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7 Tools Everyone in the Embedded Systems Industry Should Be Using

For those unfamiliar, an embedded system is a combination of computer hardware and software. Like all computers, embedded systems run on a hardware platform that is built around a microcontroller or a microprocessor. They also include other features like a power supply, timers, internal memory, and serial communication ports that allow them to ...

Why We Love Embedded Systems Engineers

Embedded systems engineers (ESEs) can be some of the most talented people we meet. On top of the rich educational background and skill set of an embedded systems engineer, which includes expertise in computer programming, electrical engineering, and systems design and security, they are also responsible for many of the latest life-changing innov...

3 Ways to Improve Your Artificial Intelligence Programming

When most people think about artificial intelligence, they think of the smart robotic assistants we see portrayed in science fiction films - the kind that can bring you a drink, carry a conversation, or remind you to leave the house with an umbrella.

In some ways, the media and film industry has warped our view of what artificial intelligence r...

Protocol Analyzer: Must Know the Advantages for Embedded Systems

Embedded systems engineers use a variety of skills and tools to build and program products that contain embedded computing systems. Along with coding software, software debugging programs, and simulators, most embedded systems engineers make use of a protocol analyzer, a specialized diagnostic tool that can be used to monitor bus traffic across...

How to Program Large Files to SPI Flash Memory Using the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter

Flash Center Software should be used with our Cheetah SPI Host Adapter to program large files to SPI flash memory. A common use case related to this topic is loading field-programmable gate array (FPGA) images to different addresses within SPI flash memory.

When loading large files, you often need to program one sector of memory while leaving o...

How Embedded Systems Impact Your Everyday Life

From the computer systems that control safety features in the latest automobiles to the ATMs we use regularly to access cash, embedded systems can be found everywhere in our society. In fact, a full 98% of microprocessors manufactured today will find their use in embedded systems. That leaves just 2% for use in computers!
To help our readers und...

A Primer for Embedded Systems Security

With the growing popularity of embedded systems, concerns about security and privacy of these systems have risen dramatically in a short period of time. While operating systems like Windows and MacOS have well-known antivirus solutions that are constantly updated with new virus definitions, the ubiquity and modularity of embedded systems makes t...

The 4 Most Common Problems with Host Adapters

Host Bus Adapters (HBA) are an important part of any general use computer's server or in embedded systems, without a Host Adapter the computer would not be able to store memory. Host Bus Adapters are designed to connect computers with Storage Area Networks. Host Adapters are very similar to Network Adapters in the way that they are able to prov...

Connected Classrooms: How Technology in Schools Has Changed the Way We Learn

The last two decades have been a period of unprecedented innovation when it comes to integrating technology into the classroom environment. In just twenty years, educators have had to adopt significant paradigm shifts in regard to using technology in the classroom. Consider the following examples:

In 1998, training in cursive writing was a manda...

How Connected Devices are Influencing the Future of Grocery Shopping

The grocery business has faced a number of challenges over the last several decades. High fixed costs, slim profit margins, perishable products with diverse handling requirements, and the need to manage distribution with a growing network of suppliers have all made it difficult to turn a profit, and even so, competition is at an all-time high. D...