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ECE 554: Embedded systems

What is a white paper?

What is a white paper?

According to Wikipedia:

"Commercial white papers generally argue that the benefits of a particular technology, product or methodology are superior for solving a specific problem. They may also present research findings, list a set of questions or tips about a certain business issue, or highlight a particular product or service from a vendor."

Searching for white papers using research databases

Tips for finding white papers:

  • Suggested keywords/terms to get you started
    • "embedded applications"
    • "embedded applications" AND "cloud"
    • "embedded software"
    • "embedded software" AND "tools"
    • "embedded software" AND "development tools"

Here are some sources of white papers to try: The Tech Target Library of white papers, product literature, webcasts and case studies. is the enterprise IT professional's giude to information technology resources. Browse this free online library for the latest technical white papers, webcasts and product information to help you make intelligent IT product purchasing decisions.

Find White Papers: Find White Papers includes thousands of white papers covering data management, enterprise applications, IT management, knowledge management, networking, security, software development, storage, wireless, etc. This site requires free registration.

TechRepublic: TechRepublic's ITPapers is the Web's largest library of free technical IT white papers, webcasts, and case studies. Covering IT categories including data management, IT management, networking, communications, enterprise applications, storage, security and much more, TechRepublic's white paper directory is the best source for technical white papers and IT information.

Google/Google Scholar: Use Google and Google Scholar to search the web for white papers. Type "white paper" and any of the terms above enclosed in quotation marks. For example: "white paper"  "embedded software" "tools".

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