Developing Effective Design Strategies For Today’s Wearable Devices: Security

We love our wearables, but wearable devices connected to public networks supporting bi-directional data flow make our devices...and us...highly susceptible to attack. Security can no longer be thought of as an “afterthought” to embedded system design; development teams must design in security methods and adopt a security development lifecycle approach that meets the appropriate security lev... » read more

Developing Effective Design Strategies For Today’s Wearable Devices: Power Management

As the next wave of wearable devices expands into a new class of revolutionary and innovative products, there will be a growing importance placed on the real-time operating system (RTOS) and corresponding middleware. Wearable System-on-Chip (SoC) processors require an operating system optimized for size and performance with power-efficient wireless connectivity options needed for machine-to-mac... » read more

Outbound Power Management

Many years ago when I first suggested that we should do platform-level power instead of focusing on the CPU, I was considered somewhat of a heretic. Yet, within 10 to 15 years of that recommendation, most of the platforms around us have moved to that method using operating system functions to keep track of the overall power, battery life, etc. As we move into the era of billions of connected de... » read more

Wearable Devices: A Limitless Future

Today, there are many wearable systems across industries including medical and health care, safety, smartwatches, smart goggles and glasses, smart shoes and clothing — even smart pet trackers! So why is there such a proliferation of devices, even though many of these portable/embedded devices have been around for decades? There are a few key technical trends enabling these devices. F... » read more

The Week In Review: Design/IoT

Embedded Mentor Graphics released a new version of their Nucleus RTOS with a focus on high-performance IoT and wearable applications. Updates include support for Dynamic Linking and Loading (DLL) capabilities in Cortex-M based cores; the ability for developers to reconfigure, update, and provision connected embedded devices that utilize cloud-based remote software services; and TI WiLink 8 m... » read more

Selecting An Operating System For Embedded Applications

It seems these days, just about every embedded system has some type of operating system. And there are more options today as to which OS to choose. Is open source your best choice? What about a free RTOS? In this paper, learn the pros and cons of the many OS options available today and how to select the right OS for your next embedded project. To read more, click here. » read more

Internet of Things Design Considerations For Embedded Connected Devices

Embedded connectivity has been around since the early days of M2M. But what is new are the many complexities and emerging standards embedded system developers need to know if they are to design the latest IoT device. This paper delves into many of the key considerations developers need to know and discusses the critical areas of IoT security and connectivity along with the importance of a prove... » read more

Improving Embedded Systems Reliability With A Process Model-Based RTOS

The introduction of Nucleus Process Model to the Nucleus Real Time Operating System (RTOS) maintains the key characteristics of an RTOS and adds many of the benefits of a large scale OS, such as dynamic task, library loading and unloading, memory access protection, and operational privilege control. This paper discusses the various dimensions of operating under the process model, including its ... » read more

The Week In Review: System-Level Design

Cadence bought TranSwitch’s high-speed interface IP assets. TranSwitch, which made chips for communications equipment, filed for bankruptcy in November. (The company’s Web site is no longer active.) Cadence also won a deal with Microsoft, which will use Tensilica processors in the new Xbox One audio subsystem. And Cadence rolled out HiFi Audio Tunneling for Android, which takes advantage of... » read more

The Week In Review: Oct. 18

By Mark LaPedus & Ed Sperling The problems continue with extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography. ASML promised to deliver an 80 Watt power source by year’s end. Now, the company said it only will have a 70 Watt source by mid-2014. “We are focusing on reaching the 70 Watts by the middle of next year,” said Peter Wennink, ASML’s CEO, in a conference call to discuss the company’s res... » read more

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