Insights from the experts at Avnet Embedded.

SimpleSwitch™ Tooling: Your Guide to Streamlined Development

In the field of embedded systems, SimpleSwitch™ has become a powerful platform for the development and deployment of your applications with Avnet Embedded SMARC modules. Its ease of use and versatility have made it a popular choice among developers, but navigating its intricacies can be daunting for beginners. Today's episode delves into the world of SimpleSwitch™ tooling, equipping you with the knowledge and tools to embark on your development journey with confidence.

Avnet Embedded’s solder-on OSM modulesfor fully automated production

Avnet Embedded has expanded its OSM product portfolio and presents the first module family compliant with the OSM 1.1 standard (Size-S) “Small” with dimensions of 30 x 30mm. The compact boards are targeted on industrial low-power applications that are cost-sensitive and need small dimensions.  

Set Up SimpleSwitch™ in Under 3o minutes

In our latest Embedded Software Session, we show how simple and fast it is to set up SimpleSwitch™ on Avnet Embedded #SMARC modules. With a comprehensive documentation online, the SDK and Base Image installation is done within under 30min. After this session, you will be ready to start developing your first project with SimpleSwitch
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Harmonious, fast and convenient development with SMARC and SimpleSwitch™

You are no doubt already familiar with Smart Mobility Architecture – more often known as SMARC – as it’s a standard specification for computers and modules. What you may not know, however, is that this excellent open-source platform for embedded computing was created a decade ago by the Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies and Avnet Embedded was one of SGET’s founding members.

P is for ‘performance’: the new 15.6” displays from Tianma

Are you looking for a display that’s high-performance, powerful and prepared for any predicament? We’re always excited to be adding a new range from Tianma to our portfolio, but this one is so good it’s preposterous.
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Write once, deploy anywhere’: the architecture of SimpleSwitch™

SimpleSwitch™ is our solution that allows the development of embedded software with limited dependency on hardware. Or, to put it simply as we did in our previous video, creates a way to ‘write once, deploy anywhere’. For the purposes of this explainer, let’s assume that ‘anywhere’ is one of our SMARC modules and will be supported by SimpleSwitch.

COM Express module family with AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 processors

Avnet Embedded is expanding its COM Express product portfolio with a power-efficient family of modules based on AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 processors. The modules are particularly suited for use in medical equipment, digital signage solutions, HMI and automation systems.
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PDLC: The ‘useful’ glass that is for more than just interiors

As often happens at Avnet, an acronym is the start of a journey to something pretty cool. Take PDLC, for example. It stands for ‘Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystals’, which, we must admit, isn’t the catchiest of descriptions. But when you engineer PDLC into glass (or even a self-adhesive film that can be affixed to glass) it becomes much more interesting.
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Software development problems solved with SimpleSwitch™

It’s a problem all too familiar to software developers: beginning a project with a poorly defined feature set, working in parallel with a hardware team who wants to select a module right from the start, so they can develop their carrier board. But how can you make the right choice so early in the process, when you’re not even sure what you’re going to develop?
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Glass guardians: display technology’s transparent armor

We have it in front of our faces every day, but only pay it any attention if it breaks. A layer of transparent coverglass sits over all the display panels that we use every day – in smartphones and tablets, televisions and monitors – and is essential in guarding the delicate electronics underneath, while also enhancing the quality of the display.