Embedded Systems Design, October 2011 - Embedded.com

Embedded Systems Design, October 2011

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Cover story:
“Understanding Android's strengths and weaknesses”
By Juan Gonzales, Darren Etheridge, and Niclas Anderberg, Texas Instruments
Here are techniques for exploiting Android's strengths and managing its limitations, especially in hard real-time, mission-critical systems.

“Validating your GNU platform toolchain: tips and techniques”
By Mark Mitchell and Anil Khanna, Mentor Graphics
Open-source tools for your open-source Android/Linux platform.

Programmer's Toolbox
By Jack W. Crenshaw
“Estimation interruptus”
You need math to estimate a curve. Here's part two in Jack's series on state estimation.

Break Points
By Jack Ganssle
“From light bulbs to computers”
From Patent 307,031 to a computer laden with 100,000 vacuum tubes, these milestones in first 70 years of electronics made the MCU possible.

By Bernard Cole
“The perils and joys of Android development”
Despite the excitement and enthusiasm for Android, questions remain about its suitability for certain systems.

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