Easy GUI Development: PHYTEC & Embedded Wizard

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Embedded systems play a crucial role in nearly every industry, from medical devices to automotive applications. However, GUI development for embedded systems poses unique challenges for engineers. Meeting these demands requires innovative approaches that streamline the GUI development process while ensuring reliability and performance. The collaboration between Embedded Wizard and PHYTEC offers a comprehensive solution, streamlining GUI development for embedded systems designers.

In a recent webinar hosted by PHYTEC and the Embedded Wizard team, we led participants through the GUI development workflow with Embedded Wizard on the i.MX 8 phyBOARD-Pollux. Our experts provided an in-depth overview of our collaboration and highlighted its key features, benefits, and real-world application. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with valuable insights into how this collaboration can optimize your GUI development.

To learn more about the symbiosis between PHYTEC and Embedded Wizard, we invite you to watch the full webinar recording (in German) below:


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Streamlined Workflow with Embedded Wizard

Embedded Wizard is an award-winning tool for creating advanced GUIs tailored to embedded systems. With its intuitive design environment and powerful features, Embedded Wizard empowers engineers to efficiently develop GUIs. Key features of Embedded Wizard include:

  • Integrated Development Environment (IDE): Embedded Wizard’s IDE provides instant prototyping, integrated debugging, benchmarking, and profiling for efficient GUI development.
  • Platform-Agnostic Approach: Embedded Wizard is compatible with various hardware configurations, including MPUs and MCUs.
  • Performance Optimization: Embedded Wizard delivers smooth and fast user interfaces comparable to smartphones on any embedded system.
  • Framebuffer Concepts: Various framebuffer concepts are supported, such as Single Framebuffer, Double Framebuffer or ScratchPad, ensuring flexibility in display options.
  • Code Generation: Embedded Wizard generates efficient and optimized code tailored to the target hardware platform, requiring a minimum of only 16 kilobytes of RAM.
  • Operating System (OS): Embedded Wizard GUIs can run on any OS or bare metal.

Reliable Hardware Solutions from PHYTEC

PHYTEC is a trusted provider of embedded components and solutions, offering a range of products and services for embedded development. With decades of experience and specialized expertise, PHYTEC is well-positioned to support developers in creating robust embedded systems. Their key offerings include:

  • Safety and Security: With increasing connectivity, security threats have become a central challenge. PHYTEC offers assistance in addressing security vulnerabilities.
  • Specialized Know-How: PHYTEC offers specialized expertise in areas such as embedded vision, IoT solutions, cloud services, and artificial intelligence. This enables developers to leverage cutting-edge technologies in their projects.
  • Lifecycle Support: PHYTEC provides comprehensive support throughout the entire product lifecycle, from initial design and development to production and maintenance. Thus, developers can expect long-term reliability and sustainability.

Learn more about PHYTEC’s hardware solutions here.

Benefits of a Finely-Tuned Combination of Hard- and Software

The collaboration between the Embedded Wizard team and PHYTEC offers a synergistic solution for GUI development in embedded systems. By combining the strengths of both platforms, developers benefit from:

  • Seamless Integration: Embedded Wizard integrates seamlessly with PHYTEC’s embedded modules and single board computers. As a result, developers are able to leverage the full potential of both platforms.
  • Streamlined Workflow: The integrated solution provides a streamlined workflow for GUI development, from design and simulation to code generation and deployment. Thus, development time and effort are reduced significantly.
  • Enhanced Performance: By optimizing the code for the target hardware platform, developers can achieve superior performance and efficiency, maximizing the capabilities of embedded systems.
  • Comprehensive Support: Engineers have access to extensive resources, including documentation, tutorials, and technical assistance, ensuring a smooth development experience.

In conclusion, the collaboration offers a powerful solution for GUI development in embedded systems. It successfully addresses the challenges and complexities of modern embedded GUI development. By leveraging Embedded Wizard’s advanced features and PHYTEC’s hardware expertise, developers can create intuitive, visually appealing GUIs in record time. With Embedded Wizard and PHYTEC, GUI development has never been easier!

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