Architecture & Design

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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January 30, 2014
Colin Walls

Power management in embedded systems – new thinking required

Effective low-power design for embedded-systems will take a new culture of close collaboration between hardware and software engineers.
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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.
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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.
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April 24, 2013
Colin Walls

The rush to open source tools

Mind how you go. The only truly free thing about open source tools is the download itself. There is, however, a 'third way', matching professional support to these often useful options.
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April 18, 2013
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Coding standards for secure embedded systems

Embedded systems are increasingly coming under attack as they hook up to the internet. Coding standards have emerged that make it easier to build code that is secure from the bottom up.
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February 12, 2013
Nithya Ruff, Director of Product Marketing for Virtual Prototyping Solutions at Synopsys.

Dev kits bring virtual prototyping to everyone

Now companies in any tier can use development kits as a platform to speed development, bridge the hardware-software divide and build out ecosystems quickly.
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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 16, 2012
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The Shift Left: how virtual prototyping reduces risk

The business case behind how virtual prototyping speeds development, improves hardware and software quality, and improves ROI.
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November 13, 2012
Anil Khanna

Embedded systems are evolving, but where are the tools?


Embedded hardware and software are experiencing exciting advances but free, open source technologies only go so far in connecting them. Help is on the way.
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