Time-to-market is among the most important technology trends in embedded computing for the year 2021

Jan. 29, 2021
Shawn Prestridge, lead FAE engineer at IAR Systems offers his predictions about embedded computing technology, markets, and tools in 2021.

UPPSALA, Sweden – Without a doubt, the biggest challenge most embedded computing companies face in 2021 is time: time-to-market, time to recoup investment, etc. Development tools that help improve code quality are going to be key to saving time -- even more so in 2021 than in previous years. Electronic Design reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

29 Jan. 2021 -- Equally important is having support that you can depend on to help you when you’re under a time crunch to meet time-to-market deadlines: Why is this interrupt not triggering? Why am I hard-faulting in this use case, and more importantly, where is it occurring in the code? Is this a bug in the compiler tool, and if so, how do I get around it?

There’s an old axiom that time is money, and when you have to read through reams and reams of web pages to find small nuggets about technology trends to help you get a fix or workaround, it costs quite a bit of money as well as time.

Likewise, if your code isn’t running fast enough for your needs, you wind up hand-optimizing it which can cost oodles of time. Sometimes people resort to writing assembler code, which usually isn’t very portable, plus the code gets messy and makes static analysis of the source less effective.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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