Embedded Topics

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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May 25, 2011

Booting an SMP RTOS from Bare Metal

While silicon vendors are taking the lead in bringing the multicore revolution to embedded markets, software developers of embedded operating systems, middleware, and applications are struggling to keep pace. A major hurdle is transiting to the multicore environment, which requires a paradigm shift in design strategies for legacy systems. This white paper addresses one such […]

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May 25, 2011

Porting the Android Platform Beyond Mobile Phone Applications

This white paper opens with a quick introduction of the Android OS. It continues with a description of the Android architecture highlighting major design features. Finally, we’ll discuss challenges and key considerations to keep in mind when porting the Android OS. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to […]

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