- on Computer/Software/Internet
- Published in issue 12/2011 on page 16
Android as a Development Platform
Using low-cost tablet PCs in embedded applications
Electronics designers are accustomed to developing their systems from scratch or using development boards. An interesting alternative is to use a tablet PC as an embedded device.Tablet computers (PCs) running the Android operating system are now available for under 100 pounds/euros. They are packed full of electronics and are visually attractive. Many functions that cost considerable effort to implement in an embedded environment are standard features in tablet computers. In this article we examine the factors involved in using tablets in electronics projects.