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April 1, 2011

In sync with 2011

Glenn Perry, general manager of Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division, discusses embedded development trends.
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February 25, 2011

The trillion dollar mark

Optimism and caution characterized this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
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December 14, 2010

Low-cost real-time data delivery for medical devices

Danish life science entrepreneur Medotech needed a way to provide secure and simple access to its Grindcare medical devices deployed on patients’ home networks. This article outlines how Medotech solved the problem using Nabto’s patented off-the-shelf embedded software and describes how the implementation simplifies system maintenance and future development. A further section considers the integration [...]
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April 15, 2010

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

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

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

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 14, 2010

Ahead of the game

The embedded world Exhibition & Conference remains one of the industry’s most vibrant gatherings.
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September 1, 2009

Implementing a unified computing architecture

Netronome offers a range of programmable Network Flow Processors, which deliver high-performance packet processing and are aimed at designers of communications equipment whose requirements extend beyond simple forwarding. Many network processors and multicore CPUs lack L4-L7 programmability or cannot scale to 10Gbit/s and beyond. Netronome’s flow processors are powered by 40 programmable networking cores that […]

September 1, 2009

Linux Nucleus… Or both

Until recently, operating system (OS) specification for embedded systems has been seen largely as an ‘either/or’ exercise. Similarly, OSs that have their foundations in the embedded market and those that have grown out of desktop computers have been seen as competing rather than complementary technologies. Cost and performance criteria within specifications will often lead to […]

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