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Securing microcontroller RTOSes for the Internet of Things

MCU and small MPU systems for use on IoT wireless sensor and M2M connected devices need small footprint operating systems that can protect them with Read More


Using a memory management unit

What MMUs do and how they can be applied in embedded designs. Read More


Comparing microcontroller real-time operating systems

Sergey Kolesnik shares criteria he uses, summarized in three tables, to assess which real time operating system or kernel to use in an embedded Read More


Blocking and non-blocking RTOS APIs

How RTOS blocking system calls work and how they can be used to manage CPU time, distribute tasks and manage other resources such as peripherals. Read More


Porting Android on embedded platforms: a step-wise approach

Here’s how to port the Android distribution of the open source Linux OS to your embedded design.in four easy steps. Read More


Embedded Linux and Android: Friends or Foes?

How to determine when to use Android and when to use embedded Linux for your embedded device. Read More


Tips on developing apps on Android devices: Part 1

First in a two-part series on the basic features and capabilities common to Android platforms, excerpted from the authors' book "The Android Read More


Use virtual prototyping to boot Linux on the ARM Cortex A15

How to boot Linux on the ARM Cortex-A15 using virtual prototyping to build fast, functional software models of a system that can execute production Read More


Accelerating network packet processing in Linux

Here's a way to accelerate network packet processing in Linux with an application-specific fastpath in addition to the networking stack. Read More


Device drivers in user space

Here are the benefits and some caveats to running data-path applications in the user space. Discussed is Linux's UIO framework. Read More


Porting Embedded Windows CE 6.0 R2 to the OMAP-L138: Part 3

The authors discuss how to take full advantage of the Microsoft Windows CE 6.0 board support package in this final part in a series of three articles Read More


Porting Embedded Windows CE 6.0 R2 to the OMAP-L138: Part 2

The authors discuss the pros and cons of the OMAP’s Programmable Realtime Unit in the second of a three part series on porting the Windows CE 6.0 Read More


Porting Embedded Windows CE 6.0 R2 to the OMAP-L138, Part 1

In this three part series, Artisom Staliarou and Denis Mihaevich describe in detail how they ported the Windows CE 6.0 R2 embedded operating system Read More


A decision-tree approach to picking a multicore software architecture

Freescale’s Robert Oshana walks the embedded software developer through a multicore “decision tree” for selecting software components best Read More


Comparing real-time scheduling on the Linux kernel and an RTOS

Le Trung Thang takes a hard look at the real-time scheduling policies of the Linux standard kernel, the Linux Real-time kernel and of RTOSes and Read More


Best practices: Improving embedded operating system security

Bill Graham reviews some of the security best practices that embedded systems need to pay attention to in their designs, particularly those requiring Read More


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Challenges and opportunities for the medical device industry

Save & Follow 02 June 2011

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