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What is an embedded system?
An embedded system refers to any electronic system that uses a CPU chip, but that is not a general-purpose workstation, desktop or laptop computer. Embedded systems generally use microprocessors, or sometimes custom-designed chips or both. It is used in various applications such as vehicles, machine tools and consumer electronics.
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2007-08-16 Next-gen embedded designs demand parallel test
Today's embedded devices are more functionally rich than the designs of the past. Thus, traditional test methods no longer suffice. For next-generation embedded designs, parallel test brings in more effective measurement
2005-06-21 New NI LabVIEW can be used in any 32-bit embedded processor
NI disclosed that scientists and engineers can now take advantage of the high-level graphical programming paradigm of its LabVIEW software to save significant time prototyping and deploying embedded apps to 32-bit microprocessors
2004-11-11 NEC builds system software development operations unit
NEC Electronics Corp. has established the System Software Development Operations Unit
2010-04-20 Multicore SoCs invade embedded arena
Predicting trends is difficult in most connected industry experts, but one trend that's easy to spot is the widespread acceptance of multicore SoC, which is happening for a number of reasons.
2005-05-06 Mini-modules push for flexibility in embedded apps
Based on the Xilinx Virtex-4 FX12 and Spartan-3 FPGAs, Memec rolled out a set of mini-modules that aims to provide a fully integrated system-on-a-module at a low-cost and small footprint for embedded apps.
2002-11-06 Mentor, Sharp forge embedded system collaboration
Mentor Graphics Corp. has collaborated with Sharp Corp. to provide Mentor with access to "hardware compilation" technology known publicly as the Bach system, for rapid design and optimization of embedded systems.
2013-02-20 Mentor enlists NXP in embedded dev't program
Qualified firms can accelerate embedded system development with software provided at no cost, including the Nucleus RTOS, the Sourcery CodeBench GNU toolchain and 32bit RISC ARM-based BSP.
2003-04-24 MEN embedded module integrates Pentium III CPU
The EM02 ESM of MEN Mikro Elektronik GmbH comes equipped with either a 933MHz Tualatin Pentium III processor or a 400MHz Tualatin Pentium II Celeron CPU.
2002-05-01 Low-cost DSO for next-generation embedded test
This technical article focuses on the digital troubleshooting aids that are appearing in the emerging generation of low-cost DSOs for embedded system designs.
2007-07-09 Logic module simplifies system integration
Advanced Knowledge Associates has designed a new logic module that can facilitate accelerated advanced embedded system design.
1999-03-01 Leveraging PLDs for embedded system functionality
You can directly apply the techniques and tools used in Internet Reconfigurable Logic (IRL)-based enterprise development to embedded systems and thus enhance their capabilities
2000-03-01 Leveraging PLDs for embedded system functionality
You can directly apply the techniques and tools used in Internet Reconfigurable Logic (IRL)-based enterprise development to embedded systems and thus enhance their capabilities
2007-04-16 Leverage multicore processors with graphical system design tools
A key step in tackling a multicore design is developing a clear software design methodology.
2009-10-19 Korea embedded system aims to fight world hunger
Offering a solution to fight world hunger, South Korea's Wafree embedded system topped the Imagine Cup 2009 Embedded Development Invitational.
2008-05-14 Kit designs counterfeit-proofing embedded apps
Atmel has rolled its Aris++ development kit with Crypto Evaluation Studio tool suite for the design and evaluation of counterfeit-proofing embedded applications that are protected by hardware-based encryption and mutual authentication
2006-10-30 Keynoters criticize embedded systems tools
Embedded systems development tools are likely to improve in qualify and simplicity, enabling developers to work faster, according to a speaker at an international conference on embedded systems
2008-04-18 iPhone consumer appeal reshapes embedded design
The success of iPhone is influencing engineers to reconsider the way consumers use electronic devices, and in turn this reconsideration has shifted design emphasis away from hardware embedded in a device and toward software that enables applications and defines the user interface
2011-09-13 Intelligent system market to grow two-fold by 2015
A recent IDC report forecasts that by 2015, the market for intelligent systems will grow to about four billion units and bring more than $2 trillion in revenue.
2010-06-04 Intel-powered rugged system tailored for harsh setups
Adlink Technology is rolling out the RuffSystem 735 designed for ruggedness and reliability in mission-critical applications where other systems would fail.
2007-10-29 India hinges hope on embedded design
What India lacks in manufacturing, however, it makes up for in embedded software developmenta foundation that could prove increasingly important in the future
2007-04-16 Increased embedded design forecasted in Asia
Over 700 embedded system designers in Asia, including those in mainland China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and India, participated in an annual survey that aims to gauge each year their development experience with hardware, development tools and RTOS.
2004-11-24 In-System programming with 8051-based microcontrollers
This app note demonstrates In-system programming that allows system firmware to be upgraded without disassembling the embedded system to physically replace memory.
2000-05-03 Improving data bandwidth using 32-bit processors in embedded applications
This paper describes how to integrate high-performance microprocessors and system controller functions for application-specific products, especially on cost-sensitive and space-limited products
1999-06-29 Implementing in-system programmable Flash memory with 8bit CISC microcontrollers
This paper presents the advantages of utilizing Flash memory after it is programmed and soldered into a product for PROM and EPROM applications.
2009-10-05 Identifying the most favored embedded tool
What is your favorite tool in the embedded world? Here's an interpretation of the Embedded Market Survey
2015-12-14 How to securely update FPGA-based embedded systems
This article explains the requirements for a safe, secure and reliable remote update facility, and how a flash-embedded FPGA can provide the key functions needed to satisfy such needs
2010-05-06 How to choose system design methodologies (Part 1
The first part of a three-part series, this technical article aims to answer the following questions: Why systems design? Which system design methodologies are important? And what are the benefits that come to the embedded developer who uses them.
2010-03-03 How to boot an embedded system from an eMMC equipped with a Microsoft FAT file system
This application note describes a set of solutions used to boot an embedded device from an Embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC) equipped with a Microsoft File Allocation Table (FAT) file system.
2004-01-01 High-growth era seen for embedded systems
With increasing demand for computing power at lower costs and smaller sizes, the field of embedded systems has now gained significant importance
2001-04-03 High Availability Design For Embedded Systems
This paper examines the market dynamics that drive the requirements of a "high-availability-enabled" embedded OS, shows how these requirements are met by Wind River's OS code-named Cirrus, and explains the benefits of Cirrus for developers engaged in the design of "highly available" smart devices
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