Blog: Navigating the Reefs

Blog: Navigating the Reefs

Welcome to our embedded technology blog where we will share with you the latest industry trends, challenges and even our own lessons learned.

We hope to re-engineer the way you think about and design embedded systems as we discuss embedded technologies, human-machine interfaces, machine and product architectures, IoT readiness, and much more. 

Dive in, we’ll help you navigate these turbulent waters.

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3 Pillars of Embedded Innovation

Three pillars of innovation – communications, control, and human machine interface (HMI) – drove a consumer device revolution.
How are these affecting the embedded systems you design?

Are we Doomed to be Integration Engineers?

Developers are between a rock and hard place managing increasing design complexity and are turning to off-the-shelf hardware and software ingredients. Are we doomed to become integration engineers?

The Top 3 Problems Holding Back Embedded Systems Engineering

Most embedded system developers don’t realize it, but they have three mindset problems that are preventing them from getting to market faster and decreasing their engineering costs: customization,
starting out too low-level, and believing that all software should be free.

How to Scope Your First HMI Project

HMI developer often under estimates the total extent of what is necessary to successfully pull off the project. In this post, we will examine what is necessary to scope your first HMI project and make it a success.

The Siren’s Call of the Pseudo Platform

An LCD and touch screen are certainly important, outward facing factors of a Human Machine Interface (HM). But behind the scenes, there is much more to a display module than meets the eye — it’s is a highly integrated real-time embedded system tuned to efficiently interact and communicate with its environment.

7 Free Resources for Embedded UI Design

Designing an embedded HMI’s User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) can be a daunting task. We’ve compiled seven free resources to equip you and your creative team (if you’re lucky enough to have one), with an arsenal to leverage when drafting your UI design.

The Anatomy of a Display Module: Software

there is a lot of software that is used to get a Human Machine Interface (HMI) display module up and running. To compete in today’s fast-paced and competitive market, can you leverage an existing display module to accelerate your development cycle and beat the competition to market?

The challenges of HMI and IoT can be overwhelming. Listen weekly to our Captain – Terry West, CEO – on industry trends he sees and implications for the embedded systems designer. You’ll find practical thought leadership conversations covering all facets of embedded technology, human machine interface evolution, architectural challenges, IoT readiness, and much more.