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.

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.

Bit players

Spansion looks to stand out from the herd with 8bit per cell flash. By Paul Dempsey.

Separated by something?

Barriers to communication between system design and software development departments are, it seems, now being broken. By Christopher Smith.

As you like it

It isn’t quite painting by numbers, but this starter kit could help you create your next masterpiece. By Philip Ling.

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