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Ever since the launch of the Pulsar digital watch in 1972, the world of embedded systems has progressed exceptionally rapidly, to the point where this type of electronics is now all around us and continuing to sprea...
Every day a staggering amount of new data is created. Social media alone produces billions of new messages, likes, posts, and photos. By the end of 2019, experts predict that nearly 250 billion emails will be sent e...
For safety-critical code, functional testing that ensures that the application does what it is supposed to do and does those things correctly just scratches the surface. Applications contain hidden complexities that can show up under unpredictable conditions. If not coded correctly, they can lead to disaster. Developers must dig deep to test all the underlying [...]
The best CPU architecture in the world won’t do you much good if the ecosystem falls flat. RISC-V, the new kid on the block when it comes to instruction-set architectures (ISAs), is up against that stumbling block right now—it needs tools to not just survive, but to thrive. In this week’s Five Minutes with…discussion, I [...]