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September 18, 2012

The Yocto Project

Yocto is a project that aims to provide the open source building blocks necessary for custom embedded Linux implementations
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June 4, 2012

Sleep modes

For a growing number of applications, leakage is a major component of the lifetime energy consumption of an MCU, making it essential to shut the processor core down when it is not needed. Sleep modes help control that.
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May 21, 2012

Real-time scheduling

The scheduler is a key component of any real-time operating system (RTOS). This guide describes the concepts employed by common schedulers and the policies they employ.
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March 21, 2012
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Do you GNU? If so, some points to ponder

Open-source toolchains give companies ultimate control over their development environments, but how many can really afford the resources to debug and develop their own tools? Would they be better off with a commercially supported open-source approach?
March 21, 2012
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How TI halved the power consumption of Wolverine

Texas Instruments’ MSP430 microcontroller platform has been one of the industry’s leading ultra-low-power architectures for more than a decade. Each generation has been focused on setting new records. The latest, Wolverine, cuts power and energy consumption by more than half.
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January 23, 2012
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When ARM’s 64

There’s already some love out there for ARM’s v8 64bit architecture as the processor giant builds out its ecosystem.
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January 15, 2012

Virtualization

Virtualization makes it possible to run multiple operating system images on one processor core – with benefits for memory protection, power efficiency and cost reduction.
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May 25, 2011

Android, Meego and Embedded Linux in Vertical Markets

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 […]

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May 25, 2011

Development of Embedded Devices for Medical Applications

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 […]

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April 1, 2011
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Enabling tomorrow’s connected TV user experience with open platform development

New open software platforms can dramatically advance the way consumers interact with the Internet via their televisions and an expanding array of TV-like mobile devices. Ultimately consumers will be able to access websites that are fully optimized for the TV platform. Today, this experience is primarily delivered via widgets—containerized web pages or information portals that [...]
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