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25 Nov, 2013

Hypervisor applications

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls I recently discussed hypervisor technology and how it is being applied in embedded systems. This coincided with Mentor Embedded’s announcement of Mentor Embedded Hypervisor. I described what a hypervisor is and something about how it works, but I did not address applications for hypervisors – where they are used and why. The initial announcement that I quoted, was focused on using hypervisors … Read More

Nucleus, Multicore, hypervisor, Embedded Hypervisor, multi-core, Multi-OS, Linux, mentor embedded hypervisor

14 Nov, 2013

Felix Baum A very good turnout at the webinar I have recently hosted on the topic of Enabling Multi-OS Embedded Systems with Hypervisor Technology. During webinar, I talked a bit about trends in the embedded industry, the way hardware and software vendors are dealing with these trends, walked through the most popular Operating Systems configurations – SMP, AMP and sAMP, highlighted the benefits of embedded virtualization, … Read More

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

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

Ricardo Anguiano Imagine this scenario: Your custom hardware design is still being worked out by your hardware team. Early stage, pre-silicon design models are running in simulation. The software team has started their work using this hardware simulation and they’ve got Linux running on the simulated target and they are now debugging kernel, driver and application code. The software team helps exercise the … Read More

pre-silicon, Power Estimates, Sourcery Analyzer, Application, virtual prototype, development schedule., Linux, Sourcery CodeBench Virtual Edition, lttng, time-to-market, Driver, Trace, Kernel

22 Oct, 2013

Matt Radochonski At this week’s Automotive Linux Summit in Edinburgh, UK, between hikes around Arthur’s Seat  two of Mentor Graphics Embedded Software’s Linux experts will be presenting events on Linux in IVI & Telembatics V2v/V2I.  : LXCBENCH: Understanding the Capabilities of Linux Containers in IVI Applications Through Benchmarking, by Gianpaolo Macario, Mentor Graphics — 11:40am Friday The … Read More

IVI, Linux, benchmarking, V2I, V2V, linux containers, Telematics

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

30 Sep, 2013

Embedded file systems

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls On desktop computers, data that you are working on right now, in an open application, is most likely just stored in RAM. When you are finished, the information is saved to disk for more permanent storage. That is the way it is for word processing, spreadsheets etc.; databases are bit different. The idea of having volatile memory for temporary use – where a power failure can cost you a morning’s … Read More

file system, Linux, RTOS, Nucleus

17 Sep, 2013

Making Automotive IVI Software Work

Posted by Jamie Little

Jamie Little When shopping for a new car, truck or SUV, buyers are becoming more intrigued with the advancements of In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems and technologies. In fact, IVI capabilities are becoming major decision factors for most technology savvy consumers. And for this case, savvy consumers can mean anyone with a smartphone, teenagers (of course!) or perhaps a soccer mom with kids who have smart devices. … Read More

Linux, Freescale, GENIVI

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, 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, 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

18 Apr, 2013

Brad Dixon In my 10+ years of embedded Linux work I’ve worked with a lot of Linux trace technologies including the Linux Trace Toolkit (LTTng), System Tap, and even the not so well know and the unlikely to be mainline dtrace for Linux port. These are all very powerful tools that can expose many of the internal details of a Linux system and, depending how you use each tool, create huge volumes of data along … Read More

Linux, Sourcery Analyzer, CAN/LIN

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

8 Apr, 2013

Debugging with printf() or not ...

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls My colleague Richard Vlamynck [who has been a guest blogger here] and I were discussing tracing and debugging. Like me, he has been doing software for a few years. Hence, when we considered tracing and instrumenting code, he commented “It used to be easy to see what effect trace statements had on your program because, as you put more or less trace cards in your Fortran deck, you could visually … Read More

Sourcery Analyzer, Linux, lttng, Nucleus, multi-core, Multi-OS

2 Apr, 2013

Kamran Shah We just wrapped up our google hangout with Alison Chaiken and Ravi Puvalla discussing the use of Linux in automotive systems. It was a pretty interactive discussion and questions covered quite a wide range of topics including AUTOSAR, V2V communication, automotive networks and buses, as well as some opinions from attendees on security and liability. You can view the archive on the event page and post … Read More

vehicle to vehicle communication, google hangout, v2v communication, v2x comunication, Infotainment, Linux

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