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.

Hyperstone's Use Case Tracker

Hyperstone has released its Use Case Tracker technology, which is designed to optimise NAND Flash memory configuration and management by providing manufacturers with recommendations customised to their specific use case.

Embedded World: a MCU first from Renesas

Renesas has announced what it says is the world’s first microcontroller (MCU) with embedded flash that integrates a hardware-based virtualisation-assisted function while maintaining the fast, real-time performance of the RH850 products.

Concurrent implements Intel Boot Guard

Concurrent Technologies (CCT), a supplier of processor solutions for demanding environments, says it has now ensured all of its processor boards (based on recent Intel chipsets) are running the correct, authorised firmware, having implemented Intel Boot Guard.

Fujitsu announces FRAM with a capacity of 8Mbit

Fujitsu has introduced a new FRAM product with a storage density of 8 Mbit. The MB85R8M2T is intended for use in industrial automation and financial logging systems, where a high data throughput is required, and the integrity of the data is essential.

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.

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