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This article presents the main results of the situation analysis in the market of universal remote controls of intelligent buildings; and basic requirements are listed for devices of this class. Also, company Promwad, which develops this solution, offered its description of the hardware and software parts.

This article was published in
The Chip News Journal

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For the progress of electronics contract development it is necessary, for customers and contract developers, to have similar understanding of its essence. It is going to bring the greatest benefit to the electronics industry and it is going to make a positive impact on the market participants, including those who are not directly engaged in the process of development.

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Our tech expert Ivan Kuten together with his engineering team has studied the pico projector (DLP3000-C300REF) offered by Texas Instruments. As a result, they has issued an analysis of the supplied package, its circuitry, the startup demo; and shared their first impressions with the readers of EETimes Europe. Their article includes photos, screenshots of the different operational modes, and software assembly description (Linux + rootfs).

This material was published at
EE Times Europe web site
(December 4, 2014)

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Our circuit design engineer shares his practical experience in using JTAG boundary scan and tells about features and benefits of this technology at the prototype testing stage.

This article was published in
The EDN Network
(June 18, 2015)

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The offshoring edition of The Outsourcing Journal focuses on Offshore Engineering among other topics. We contributed to this edition our article about electronics design in the Eastern Europe and shared our knowledge on the first contract developers and electronics design houses in the CIS. In addition, we addressed the following issues: how to shorten the development cycle and reduce the costs of new electronic devices; how to make a product competitive in the electronics market; how to protect an intellectual property and prevent the leakage of information when delegating tasks to outsource.

This material was published in
The Outsourcing Journal (the offshoring edition) (Q2/2014)

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The article provides an overview of popular systems-on-chip for electronics development and also offers a useful SOC classification for various types of devices: low-cost electronics, remote control devices, terminal devices, datacom electronics, specialized computers.

This material was published in
The Modern Electronics Journal

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Our software engineer Vladimir Trubilov wrote an article about the NetBSD operating system for Evertiq New Media. He analyzed the main features of this OS in comparison with other systems in BSD-family and showed an example of a NetBSD installation process (including configuration of drivers on our mini-server IP-Plug, while comparing NetBSD with Linux). The conclusion of this article is as follows: NetBSD can be used in embedded systems thanks to its open source code, ease of launch and availability of necessary software packages.

This material was published in
Evertiq New Media
(Dec. 9, 2013)

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Our software engineer Anton Mikanovich explains how to ensure high-speed data transfer in the SOHO network devices. As an example, he describes the implementation of the fast path technology in a device based on the new Marvell Kirkwood processor (ARMv5TE) and OS Linux. The article will be of interest to developers of different modern high-performance network devices.

This material was published at
Embedded.com (UBM Electronics)
(Dec. 4, 2013)

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Our software engineer Anton Mikanovich wrote an article about Lua, a freely distributable open-source interpretable language. He explained how to run it on microcontrollers and why it greatly simplify the task of writing final user space applications for complex embedded systems.

This material was published in
Electronic Design magazine
(Oct. 8, 2013)

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We wrote an article about the prospects of SDR (software-defined radio) around the world and shared our experience in the development of a universal SDR-platform with an open architecture for dynamic design of wireless communication systems.

This material was published at
EE Times Europe web site
(March 11, 2013)

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Roman Pakholkov, Promwad's founder and CEO, analyzes prospects of outsourcing electronics development in the CIS countries, relying on statistics and his personal experience of working in the IT industry of eastern Europe. The author explains why the local electronics developers are quite competitive on the world market, describes their business models and principles of cooperation with their customers.

This material was published in
The Outsourcing Journal
(Jul. 2, 2013)

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Our programmer Ruslan Filipovich wrote an article about open software library OpenMCAPI that allows inter-core data exchange. He explained how to launch two or more operating systems (OSs) on multicore systems-on-chip (SoCs) and gave an example of code for porting the OpenMCAPI library to the RTEMS real-time system. This information is targeted at embedded system developers.

This material was published in
Electronic Design magazine
(Jun. 18, 2013)

Our software engineer Viktar Palstsiuk wrote a how-to article about the Linux firmware updating. He demonstrated a couple of specific practical examples using the features of such open source projects as OpenWrt, Openmoko and OpenInkpot.

This material was published in
The Linux Journal
(Apr 24, 2013)