• Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Tis the season to be shopping…for a phone that works with your car!
    Published. December 5, 2012

    Posted By Chris ElliotSenior Marketing Communications Manager Christmas is fast approaching, and if you’re anything like me, you have some shopping to do. Some of you may be considering buying a new mobile phone as a gift for yourself or someone on your list.  There are so many cool new options out there to choose from (including some great Windows Phone 8 devices—hint, hint) but for those with a car that has an in-car connectivity system, like Ford SYNC, one important consideration...

  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Rumor: Microsoft preparing three new Surface tablets for 2013 release
    Published. December 5, 2012

    If the claims are true, we'll be seeing 8.6-inch, 11.6-inch, and 14.6-inch models available sometime next year....

  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    dell inspiron 15, i3, windows 8
    Published. December 5, 2012

    HI all, quick questiona bout a laptop I would like to buy for my parents, a dell 15, i3 processor, 4gb ram and windows 8. Now, I have absolutely no experience at all with wondows 8 and I was wondering if anybody can let me know whether it is worth ......

  • Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    Merry Christmas from Intel
    Published. December 4, 2012

    Intel is sponsoring the Android Christmas party at The Counting House this Thursday – an informal evening of food, drinks, and Android chat. Kicking off the evening, there’s going to be a quick presentation on developing apps for Android on Windows 8 and Ultrabooks. I’m looking forward to finding a bit more about this from [...]...

  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft opens its Socl social-search site to any and all testers
    Published. December 5, 2012

    Microsoft is opening up its Socl social-networking research project. There are still no public plans as to when, how and if Microsoft will take Socl commercial....

  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    Shimming your way to Linux on Windows 8 PCs
    Published. December 4, 2012

    Well-known developer Matthew Garrett has just made it easier for Linux to boot on PCs locked down with Windows 8 Secure Boot....

  • NextGenLog


    #MEMS: "Atom 'Clover Trail' Perfect for Windows 8"
    Published. November 30, 2012

    Intel claims that its "Clover Trail" Atom processor enables tablet computers to extend their battery lifetimes even longer than that nine-hours an iPad typically gets--citing 10-to-18 hour battery lifetimes for Atom-powered tablets from Lenova, Asus and others: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLogWindows 8 tablets powered by Intel’s Atom Z2760 processor, code named “Clover Trail” can extend battery lifetime up to three weeks in standby mode or 10 hours watching HD video. Source: IntelHere is what Intel...

  • CEA Digital Dialogue

    CEA Digital Dialogue

    Windows 8: The Day After
    Published. November 14, 2012

    Now it’s time to take a second day look....

  • McAfee Labs

    McAfee Labs

    Narilam Trojan Targets Iranian Financial Software
    Published. November 30, 2012

    Iranian infrastructure has been on the radar of cyberattackers for a couple of years. We have already witnessed organized and sophisticated attacks such as Stuxnet, Duqu, and similar assaults. Now we have seen yet another attack against Iran, this one primarily targeting the Microsoft SQL Server databases of some Iranian financial software. This attack has Read more......

  • Electronics Design Articles

    Electronics Design Articles

    Paul Allen: Sharp Programming And Shrewd Deals Build An Industry Titan
    Published. November 28, 2012

    By StaffPaul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and well-known philanthropist, is inducted into Electronic Design’s Engineering Hall of Fame....

  • EDA Blog

    EDA Blog

    Excel Software Launches LicenseCard for Software Protection
    Published. November 27, 2012

    Excel Software introduced LicenseCard. The software tool for Mac and Windows enables developers to create applications, plugins, protected documents and other types of commercial software. LicenseCard 1.0 is priced at $395 for either Mac or Windows computers or $690 for both platforms. The software includes royalty-free runtime distribution rights for any number of protected products [...]...

  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Microsoft Data Center Fueled By Waste Gases
    Published. November 17, 2012

    Data Plant research project will power modular data center from biogas-run fuel cell at a wastewater treatment plant.Data center Microsoft researcher Sean James used to think that a sewage treatment plant would be an inhospitable place for a data center professional. Now when he smells methane at a wastewater plant, he smells free energy....

  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Optimizing ARM Based Designs for Low Power using Emulation
    Published. November 19, 2012

    The month November goes to the Brits, no question. Not only did the James Bond movie Skyfall open, but Santa Clara also experienced somewhat of a "British Invasion" for ARM TechCon in the Santa Clara convention center. To be there properly I even brought out my favorite new pin striped suit ;). With that being at the cleaners now that ARM TechCon is over, I am reflecting on what I heard. In my mind ARM TechCon's focus was all about low-power -- at all levels of abstraction. Various...

