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posted in March 2010
ESC helps drive Android beyond cellphone
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3/29/2010   5 comments
The ESC-Silicon Valley Conference will add fuel to the effort driving Google's Android software into a wide range of embedded systems beyond the smartphone by hosting three presentations on using Android in embedded systems.
ARM, Renault, MontaVista join in-vehicle alliance
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3/22/2010   Post a comment
ARM Holdings plc, Renault and MontaVista Software have joined GENIVI, an automotive electronics industry alliance that is seeking to drive adoption of an open-source car infotainment platform. MontaVista joined GENIVI as a core member in June, 2009 and now the three companies have all been elected to take seats on the board of directors of the organization.
10 questions to ask when choosing a virtualization solution
Design How-To  
3/22/2010   2 comments
The adoption of virtualization technology is rising, thanks to hardware cost savings, isolation, and footprint reduction. But choosing a virtualization solution can be intimidating, given the variety of architectures and products available. This article attempts to ease the process of selecting a virtualization solution by posing 10 important questions that any embedded engineer or manager should weigh when considering virtualization.
Researchers give update on road to parallelism
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3/19/2010   1 comment
Researchers at the University of Illinois detailed progress on three many-core processors among several small steps they have taken on a long and complex journey toward creating new parallel programming models to harness tomorrow's many-core processors.
SOFTWARE TOOLS - People Power announces SuRF Developer's Kit for home area networks
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3/16/2010   Post a comment
People Power Company has announced the SuRF (Sensor Ultra Radio Frequency) Developer's Kit for OSHAN (Open Source Home Area Network). The kit is designed to ease development of smart, environmentally friendly applications for household electronics and devices.
Optimizing Embedded Designs for the Intel Atom Processor
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3/8/2010   Post a comment
Designers must understand intricacies involved in hardware, software, and end delivery to select the right Atom-based solution for their embedded devices.
Virtex-5 USB module packs power in small footprint
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3/4/2010   Post a comment
Opal Kelly is shipping its fastest FPGA USB 2.0 integration module, the XEM5010, which is based on a powerful Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA, and delivers 256-Mbytes DDR2, 36-Mbit synchronous SRAM, 32-Mbit flash, and up to 200 high-speed user I/Os.
EMBEDDED WORLD - IS2T & Green Hills Software announce optimized Java support for INTEGRITY RTOS
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3/2/2010   Post a comment
IS2T S.A. and Green Hills Software, Inc., have teamed up to integrate IS2T's Hard Real-Time MicroJvm virtual machines for embedded systems with Green Hills safe and secure INTEGRITY RTOS.
Netbooks dominate segmenting mobile sector
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3/1/2010   Post a comment
Netbooks will continue to command the lion's share of a rapidly growing and segmenting market for mobile systems, according to projections from ABI Research.


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