Work by the Multicore Association to provide a standard way for applications running on different processors to communicate with each other is leading to active implementations.
Accellera has moved to an Apache 2.0 open-source license for all of the supplementary materials for its SystemC library.
“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.
The Qt Company has changed the licenses it supports on the open-source versions of its user-interface software framework, removing the LGPL2.1 version.
Siemens has developed an open-source implementation of the Multicore Association's MTAPI to make it easier to divide and manage concurrent tasks that run on systems with multiple processors.
Digia, the company that took on the cross-platform Qt toolkit from Nokia, has formed a subsidiary to focus on the software.
With the aim of accelerating the development of applications and algorithms that harness sensor fusion, startup Sensor Platforms has released as open source its Open Sensor Platform (OSP).
Accellera has released the latest version of the Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) class reference document, with additions to the way in which testbenches can handle messages and registers.
Imagination Technologies has set up an open-source effort that mirrors ARM's Linaro group and cut a deal with Oracle for Java optimization.
ARM has decided to shift from using its in-house compiler technology to the open-source combination of Clang and LLVM.
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