The GNU GCC compiler and associated tools offer a very high quality solution, particulary for ARM Cortex targets like STM32, Kinetis, LPC or EFM32. But what about code size optimizations? Many developers new to GCC don't seem to get it right. Download our checklist: '7 Steps to Reduce GNU GCC Code Size' to learn how to manage the code size in your embedded projects.
NXP Logic sponsored a contest challenging participants to create designs that used not just one, but multiple NXP products, such as the new NXP 4AUP2G57GM Dual Configurable Logic devices in combination with the NXP Protection and Filtering, Small Signal MOSFETs, Small Signal Diodes and/or Load Switch devices. The response was tremendous, with close to 600 engineers vying for over $10,000 in prizes
Your company's new circuit board does not work, and it's your job to find out why. Where do you start? First, remember the best advice in solving a problem is to cut it in half, and then cut that in half. By cutting your problem in half, you will constantly reduce the size of the problem and more easily determine where the actual fault lies.
Remember that old saying, the more things change, the more they stay the same? Well, forget that. Things are changing and they will never be the same. Technological advances speed up new inventions, many of which are destructive to the old way of business. Such technology, like the new ink jet solder paste printer, is in the future for every assembly manufacturing plant owner.
In this week's Whiteboard Wednesdays video, Pulin Desai in the first of a three part series provides an overview of a camera subsystem used in mobile, automotive, security, and PC applications.
Webinar Live- October 13, 2015 (8:00 AM PDT, 11:00 AM EDT) - Writing secure code is a constant challenge. The right policies, processes, and tools must be in place. “Secure Code-Now and in the Future” (day 1 of a 3 day webinar series) will start by outlining how security touches each point in the product life cycle, some of the pitfalls that may arise, and how to steer clear of them. Existing standards will be reviewed with guidelines and examples of good, bad, and ugly code. Register Now
Webinar Live- October 14, 2015 (8:00 AM PDT, 11:00 AM EDT) - This (day 2 of a 3 day) webinar will start with an overview of relevant certifications, chain of control and deployment issues. It will conclude with a review on tools that are available and in place to help develop secure code. Register Now
Webinar Live- October 15, 2015 (6:00 AM PDT, 9:00 AM EDT, 3:00 PM CEST/Paris) - The Intel® Edison development platform is designed to lower the barriers to entry for a range of Makers, Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Consumer Product Designers to rapidly prototype and produce "Internet of Things" (IoT) and wearables computing products. This webinar will provide attendees with an opportunity learn about Edison, development tools and IoT applications. Register Now
Webinar Live- October 15, 2015 (11:00 AM PDT, 2:00 PM EDT) - USB Type-C is a new Connector Standard billed as the "last connector" that will allow multi-function signaling to pass over a small form factor, compact, high reliability connector. This webinar will provide an overview of the Type-C interface and talk about NXP solutions. Register Now