A report put together by the European Union's Hipeac embedded architecture research network claims the challenges of highly interconnected embedded systems will call for what amounts to the reinvention of computing.
UltraSoC plans to support the RISC-V open-source instruction architecture with its debug infrastructure and tools.
SoftBank cites IoT as its main reason for buying ARM, but could it change the relationship between customers and the processor designer?
EEMBC has turned its attention to heterogeneous computing with plans to create a new set of benchmarks.
“It’s the time between putting out an open-source ARM core and getting a letter from an ARM lawyer,” says UC Berkeley professor Krste Asanovic. So, some design teams are turning to IP that started out as open source to provide more scope for experimentation.
Deep pipelines and dynamic memory sharing may provide the key to the development of faster and more efficient server-farm blades as the focus in hardware design moves to augmenting conventional processors with specialized accelerators.
The Multicore Association has started work on standardizing a set of APIs that aim to simplify communications between processors in heterogeneous multicore SoCs
ARM has developed a version of its CoreLink on-chip interconnect IP intended to support systems based on its big.Little processors combinations that need a cache-coherent GPU connection with lower latency and higher peak throughput.
Imagination Technologies plans to introduce support for virtualization across all its processor cores, including signal processors such as the Ensigma family, as part of a plan to improve SoC security.
As heterogeneous multicore SoCs move into the mainstream, embedded developers face increasing integration and debug challenges.
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