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Posts tagged with 'Inflexion'

5 Apr, 2013

"Butter-Smooth" Embedded UIs

Posted by Phil Burr

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

26 Jul, 2012

HMI Workload Management

Posted by Phil Burr

Phil Burr I was involved in a discussion about driver workload management the other week. It is a fascinating topic and I can see it becoming a much more important feature of in-vehicle HMIs in the coming years.  The basic concept is pretty straightforward – when a driver is in a high workload situation (e.g. driving at 70mph on a crowded freeway), the HMI adapts so that the functionality available to the driver … Read More

Driver Distraction, Infotainment, IVI, HMI, Inflexion

9 Jul, 2012

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

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

Embedded expectations

Posted by Colin Walls

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

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

25 Oct, 2010

Scandinavian embedded

Posted by Colin Walls

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

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