  • GreenTech Pastures

    GreenTech Pastures

    Microsoft plans biogas-fueled data center that runs off the grid
    Published. November 19, 2012

    The small demonstration project in Wyoming will run a series of compute-intensive research and modeling applications for the local university....

  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: Making a mini-light routines with MSP430 LaunchPad and Energia.
    Published. November 17, 2012

    So far in this group of blog posts on Energia and the MSP430 LaunchPad:We've covered the following topics:  01: Meet Energia-- Blink LED02: Hardware interfacing - Introduction to LaunchPad and MSP430Gxx Pin OutTHIS POST>> 03: Programming Basics- Introduction to Variables in Energia (Please visit the site to view this video) Making Light Routines with the MSP430 LaunchPad and Energia-- Introduction to VariablesLevel: Beginner+ Exercises covered:Changing function using...

  • The Moth

    The Moth

    OOF checklist
    Published. November 16, 2012

    When going on vacation or otherwise being out of office (known as OOF in Microsoft), it is polite and professional that our absence creates the minimum disruption possible to the rest of the business, and especially our colleagues. Below is my OOF checklist - I try to do these as soon as I know I'll be OOF, rather than leave it for the night before. Let the relevant folks on the team know the planned dates of absence and check if anybody was expecting something from you during that timeframe....

  • Brian's Brain

    Brian's Brain

    Windows Media Center and Comcast: The frustration hasn't yet fully passed
    Published. November 15, 2012

    Establishing CableCARD-supported cable television service with Comcast, and tackling Microsoft Windows Media Center hiccups are not easy tasks....

  • Simon Phipp's Blog

    Simon Phipp's Blog

    The download deception
    Published. November 2, 2012

    As part of Microsoft's attempt to convince us all that Windows 8 is not the dogs' dinner some claim it is, Steve Ballmer announced this week that the company had sold 4 million Windows 8 upgrades in the first three days of general availability. While that number (which must include some combination of downloads and discs) sounds impressive, it leaves me cold. After all, I remember the open source download metrics at Sun more...

  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    “MicroFlix”…Funny name; how crazy would it be if Netflix joined the Microsoft Family?
    Published. October 29, 2012

    If Microsoft were to buy Netflix - and it's a big "if", since it's only a rumor - MSFT could join Apple, Amazon and Google in having a huge influence on the embedded industry. Continue reading →...

  • BCL Team Blog

    BCL Team Blog

    Using async/await without .NET Framework 4.5
    Published. October 22, 2012

    [Update: We've uploaded a new version of Microsoft.Bcl.Async NuGet package. The previous version will not work correctly on Windows Phone 7.1] Do you want to use await but don’t want to wait until you can target .NET Framework 4.5? The waiting is over and awaiting is about to begin. Today, we are proud to announce an update to the Async Targeting Pack we had previously released. The previous targeting pack allowed you to use await when targeting .NET Framework 4.0 and Silverlight 5. Our updated...

  • Gabe On EDA

    Gabe On EDA

    Blue Pearl Announces Software Release with Enhanced Path Analysis
    Published. October 23, 2012

    The Blue Pearl Software Suite works with the Xilinx Vivado Design Suite running on Windows platforms. It includes linting, CDC analysis and automatic SDC generation. Its generated SDCs automate the synthesis and place and route phases of FPGA design implementation, and reduce iterations and overall design time. Its Visual Verification Environment makes it easy to use. read more...

  • EEBeat


    Info surfaces on the new Microsoft Surface
    Published. October 19, 2012

    If you want to know more about the Surface tablet computer, have a look at this page: The price for the RT version is $499 to $830. The price for the Windows version with the higher res display has not been given as of yet....

  • Fusion


    Announcing AMD AppZone Player, Powered by BlueStacks
    Published. September 27, 2012

    BlueStacks' powered AMD AppZone Player brings Android apps to Windows based PCs Continue reading...

  • EDA Graffiti

    EDA Graffiti

    New applications for energy at the press of a button
    Published. October 13, 2012

    Mechanical energy can be found everywhere – in the movement of doors, windows or machine components, the vibration of motors, the pressing of door handles or switches. These energy sources, which typically remain unused, can be tapped by means of energy harvesting to power electronic devices....

