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Software development: Cost vs. value 11/02/2014

Depending upon who you talk to and the scale of the design, software development can represent around 60% of the cost of of an embedded system ...

How to protect embedded software against attacks 11/02/2014

An embedded system can be attacked by injecting malware at some point. Once installed, this can collect confidential data, change a system's ...
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Measuring energy consumption in embedded systems 11/02/2014

Ultra low power embedded systems challenge engineers working on system integration, as well as hardware and software designers optimising for energy ...

Findlay Media announces the Embedded Design Show 11/02/2014

The embedded sector continues to grow, pushed by economies of scale and pulled by the specialised expertise of engineers. A missing cog in the ...

Acal looks to bring clean power to the rail industry 11/02/2014

Every piece of equipment needs power and yet, claims Peter Creely, there are fewer analogue power engineers in the UK than professional footballers. ...

Testing embedded software is as important as hardware test 14/01/2014

Embedded software testing is a discipline that is both easier and more efficient if it can be conducted concurrently with software development, and ...

New Electronics roundtable: The challenges of targeting ... 26/11/2013

Embedded systems have, in the main, been designed around microcontrollers. But growing demand for increased performance, more capable signal ...

Digital imaging technologies bring better performance to ... 12/11/2013

Intelligent vision systems are relatively new; they provide a link between the harder domain of modern technology and the softer world we live in.

Medical electronic devices require more powerful SoCs and a ... 22/10/2013

Medical devices and medical pcs need to become more powerful, faster and smarter, with the goal of saving money and improving patient care. This is ...

Simplifying real world interfacing using a Linux based ... 22/10/2013

Embedded microcontroller development boards are a popular, low cost way of getting to know a microcontroller architecture. Meanwhile, 8bit boards, ...

Cutting overhead through preemption threshold scheduling 24/09/2013

Real time embedded systems typically use a collection of application tasks or threads that must complete their work within real time constraints.

Performance requirements drive changes in battery charging ... 09/07/2013

There are few products on the market today which rely on disposable alkaline batteries for their power. Instead, designers are specifying lithium-ion ...

Voice controlled applications require more advanced ... 25/06/2013

Voice control of built environments, and of all devices used in and between them, is one of those concepts whose fate will be decided by whether ...

New Electronics roundtable: The issues involved in embedded ... 28/05/2013

Developing software for embedded systems isn't getting any easier. As systems offer more functions, code size grows and checking that code becomes a ...

Should you think about using Android in your embedded ... 14/05/2013

Android is a sophisticated, graphically based operating system (OS) for embedded products. It delivers a set of features that make it easy for ...

The days of 8bit microcontrollers are numbered as the ... 23/04/2013

When ARM launched the Cortex-M0 core in February 2009, it had a particular market sector in mind.

Small scale programmable logic devices offer numerous ... 09/04/2013

In the world of programmable logic, the phrase 'ultra low density' stands out starkly. The reason? Over the years, the trend has to been to create ...

Embedded PMBus simplifies complex power system ... 26/03/2013

Power system designers need to apply and remove power in a predetermined and device dependent sequence.

Embedded World 2013 preview 12/02/2013

At the end of February, the embedded community will collect once more in Nuremberg for the Embedded World exhibition and conference.

NE's embedded software survey shows engineers are getting ... 22/01/2013

As the power of microcontrollers grows and the number of features being designed into products increases, the software development challenge grows ...

Automating oscilloscopes: how to save time and make better ... 13/11/2012

Oscilloscope measurement automation has become imperative for timely and accurate debug and validation. In many cases, the number and complexity of ...

AMD Opteron Embedded processors deliver performance, ... 28/09/2012

The launch of the AMD Opteron 6200 and 4200 Series Embedded Processors has delivered two 'firsts' for demanding multithreaded embedded applications: ...

Atmel SAM4 mcu family: it's about more than just the core 11/09/2012

The progression towards more powerful microcontrollers (mcus) shows no sign of abating. Indeed, while the traditional 8bit market holds steady in ...

Embedded System Access: changing the paradigm of electrical ... 11/09/2012

Testing electronic circuits has been a key topic since the first transistor was developed and remains as relevant as ever.

An integrated current and voltage monitor is enabling power ... 26/06/2012

As electronic designs grow in complexity, managing power consumption and optimising overall efficiency become increasingly important. Accurate power ...