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How Reconfigurable Computing Works

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Designers of embedded systems face three significant challenges in today's ultra-competitive marketplace. Products must always: do more, cost less, and arrive to market faster. Fortunately, new flexible hardware design techniques are emerging from the study of reconfigurable computing.

How to Design Safer Systems via Better User Interfaces

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The information that a user gets from a life-critical system may spell the difference between a slight mishap and a serious accident. This article addresses the issue of safety in the design of a user interface.

Kaffe: A Compact Open Source Java Virtual Machine

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Quite a few embedded programmers are considering adopting the Java programming language. But it's not as easy to run Java programs in an embedded environment as you might think.

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