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How Android Auto integrates with car infotainment systems

September 14th, 2017 by Silviu Stefanescu in Automotive, Embedded, Mobile

android auto tremendAround 300 car models are Android Auto-ready today. Nvidia, the mobile tech supplier and over 28 car manufacturers have joined efforts to promote the platform, as part of the Open Automotive Alliance. As Android Auto gains traction, it is now moving towards becoming an integrated infotainment, communication and car dashboard solution.

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Functional safety software: coding for the unexpected

June 13th, 2017 by Silviu Stefanescu in Automated testing, Automotive, Embedded, Software Development, Tremend

Functional SafetyWhen the Ariane 5 rocket exploded mid air in June 1996, only 36 seconds after its test launch, the software aboard the spaceship was working within official specifications. Still, it was a software error that had caused the disaster: an attempt to convert a large 64-bit floating point number (representing the horizontal velocity) into a 16-bit integer. The ensuing integer overflow led to a sequence of errors that caused the vehicle to lose direction and crash. An investigation concluded that the software had done its job. The problem was actually rooted in software design and incomplete testing specifications.   Read the rest of this entry »


Why choose us for Embedded Software Projects

August 10th, 2015 by pteodorescu in Embedded, Software Outsourcing Romania

1. Our engineers have a specific set of technical skills and know-how so we can actually help you power-up your next generation device. At Tremend we have teams of professionals trained in the best educational institutions with internationally recognized results, who have gained extensive knowledge in multinational software companies.

2. A team of passionate developers who can deliver high-end solutions by applying their hardware expertise to the development process. Our engineers work in the realm of embedded software design, develop, and test specific and sometimes crucial functions performed by the device they work on. Read the rest of this entry »


How to choose your Linux Embedded Software Provider

July 23rd, 2015 by pteodorescu in Embedded, Linux

In order to master embedded software, a developer must posses a specific set of technical skills and know-how. The computer engineers who work in the realm of embedded systems, which by definition do not take the form of a traditional computer, design, develop and test specific and sometimes critical functions performed by the device. No easy task since these functions will decide whether a robot on another planet moves as it is supposed to or if a live saving call can be made.

Still wondering about the robot – Linux connection? Well, embedded Linux software can be found in nearly every device around us: in cars as Infotainment systems, in phones as Android and… finally, not so close to us, in the Mars Rover, “Curiosity”. Read the rest of this entry »


How to connect to a Windows Embedded Handheld device without using a mobile data network

July 17th, 2013 by Bogdan Nitulescu in Android, Bluetooth, Embedded, iOS, WiFi

We have recently explored how to connect – wireless – to embedded devices scattered across factories and warehouses. Windows Embedded Handheld (the successor of Mobile 6.5) is a typical choice of OS of such devices, and most of them can have Bluetooth and WiFi on board – so these technologies are obvious choices. What they don’t have is a SIM chip in every device and a data plan. Their users have laptops (PCs and Macs), iPads, iPhones, Android phones and tablets, and can physically walk in the same room where devices are located.

Here’s what we found.

WiFi Infrastructure mode + DHCP

This is the obvious choice working with all platforms (Windows 7 PC, Mac OSX, iOS, Android). You need to have a wireless router in infrastructure mode, and assign addresses via DHCP. The wireless router must be in range both of the device and the PC (one obvious place is to plug it near the device itself)

Once both the device and the PC are in the same LAN, the device can broadcast information about itself via some discovery protocol: UPnP, Bonjour, or you can write a simple custom UDP-based discovery mechanism. It is easy to write a client that uses this information, on all platforms.

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For your garden

July 10th, 2013 by Ioan Cocan in Android, Embedded, iOS, Linux, Mobile

RainMachine - The Forecast Sprinkler

In the past few months we’ve helped the guys at RainMachine.com to release a brand new intelligent sprinkler.

For those living in the US, this cool device will take weather forecasts from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and will use them to calculate the perfect amount of water that your garden needs today. You can select smart programs and water your garden selectively on weekdays, even/odd days, or let the sprinkler automatically protect the pipes against freezing temperatures.

If there is no data available, don’t worry! The RainMachine sprinkler will automatically switch to historical weather statistics. This way the device saves water even if the Internet goes down.

You can control your sprinkler from its touch screen. If it’s in a hard to reach place, you can also connect to your sprinkler using your smartphone or tablet and remotely control everything.

The technologies we’ve used: iOS apps, Android apps, Android NDK, HTML5, JavaScript, Sencha, Backbone.js, lighttpd, sqlite, UPnP, and C/C++ Linux programming.

Go get your Sprinkler on Amazon now!