multicore

May 29, 2014
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Near-threshold and subthreshold logic

By taking the circuit supply voltage close to that of the threshold voltage or even below, it is possible to optimize low-power VLSI design. But there are pitfalls.
February 4, 2014
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Debugging with virtual prototypes – Part Four

The fourth installment discusses the extra levels of debug capability available when using virtual prototypes through the example of an ARM big.LITTLE-based embedded system.
January 15, 2014
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Debugging with virtual prototypes – Part Three

This part illustrates the technique using examples addressing memory corruption, multicore systems and cache coherency with particular reference to watchpoints.
November 1, 2013
Jack Erickson is director of product management at Cadence Design Systems.

Slow winter or new spring for hardware design?

Problems with process scaling make it seem as though the long era of innovative, lucrative hardware design is coming to an end. But is that really the case?
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September 6, 2013
Richard Goering, senior manager of technical communications, Cadence

Real-world multicore embedded systems: review

If you're going to be working on any aspect of multicore embedded system design, a newly published book titled "Real World Multicore Embedded Systems" will be an excellent guide.
May 23, 2013
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Facing the verification management challenge

The growing verification challenge, and how to address it by coordinating multiple debug strategies.
February 12, 2013
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How virtual prototyping enabled Altera’s SoC FPGAs

The technique drove ‘agile systems development’ for the programmable logic vendor’s new product line.
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November 27, 2012
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How LTTng enables complex multicore system development

The Linux Trace Tookit next generation provides open source tracer technology that helps surmount debug and optimization challenges
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October 15, 2012
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OpenCL: games technology comes to us all

OpenCL aims to open up the performance of graphics processors to other applications. It is also one more way in which compilation is being moved to runtime to make it easier to move code dynamically across heterogeneous platforms.
October 3, 2012

System virtual prototyping

The technique enables early software development and hardware/software co-design strategies before a project is more rigidly defined in RTL.

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