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Posts tagged with 'Nucleus'

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

17 Feb, 2014

An RTOS with a GUI

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls Embedded systems are evolving - that is blindingly obvious. But that does not just mean that we are finding more and more uses for smart devices. It also means that embedded applications, that have been around for some years, are becoming more sophisticated. A few examples: central heating controllers, intruder alarms, kitchen appliances, scientific and medical instruments ... The list goes on. The … Read More

Nucleus, UI, User Interface, Qt

14 Feb, 2014

Matt Radochonski At Embedded World in Nuremberg from Feb 25-27 we will have a number of demos to show off at the Mentor Embedded Booth.  Come join us in Hall 4, Booth 4-422 to see and learn more about: Delivering Powerful IoT Systems Connected devices range from wearables, to smart meters, to smart appliances, to connected vehicles. Design of these IoT devices requires minimizing memory footprint, seamlessly connecting … Read More

Multicore, low energy, Texas Instruments, TI, Android, internet-of-things, automotive linux, IoT, jacinto 6, am335x, Linux, connected vehicles, heterogeneous, Connectivity, hypervisor, i.mx6, Bluetooth, Infotainment, Freescale, Embedded World, GENIVI, stability, nanoblue, smart meter, SoC, sitara, smart appliances, nanopower, Nucleus

12 Feb, 2014

Google hangout on IoT

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls The Internet of Things is a big issue right now, which I wrote about a few months back. Tomorrow I am moderating a Google hangout titled "Internet of Things (IoT) Connectivity for Embedded Devices" where some experts will discussing this important matter. You can register here and will have the chance to pose questions online. If you cannot attend, a recording of the session will be available afterwards. … Read More

smart meter, IoT, smart energy, M2M, Nucleus

10 Feb, 2014

Anil Khanna Occasionally, I get a chance to introduce our engineers, and showcase their work, through this blog. This time, it is the turn of Asad Zia, our resident expert on all things graphics and UI related. Asad and I have worked on a few projects before, notably this whitepaper on Debugging Graphics Synchronization issues with Sourcery Analyzer. I recently had a chance to collaborate with Asad again as he … Read More

User Interface, UI, Graphics, Nucleus, animation, RTOS, Sourcery Analyzer, Nuclues RTOS, Qt

10 Feb, 2014

Colin Walls Apart from writing about embedded software matters, I also read widely and enjoy the perspectives offered by many of the key figures in the field. One writer, who always gets my attention, is Jim Turley. Jim is never afraid of raising contentious issues and tends to take something of a chip-centric view of embedded systems. He seemed surprised, in a recent article, to find that engineers’ priorities … Read More

Nucleus

20 Jan, 2014

Low power modes

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls Power management is a hot topic – or maybe that should read “a cool topic” – among embedded developers of late. In the course of a recent conversation on the subject, I realized that there are, in effect, three kinds of power saving procedure that embedded software might effect: Use dynamic voltage and frequency scaling [DVFS] to tune the CPU performance to the needs of the … Read More

Low Power, Nucleus, Power Management

16 Jan, 2014

Anil Khanna It is no secret that demand for electricity far outstrips available supply. Demand from both the rapid urbanization of developing economies as well as emergence of new applications in developed nations is driving this trend. Generating additional capacity is one, albeit quite expensive, option to deal with this imbalance. Alternatively, turning to technology to help address this issue is another. Source: … Read More

OpenADR, RTOS, Nucleus, smart grid, smart meter, SEP, smart energy

15 Jan, 2014

Jamie Little This is not your daddy’s 18-wheeler! We’re all quite familiar 18-wheeler diesel trucks. We see them on the road every day. They are a critical part of our mass infrastructure in various capacities. From moving companies, freight liners, to independent truckers, to retailers and package delivery, there are lots of big trucks on the road – collectively consuming significant amounts of diesel fuel. … Read More

STMicroelectronics, Embedded, stm32, STMicro, Nucleus, RTOS

6 Jan, 2014

Colin Walls A majority of embedded devices nowadays are implemented using an operating system of some kind. This has not always been the case and need not be today. Historically, using an OS was less common mainly because the applications were less complex and CPUs less powerful. Some thought is needed, at an early stage in a project, to determine which OS to use [or whether to use one at all] … This all … Read More

Linux, multi-core, RTOS, Multi-OS, Nucleus

10 Dec, 2013

Jamie Little “When profits hang in the balance, get a Reliable Scale”  That’s a great tagline for an industrial scale company! Since 1984, the folks at Reliable Scale Corporation in Calgary, Alberta, Canada have been producing a variety of scales for agriculture, oilfield and industrial applications; including live animal & bin weighing, force sensing for pumpjack and wireline applications as well as general … Read More

rtos nucleus mcu microcontroller, RTOS, Cortex M3, Atmel, Mentor Embedded, Nucleus, industrial control, MCU

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

18 Nov, 2013

Conferences in perspective

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls My busy two week conference period is now behind me and, having had a bit of R&R in the meantime, I have had a chance to reflect on some of my experiences and impressions of the three events: ARM TechCon, ECS and IP-SoC. If you attended any of these events, please email or comment to share your thoughts. If you would like copies of any of my materials, please email … ARM TechCon, Santa Clara, … Read More

Power Management, ARM TechCon, ARM, Multicore, RTOS, Self-test, Nucleus, Low Power, USB, MCAPI, USB 3.0

11 Nov, 2013

Embedded hypervisors

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls Some technologies, it seems to me, should not really exist. They do, however, because they address a specific need. Typically, such technologies stretch something to make it perform in a way that was not originally intended. An example would be the fax machine. In a paper-based office environment, there was a frequent need to move documents from A to B. Initially, this resulted in the mail. But fax … Read More

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

4 Nov, 2013

ECS & IP-SoC

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls As I mentioned previously, I am in the midst of a busy time for conferences. This week, I am at ECS in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday/Wednesday and IP-SoC in Grenoble, France on Thursday. I have a total of four presentations, along with some other activities at these events … ECS has become a significant fixture in the calendar for embedded events in the Nordic region and seems to get bigger … Read More

Self-test, Low Power, Nucleus, RTOS, Power Management

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