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.

Does NVMe Make Sense for Embedded?

NVM Express (NVMe) is already making a big splash in the enterprise and consumer markets. But some are now asking whether this ultra-fast solid state drive (SSD) protocol might also have a future within the embedded domain.

Alliance Memory expands SDRAM portfolio

Alliance Memory, a manufacturer of hard-to-find SRAM, DRAM, and SDRAM ICs, has expanded its SDRAM portfolio which now features a wide variety of components that combine low power consumption with power-saving features to extend battery life in mobile devices.

Evolution of Real-Time Applications Calls for Novel Memory Technologies

We are now beginning to see the emergence of a range of technologies that will lead to major changes in the design of real-time embedded systems. These technologies include the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR). The unifying thread between all of them is a greater focus on the use of distributed systems coupled with a need for high performance to deal with the data they generate and consume.

IDE for Renesas RX MCUs gets safety update

IAR Systems has announced the latest version of the functional safety edition of Embedded Workbench for Renesas RX family of MCUs. The new version integrates the C-STAT and C-RUN tools, providing static and runtime analysis. In addition, support is now available for the Renesas RXv2 CPU core.

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