Living side by side with smart devices has been a convenient and comfortable practice for all of us for quite a long time. But what do we know about modern washing machines or coffee makers apart from which buttons to push? Not much. Their sophisticated performance remains invisible to ordinary users because hardly anyone looks inside these machines.
Various types of interactive kiosks have been emerging all over the place lately, from the airport to the post office to restaurants. While some people still have no idea how to use self-service terminals and try to avoid them, numerous businesses are leveraging interactive technology based on embedded software development in order to establish effective digital communication with their customers.
In this article, we’ve compiled comprehensive information about info-kiosks and self-service systems for you to better understand their functionality, development processes and benefits for companies and users.
Windows CE has been the most popular operating system for enterprise handheld devices all over the world for almost two decades. However, time is up on this legacy system: in 2020, Microsoft is ending all forms of support for it. So, if your enterprise is currently using embedded solutions powered by WinCE, you should plan an OS migration strategy immediately.
Digital transformation is touching upon various physical objects, making them smart and powerful. The engine for such devices is embedded software that is an integral part of the rapidly developing IoT ecosystem.
This article is dedicated to the tools for embedded software development. We will explain what an embedded system is and what types of tools are needed to build one. You will also learn about the most popular embedded system software development tools currently available on the IT market.
The evolution of the global web has resulted in virtual connections ubiquitously penetrating real-world objects and activities. Today, everything can be connected with everything, creating a new distributed ecosystem that goes beyond the familiar IoT (Internet of Things) concept. Cisco has coined a special term — the Internet of Everything (IoE) — to describe this dynamically changing phenomenon.
Way back in 1959, when computing era has just begun, Arthur Samuel coined the term “machine learning.” As Gartner’s expert put it: “Ten years ago, we struggled to find ten machine learning-based business applications. Now we struggle to find 10 that don’t use it.” A great deal has changed since then, but this technique is now fully involved in household and business operations, and a growing number of companies come to realize the importance of machine learning in business. Let’s explore the business benefits of machine learning for small businesses, large enterprises and startups.
Modern technologies cannot but influence the biggest industry in the world — manufacturing. Industrial robots have been working in factories alongside human workers for quite some time. They help create efficiencies at all stages, from raw material to final product, are able to operate 24/7, and can be highly cost-effective for any company.
In today’s world, people are too busy to take care of their health in a traditional way. It takes too much time to make an appointment with a doctor, undergo tests, wait for a diagnosis and be prescribed treatment. The solution might be devices that are being constantly worn on the body, monitor different health parameters and timely transmit data to users and doctors. And such devices do already exist!
Every embedded software development process goes through similar steps. The requirements are collected, the system is designed, and finally, the code is written. Testing is the last but no less important step in the development process. In this article, we will go through the best practices and best tools to improve embedded software testing that are widely used in the process of embedded software development.