comment on this article

Your move!

How board support packages help to avoid the stalemate of hardware versus software compatibility. By Mike Richardson.

There’s an old proverb that says life is like a game of chess, changing with every move. The same can be said for the application of the board support package (bsp). With the right stratagem and calculated moves, a bsp can help customers slash their development times, lower costs significantly and get their design to market before their opponents have thought about their next moves.
More than just a pawn in a game, the bsp is vital in helping system designers make decisions early in the development process. This is due to an increasing trend in the high integration density of modern processes, which means the availability of ready to use hardware and software platforms is more important than ever. What’s more, customers now have smaller development resources, so design teams are looking for more support from their suppliers by putting the pressure on them to provide ‘plug and play’ solutions.
This has seen a booming market amongst third party system integrators and reference quality bsp suppliers in developing the various interfaces and the provision of uprated production quality drivers needed to enable rapid development of the customers’ software to effect a rapid product time to market.

Mike Richardson

Related Downloads
12221\Your Move.pdf

Comment on this article

This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team.

What you think about this article:

Add your comments


Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published.
Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.

Related Articles

Changing the paradigm

Innovating in semiconductors is seen as being a critical component of the UK’s ...

Change based testing

A major cause of software bugs is inefficient and incomplete testing. This ...

Custom MMIC design

Plextek RFI CEO Liam Devlin discusses the technical and commercial ...

Between the layers

ZofzPCB is a free 3D Gerber viewer that allows designers to see inside the ...

The changing face

A year of seismic social and political change 1968 saw anti-Vietnam war ...

Cloud Solver

Today, new technologies enter the market very, very quickly. For some of the ...

Life without GitHub?

The software development platform and code sharing repository GitHub celebrates ...

Reliable electronics

Circuit Mind, a UK start-up, is getting a lot of attention as it looks to use ...

Ensuring security

Silicon Labs’ CSO, Sharon Hagi, talks to Neil Tyler about security and product ...