FPGA Design: Connecting Custom Peripherals to AXI Using BRAM Interface

2018-10-09T12:48:31+00:00

In FPGA design, interfacing over AXI (ARM eXtensible Interface) is an increasingly popular choice due to its status as the most widespread AMBA interface, enabling the connection of potentially hundreds of Masters and Slaves in complex SoCs. Download the new eBook: FPGA Design - Interfacing Over AXI Using A Simple Address Data Bus However, it does add in an additional layer to managing IP. Time has to be spent supervising and generating IP outputs before they can be incorporated into the mainline project, and simulating the design can be a challenge in itself! One option that significantly reduces the overhead is to choose BRAM, which helps interface to AXI without the need to handle the AXI bus directly and removes concerns about potential issues that are not related [...]

FPGA Design: Connecting Custom Peripherals to AXI Using BRAM Interface2018-10-09T12:48:31+00:00

How to Migrate Windows CE to a new Embedded Linux Environment

2018-10-09T09:20:21+00:00

    Our series Windows Embedded Compact Migration: What You Need to Know examines the primary issues around planning for the lack of support for Microsoft Embedded devices, as end of life dates for Windows CE and Mobile OS beckon ever closer. We kicked off the series with Part 1 when we looked at key considerations such as platform longevity and security.   And Part 2 went into greater detail on OS migration, and developing your legacy WinCE environment for the future.  So - straight into the final instalment and how to migrate Windows CE...   Windows Embedded Compact Migration - What You Need to Know Part 3: Application Development: Migration of Windows CE to new embedded environment   Both Android and Linux present opportunities for handheld devices that will no longer be [...]

How to Migrate Windows CE to a new Embedded Linux Environment2018-10-09T09:20:21+00:00

ByteSnap in Consortium to Develop Pioneering V2G Technology

2018-10-09T11:02:10+00:00

  ByteSnap and consortium partners begin breakthrough V2G development project   We’re pleased to announce that ByteSnap and a consortium of partners have been awarded a two-year collaborative project, VIGIL (Vehicle-to-Grid Intelligent Control), under a Vehicle-to-Grid competition, funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).   The other partners in the Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) consortium are: Aston University Nortech Management Grid Edge   VIGIL – spearheading the UK’s smart energy market   The VIGIL project is focussed on developing a new communication and control platform for Vehicle-to-Grid/Building (V2G/V2B) systems: an off-vehicle system that controls how, when and the rate at which electric vehicle batteries are charged/discharged with respect to local substation constraints and EV/building energy requirements.   V2G consortium [...]

ByteSnap in Consortium to Develop Pioneering V2G Technology2018-10-09T11:02:10+00:00

Windows CE OS Migration: Developing Your Legacy Windows CE Environment for the Future

2018-10-09T10:21:30+00:00

As end of life dates for Windows CE and Mobile OS continue to get closer, our series Windows Embedded Compact Migration: What You Need to Know examines the primary issues around  planning for the lack of support for Microsoft Embedded devices.    In Part 1 of the series, we surveyed the landscape for Microsoft Embedded and how to carefully consider OS Migration and priorities such as security and platform longevity.    So, in Part 2, let's look some more at  topics around .OS Migration   Part 2: OS Migration - developing your legacy Windows CE environment for the future   Learn what to expect when moving from Microsoft to Linux Embedded. Here we explore the differences and similarities between the two operating systems.   For those from a Microsoft [...]

Windows CE OS Migration: Developing Your Legacy Windows CE Environment for the Future2018-10-09T10:21:30+00:00

10 Embedded Systems Industry Predictions for 2018

2018-10-09T09:46:07+00:00

Happy New Year! Hope you’ve enjoyed your Christmas break. 2017 certainly was another eventful year in the embedded systems industry - 2017 saw far-reaching DDoS and ransomware attacks such as WannaCry; the continuing forward momentum of driverless cars, with greater uptake of trials around the world; further mega-mergers of semiconductor companies and much more... So, what can we expect over the next twelve months? Our consultants have put together a list of what they forecast will be among the leading trends in the embedded systems industry this year…   ByteSnap's 10 Embedded Systems Industry Predictions for 2018     Smart Metering An adjustment to the Smart meter roll-out simply has to be on the cards. It’s impossible that the roll-out will be met as planned by 2020 – it’s [...]

