://www.mentor.com/embedded-software/news/mentor-embedded-hypervisor. The upcoming product release will contain support for Multicore … Read More

Linux, instrument cluster, multi-core, ARM, Android, Multi-OS, hypervisor, TrustZone, Infotainment, Cortex, Virtual Machine, Freescale

22 Oct, 2013

Matt Radochonski At IESF Europe this week at the Rilano Hotel in Munich there will be a handful of embedded software-specific sessions focusing on Embedded Linux GENIVI & Android solutions.   In between exploring the local castles & palaces around Munich, you can hear about case studies, view solution demonstrations and participate in dedicated breakout tracks covering the trends and challenges of IVI, Android, … Read More

IVI, instrument cluster, Linux, Connectivity, Embedded Linux, Android, IESF, infotatinment, GENIVI, hypervisor

17 Sep, 2013

Focus on IVI & GENIVI This Week at IESF

Posted by Matt Radochonski

Matt Radochonski This week week at IESF in Dearborn on Thursday, several tracks and sessions will focus on aspects of Embedded Software for Automotive, specifically In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) and GENIVI.  These sessions will be led by industry experts from Mentor Graphics Embedded Software, the GENIVI Board, Jungo, XMOS, and General Motors. Achieving Faster Boot Time with Linux for Instrument Cluster & Infotainment … Read More

hypervisor, GENIVI INFOTAINMENT, IVI, Automotive IVI, Android, Linux, Connectivity, GENIVI, AUTOSAR, AVB

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, AUTOSAR, Android, Nucleus, GENIVI, RTOS, i.MX. i.MX6. i.MX7, Freescale

12 Jun, 2013

Kamran Shah Andrew Patterson hosted a webinar that was very popular recently on the options for making use of Android in IVI systems. This includes porting Android to run directly on an SoC as the sole operating system, running Android in conjunction with another operating system such as Linux with use of a hypervisor, or making use of Android via a Linux Container. As a follow-up Ned, one of experts on Linux Containers, … Read More

GENIVI, Android, Linux, linux container, Infotainment, IVI

16 Apr, 2013

Andrew Patterson

Next week in Barcelona over 400 Automotive industry experts are expected at the latest GENIVI All-Members meeting. Over 5 days, more than 100 separate meetings are scheduled, covering a wide range of topics relating to In-Vehicle Infotainment platforms. An on-going challenge with the GENIVI project is to build in sufficient flexibility that the platform can be used by a wide range of Tier One and OEM

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Infotainment, Android, Infotainment Android Linux, GENIVI, Genivi Alliance, Linux

28 Mar, 2013

Anil Khanna In a previous blog, I shared news of work that we at Mentor Embedded had done with NVIDIA to help enable development of Android applications for NVIDIA Tegra devices, within the Microsoft Visual Studio environment. This technology is a key part of the NVIDIA NSight Tegra (https://developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-nsight-tegra) product. Earlier in the month, we hosted a joint webinar with NVIDIA to talk about … Read More

tegra, visual studio, android development, Android, OSS, Nsight, Nvidia

6 Mar, 2013

Jamie Little Voice activated features such as placing calls have been available in automobiles for many years. Today the most advanced systems under development and research are in the areas of autonomous vehicles. At the Embedded World Conference 2013 I was reminded about a car from the 1980’s that already had all these capabilities built in. Yes it was KITT (the Knight Industries Two Thousand)! The car was right … Read More

Linux, Infotainment, Automotive IVI, Android, Embedded World, Autonomous Vehicle, AUTOSAR

5 Feb, 2013

Anil Khanna As the differentiation pendulum swings more towards the software side of the platform, it is becoming increasingly vital that embedded hardware and system integration companies enable their customers’ (and in turn their own) success via robust, professional quality software development kits (SDK). A SDK usually consists of a dev toolchain, optimized libraries, reference designs and documentation – … Read More

Android, toolchain, visual studio, OSS, sourcery

15 Jan, 2013

Kamran Shah This year was my first time attending CES. The first day was definitely a little overwhelming, with well over 100,000 people there the show is massive. We’ve been hearing about connected devices for a while and this show was no different. Smart TVs where being touted by most companies, there was a lot more phone and tablet connectivity to appliances. The biggest shock for me were the number of … Read More

appliances, CES, Android, Connectivity

2 Jan, 2013

Jamie Little

RTOS’s have been around for a long time in the embedded industry.   And with the introduction of the TI RTOS, Freescale’s MQX, FreeRTOS and several others, I hear all the time that “RTOS’s have become a commodity.”  And to some extent, I agree.   While every RTOS has its pros and cons with various features and benefits, selecting the right one for “your” application requirements can be a little tricky. 

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OSS, RTOS, Freescale, Android, Mentor Embedded, Nucleus, Linux, Medical

11 Dec, 2012

Anil Khanna The trend of migration from a proprietary OS such as Windows® CE to an open source OS such as embedded Linux® and AndroidTM continues to accelerate. The motivations for moving are obvious – access to a rapidly evolving technology base via a thriving open-source community, source code access, royalty-free model and more. However, the effort to migrate from one design environment to a new one is … Read More

Linux, Android, Windows CE

30 Jan, 2012

Q&A

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls As I spend a lot of my time talking about embedded software via a variety of media – conferences, articles, Web seminars, this blog are examples – I frequently get emails requesting copies of materials or posing questions. All of this communication is very welcome and I do my best to respond promptly and, where I can, usefully. If I think a question might be of wider interest, it seems only … Read More

Nucleus, Android

29 Nov, 2010

Embedded software in 2011

Posted by Colin Walls

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

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

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