software

Are you well-positioned for the Internet of Things?

Kaivan Karimi of Freescale has written an excellent overview of the Internet of Things (IoT): “Will the Internet of Things (IoT) turn your smart phone into the center of the universe?” We agree with his assessment that the smart phone may be one of the many hubs or gateways used to query or analyze Big Data from sensing and other smart devices but it is much more likely that Wi-Fi and ...[Read More]

Why would anyone pay for an RTOS or other embedded software?

Maybe this is a question you have asked.  Maybe it’s a question you live by. After all, why pay for software when you can download something similar at no cost? You’ve heard it before but you do get what you pay for. That doesn’t mean that a free RTOS is worthless. What it does mean is that you are on your own. Maybe you’re the hero type; a talented embedded engineer that c ...[Read More]