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Ways to meet the relentless pressure to release products faster

  • Designers often use one set of tools (such as Adobe Photoshop) to craft the look and feel of a UI and another set for prototyping (like Adobe Experience Design). Developers then use a third toolset (often C/C++) to implement the final product. All of these changes in tools, process, and workflow suck up time and introduce errors. Thankfully, there are tools on the market that can help create a streamlined design development process.

Ways to meet the relentless pressure to market faster

  • If you’re building a one-off product, code reuse doesn’t matter. That being said, you almost never use good code only once. Initial releases invariably get updated with new features and bug fixes, one product can lead to a family of products, and reliable code from older projects is often implemented into new incarnations. So if you’re writing code with a plan to throw it away, you’re doing it wrong.

Critical consumer expectations; value for money

  • If the best products provide an excellent user experience, the best-selling products also provide excellent value for the money. With so many forces attempting to get a share of the consumer wallet, you need to build products that are “worth it”, and that usually means a bill of materials that’s as low as you can manage.

New NXP iMX8M COM Board for ARM Quad-Core

  • This new Embedded Artists' iMX8M COM Board provides a quick and easy solution for implementing a high-performance ARM quad/dual-core Cortex-A53 / Cortex-M4F based design. The Cortex-A53 / Cortex-M4F heterogeneous architecture enables the system to run an OS like Linux on the quad/dual-core Cortex-A53 and a Real-Time OS (RTOS) on the Cortex-M4F.

Critical consumer expectations that open wallets

  • Create products with both functionality and design in mind.
     
    In the good old days when function trumped form, consumers had to live with difficult-to-use products like the much-maligned VHS recorder. Today, consumer preference for a product is increasingly determined by the quality of the user experience.