2012 Embedded Market Study – Software Development & Processors

I’ve just come across an Embedded System Study by UBM published in April 2012. The company surveyed over 1,700 professionals working on embedded systems who are mainly based in the US (56%),  but also in Europe (21%) and Asia (12%). The report is 87 long, but I found some of the slides are particularly interesting in regards to programming languages, operating …

2012 Embedded Market Study – Software Development & Processors

I’ve just come across an Embedded System Study by UBM published in April 2012. The company surveyed over 1,700 professionals working on embedded systems who are mainly based in the US (56%),  but also in Europe (21%) and Asia (12%). The report is 87 long, but I found some of the slides are particularly interesting in regards to programming languages, operating …

Intel to Give Away 5 Atom D2700 Development Kits to Selected Engineers

As part of its “Eureka! Design Challenges“, Intel is asking hardware engineers to submit ideas about what they’ll do with an Intel Atom D2700 development kit with 2Gb RAM, a 40 GB SSD drive & lots of ports and expansions, and will give one to the 5 candidates with the best project ideas. Intel Atom D2700 Board part of the …

Troubleshooting real-time software issues using a logic analyzer

This logic analyzer technique is a power-tool for the embedded software engineer’s toolbox. While many embedded software issues can be debugged using either print statements or symbolic debuggers (such as JTAG tools), there are many instances where neither of those methods can help. For example, suppose the problem is in an interrupt handler that is executing ten thousand times …

A new way to do firmware development on programmable devices

In this Product How-To article Mark Saunders describes a new methodology for doing firmware development for the Cypress’ Arm-based Programmable SoCs, using the company’s PSoC Creator in combination with Arm’s uVision IDE. Programmable devices are really cool and powerful, if you are a hardware designer. If you are a software developer, they can be a real headache, giving that …