See ByteSnap’s Demo at Embedded World 2019

2019-03-22T10:50:59+00:00

See ByteSnap's Demo at Embedded World 2019 SnapUI at Embedded World 2019 ByteSnap is back at the world's largest embedded electronics trade show this month - with a demonstration of our highly flexible UI framework. Our interactive cooker control demo will be running SnapUI Linux on NXP's much-anticipated i.MX7ULP processor at Embedded World 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany. SnapUI is ByteSnap's high-efficiency graphic framework which allows you to create high performance user interfaces for low power devices. ByteSnap Director Graeme Wintle says “We are very excited showing SnapUI working on the 7ULP, it demonstrates the efficiency and versatility of the framework on such a low power device.” The demonstration uses the SnapUI framework to render using the OpenGL accelerated GPU of the i.MX7 [...]

See ByteSnap’s Demo at Embedded World 20192019-03-22T10:50:59+00:00

Marking 1 Million Seconds To Christmas

2018-12-14T12:13:39+00:00

One million seconds to Christmas MARKING 1 MILLION SECONDS TO CHRISTMAS FOR CHARITY With the countdown to the big day continuing - we decided to mark 1 million seconds to Christmas with a festive coffee morning for charity. Earlier today, at 10:13:20 (exactly one million seconds to Christmas), ByteSnap staff gathered together for "Mince Pies and Munchies" to raise money for our Christmas charity this year - the Buddy Bag Foundation. The Buddy Bag Foundation was set up by Karen Williams in response to the increasing number of children fleeing violent situations at home and ending up in emergency accommodation.  The charity prepares essentials back packs for children entering emergency care after a traumatic incident.  The purpose of the Buddy Bags is [...]

Marking 1 Million Seconds To Christmas2018-12-14T12:13:39+00:00

EV Charging: PlugFest 2018 Review

2018-12-07T16:54:55+00:00

EV Charging: PlugFest 2018 Review PlugFest 2018 - so what was it really like? An update now on our VIGIL Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) project! We’ve been busy working alongside our consortium partners on the foundation of our pioneering V2G platform. ByteSnap is developing the OCPP module and companion app for the V2G system. As part of our VIGIL project R&D, two ByteSnap engineers took part in an international EV testing symposium recently. They’re held at different destinations around the world each year and this was our first time at such an event. So, was it worth it…? Read our Q & A and find out… PlugFest 2018 Review – Q & A Where and when? The 10th International Testing Symposium was held on [...]

EV Charging: PlugFest 2018 Review2018-12-07T16:54:55+00:00

FPGA Design: Connecting Custom Peripherals to AXI Using BRAM Interface

2019-02-04T14:14:38+00:00

FPGA Design: Connecting Custom Peripherals to AXI Using BRAM Interface Download the new eBook: FPGA Design - Interfacing Over AXI Using A Simple Address Data Bus Download the new eBook: FPGA Design - Interfacing Over AXI Using A Simple Address Data Bus 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. 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 [...]

FPGA Design: Connecting Custom Peripherals to AXI Using BRAM Interface2019-02-04T14:14:38+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

2019-02-20T14:55:44+00:00

ByteSnap in Consortium to Develop Pioneering V2G Technology 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 [...]

ByteSnap in Consortium to Develop Pioneering V2G Technology2019-02-20T14:55:44+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