Software for energy-harvesting designs needs to cope with sudden power failures. FRAM storage can reduce the power and performance penalties of full resets.
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.
The article compares Google’s Android platforms to existing Linux builds, licensing regimes and the Windows CE operating system, and also describes how potential users can start to leverage existing hardware and software development kits and tools.
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