New Addition to the Rapidly Growing Class of Energy-efficient, Pattery-powered Wearables

New addition to the rapidly growing class of energy-efficient, battery-powered wearables

The 32-bit Giant Gecko MCU from Silicon Labs (http://www.silabs.com), based on the ARM Cortex-M3 core was selected by the well known manufacturer of navigation devices, Magellan (http://www.magellangps.com) for its new Echo smart sports watch. The Echo is based on an “open” GUI development environment called Simplicity Studio.

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How to Produce High Quality C++ Code

How to Produce High Quality C++ Code

High Integrity C++ (HIC++) reached its 10th year milestone. To mark the event, a new major update was published, Version 4.0. This expands the scope to cover C++11 and beyond. The aim is to allow for flexibility and enable the creation of easy to maintain programs by eliminating the issues that arise from compiler differences, programmer style, or confusing language.

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Automotive SPICE Compliance Made Easy

Automotive SPICE Compliance Made Easy webinar. Photo courtesy www.volvo.com

Major car manufacturers like Audi, BMW, Porsche, and Volvo, collaborated to develop the Automotive SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination) framework. You can’t develop without compliance to Automotive SPICE these days. But often times the requirements (ISO/IEC 15504) are interpreted differently as this framework was developed to suit a broad range of applications. And showing compliance for an audit can place a large amount of overhead and burden on the shoulders of engineers.

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