  • Everything USB

    Everything USB

    Logitech Glass Touchpad to Complement Windows 8's Multi-touch Ability
    Published. October 11, 2012

  • FPGA Blog

    FPGA Blog

    Innovative SBC-K7 Embedded PC Board Features Xilinx Kintex 7 FPGA
    Published. September 27, 2012

    Innovative Integration introduced the new SBC-K7 embedded PC board. The SBC-K7 combines an Atom or i7 PC running Windows/Linux/VxWorks with a Xilinx Kintex 7 FPGA (from K325T to K410T) and industry-compliant FMC (FPGA mezzanine card) I/O sites. It features a Type-6 COM Express module which provides full PC software and hardware compatibility. The SBC-K7 embedded [...]...

  • Gael Holmes Hofemeier (Intel)

    Gael Holmes Hofemeier (Intel)

    Intel Developer Tools for Ultrabook
    Published. August 17, 2012

    Soon Ultrabooks will become widely available and will come with new features.  Developers will want to know what tools they can use to take advantage of the new capabilities.   There will be two main components of the new, supporting OS:  the traditional Desktop  interface and the  New Windows* 8 User Interface (UI). This blog will [...]...

  • Bob Duffy (Intel)

    Bob Duffy (Intel)

    Ultrabook Ultimate Coder Week 2: Gaps in tech initiate restarts and innovation
    Published. August 24, 2012

    I have to remind myself that Week 2 is actually the end of Week 1, and with that it is a bit mind boggling these developers are already deep into the tech after 1 week. We are already learning a lot from these projects. Any developer considering an Windows 8 project should certainly tune in. [...]...

  • To USB or not to USB

    To USB or not to USB

    USB and Thunderbolt in 90 seconds
    Published. August 21, 2012

    A Blog Reader kindly forwarded this video to me explaining the differences in USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and Thunderbolt. Watch it because it distills USB and Thunderbolt into about 20 seconds of content.   USB and Thunderbolt as explained in 90 seconds as explained by a Microsoft OEM person   Subscribe Forward this Blog Address [...]...

  • Jason Andrews Blog

    Jason Andrews Blog

    Improving SimVision Fonts for Ubuntu
    Published. August 17, 2012

    This article is a follow-up on an early 2012 article about using Incisive and Virtual System Platform on the Ubuntu operating system. Although the feedback has been positive, the one area that was not covered very well is the look of SimVision. When I wrote the original article I used Ubuntu 11.10, and the fonts in SimVision seemed to get worse when Ubuntu 12.04 arrived. This article will shed some light on how to make SimVision look better with Ubuntu 12.04. I'm not an expert on GUI programming...

  • Veera Sundar

    Veera Sundar

    Using multiple versions of JDK and Eclipse in single machine
    Published. July 23, 2012

    This post will be useful if you are doing Java development in a Windows machine. Others, please feel free to browse other posts. In my office laptop, I have installed two versions of JDK. For the office work, I need JDK6 because the internal framework needs it. I’m using JDK7 for my personal projects and [...]...

  • The Java Posse

    The Java Posse

    Java Posse #389 - Roundup '12 - Pair Programming Variations
    Published. July 18, 2012

    Roundup '12 - (Variations in) Pair Programming (Variations) Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.comPair Programming is hard, because it’s social.  In this session hosted by Dianne Marsh and Andrew Harmel-Law we discuss different approaches to adopting this agile practice. Thanks to Todd Costella, Jack Leow, Eirik Bjørsnøs, Chris Marks, D.J. Hagberg, Brian Gray and Victoria Vickers for their valuable input.Recorded at the Java Posse Roundup 2012...

  • Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    XBee Internet Gateway Released for Macintosh, Windows and Linux!
    Published. July 19, 2012

    From Rob Faludi’s blog: Connecting your XBee to the Internet just got simple. The new XBee Internet Gateway v1.5 runs directly on Windows, Macintosh and Linux computers! All you need is a single XBee with USB adaptor to put entire XBee networks online. With the XIG, you can turn any XBee into an Internet sensor module, create web-controlled motors [...]...

  • Windows Embedded Standard

    Windows Embedded Standard

    This Blog is Moving!
    Published. July 9, 2012

    This blog site is being incorporated into a new, more integrated blog site that covers all things Embedded. As of today we will no longer be posting news and announcements on this site but will be posting to the new site instead- Approaching Embedded Intelligently. We have migrated a number of useful articles to this new site already so you will not lose these troubleshooting and information resources- you can find them under the Products Update discussion topic. We hope you enjoy the new site!...

