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14 Apr, 2014

Colin Walls I recently presented a session at EE Live! on USB 3.0, which proved quite popular. There were a number of questions and discussion about what is wrong with USB [mainly the connectors] and where it is going in the future. Of course, the question of USB 3.1 came up … My class included very little information on USB 3.1 because the standard is not yet finalized. It is slated for late 2014 and there … Read More

USB, USB 3.0, USB 3.1

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

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

25 Oct, 2013

ARM TechCon

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls As I outlined recently, I am attending a number of conferences in the next couple of weeks. The first one, next week, is ARM TechCon in Santa Clara, CA. This event spans 3 days – 29-31 October. The conference itself covers all 3 days; the exhibition is just days 2 and 3. Each year this event seems to expand in size and scope and I have more things to do there … Mentor Graphics has a significant … Read More

ARM TechCon, ARM, USB, USB 3.0, MCAPI, Multicore

10 Jun, 2013

Device Firmware Upgrade through USB

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls One of the great things about software, compared with hardware, is the ease with which it may be changed and updated. The big downside of software is also the ease with which it can be changed. This ease can make software developers lazy, as they know that they can always fix things later. This is a sharp contrast to chip developers who are fearful of errors, as an ASIC respin is both time consuming … Read More

DFU, Device Firmware Upgrade, USB, Nucleus

25 Feb, 2013

Kamran Shah Our second day at Embedded World is no less busy than the first.  In addition to a number of demos at the Expo (Hall 5, Booth 324) we are presenting a number of sessions as well. We have three different presenters on this second day and the sessions really do cover a lot of different topics: Walter Sabia has a session “Virtual Prototyping – Development of multi-discipline Systems from Concept … Read More

Emulation, USB, Embedded World, virtual prototype

26 Nov, 2012

USB 3.0

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls In the world of computers, I have always felt that USB is one of the good things of life. It [mostly] just works and simplifies our lives. As USB has been around quite a few years, it is hard to remember what life was like before. It is interesting technology, because, as it is so easy to use, it is easy to forget how complex it is “under the hood”. This is a topic that I have talked about … Read More

Nucleus, USB, USB 3.0, Nucleus USB, SuperSpeed

1 Oct, 2012

ECS2012

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls As I have in previous years, this week I am attending the Embedded Conference Scandinavia [ECS] in Stockholm, Sweden. This event seems to get bigger every year and is certainly for foremost embedded conference in the region. I was pleased to have two proposals for papers accepted … My two sessions cover well trodden ground: USB 3 – An Introduction for Embedded Software Developers USB is … Read More

Nucleus, ECS2012, USB, RTOS

6 Mar, 2012

Embedded World visited

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls As I mentioned last week, I went to Embedded World in Nuremberg. The show itself seemed very busy – it was difficult to make my way through some of the crowds among the booths at times and there were a good many visitors to the Mentor Graphics booth. The event seems to be extending its reach beyond purely embedded systems. Although there were 2 or 3 halls full of technology that an embedded developer … Read More

Embedded World, USB

27 Feb, 2012

Looking forward to Embedded World

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls This week sees the 10th anniversary of the Embedded World conference in Nuremberg, Germany. This show and conference has been growing steadily over the years and I guess it is now the biggest event devoted to embedded systems in the world. I am fortunate enough to attend Embedded World most years, as I reported here and here, and this year is no exception. I have two papers in the conference: “USB … Read More

Embedded World, Nucleus, USB, RTOS

5 Dec, 2011

On the road again

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls I recently mentioned that this time of year is very busy for me, with numerous conferences and similar events to attend – normally to deliver presentations. The most hectic period is past and, as the Christmas and New Year holiday approaches, things are settling down. Except for this week, when I am attending two conferences: On Tuesday, I am going to ESE Kongress in Stuttgart, Germany. I have … Read More

IP-SoC, USB, ESE Kongress, Development Tools

3 Oct, 2011

Conference season

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls It is October, which is always the start of a busy time of year for me. Most people I know are preoccupied with returning to school or the change in weather heralding the approach of Winter, but I am contemplating all the conferences that I need to attend. It is the same every year. The world of embedded software goes quiet during the Summer, then everyone realizes that they have sales targets to make … Read More

Development Tools, RTOS, USB

12 Sep, 2011

VDC survey

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls

As I have mentioned before, I am always interested in user surveys, as they do offer some kind of glimpse into what is going on the world of embedded software development. The recently published VDC Embedded Engineering Survey [summary available here] shows up some interesting results and trends. However, it does, like with many surveys, raise nearly as many questions as it provides answers … One

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RTOS, VDC, USB, Development Tools

27 Jun, 2011

USB 3.0 and data storage

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls

USB, as I have written about before, continues to be a popular topic and this seems to be on the increase with the emergence of USB 3.0. The new USB spec yields a number of benefits, but the clearest advantage that it has [over USB 2.0] is potential for higher data transfer speed. There are a number of applications where the extra throughput can be used to advantage. An obvious example would be multimedia,

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data storage, SCSI, USB

23 May, 2011

USB power

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls USB seems to be a subject of great interest among embedded developers. I recently delivered a couple of Web seminars on the topic and had a very good sized audience and lots of questions. If you attended, thanks for coming along. If you were not there, but are interested, you can find a recording here. Please email me if you would like a copy of the slides. There was a very wide range of questions, … Read More

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