Windows Embedded Compact Migration and End-of-Life Support

2019-02-12T10:52:56+01:00

Windows Embedded Compact Migration and End-of-Life Support New Series: Windows Embedded Compact Migration: What You Need to Know - Part 1 With end of life dates for Windows CE and Mobile OS, our new series Windows Embedded Compact Migration: What You Need to Know explores the key considerations when planning for the lack of support for Microsoft Embedded devices. Part 1: Windows Embedded Compact Migration and End-of-Life Windows Embedded Compact 6.0 has been available since 2006 and Windows Embedded Compact 7.0 dates back to 2011. For device manufacturers and software developers, there are several important dates in the platforms’ product lifecycles, especially when ‘mainstream’ and ‘extended' support ends. Mainstream support is available during system development when problems occur that may require Microsoft assistance. [...]

Windows Embedded Compact Migration and End-of-Life Support2019-02-12T10:52:56+01:00

Windows Embedded Compact Migration and End-of-Life Support

2019-05-08T10:28:05+01:00

New Series: Windows Embedded Compact Migration: What You Need to Know - Part 1 With end of life dates for Windows CE and Mobile OS, our new series Windows Embedded Compact Migration: What You Need to Know explores the key considerations when planning for the lack of support for Microsoft Embedded devices. Part 1: Windows Embedded Compact Migration and End-of-Life Windows Embedded Compact 6.0 has been available since 2006 and Windows Embedded Compact 7.0 dates back to 2011. For device manufacturers and software developers, there are several important dates in the platforms’ product lifecycles, especially when ‘mainstream’ and ‘extended' support ends. Mainstream support is available during system development when problems occur that may require Microsoft assistance. Windows customers can raise a support ticket (for [...]

Windows Embedded Compact Migration and End-of-Life Support2019-05-08T10:28:05+01:00

Top 5 Tools for Cross Platform Mobile Development

2018-10-09T11:25:44+01:00

    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+01:00

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

2018-10-09T09:28:41+01:00

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+01:00

13 Free Electronics Design Tools & PCB Design Software

2018-10-09T10:38:55+01:00

13 Free Electronics Design Tools & PCB Design Software Read our guide to 13 top free electronics design tools and PCB design software including freeware.   Our embedded systems engineers have been looking at some of the most useful free electronics design tools available today. If you are looking to predict PCB characteristics, manipulate screens or some other embedded systems task - check out our handy list.     Hopefully you’ll find something to add to your toolkit that will help improve your workflow…     13 Free Electronics Design Tools & PCB Design Software     1. Audacity - audio editing Audacity is a comprehensive software kit for editing audio files and adding sound effects. It works with several file types, including OGG, WMA, MP3, and WAV for [...]

13 Free Electronics Design Tools & PCB Design Software2018-10-09T10:38:55+01:00

Secure Boot on the iMX6 – Part 2

2019-01-21T14:20:36+01:00

Secure Boot on the iMX6 - Part 2 Secure Boot on the iMX6 - Part 2With embedded systems security such a hot topic right now, we’re looking at the secure boot on the iMX6, one of electronics’ most popular processors.Part one was really an introduction to the secure boot process, examining it in detail.Here, in the second instalment of our 3-part series, we cover managing the hardware, the pitfalls of the secure boot process, and authentication.Secure Boot – Leveraging the HardwareIt’s a suite of hardware - you have secure storage, you have one-time storage, you have hardware-accelerated cryptography.Security algorithms can be hardware-accelerated which combine to make a speedy and secure boot process.Part of it is the one-time fuses - these are specifically fuses.  Once they're [...]

Secure Boot on the iMX6 – Part 22019-01-21T14:20:36+01:00

Secure Boot on the iMX6 – Part 1

2019-01-21T14:09:29+01:00

Secure Boot on the iMX6 - Part 1   Secure Boot on the i.MX6 - Part 1 With the proliferation of IoT – spanning just about everything from smart cities to wireless jewellery – the need to prioritise security in secure embedded systems has never been greater.The secure boot process is one of the foundation stones of software development best practice. It’s a complex, necessary part of your application’s anti-malware fortress.In this 3-part series, we’re taking an in-depth look at the secure boot protocol, and will also tell you our top tips for executing secure boot on one of the most popular processors in electronics – the i.MX6.Secure Boot - What It Is, Where You’d Use ItWhat is Secure Boot?Secure boot is a process where your OS [Operating [...]

Secure Boot on the iMX6 – Part 12019-01-21T14:09:29+01:00

Top 5 Tips For Developing Secure Android Applications

2018-10-09T12:05:55+01:00

These days, developing secure Android applications is more important than ever before. Android now commands 76% of the smartphone market in the EU5¹, 67% in the US and nearly 80% in China, according to latest figures². With numbers like that, it’s no wonder the Android application development gold rush is continuing; nearly a quarter of a million apps have been added to Google Play so far in 2016³. That’s an average of 1,379 apps every day! However, with Accessibility Clickjacking, Stagefright, Triada and other malware among the growing list of Android exploits, developers simply cannot afford to place security anywhere other than at top of the priority list. With that in mind, in this article we’re taking a look at some best practice tips for developing secure Android applications. [...]

Top 5 Tips For Developing Secure Android Applications2018-10-09T12:05:55+01:00