10 Embedded Systems Industry Predictions for 20182018-10-09T09:46:07+00:00

Top 9 Tips for Custom Application Development

2018-10-09T09:30:11+00:00

  Mobile Application Development Series – Part 4: Top 9 Tips for Custom Application Development   This is part 4 of our 5-part series on mobile application development. If you want to catch up on the earlier articles in the series, here they are: Part 1: The real cost of developing a high quality app Part 2: Selecting a development partner Part 3: Best tools for cross-platform mobile application development - our fave five Ok, so onto the penultimate installment in our series, where we share our top tips for custom application development... Finding a supplier for custom application development can be a potential minefield without significant planning, research and careful consideration. Home automation devices, industrial controllers, intelligent sensors and many other types of smart devices will be made [...]

Top 9 Tips for Custom Application Development2018-10-09T09:30:11+00:00

Top 5 Tools for Cross Platform Mobile Development

2018-10-09T11:25:44+00:00

    Mobile Application Development Series – Part 3   Welcome to part 3 of our 5-part series on mobile application development.   Part 1 looked at the essential breakdown of your mobile application development budget, and how to financially plan carefully for project success. And we examined priorities to consider when matching the right mobile application development company for your project in Part 2. Now, straight on to part 3 - and (in our humble opinion) the best tools around right now for cross platform mobile development...   Top 5 Tools for Cross Platform Mobile Development When those sudden moments of genius strike, you could be onto the next big thing – the new Angry Birds or Snapchat might be around the corner. But the main practicality in [...]

Top 5 Tools for Cross Platform Mobile Development2018-10-09T11:25:44+00:00

Selecting a mobile application development company for your project

2018-10-09T11:26:31+00:00

Mobile Application Development Series – Part 2   Welcome to part 2 of our 5-part series on mobile application development.   Part 1 looked at the essential breakdown of your mobile application development budget, and how to financially plan carefully for project success. And here's part 2 - read on as we drill down into the fundamentals to weigh up when searching for the right mobile application development company…     How to choose the right mobile application development company for your project requirements     Selecting a trusted mobile application development company for bespoke software can be a difficult process to undertake. Let’s explore some of the areas you should be looking at when trying to find that company to carry out a critical piece of engineering work, [...]

Selecting a mobile application development company for your project2018-10-09T11:26:31+00:00

Mobile Application Development Cost: The Real Deal for a High Quality App

2018-10-09T09:28:41+00:00

Mobile Application Development Series – Part 1   “Which are the top cross platform mobile app development frameworks?” “Hmm…think I’m gonna need a development partner. How do I choose the best one..??” “Which app development tool should I use?”   If you’re trying to figure out app dev concerns like these, then you’ve come to the right place! Welcome to our 5-part series on mobile application development. Over the next few weeks we’ll delve into some of the key issues around mobile app dev and address queries like the ones above. So, to kick off the series, we’re taking a look at essentials you need to consider when working out your mobile application development cost. No matter how fantastic your mobile app idea is, it always has to be [...]

Mobile Application Development Cost: The Real Deal for a High Quality App2018-10-09T09:28:41+00:00

ByteSnap at Railtex 2017- Day 1

2018-10-09T11:31:30+00:00

The UK's biggest rail show, Railtex 2017, has opened its doors to the public  - and ByteSnap's consultants were in the thick of it! Railtex is an international showcase for the latest trends and technology in the rail industry.  One of the main themes in the lecture theatre at the exhibition is remote condition monitoring - which directly ties in with one of our demonstrations! Our remote monitoring model with movement sensor shows how the technology can help automate and log remote events at sites. This can be used to get accurate information about events that take place for evaluating damage caused by vehicles striking bridges, failure of line equipment, land slippage and many other areas of concern that can be hard to monitor due to their [...]

ByteSnap at Railtex 2017- Day 12018-10-09T11:31:30+00:00