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Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Consumer Electronics, Semiconductor, Smart Devices, Telecom, Wireless |

Windows CE to stay here ? A ‘Real-time’ analysis.

Windows CE to stay here ? A ‘Real-time’ analysis.

After the advent of windows on ARM/Windows Phone 8, there is always a concern among the windows CE community on the future of Windows CE. When compared to windows on ARM/windows phone 8 there are many reasons to believe that windows CE is here to stay, in this blog I compare one of the interrupt handling features – priority inheritance mechanism, of Windows CE that determines its real-time capability. How predictable and reliable a system is, on reacting to an interrupt, defines its real-time effectiveness. When a common resource is shared among 3 tasks using Mutex there is a possibility of a situation where the high priority task had to wait for the lower priority task to release the shared resource. In this case the high priority  task remains blocked, causing a priority inversion situation where high priority task is indirectly pre-empted by a low priority task, effectively “inverting” the relative priorities of the two tasks, meaning the high-priority task has to wait for the completion of the lower...

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Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Enterprise Mobility, Smart Devices, Wireless |

To MEAP or not to MEAP

To MEAP or not to MEAP

So it’s fairly clear that different enterprises are at different levels in terms of their journey towards enterprise mobility. What started out as a uniform pitch from the MEAP vendors a couple of years back is becoming more tuned to suit the enterprise needs based on their maturity. This has caused the MEAP vendors to rethink both offering and pricing strategies. The earlier notion of one size fits all – is slowly being done away with and more flexibility is being brought in. For instance, enterprises which haven’t yet made a commitment to the space, would do well to just use MbaaS. Mobile backend as a service is an innovative spin given by some upcoming and leading MEAP vendors to accommodate risk appetites of enterprises. This helps to try of the concept of mobility, experiment enough before making a long term commitment. MBaaS vendors export web interfaces for storage, user management, notifications etc. Services companies could tie-up with MBaaS vendors and develop skill-set on the MBaaS platforms. It will...

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Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Enterprise Mobility, Smart Devices | 0 comments

Enterprise Mobility – The promised land…

Enterprise Mobility – The promised land…

Just like the explorers out on sea in search of new land, betting a business on a new trend in technology is nothing short of being intrepid. Patience, fortitude, courage and belief… Constantly looking at the compass and course correcting may be the order of the day. For Sasken, having started out early in this field gives the benefit to look back when most others are only looking forward – Let me explain. Assuming that past is a good indication of the future when it comes to business – Enterprise Mobility in Sasken has built a useful rear view mirror and now looking forward out through the windshield takes on a whole new meaning. Almost like primary research, our investment has yielded hard insights about Enterprise behavior, buying patterns, their fears and their caution when it comes to bringing in new technology trends in their main stream. Fundamentally, their is one *big* question out there in the Enterprises, and there isn’t a clear answer just yet – Everyone accepts...

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