Embedded Topics

April 1, 2011

Business economics drive open source strategies

The GENIVI Alliance is already accelerating cross-industry standards development only two years since its formation, says Joel Hoffmann.
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April 1, 2011

Do you need a 1GHz MPU to run Linux and Android?

There are strategies, tools and devices to get the best from these OSs without buying a higher-end MPU, says Jacko Wilbrink.
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April 1, 2011

Home sweet smart home

As part of our utility metering focus, Sean Murphy offers a US perspective on the challenges.
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April 1, 2011

Setting the context for smart meters

The embedded market sees great potential in improving utility supplies but it presents complex challenges, says Alistair Morfey.
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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

Beyond Pandora

John Landau According to analysts at Screen Digest, revenue from 3D theatrical releases in North America reached $1.1bn in the first six months of 2010. This was the first time that the half-year number had exceeded the billion-dollar mark and was more than double the $430m in 3D ticket sales for the same period in […]

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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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September 10, 2010

Hypervisors and the Power Architecture

The use of multicore processors is on the rise to meet inexorable demand for increasingly sophisticated functionality in embedded systems. Hardware virtualization technology provides a complementary and game-changing approach to maximizing the utility of that extra silicon horsepower. The Power Architecture has included hardware virtualization support since 2001 in its server-based instruction set architecture (ISA). [...]
June 1, 2010

A UML design flow aimed at embedded systems

System Modeling Language (SysML) is a Unified Modeling Language (UML) profile that allows the creation of standard descriptions of a system. However, this profile is too generic to address embedded and real-time system design. The Modeling and Analysis for Real-Time and Embedded Systems (MARTE) UML profile attempts to fill this gap by providing elements from [...]
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