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Embedded Systems Programming, February 2005

February ESP

VOL. 18 NO. 2
February 2005

Table of Contents

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Sorting data in two clock cycles
by Stefan May and Peter Urbanek
Image recognition can be a tricky and math-intensive problem. This research uncovered a way to do much of the work using an FPGA . . .and just the right sort of algorithm.

Simulation-centric processes for aerospace
by Scott James
Big aerospace and military applications represent the extreme end of embedded-systems complexity. Here's how an embedded manager uses simulation and hardware-in-the-loop testing to break problems down to size. These guidelines can be used for any large project, or just projects that threaten to get out of hand.

Software synthesis for embedded systems
by Bob Zeidman
Synthetic operating systems might mean never having to port software again. Software can be automatically generated-synthesized-to meet the demands of a changing system.

Columns

Programmer's Toolbox
Time to re-evaluate Windows CE?

by Jack Crenshaw
Either Windows CE has a serious bug or some programmers just never learn. Oldtimer Jack Crenshaw saw this coming a long time ago.

Break Points
Kids these days

by Jack G. Ganssle
Understanding electronics is important. How can the next EE generation get that knowledge when software is all there is for inspiration?

Analysts' Corner
Comparing embedded processors

by Linley Gwennap
Before you buy an embedded processor take this quick look at some high-end choices compiled by an independent analyst.

Departments

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Five irreversible decisions

by Jim Turley
During the life of a project, you'll come to five forks in the road where you'll make major and irreversible decisions that can set you on the path to success or failure.

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