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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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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
2007-02-19 Microsoft releases .NET toolkit for embedded systems
Microsoft this week rolled out a software development toolkit for its .NET Micro Framework, making the framework accessible to embedded systems developers.
2014-02-13 Microsemi establishes security within embedded MPUs
Building on its SmartFusion2 FPGA SoC platform, the Secure Boot Reference Design provides a secure boot for any processors in the IoT.
2010-06-16 Microchip rolls embedded Wi-Fi, sub-GHz transceivers
Microchip has launched an embedded Wi-Fi transceiver module and an ultralow-power transceiver module for 868-, 915- and 950MHz networks
2008-04-01 Micro Digital intros USB MVSP for embedded systems
Micro Digital offers a USB multiple virtual serial port (MVSP) solution for embedded systems.
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.
2010-12-07 Mentor, RIM acquire embedded software assets
Mentor bought some of the assets of GNU-based tools and services provider CodeSourcery, while RIM has purchased The Astonishing Tribe to beef up its user interface and embedded software teams
2004-08-17 Mentor embedded systems division joins Eclipse
Accelerated Technology, the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics Corp. has joined the Eclipse Foundation, a software tool vendor consortium formed to foster the expansion of a unified development environment and wide product integration.
2014-12-22 Memory access ordering in complex embedded designs
The simple act of loading, storing, and transferring data between processor and memory is much more complex than it used to be. This article focuses on memory accesses, specifically the order in which they happen.
2004-03-01 Market study bares embedded systems development trends
According to Venture Development Corp., the market for embedded OSs would reach over $1 billion by 2007, with Asia-Pacific leading the growth trend
2003-07-23 M-Systems upgrades flash devices for embedded systems
M-Systems is upping the ante of its flash disk-on-chip technology for embedded systems designers.
2002-01-02 M-Systems extends DiskOnChip 2000 Flash disk family
The company has expanded its 32-pin DIP DiskOnChip 2000 Flash disk product line with models that offer capacities up to 576MB.
2007-12-07 Low-ESR tantalum capacitors target embedded controls
AVX has developed a range of tantalum capacitors for embedded control systems with low ESR.
2006-09-12 Low-cost enclosure platform targets embedded systems
Elma Electronic Inc. has launched a new low-cost base enclosure platform for the company's contract assembly services.
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.
2000-11-01 Layered strategy suits embedded systems
When the networked computer came along, followed swiftly by Internet appliances such as handheld devices and set-top boxes with Web access, ANT Ltd recognized an opportunity for its Fresco browser.
2006-04-07 KPIT Cummins acquires automotive embedded systems provider
KPIT Cummins Infosystems announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent equity of Bangalore-based CG Smith Software Pvt. Ltd.
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.
2000-09-01 Java to handle complexity and portability in embedded systems
A virtual machine is a layer of software that runs on top of a host operating system to insulate communications routines and Java applications from any changes implemented to the underlying hardware. The paper outlines real-world implementation issues it helps solve for memory management.
2011-03-28 ITTIA DB SQL for ThreadX suits special-purpose systems
The ITTIA DB SQL for ThreadX suits special-purpose systems that need self-contained data management software
2007-06-15 iSuppli: 65.1M car navigation systems to ship by 2012
The increasing demand for car navigation and GPS will result to worldwide shipments of automotive navigation systems to more than triple from 2006-2012, according to iSuppli Corp
2010-05-27 ISP1160/01 embedded programming guide
This application note describes the use of the ISP1160/01 in embedded systems.
2007-03-05 Is MRAM right for your consumer embedded device application
Available memories on the market have inherent limitations that prevent them from offering the best memory features. However, with further refinement, MRAM could someday be hailed as the universal memory.
2008-03-18 iPhone redefines embedded software security
Apple's iPhone and Microsoft CE-based devices are upping the ante for security software in embedded systems, according to experts.
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
2013-04-26 IoT to drive future of embedded systems dev't
The Internet of Things will reshape business models for embedded systems companies and raise the level of security concerns, according to a study by Venture Development Corp.
2004-06-16 Invector Ethernet device eyes 8-, 16-bit embedded systems
Invector Embedded Technologies introduced a new, small sized, 100Mb Ethernet module that can be used in 8 to 16-bit embedded systems.
2007-04-10 Intel Xeon processors target embedded computing
Intel Corp. brought out the first quad-core processors for embedded computingthe Quad-Core Xeon processor 5300 series with extended life cycle support
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