  • Joel on Software

    Joel on Software

    Software Inventory
    Published. July 10, 2012

    Imagine, for a moment, that you came upon a bread factory for the first time. At first it just looks like a jumble of incomprehensible machinery with a few people buzzing around. As your eyes adjust you start to see little piles of things that you do understand. Buckets of sesame seeds. Big vats of dough. Little balls of dough. Baked loaves of bread. Those things are inventory. Inventory tends to pile up between machines. Next to the machine where sesame seeds are applied to hamburger buns, there’s...

  • Daniel Cazzulino's Blog

    Daniel Cazzulino's Blog

    How to apply build configuration transformations on non-web projects
    Published. June 21, 2012

    This is a pretty common request, and the simple answer is available in SO: right after the C# targets import, add the following: <UsingTask TaskName="TransformXml" AssemblyFile="$(MSBuildExtensionsPath)MicrosoftVisualStudiov10.0WebMicrosoft.Web.Publishing.Tasks.dll" /> <Target Name="AfterCompile" Condition="exists('app.$(Configuration).config')"> <!-- Generate transformed app config in the intermediate directory --> <TransformXml Source="app.config"...

  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows Embedded Keynote at SMART TECHnology World
    Published. March 26, 2012

    On Friday 23rd March 2012 Kevin Dallas, General Manager of the Windows Embedded Business at Microsoft delivered a keynote presentation at SMART TECHnology World, during the keynote Kevin is joined by Michael Allison, IT Administrator of Hillcrest Medical Center, Tom Romano, CIO of Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Jim Buczkowski, a Technical Fellow at Ford to discuss the emergence and value of Intelligent Systems Here’s a link to the keynote video - Mike...

  • John Coyne's Embedded Blog

    John Coyne's Embedded Blog

    Compact 7 Webcast–June 19th!
    Published. May 21, 2012

      Our Windows Embedded Compact 7 team is hosting a Webcast on June 19th! Image Tuning to balance Performance and Power in Windows Embedded Compact 7 The demands of the embedded world make creating the best image possible an absolute requirement. ...(read more)...

  • Ylian Saint-Hilaire (Intel)

    Ylian Saint-Hilaire (Intel) - Drag & drop to Terminal
    Published. May 15, 2012

    Well, we just got ourself a new feature! With, you can access the command prompt of any Windows, Mac OSX and Linux computers from our web based terminal. Works in any browser. It's useful when you need to do advanced operations. It's especially useful for Linux machines where the command prompt is really powerful. So, [...]...

  • Tao B Wang (Intel)

    Tao B Wang (Intel)

    Explained on Video: Intel HAXM and How It Can Help Android App Development
    Published. June 6, 2012

    This video shows how any Android developer using an Intel® Architecture (IA) based host PC with Windows, Mac or Linux can greatly speed up Android emulation by leveraging Intel® Virtualization Technology. Side by side comparisons show the performance gains of using the free Intel® HAXM driver with the Intel® x86 Atom™ System Image to deliver [...]...

  • javierandrescaceres (Intel)

    javierandrescaceres (Intel)

    Playing around with Intel AMT on Windows Phone
    Published. June 22, 2010

    Two sample applications built: the first for accessing the AMT machine Web User Interface (WebUI) and the second for consuming the AMT machine’s Web Services for performing some of the remote control functionality....

  • Matt Ployhar (Intel)

    Matt Ployhar (Intel)

    WP8 – Potentially the biggest Dark Horse news out of Microsoft in a decade.
    Published. June 27, 2012

    Yeah… I know the title sounds sensationalistic. However; the news that broke last week about Windows Phone 8 (aka WP8) I believe is by FAR a bigger story than what it’s being given credit for. Why? In short it’s simply this. WP8 is running on a kernel layer shared with Win 8 and Win RT. [...]...

  • Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect

    Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect

    Microsoft Surface makes us all winners, even as it loses
    Published. June 20, 2012

    Microsoft is showing a way to enterprise mobility, albeit via a perilous path for its historic partners and channels....


    RIP Kyril Faenov
    Published. May 30, 2012

    Kyril Faenov of Microsoft passed away several days ago. He was one of the visionaries and leaders behind Microsoft’s HPC effort. He was also a nice guy, one whom I had a chance to talk with several times over the last few years. One of the bright folks you like to challenge. I respected him [...]...

  • Discover the Windows Embedded Experience

    Discover the Windows Embedded Experience

    Free Webinar: HTML5 & the Future of Embedded Devices
    Published. May 26, 2012

    Hi folks,don’t miss the upcoming freeWebinar held by BSQUARE:Date:Wednesday, May 30, 2012 1:00 PM Pacific Time: (GMT-08:00)Duration:1 hourTitle:HTML5 & the Future of Embedded Devices            Registration:HereDescription:HTML5 is everywhere right now. And with good reason. This platform can add functionality and capabilities to your device, extending the lifecycle of a current product and preparing applications for future platforms. It is...

