The Linux Trace Tookit next generation provides open source tracer technology that helps surmount debug and optimization challenges
The business case behind how virtual prototyping speeds development, improves hardware and software quality, and improves ROI.
Data protection has long been a major issue for embedded systems, but it is becoming even more challenging with increasing adoption of multicore technology.
Linux®-based systems have been dominant in enterprise networking for more than a decade. They have been the basis of consumer electronics devices dating back to the original TiVo DVR in 1999, and wireless handsets beginning with the NEC phones for DoCoMo in 2003. However, many vertical markets are only now seeing new devices built on [...]
This paper looks at the embedded software technology that enables the development of mobile devices and portable equipment. The medical instrumentation sector is used as an example. A brief review of healthcare trends is followed by the identification of the key characteristics of such devices and how connectivity (wired and wireless) is influencing the designs [...]
The use of multicore processors is on the rise to meet inexorable demand for increasingly sophisticated functionality in embedded systems. Hardware virtualization technology provides a complementary and game-changing approach to maximizing the utility of that extra silicon horsepower. The Power Architecture has included hardware virtualization support since 2001 in its server-based instruction set architecture (ISA). [...]
The article provides fundamental guidelines for getting started in developing products and applications based on the Android platform. It reviews the content of the technology, some of the available tools and useful short cuts that have been applied.
Major players in embedded development tools debate some of the key issues facing themselves and their customers.
Analyst Stephen Froehlich looks at the platform’s emerging role in the pay-TV market.
The increasing capability and performance of microcontrollers suggests that they can now reach markets for which they were never previously envisioned, particularly as 32-bit devices move into the mainstream. However, prototyping and even researching new application spaces is difficult with existing tools. These are highly optimized for existing uses, but as such very unwieldy when [...]