Category Archives: Embedded Software

iWave Systems Introduces a SOM based on ZU19EG / ZU17EG / ZU11EG Xilinx ZynQ UltraScale+ MPSOC

19/12/2019, hardwarebee

iWave Systems introduces a powerful SOM (System on Module) with six heterogeneous ARM processor cores (four 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 and two 32-bit ARM Cortex-R5 Cores), an ARM Mali-400 MP2 GPU, and a big chunk of the latest-generation UltraScale+ programmable logic cells scaling all the way to 1 million. Designed a

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iWave’s Expertise in Linux OTA (Over the Air) Update on Embedded Platforms

25/11/2019, hardwarebee

Have you ever checked your smartphone or your IoT device and received an alert for software updates? All you have to do is to simply accept the update when you have the network connectivity and the rest will be taken care of automatically by the software. Isn’t it simply amazing

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2019 Microprocessor Slump Snaps Nine Years of Record Sales

14/10/2019, hardwarebee

The microprocessor market’s string of nine straight record-high annual sales between 2010 and 2018 is expected to end this year with worldwide MPU revenue dropping 4% to about $77.3 billion because of weakness in smartphone shipments, excess inventories in data center computers, and the global fallout from the U.S.-China trade

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MCU Market History and Forecast 2016-2023

15/08/2019, hardwarebee

After reaching record-high sales in the last two years, the microcontroller (MCU) market slid lower in the first half of 2019 because of overall weakness in electronic systems, a slowdown in automobile sales, and no letup in the trade war between the U.S. and China.  In the first six months

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How to use snakes to speed up software without slowing down the time-to-market?

12/08/2019, hardwarebee

For almost 20 years, BitSim has developed embedded systems. During these years, we have seen customers who are uncertain of the system requirements and some of them were, and are, unsure of their functional requirements. This does not match well with traditional FPGA development, where a development cycle takes days,

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A Bit of Z80 History

08/07/2019, hardwarebee

If you used a Z80 chip back in the 1980’s, it almost certainly passed through this room. This photo is of the first Fairchild Sentry 610 test system at Mostek We tested every Z80 chip including Zilog branded ones in this room for many years. (photo from Mostek 1973 databook).

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