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  • Android
     → October 2011

    Accessory Development Kit opens up a world of applications for Android

    Mike Demler, Editorial Director (OpenSystems Media)
    The rapid growth of Android presents challenges to developers, but Google’s plan to reduce operating system fragmentation and support embedded applications creates many new opportunities.

    Android
     → December 2010

    Visions of Gingerbread

    Don Dingee (Editorial Director)
    No, not the houses, but the phones and other connected devices running Android are in my visions right now.

    Android
     → September 2014
    Android beyond tablets and smartphones for embedded

    Android beyond tablets and smartphones for embedded

    Curt Schwaderer (Editorial Director)
    Android has been championed by Google for quite some time in the smartphone market. Android is a Linux-based environment and Linux is a very popular software platform for embedded systems. The growth of Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications and their associated graphics ... [read more]

     → November 2013

    Jelly Beans just got smarter: Bluetooth connectivity boosts Android 4.3

    Steve Hegenderfer (Bluetooth SIG)
    Q&A with Steve Hegenderfer, Director of Developer Programs, Bluetooth SIG

    Software development
     → FEBRUARY 2011
    The benefits of developing Android applications using commercial Eclipse-based solutions

    The benefits of developing Android applications using commercial Eclipse-based solutions

    Leigh Williamson (IBM Rational)
    The Android SDK is an advantageous starting point for developing Android code, but the SDK can be enhanced significantly by integration with features from other Eclipse-based commercial products.

    Android
     → January 2012

    Android everywhere at the 2012 International CES

    Mike Demler, Editorial Director (OpenSystems Media)
    Android’s fragmentation was on display at CES, despite Google’s best efforts to generate cohesive standards, but it’s not all bad.

    User interfaces
     → October 2010
    Autonomous user interface: Differentiating apps on Android

    Autonomous user interface: Differentiating apps on Android

    Robi Karp (Fluffy Spider Technologies)
    An autonomous user interface provides the ideal vector to customize Android without forking the platform.

    Software
     → December 2010

    Editor's Choice Speakout: Setting the pace for in-vehicle infotainment systems

    Staff (Wind River Systems, Inc.)
    Wind River has introduced the Wind River Platform for Infotainment and the Framework for Automated Software Testing for Android.

    Android
     → October 2009
    White Paper: Getting Started with Android Development for Embedded Systems

    White Paper: Getting Started with Android Development for Embedded Systems

    Colin Walls (Mentor Graphics Corporation)
    This paper takes a look at the design of Android, how it works, and how it may be deployed to accelerate the development of a connected device.

    Operating systems
     → December 2009
    Rise of the multi-OS

    Rise of the multi-OS

    Glenn Perry (Mentor Graphics)
    Multiple OS deployment is taking off in asymmetric multiprocessing systems.

    Internet of Things
     → March 2014
    Doing the Internet of Things and wearables yourself

    Doing the Internet of Things and wearables yourself

    Monique DeVoe (Managing Editor)
    The proliferation of sensors and resources for open hardware have brought Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable devices to the level where anyone can make their own. Now makers have boards optimized for IoT available to maximize their devices' capabilities.

    Operating systems
     → FEBRUARY 2011
    Menu expands at the OS diner

    Menu expands at the OS diner

    Maciej Halasz (Timesys Corporation)
    A new operating system, MeeGo, is described and compared against the Android, Linux, and iPhone OS.

    Android
     → December 2012
    Developing Android-driven applications for automotive infotainment

    Developing Android-driven applications for automotive infotainment

    Andrew Patterson (Mentor Graphics)
    Google's Android mobile Operating System (OS) has quickly become the dominant platform for smartphone devices. Can Android be equally effective in the In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) sector? Despite Android's many functional advantages, software developers must take a careful look at Android's strengt... [read more]

    Android
     → January 2010
    White Paper: How to rapidly create and customize compelling GUIs for Android-based devices

    White Paper: How to rapidly create and customize compelling GUIs for Android-based devices

    Ville-Veikko Helppi (Mentor Graphics Corporation)
    A new type of Android GUI solves the problem of similar look-and-feel Android GUIs by enabling rapid customization of the GUI. It delivers a distinctive look and feel to any Android product – without requiring the developer to understand low-level graphics APIs, or even modifying applications at the... [read more]

    In-vehicle infotainment systems
     → February 2013
    The future of Android in vehicles

    The future of Android in vehicles

    David Kleidermacher (Green Hills Software); Brad Ballard (Texas Instruments Incorporated)
    Android has its share of benefits and challenges when it comes to automotive infotainment systems. One such challenge is that of the emergence of mixed-criticality systems comprising both infotainment and safety-/security-critical systems, enabled by high-performance multicore processors. To face th... [read more]

    Debugging tools & techniques
     → February 2010
    Debugging the Android platform on ARM-based designs

    Debugging the Android platform on ARM-based designs

    Achim Nohl (CoWare)
    An Android-aware debug and analysis framework can enable a deterministic and successive top-down debug approach.

