Marvell SMILE Plug DevKit is Now Available for $199

The SMILE Plug is a development kit, designed jointly by Marvell and Standford University, that brings Wi-Fi connectivity to a classroom, and allows up to 60 pupils / students to interact with their teacher via their phones’ or tablets’ web browser. Other possible applications include cloud computing, wireless AP, industrial control, medical instrumentation, office automation, as well as mesh and …

Agile development of real-time systems

In this Product How-To Henk Muller of XMOS uses the company’s dual Xcore architecture to illustrate his argument that given a predictable underlying processor architecture agile development is very well suited to real-time software. Agile development is the process of continuously cycling through the whole software development process to incrementally, quickly and visibly develop a working piece of software. …