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Industrial Beaglebone Black anyone?

Is it really possible to use the Beaglebone Black in industrial embedded projects? or it is just a maker/hobbyist platform? I have been searching for an industrial version of the Beaglebone Black in order to leverage the great know-how and … Continue reading

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Embedded Linux and ARM

Linux usage is growing enormously in embedded systems, thanks to its stability, being open source, the availability of drivers for a huge amount of hardware peripherals and its support for many networking protocols and filesystems. However, Linux exhibits some drawbacks … Continue reading

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Embedded Linux support from board vendors

I have recently completed a project where I used a PC104 SBC (single-board computer) from a hardware vendor that sold our client a Linux development kit in addition to the hardware; the development kit included a busybox-based distribution with quite … Continue reading

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C++ for embedded?

Recently I was asked by a client about the advantages of C++ over C for a specific embedded project, and these are the ideas I came with: C exhibits a narrower relationship between source and machine code, which sometimes makes … Continue reading

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802.15.4 wireless sensor network prototyping

I have been looking into wireless sensor networks for some time, and I definitely need to jump into the wagon and order some development kits to play/experiment and build some prototypes. 802.15.4 is the radio layer used by Zigbee. I … Continue reading

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Agile methods on embedded software

Lately I keep hearing a lot about software companies moving into agile development processes. Irrespectively of the hype surrounding these news, I think some agile practices are really worth implementing in an embedded software environment: I have had great success … Continue reading

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Open source tools in the Spanish embedded systems industry

Although I agree that proprietary software should have their own space within the embedded systems industry, there are some open source tools I consider essential when developing embedded software. Cenatic is the Spanish national reference center on open source technologies. … Continue reading

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