    Intelligent systems trends
     → March 2013
    Automotive infotainment systems: Open source drives innovation

    Automotive infotainment systems: Open source drives innovation

    Andrew Patterson (Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division)
    The speed of innovation in automotive IVI is making a lot of heads turn. No question, Linux OS and Android are the engines for change.

    Android
     → September 2012
    Rugged handheld computers suit up with Android on the battlefield

    Rugged handheld computers suit up with Android on the battlefield

    Mark Wilson (DRS Technologies)
    The Android Operating System (OS) has become the preferred OS for the military's dismounted situational awareness needs. Accordingly, Android has been enlisted as the backbone of ruggedized handheld computers utilized in Army Mobilization Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) activities and utilized ... [read more]

    Automotive
     → April 2014
    IVI system sandboxing: The next frontier for in-vehicle upgrades

    IVI system sandboxing: The next frontier for in-vehicle upgrades

    Alex Agizim (GlobalLogic, Inc.)
    With the rapid advancement of mobile, cloud, and embedded technologies, it may surprise most that In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems are typically developed four to five years before the vehicles are release to the market. In fact, most 2014 models are running IVI systems from 2009. By most moder... [read more]

    Security
     → December 2012
    White Paper: Comprehensive Android Security Strategy

    White Paper: Comprehensive Android Security Strategy

    Tim Skutt, Senior Solution Architect (Wind River Systems, Inc.)
    Cyber warfare has swiftly migrated from hacking into enterprise networks and the Internet to targeting, and being triggered from, mobile devices. With the explosion in the number of connected devices, security attacks can now be launched from anywhere, targeting any place. Wind River(r) has combine... [read more]

    EDA
     → November 2010

    Virtual prototyping quad-core ARM with Android

    Achim Nohl (Synopsys)
    Prototyping, development, debug, and validation of complex software services requires a prototyping environment that addresses both software and hardware architecture.

    Android
     → April 2010
    Android and RTOS together: The dynamic duo for today\'s medical devices

    Android and RTOS together: The dynamic duo for today's medical devices

    Matthew Locke (Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division)
    Patient monitoring devices can benefit from the user interface capabilities and real-time data collection provided by the combination of Android and an RTOS.

    COTS
     → Mar/Apr 2011

    COTS means Competition, and that's good

    With so many vendors out there, innovation rises as prices fall. The disruptive technologies in smartphones are benefiting the DoD, too.

    Open standards/specifications
     → FEBRUARY 2011

    Software and standards: Keep 'em open

    Warren Webb (Editorial Director)
    Potential cost savings of open source software and open standards are appealing to the embedded systems industry.

    PC/104
     → Winter 2014

    PC/104 well positioned in military market

    John McHale (Editorial Director)
    Editorial Director John McHale discusses military embedded computing products becoming smaller, and the effect that has on SFF designers.

    SWaP
     → October 2014

    SWaP sweeps and edge processors adapt

    Charlotte Adams (GE Intelligent Platforms)
    A GE Intelligent Platforms perspective on embedded military electronics trends

    Wearable computing
     → April 2014
    7 rules for designing wearable devices

    7 rules for designing wearable devices

    Kevin Kitagawa (Imagination Technologies)
    The potential of wearable devices is extraordinary, but developers looking to design their own wearables should consider the following guidelines for making a successful wearable design.

    Automotive applications
     → February 2014
    The connected car: It\'s all about integration

    The connected car: It's all about integration

    Georg Doll (Wind River Systems)
    Software integration and consolidation - not just new features and functions - will drive the next wave of innovation in the auto industry.

    Integrated development environment
     → June 2014
    Advanced IDEs support media-rich embedded systems

    Advanced IDEs support media-rich embedded systems

    Lars Knoll (Digia, Qt)
    The nature of embedded systems developments is changing rapidly. These systems were embedded inside user equipment, often with little or no user interface to reveal their presence. At most, they might present a two-line display and a set of physical buttons. But as systems have become more sophistic... [read more]

    open systems
     → September 2014

    Is open delaying the future of cognitive computing?

    Dr. Ian Dunn (Mercury Systems)
    Open systems have the intended and unintended consequence of delaying innovation in computing. While industry players agree to standardize and build complex systems that eventually become useful products, this process can be lengthier than a single organization working alone. On the other hand, open... [read more]

    Internet of Things
     → March 2013

    M2M protocols for the Internet of Things rollout

    Brandon Lewis (Assistant Managing Editor)
    Expansive connectivity is what makes the Internet of Things (IoT) work, but Machine-to-Machine (M2M) developers of edge node and gateway platforms have excessive proprietary and open connectivity options to choose from. IHS notes that improved standards are making connectivity choices easier.

    Consortia
     → May 2008

    Expanding multicore, RapidIO, and mobile platform innovation

    Staff (OpenSystems Publishing)
    Spotlight on the Multicore Association, RapidIO Trade Association, and Open Handset Alliance.

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