Embedded Software Special Edition

April 15, 2010
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Intra-vehicle information security framework

The increasing use of electronics systems in today’s cars, trucks and other vehicles inevitably presents a new set of security challenges. Primarily for safety reasons but also for commercial ones, the components used in automotive systems must be extremely resistant to malicious attacks. There are essentially two domains for in-vehicle security: ‘inter-vehicle’ and ‘intra-vehicle’ or, [...]
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April 15, 2010
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Addressing portable medical device needs

The development of medical devices, particularly portable medical devices, is expensive, and the time-to-market is long. Yet, social trends are making these one of the most exciting product segments for the embedded systems market. The article reviews key decisions a device designer must make in terms of the MCUs and other silicon and software that [...]
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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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Developing for Android: what, where and how

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.
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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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April 15, 2010
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Still plenty to do

Major players in embedded development tools debate some of the key issues facing themselves and their customers.
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April 15, 2010
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Linux is changing the embedded landscape

Jim Zemlin charts the course taken by the open source OS to preeminence in the device market and beyond.
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April 15, 2010
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Android gets boxed in

Analyst Stephen Froehlich looks at the platform’s emerging role in the pay-TV market.
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