Embedded

Software dominates the embedded system design process; according to some estimates, software development can now consume up to 70% of a project’s resources.

Traditionally, software development started when the hardware arrived, but not any more: software designers are using virtual prototypes to get their projects started in time to meet the deadlines.

But there are also operating systems, which manage this growing complexity. The choices are numerous and have an impact at the system level, as well for deeply embedded products. And C is no longer the only programming language.

Whatever the complexity of the embedded system you’re developing software for, New Electronics addresses the issues regularly by looking at the latest tools and techniques available.

Forging links

A reliable development process strengthens links between product development and global suppliers.

Pick and mix

How virtualisation allows software developers to choose different operating environments and mix them on a single hardware platform. By Mike Richardson.

Every which way

How Linux is helping to enable designers to extend device networking connectivity every which way but loose. By Mike Richardson.

Right here, right now

Today’s customers want it all – right now. But increased innovation escalates the complexity of the development process. By Mike Richardson.

From fad to fashion

Silicon on insulator wafers are rapidly gaining ground as the next ‘must have’ process technology. By Louise Joselyn.

Finding fault

Complex systems, such as those in aerospace and defence, are driving demand for advanced diagnostics tools.

Armed and ready …

Larger memory and more powerful processing capabilities are the armoury of choice in the embedded design sector. By Vanessa Knivett.

Linux in embedded applications: now it’s for real

Embedded Linux is no longer merely an 'up and coming technology'. Today, embedded Linux is rapidly displacing applications once considered the exclusive domain of traditional real time operating systems (RTOS). Studies show Linux is the market's most popular embedded operating system, with more than 25% of all new designs.

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