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.

Advanced static code analysis tool

Green Hills Software has announced that its static code analyser, DoubleCheck, is now provided as a standard feature with its MULTI Professional tool suite for multicore development and debugger solutions.

Computer on module, ultra-small

The MM50 is Mikro Elektronik's latest ultra-small computer-on-module. The ESMini module is based on the MPC5121e or MPC5123 PowerPC processors, which have an MMU and FPU and come with a 760 MIPS using clock frequencies of up to 400 MHz.

Embedded Development Studio upgrade

Embedded software tools developer, Crossware, has released version 5.0 of its Embedded Development Studio, which it says includes a range of features designed to speed up and simplify the software development process.

Module uses Freescale i.MX51 with 800MHz ARM Cortex-A8

Direct Insight has introduced a tiny system on module based on Freescale's i.MX51 device which features an 800MHz ARM Cortex-A8 core with neon Floating Point Unit, PowerVR graphics engine and hardware implemented video codec with up to 720p resolution support.

LynxSecure support for new Intel Core i7 processors

LynuxWorks has announced that its LynxSecure separation kernel and embedded hypervisor will support the new Intel Core i7 processor family. This combination will provide embedded developers across many industries the performance and security enhancements they require for their next generation of products.

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