Architecture & Design

May 25, 2015
Evaluation board used by TI for testing the CTPL library

Handling power dropouts in MSP430 energy-harvesting designs

Software for energy-harvesting designs needs to cope with sudden power failures. FRAM storage can reduce the power and performance penalties of full resets.
May 15, 2015
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Cortex-A72: microarchitecture tweaks focus on efficiency

ARM has revealed a number of details of the microarchitecture that underpins its flagship Cortex-A72 as the processor moves towards its production release.
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April 20, 2015
Michael Thompson is the senior manager of product marketing for ARC processors and embedded vision at Synopsys.

Neural networks bring advanced object detection to embedded vision

Dedicated processors using convolutional neural networking techniques bring advanced vision techniques such as object recognition to embedded systems.
March 16, 2015
Brian Fuller is editor in chief at Cadence Design Systems.

Design reaches out from the edge

We are moving towards a "continuum of compute", ARM CEO Simon Segars said at CDNLive Silicon Valley, a trend that will reshape design.
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January 27, 2015
Dunstan Power of ByteSnap

Assessing technical design trade-offs during product development

Understanding design trade-offs can help achieve the correct balance of functionality, cost, and time to market, says design consultancy chief
January 7, 2015
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A holistic approach to IoT chip design

A look at the challenges of designing chips for the Internet of Things, or IoT, and some of the responses to those challenges
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October 27, 2014
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Enabling symmetric multiprocessing for embedded Linux on ARC processor cores

This article looks at some of the key architectural and implementation decisions Synopsys has made in developing a version of its HS series of licensable processor cores to serve the embedded Linux market
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July 9, 2014
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Using Ethernet in automotive networks

Will Ethernet become the dominant interconnect for automotive applications? A look at the market trends and standards, and how to use Ethernet IP and virtual-prototyping solutions in automotive applications.
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May 15, 2014
Bill Neifert is chief technology officer of Carbon Design Systems. Bill has designed high-performance verification and system integration solutions, and also developed an architecture and coding style for high-performance RTL simulation in C/C++.

Bringing true power analysis to hardware/software co-design

While some HW/SW co-design and verification techniques are in place, a power analysis methodology is only just emerging
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.

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