How to Manage Component Obsolescence How to Manage Component Obsolescence Obsolescence is a dirty word for most engineers. A successful, reliable product can be suddenly rendered unmanufacturable by a single component going End Of Life (EOL), or a new design hasn’t even gone into production and one of the chips has been pulled by the manufacturer. Sometimes it is ICs, sometimes connectors or passives. Any component will have a finite longevity and even the smallest, cheapest, most seemingly insignificant part can jeopardise production of a whole product line. Here’s a roundup of the typical product cycle of a component is (different terms are used by different suppliers). Most mainline semiconductor manufacturers are very good now at labelling where their parts are on this [...]
ByteSnap Joins International Innovators At Global IoT Conference ByteSnap Among International Innovators at Global IoT Conference ByteSnap will be demonstrating its flagship graphic user interface development framework, SnapUI, at an international IoT showcase in the US. Directors Dunstan Power and Graeme Wintle are exhibiting at the Digi International 2019 Global IoT Conference at Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 5th-6th. SnapUI allows graphic designers to edit an application’s UI independently from the core of the application itself - helping to reduce development time and improve project efficiency. “We’ll be displaying the latest of our graphical user interface framework on the DIGI application processors across the range, from the 6UL, through the CC6 to the new ConectCore 8X Modules” says our Director Graeme Wintle. “We are [...]
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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 [...]
ByteSnap has provided both electronics design and software expertise for award winning smart home security device Cocoon. Cocoon is a technology company transforming the home security market by designing beautiful products that help people feel safe. It won silver at the 2014 London Design awards and recently secured a £2 million investment from Aviva Ventures and Breed Reply Investments. Features of the innovative smart home security system include device side encryption and unique SUBSOUND™ technology to sense activity throughout a home. It even detects intruders through closed doors. Cocoon enlisted ByteSnap Design as experts in both electronics design and software on embedded platforms. Following an extensive investigation into the various system on chips (SoC) on the market, Cocoon’s in-house specialists chose NXP/Freescale iMX6 for its availability and technical support. [...]
BSP Porting: Your 5 Key Steps to Development Success 10 Embedded Systems Industry Predictions & Trends for 2018 Take BSP Porting from Stress to Success When selecting the hardware which will make up the core of your next product, there are many choices. Once this has been decided, BSP porting must be completed to ensure the software elements fit the new hardware. Among the key decisions you need to make are which CPU to go for and which operating system to use on it. The market has moved from silicon vendors selling just components; the start-up software they offer is now just as important as the hardware. BSP Porting: Which CPU?? At first glance, the array of embedded CPU options from silicon [...]
ByteSnap Design will be showcasing its latest innovative projects, and discussing industry developments and trends at the UK's premier trade exhibition for electronic design, EDS 2015, in October. Organisers are bracing themselves for their biggest ever show, and are expecting record visitor numbers. Here's a sneak peak at some of what you'll see from ByteSnap on Stand L22... New SnapUI Aids Faster Prototyping We'll be launching the newest release of SnapUI - our user interface development framework - at the Electronic Design Show, at Coventry's Ricoh Arena. It's a great opportunity for you to get a closer look at this lightweight user interface (UI) customisation tool, which has been built to simplify the Linux design process. This latest upgrade offers new performance improvements including: Open GL hardware acceleration smaller [...]
Catch our embedded electronic designers caught up in some trade show time travel - in this whistlestop tour of our stand at Railtex 2015. With remote monitoring a primary concern for the rail industry, we displayed our low power remote monitoring station and 10km data logger at last month’s rail exhibition, at Birmingham’s NEC. Watch 4 days in just over 1 minute It was our first time attending Railtex 2015 - the UK's biggest rail show - so a big thank you to the visitors and customers who stopped by our stand. Enjoy the video!
Low Power Remote Monitoring System features among key themes at Railtex 2015 ByteSnap's debut at the UK's biggest rail show is underway at the NEC. (Come and see us at stand V90!) Our remote monitoring system and data logger attracted interest from visitors - as remote monitoring and asset management are of critical importance to the rail industry. With a huge, intricate asset portfolio, Network Rail says one of its main tasks is to continually maintain and refurbish it effectively, and be aware of any rapid wear and tear as early as possible. Remote monitoring systems help Network Rail address major infrastructure challenges, including: - Condition monitoring of buildings and assets - Bridge strike reduction - Remote monitoring of electrical and signalling assets - Remote condition monitoring of track [...]