WRD White Papers

This is a collection of all of WRD's white papers as written by our talented designers and leaders. This collection is sorted chronologically, and updated periodically with new content, so make sure to check back regularly for more exciting information and insight from some of the best in the industry.

Tektronix oscilloscope typically used in the course of an embedded development project.

The Buzz on Embedded Development Productivity

January 21, 2021

"The search for the Holy Grail" in embedded development is a search for a more productive process. Recently, the buzz about this issue has been about as subtle as a F-14 on full after-burner. Everyone is looking for a way to improve the process, and there's been a lot of press on the subject.

WRD custom control system originally developed on the ProductMaker platform

Control System Choices for OEMs

January 21, 2021

An engineer that needs a control for an application should be asking: "What are the tradeoffs between PC's, PLC's, full custom, and semi-custom, and under what circumstances does one make more sense than the other?" To answer, not only do you need a good understanding of the hardware/software issues, but here is also a partial list of some other important issues to consider:

Processor breakout for WRD control system designs

The Art of Control System Design

January 21, 2021

Architecting a control system for an application is as much an art as a science ... artistic vision can have a huge impact and create the illusion of simplicity to something that is inherently complex. ...