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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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2012-12-19 Camera phones get a leg up thanks to embedded imaging
IC Insights revealed that in 2012, camera phones with 3MP or greater image sensors were outselling stand-alone digital still cameras by a 6:1 ratio.
2005-09-05 Calculating the exploitability of your embedded software
Here are some tips on a 'back of the napkin' way to get a sense of an application's vulnerabilities by showing it mathematically.
1999-11-01 Building fault-tolerant embedded systems using TTP/C
An automotive brake-by-wire embedded control system has to be exceptionally fault-tolerant. With the time-triggered methodology, you can design such new emerging category of systems, having demands that cannot be met using today's event-triggered Class B protocols.
2012-07-25 Black Hat conference to expose holes in ARM, x86, embedded systems
Countermeasures to be presented for attacks against Apple's iOS, Windows 8 and HTML 5.
2002-09-27 Axis Systems: Taiwan's electronics industry depends on system verification
Over the last ten years, Taiwan has transformed itself into becoming the leader in the semiconductor foundry business which was achieved through joint efforts between the Taiwan government and engineers.
2006-04-05 Atmel's AVR32-based DSCs tailored for multimedia systems
Atmel has announced the AP7000 line of 32-bit digital signal controllers, the first family of products based on the company's high-throughput AVR32 core introduced in February.
2002-07-01 Asian engineers intensify embedded design activity
As communication systems equipment are dominating the mainstream embedded systems design in Asia, engineers grab this opportunity to create better and more sophisticated embedded devices for various apps.
2003-02-03 Asian embedded developers looking up to Linux
In the last six months, embedded developers across Asia have progressed from evaluating embedded Linux to building actual applications with it
2014-10-09 Asia-Pacific gets biggest share of embedded tech market
The Asia-Pacific region is set to dominate the global embedded technology market with a share of $79 billion out of the total forecast growth of $198.5 billion by 2019
2006-08-17 Asia's largest EDA/embedded systems events open today
Taiwan's design engineers and technical managers will all be trooping to the Taipei International Convention Center as the region's largest and most-established EDA and embedded systems events start today.
2007-07-02 ARM-based secure MCU eyes embedded systems
Atmel Corp. launches the AT91SC192192CT-USB, a flash-based, ARM SC100 powered, secure MCU targeted at embedded systems.
2005-05-24 ARM-based MCU line targets embedded apps
STMicroelectronics has beefed-up its 32bit ARM-based STR710F MCU family for high-performance, cost-sensitive apps needing fewer on-chip facilities and to embedded systems that will benefit from increased on-chip RAM.
2002-03-07 ARM, Co-Design unveils co-verification solution for embedded systems
Co-Design Automation has announced that it is integrating its SYSTEMSIM simulator including its CBlend technology with ARM's processor models and software debug environment, targeting the product for embedded system designers
2003-04-29 ARC ships embedded software for ColdFire processor
ARC has announced the immediate availability of its Precise Bundle embedded software for Motorola's ColdFire MCF5282 processor
2011-03-16 AMD strengthens embedded focus with new APUs
While the Embedded G-Series APUs address high-performance visual needs in embedded systems, they also seek to serve a core market that can benefit from a standalone 'Bobcat'-based CPU.
2005-03-10 AMD positions Opteron for high-end embedded markets
Advanced Micro Devices announced at the Embedded Systems Conference here that it will sell the Opteron processors to high-end embedded markets, including medical imaging, storage appliances and carrier-grade telecom applications.
2002-12-18 AMD addresses wireless, embedded system needs
Analog Micro Devices Inc. has announced the creation of the "Embedded and the Wireless Business Units" within its Memory Group organization
2008-04-18 All systems go for yearlong Microchip PIC32 design challenge
TechInsights has launched the Microchip PIC32 Design Challenge, a yearlong contest and community sponsored by Microchip Technology and Digi-Key.
2012-11-14 Advances in embedded SW design re-use and IDEs
Learn how integrated development environments have evolved to include productivity-enhancing resources.
2002-01-24 ADI power-management ICs fit entertainment, embedded systems
The company has expanded its anyCAP LDO line of power-management chips with the introduction of the ADP3333, ADP3334, ADP3338 and ADP3339 devices.
2003-03-05 ADI IC replaces mechanical trimmers in "set and forget" systems
The AD5273 64-step digital trimmer IC from Analog Devices Inc. offers a one-time programmable, digitally controlled variable resistor and replaces mechanical trimmers in "set and forget" factory adjustments.
2009-09-02 Adding wireless to existing embedded systems
This article describes an alternative approach that mitigates the problems with conventional wireless implementations in embedded systems.
2002-12-11 Adding Nonvolatile SRAM into Embedded Systems
This application note describes how to interface an NV SRAM to a microprocessor based system as either program or data memory.
2002-07-01 Adding nonvolatile SRAM into embedded systems
Learn how to interface a nonvolatile SRAM to a microprocessor-based system either as program or data memory.
2013-03-05 Adding class D audio to embedded systems
Learn about the various implementations of class D amplifiers.
2006-09-18 Adapt Ethernet controllers to embedded needs
By improving the architecture of a non-PCI Ethernet controller, designers can improve overall system performance in consumer electronics, entertainment A/V, and home network designs.
2002-03-08 Acunia offers new profiles for embedded systems solution
The company's Embedded Solutions Group has announced the release of five new profiles of its XINGU 8000 series embedded processing solution
2006-09-14 Accelerate embedded system design with NI's LabVIEW platform
As the pressure to get products to market faster continues to increase, embedded systems are growing more sophisticated and complex.
2009-05-07 A designer's guide to embedded Wi-Fi
This article aims to help you understand the peculiarities of Wi-Fi for embedded systems so that you can choose the best Wi-Fi implementation based on your needs.
2006-08-16 6th ESC-Taiwan gathers world's leading embedded tool vendors
Design engineers in Taiwan will be treated to an array of leading-edge technologies as the world's major embedded tool suppliers gather to showcase their products at the 6th Embedded Systems Conference-Taiwan.
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