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Accelerating Android bring-up using VDKs in the LAVA framework

Accelerating software testing is vital to speeding up embedded system development, especially for Android and Linux systems running on ARM-based hardware. Virtual prototyping strategies, including the use of VDKs, can help.
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January 15, 2014
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Debugging with virtual prototypes – Part Three

This part illustrates the technique using examples addressing memory corruption, multicore systems and cache coherency with particular reference to watchpoints.
December 8, 2013
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Debugging with virtual prototypes – Part Two

The second part of our series illustrates VP tools and techniques using the familiar example of Linux bring-up on an ARM-based SoC.
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April 24, 2013
Colin Walls

The rush to open source tools

Mind how you go. The only truly free thing about open source tools is the download itself. There is, however, a 'third way', matching professional support to these often useful options.
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November 13, 2012
Anil Khanna

Embedded systems are evolving, but where are the tools?


Embedded hardware and software are experiencing exciting advances but free, open source technologies only go so far in connecting them. Help is on the way.
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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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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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April 1, 2011
Glenn Perry

In sync with 2011

Glenn Perry, general manager of Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division, discusses embedded development trends.
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April 15, 2010
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Android for the rest of us

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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April 15, 2010
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Android beyond the handset

Google’s Android platform was originally developed for the mobile communications device market, but in recent months has also generated growing interest in other sectors. The most notable of these include embedded systems and consumer electronics. The article provides an overview of what is contained in Android and how its various options as well as its [...]
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