Archive For September, 2010

14 articles

Android Froyo – Making it the Best It Can Be

By Chris Buerger By many measurements, Android’s Froyo is an impressive release of a very impressive mobile operating system. Android is the poster child example for combining stability, performance and innovation in a mobile operating system that has been rapidly realized in an open source context. Its success is clearly reflected in therecent statistics and predictions regarding Android adoption (e.g.…

Intuitive & Efficient Debug of Multi-core Systems

By Brian Finkel I reflect on a recent visit with my 84-year old Aunt Honey. As you might expect, she is not an avid cell phone user. She wanted help entering contacts into her phone. She has a basic phone so we had to enter text using the “9-up” keypad. Her objective is to make phone calls by selecting someone’s…

Virtual Trace

By Jakob Engblom I spent most of last week at the S4D conference in Southampton, the UK. A small gathering of people interested in debug, it seems to be a good indicator of trends in debug. The dominant trends this year were clearly tracing and instrumentation. From the perspective of a virtual platform, tracing is a natural task, and it…

The Myth of the Killer Mobile Reference UX

By Chris Buerger The "killer" preloaded mobile UX...is the concept on life support? I just came back from IDF, and while the event was strong on mobile market assertions but somewhat lightweight on public proof points, it did give me a chance to spend some time with the German-designed WePad running an embedded Linux kernel incorporating a number of MeeGo…

A Few Words About the Future

By Amit Nandi I recently started reading a book called “I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works” by Nick Bilton.  I got interested in the book after reading an excerpt online at the New York Times, where Bilton is the lead writer for their technology blog. This is where my life started imitating art. While I was…

Roving in Alameda: Rocky at the Hornet

By Mike Deliman Consider this a retweet of sorts... Rocky Rover, a JPL-NASA roving robot, will be on display at the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda. Our Mars Rover exhibit will be debuting this Saturday, 9/18, at 1pm. We will have guest speakers from NASA Ames, The Mars Society, and our Apollo curator. Thank you for your help. More information…

Devices! Devices! Devices!

By Mark Hermeling That is what embedded systems is all about: handling devices. An embedded software system has input devices and output devices and some amount of software running on operating systems, running on hardware that turn input into output. The trick is to handle the input in a fast an deterministic way and generate output in a fast and…

The Two Ends of the Developer Spectrum: Cool Apps and the Network

By Jessica Schieve  I just spent the day at the Intel Developer Forum, where I listened in on Renee James’ keynote address on the Intel user experience. The presentation covered many topics, but the two of most interest were Intel’s AppUp program and Wind River Network Acceleration Platform. At first glance, these two topics seem at opposite ends of the developer community, but…

VxWorks at the Intel Developer Forum 2010

By Bill Graham The Intel Developer Forum (IDF) is one the key industry events for Intel. It's happening this week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco . Wind River as you would expect, is playing a big role at the conference and, in particular, VxWorks is being well represented this year. I've listed the demos we have at our…

All Eyes on IDF 2010

By Kevin Curry It’s Fall once again which means one thing – it’s time for the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. In many recent years at IDF we have seen many new technologies revealed such as RF ID tags, small form factor computing boards, leading edge silicon manufacturing processes, smart home technologies, intelligent in-vehicle technologies, and predictions beyond Moore’s Law…