Embedded Java Lives!

Reading the latest embedded software market survey highlights from VDC Research I was surprised to note two data points indicating new upward momentum for Java as an embedded software development language. First, of those survey respondents using an operating system on their current project 11% indicated that a Java Virtual Machine is required in their product.  Second, Java was […]

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Making Java Real

Embedded processors span a wide range, from tiny 4-bit microcontrollers all the way up to 64-bit current sinks. Both chips and cores find themselves employed in systems with varying degrees of real-time requirements. In the middle of these spectrums, and most typical of today’s embedded designs, are the many soft-real time systems built around 32-bit […]

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Embedded Java Update

I first encountered Java in 1996. At the time, I was working for a company that built satellite telemetry equipment. Parts of this were real-time/embedded—mostly VME boards running VxWorks. But other parts of the data post-processing were done on Sun workstations. I became interested in the language when, pulled aside from my usual embedded programming […]

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Open Source Embedded Software

Magazines like Embedded Systems Programming are founded on the ideal that the free flow of information between technological peers, even at competing organizations, benefits everyone. This is a view shared by the proponents of open source software. Whether it’s an operating system, a memory test suite, or simply a useful design paradigm, why should any one of us […]

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