Embedded systems developers are currently facing numerous challenges as they attempt to keep pace in their innovations with the evolving technology market, reports Frost & Sullivan, with serial bus connectors one of the obstacles to overcome.
With each new innovation in the wider market, embedded systems must also progress to match the latest expectations and performance standards.
However, they may now be reaching a tidemark in terms of connectivity speeds - both within each card in its own right and between multiple embedded systems working as part of a larger unit.
To enable greater speed of data transmission, serial bus connectors could be the solution, but Frost & Sullivan suggests incorporating them into designs could prove troublesome for some developers.
"Design engineers are having a difficult time finding the problems in the design, let alone fixing them," the analyst observes.
Serial buses transmit data sequentially, one bit at a time, unlike parallel buses where multiple channels are used at once.
However, modern serial connectors have achieved speeds on a par with parallel ports, but with the simpler data handling of a single transmission channel.