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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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2012-09-18 Review of wireless connectivity protocols for embedded systems
Learn about design strategies for easily and quickly incorporating wireless connectivity into an embedded design
2000-08-01 Reusable Intellectual Property for embedded systems software development
One of the most neglected areas of embedded systems software development has been the area of reuse of device drivers and Board Support Packages (BSP). But with a new tool called the Device Driver Development Environment (3DE), you can now accelerate support for the development of BSPs and device drivers.
2006-05-16 Rethinking embedded flash memory choices
The new requirements of the marketplaceespecially in many consumer embedded designs and mobile devicesmean we should rethink our priorities about nonvolatile memory and look for new alternatives
2009-04-08 Research to reform embedded systems
To deal with the increasing dynamism in networked embedded systems, IMEC has launched a new research program that will focus on moving the management of the system's resources from the design phase to runtime software solutions.
2012-01-30 Requirements sol'n for embedded systems dev't
Visure Solutions' IRQA claims to support a range of development processes including traditional V and waterfall, as well as the shift toward a more iterative process.
2015-10-19 Renesas aims to streamline embedded dev't for IoT
Synergy helps automate the implementation of graphical interfaces, network connectivity and device configuration, and frees developers to focus on innovation in their core application competence.
2002-05-29 Rabbit microprocessor provides Ethernet connectivity to embedded systems
Rabbit Semiconductor has announced the release of the RCM3000 microprocessor core module designed to implement Ethernet connectivity into embedded systems.
2014-04-02 Programmable chip safeguards embedded systems
Infineon's hardware-based OPTIGA chip provides encrypted communications capability, as well as a full range of security functions including authentication and access control management.
2013-10-04 Proactive health apps to push board, embedded systems market
IHS revealed that global revenue for embedded boards and systems serving the telehealth and proactive health equipment sectors was worth $450 million in 2012.
2008-02-25 PowerPC embedded processor aims at cost-sensitive apps
AMCC's PowerPC 440EPr is aimed at cost-sensitive applications, such as secure gateway solutions, network appliances, multifunction printing platforms, networking line cards and other embedded systems.
2014-05-07 Porting TCP/IP stack to embedded IoT devices
It is a common misconception that since a communication protocol stack is called a TCP/IP stack, porting it to an embedded target provides the device with all TCP/IP functionalities and performance
2003-12-11 Plug-and-play embedded modules rest on FPGAs
Taking a page from the history of board-level computer systems and adding several bits of new technology, startup Ultimodule Inc. has announced a complete do-it-yourself tool kit for embedded-systems development.
2007-04-10 Platform secures partitioning for multicore systems
QNX Software Systems unveiled the world's 'first' secure memory and CPU partitioning capability for multicore systemsQNX Secure Partitioning for Multi-Core Processors
2002-03-13 Peritek card eases PMC integration for embedded systems
Peritek Corp.'s PMA-P single-slot PCI card hosts any 32- or 64-bit PCI mezzanine card module and eases integration of PMC boards into embedded systems.
2006-09-26 PCIe succeeds Advanced Switching in embedded systems
In the wake of the demise of Stargen, the last ASI silicon provider, and the decision of several companies to pull the plug on ASI products, communications and embedded OEMs are now migrating to PCI Express, and PLX Technology's new device arrives just in time
2002-03-15 Parvus unveils computer boards for embedded apps
The company has unveiled at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco, six new PC/104-form-factor boards designed for rugged, embedded computing applications such as data acquisition, factory automation, networked communications, and robotic control.
2003-03-17 parvus configures hubs for PC/104, embedded apps
The company's line of 10/100 Ethernet switching hubs are now available in four different configurations to accommodate PC/104 and embedded environments
2012-08-23 Overcoming embedded memory bottleneck (Part 2
Here's a closer look at the specifics of how algorithmic memories work and how the techniques can be integrated into a system.
2012-09-27 Oracle releases Java version aimed at MCUs, embedded devices
Oracle Java Micro Edition Embedded 3.2 is geared towards systems with less than a megabyte of memory and as little as 130KB RAM and 350KB ROM, especially those based on ARM Cortex-M and Cortex-A cores.
2007-09-12 Oracle carves niche in embedded software design
Seeing the potential of the embedded industry, Oracle is one of the many software providers now fielding embedded software solutions to gain inroads in the market
2007-02-19 Options for embedded user interfaces
A user interface is a definite requirement in today's increasingly complex embedded systems. To facilitate this design requirement, engineers must determine the complexity of the interface, which can range from a simple LED to more complex character or graphic LCDs. This application note describes how the capabilities of the MAXQ2000 microcontroller are suited for driving both simple and complex user interfaces.
2007-04-16 Optimize compilers and embedded DSP software
Understanding the workings of the DSP architecture, compiler, and the application algorithms can speed up applications, sometimes by an order of magnitude. This article will summarize some of the techniques that can improve the performance of your code in terms of cycle count, memory use, and power consumption.
2014-03-27 Nvidia shifts mobile focus to embedded systems, cars
Nvidia will give 3D chip stacks a nudge forward with its next-generation GPUs and will also focus its mobile strategy on embedded systems and cars rather than smartphones and tablets. These are the key takeaways at this year's GPU Tech Conference.
2002-06-04 NI upgrades embedded vision systems software
National Instruments Corp. has announces version 6.1 of its Vision Development Module software used by engineers and scientists to create embedded vision systems for greater reliability in applications such as automated inspection and alignment in manufacturing.
2004-07-15 NI PXI embedded controller has 1GB DDR-SDRAM
National Instruments disclosed that it has developed the industry's highest-performance 3U PXI embedded controller
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
2002-12-18 NEC to improve reliability of embedded systems
NEC Corp. has announced that they have developed a multilayer wiring technology that increases the reliability of sub-0.15m SoC LSI products.
1999-10-23 MXI-3 expands possibilities for data acquisition and embedded systems applications
The paper presents three examples of data acquisition and embedded systems applications that benefit from the performance and flexibility of MXI-3.
2000-08-01 Moving to 12-bit embedded control
At the Embedded Systems Conference in 1998, Tremont Mao of Analog Devices was demonstrating his own version of the Rube Goldberg machine.
2014-07-09 Minimising embedded software development costs
There are various effective test strategies for cutting development costs. Deciding what tests to employ is a bit of an art-form best guided by experience, but here are some tips on what's important.
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