Mon. Apr 6th, 2020

Google announces Pigweed, open source collection of embedded-targeted libraries

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Google filed a new trademark application called “Pigweed” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in late January. According to the document, the Pigweed trademark covers “computer operating software”. At the time, it was speculated that this was a new operating system trademark, but no relevant information was provided.

Recently, Google announced Pigweed, open-source collection of embedded-targeted libraries. Unlike previous conjectures, this is a collection of embedded libraries (or modules). Using the Pigweed module enables faster and more reliable development on 32-bit microcontrollers, which are small computers embedded in a single circuit chip.

Pigweed provides modules to meet the broad needs of embedded developers. From the perspective of the entire life cycle, Pigweed can effectively improve the efficiency of embedded development from setting up to development to code submission. Based on the above development process, Google introduced some modules of Pigweed around these aspects.

Currently, Pigweed has provided many modules, and more modules will be added in the future. It should be noted that it is still in the early stages of development and is currently not suitable for production.