Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
junko.yoshida
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Echonet Lite
junko.yoshida   11/27/2013 2:59:36 PM
NO RATINGS
Here's more info. on Echonet:

http://www.echonet.gr.jp/english/

Definitely worth looking into.

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Echonet Lite
junko.yoshida   11/27/2013 2:56:59 PM
NO RATINGS
@rick, this one has legs. Echonet is something the Japanese ministry and the industry are promoting together -- thus giving more confidence among technology suppliers to move ahead with IoT in Japan.

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
Echonet Lite
rick merritt   11/25/2013 10:30:45 AM
NO RATINGS
I had not heard of this one. Does it have legs?

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Changes in the Japanese electronics industry
junko.yoshida   11/25/2013 8:55:32 AM
NO RATINGS
@garydpdx, sorry I missed you too! Glad to hear that you got a good traction among Japanese companies. Let's synchronize our watch -- next time -- when we travel that far!

garydpdx
User Rank
CEO
Re: Changes in the Japanese electronics industry
garydpdx   11/24/2013 5:54:32 PM
NO RATINGS
Oh!  Sorry that we missed you last week!  Space Codesign was exhibiting at EDS Fair (combined with ET) as part of our Asian distributor, Avant Technology.  We would have loved to give you a demo of our SpaceStudio ESL hardware/software co-design EDA tool.  We had a great reception among Japanese companies for our debut, as Japan is arguably the one of the most advanced C-based hardware and systems market on the planet.

Personally, it was my first time in Japan (after all these years, after all those air miles!) and it will definitely not be my last ... :)

 

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Most Interesting Aspect
junko.yoshida   11/24/2013 9:35:04 AM
NO RATINGS
@Patk0317, I agree. By using battery-less solutions, suddenly many of those IoT modules can go into so many different places.

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Ruby
junko.yoshida   11/24/2013 9:29:24 AM
NO RATINGS
@alex_m1, thank you. The Spansion angle you pointed out is an interesting one. Now that former Fujitsu Semi's microcontroller business is a part of Spansion, Spansion has a vested interest in promoting mruby. 

I hear the maker community in Japan is actually growing strong. I haven't had a chance to investigate more first hand, but that's what I hear from my colleagues working at EE times Japan.

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Ruby
junko.yoshida   11/24/2013 9:25:54 AM
NO RATINGS
@Patk0317, thanks! I look forward to your discovery...I believe that mruby is still too new, but if indeed it can fit in such a small footprint memory as they claim, I think it could be interesting...

alex_m1
User Rank
CEO
Re: Ruby
alex_m1   11/23/2013 12:15:50 PM
NO RATINGS
@Junko,

Another option regarding mruby: ruby is popular in japan(for general programming). Maybe spansion want to improve prototyping of embedded systems in japan, and grow the maker community there. It makes sense since japanese companies buy more japanese micro's.

BTW: how's the maker community in japan?

alex_m1
User Rank
CEO
Re: Ruby
alex_m1   11/23/2013 11:44:33 AM
NO RATINGS
@Junko

I don't know mruby specifically, there were plenty of attempts to get scripting languages for microcontrollers.they largely failed because they need more memory, they really slow the code , they dont support real time code, and the general conservativeness of developers.on that note , even even inventor of Ruby thinks most embedded code will be in c/c++ not mruby.

on the other hand spansion can create microcontrollers in 40nm ,which might change the game.and them pushing mruby could certainly help.

and there is the new "micro python" which claim to solved the speed and real-time issue.we'll see after it's kickstarter ends.

Page 1 / 2   >   >>


EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Steve Wozniak Reacts to Latest iPhone
Max Maxfield
6 comments
Funnily enough, just a few days ago as I pen these words, I was chatting with my wife (Gina the Gorgeous) when she informed me that -- as a kid -- she had never played at making a ...

EDN Staff

11 Summer Vacation Spots for Engineers
EDN Staff
20 comments
This collection of places from technology history, museums, and modern marvels is a roadmap for an engineering adventure that will take you around the world. Here are just a few spots ...

Glen Chenier

Engineers Solve Analog/Digital Problem, Invent Creative Expletives
Glen Chenier
15 comments
- An analog engineer and a digital engineer join forces, use their respective skills, and pull a few bunnies out of a hat to troubleshoot a system with which they are completely ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
46 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)