  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose

    Hacking is Important
    Published. March 14, 2012

    Back in the early 90s, Borland International was the place to be an engineer. Coming off the purchase of Ashton-Tate, Borland was the third largest software company, but, more importantly, it was a legitimate competitor to Microsoft. Philippe Kahn, the......

  • Gunjan Rawal (Intel)

    Gunjan Rawal (Intel)

    Intel and MeeGo
    Published. February 11, 2011

    Originally published by Suzy Ramirez here By now you’ve probably heard that today, Nokia announced a new relationship with Windows focused around handsets and Windows 7. While Nokia mentioned they will still participate in the MeeGo ecosystem and shi......

  • Arch Robison (Intel)

    Arch Robison (Intel)

    Implementing task_group interface in TBB
    Published. July 2, 2008

    The TBB class task was designed for high-performance implementations of the TBB templates.  It's efficiency, particularly its emphasis on continuation-passing style, comes at some price in convenience.  Rick Molloy of Microsoft has posted a description of a task_group interface that Microsoft is considering.  It's more convenient for than the TBB interface, particularly when your compiler supports C++ [...]...

  • Joseph Hupcey Blog

    Joseph Hupcey Blog

    2012 CES: Top 3 Trends Impacting EDA This Year
    Published. January 17, 2012

    For years now consumer electronics have driven (nay, saved) the EDA industry.  Hence, many events at last week's annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas can be extrapolated as leading indicators for the EDA business.  While I couldn't personally attend CES this year, I had two trusted agents (specifically, Unified Communications (UC) expert David Danto of Dimension Data, and Joseph Hupcey Jr., video & communications systems architect and father of yours truly) on the...

  • Steven Brown's Blog

    Steven Brown's Blog

    Open Mobile Summit -- What‘s Happening in the World of Applications
    Published. November 15, 2010

    I attended last week's Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco last week. This is a twice-a-year event, once here and once in London. The conference attracted over 600 attendees to discuss the world of mobile applications -- open mobile, to be precise. There were chip suppliers (TI, Qualcomm, Intel, etc), device suppliers (HTC, Motorola, RIM, Samsung, etc), applications developers (Zynga, LinkedIn, Foursquare, etc), carriers (AT&T, Orange, Verizon, Sprint, Rogers, etc), advertising agencies, content...

  • Team ESL Blog

    Team ESL Blog

    Intel vs ARM - Did the Embedded Systems Conference India Shed Light on the Battle?
    Published. August 5, 2009

    Being a Brit, Cricket is never very far from my thoughts especially when travelling to India, the biggest cricket mad nation in the world. There is a saying in cricket that you should always think of doing what the opposition would least like, a statement that applies in business too. I was on my way to present a session on Verifying Embedded SW Power Management” at the Embedded System Conference in Bangalore. With the recent activity by Intel firstly joining forces with TSMC to deliver...

  • Team Specman Blog

    Team Specman Blog

    Applying Digital-Centric Verification Methodologies to Analog
    Published. January 12, 2011

    A majority (if not all) SoCs today are mixed signal. Increasingly, the analog and digital portions of the design are inseparable. It is not possible any more to decompose them into separate analog and digital functions. Nothing can be treated as a black box and handed off to the other side. The new world is a complex, multilayered fusion of the two disciplines where the boundaries are getting fuzzy and the interactions are complex and poorly modeled. This requires an integrated mixed-signal environment....

  • Tom Anderson's Blog

    Tom Anderson's Blog

    Missing Real-World Assertions in Computer-Land
    Published. September 26, 2011

    I was reviewing the page view statistics on the Cadence Functional verification blog and noticed that my previous three posts about missing real-world assertions are among the most read. So, in the spirit of milking the cash cow, I've collected a few more incidents that amused me with their utter illogic. My examples this time all have to do with some aspect of computer programs or Web sites being out of sync with the times in which we live. As a member of several airline frequent-flier programs,...

  • A View From the Top

    A View From the Top

    Early Software Development And The Supply Chain
    Published. October 20, 2011

    Virtual prototypes are essential to effectively debugging a system and still meeting market windows. In my last blogs I have been focusing on introducing the technical advantages of virtual prototypes in the context of debugging embedded software. In this blog I would like to introduce how this can impact an entire supply chain. The increasing [...]...

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