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Embedded Systems Technical News

In this issue:

New White Paper

Measuring RTOS Performance: What? Why? How?

This white paper takes a look at "typical" reported performance metrics for an RTOS in the embedded industry. It explains what these numbers signify, how they are measured, and why an embedded system designer should give particular attention to this data.

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IESF Germany

Join us at the Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany on November 17th. IESF is a full one-day educational experience including guest speakers, industry sessions, solutions expo, and networking events for anyone working in automotive IVI and embedded design.

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In-Person Android Training Class

Introduction to Android Platform Development

You are invited to register for this hands-on training "Introduction to Android Platform Development." This class is for software and systems engineers designing Android based embedded products. Mentor has helped many OEMs get to market with Android based products and is uniquely qualified to ensure that the best possible topics are covered.

This course will help you understand how to leverage Android open-source software to engineer Android-based products. We will help you understand the challenges you are likely to face (porting, power management optimization, etc.) and address solutions to these issues. The class also includes hands-on lab exercises guided by industry experts.

You will learn how to:
  • Use the Android build system and development environment
  • Configure and build a kernel
  • Work with Android libraries, memory management, and file systems
  • Best use the Android runtime environment
  • Understand the anatomy of an Android application
  • Do basic Android porting
To view this 3 day course agenda and the multiple dates and locations, click here for more details

Software Evaluation Downloads

Nucleus ReadyStart Evaluation

Experiment with and run the Nucleus RTOS, including actual Nucleus code and graphical applications on the included QEMU based simulation environment. No hardware needed to run the pre-built demos, modify the provided examples or create your own Nucleus application.

What do you get?
  • Binary Nucleus System Project
    • QEMU based Board Support Package (BSP)
  • EDGE Developer Suite with
    • Eclipse IDE
    • Compiler, Assembler, Linker, Debugger, Runtime Libraries
  • Full ReadyStart Documentation
  • Demo and Example Applications
    • Kernel, File System and Networking source code examples
    • Binary Inflexion demo simulating an In Home Display
Download Nucleus ReadyStart evaluation now!

Sourcery CodeBench Evaluation available for download

Mentor Embedded Sourcery CodeBench (formerly Sourcery G++) provides embedded developers all the tools needed for C/C++ embedded application development, including compilers and run-time libraries, source and assembly level debugger and an Eclipse-based integrated development environment. Sourcery CodeBench delivers an environment that is reliable, flexible and takes just minutes to install, allowing developers to compile, flash and debug an embedded application in just minutes. Sourcery CodeBench supports a wide range of CPU architectures and lets you install, flash and debug in minutes.

Try Sourcery CodeBench FREE for a 30 day evaluation today!

Mentor's Embedded Blog

The Colin Walls Blog is Mentor Graphics' most widely read blog and discusses various elements of embedded software. Recent topics range from multicore to USB to hardware design. There are many regular visitors who are not shy about leaving comments or emailing their views. Drop by and get involved - you'll be in good company.

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