Architecture & Design

November 24, 2015
Angela Raucher is product line manager for Synopsys’ ARC EM processors.

Taking an end-to-end approach to IoT security

Achieving IoT security means addressing every link in the chain, from the quality of your application code to embedding a root of trust in the hardware.
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October 21, 2015
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FPGA-based prototyping 3: Which board do I need?

Part three of our series looks at the choices you face as you decide whether to build or buy a board.
September 28, 2015
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FPGA-based prototyping 2: Understand the real cost

Part two of our series on FPGA-based prototyping looks at two critical factors to address before a project begins: budgeting and high-level implementation.
August 24, 2015
Warren Kurisu is the Director of Product Management in the Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division, overseeing the embedded runtime platform business for the Nucleus RTOS, Mentor Embedded Linux, virtualization and multicore technologies, and graphics and development tools. Warren has spent nearly 30 years in the embedded industry, both as an embedded developer and as a business executive.

A scalable RTOS and other essentials for embedded wearables development

The wearables market is booming. Successful development depends on assembling the right software and hardware tools. Here's a primer on what to look for.
August 5, 2015
Power switch

‘Even the software guys are starting to talk in milliwatts’

System-level power is the next frontier for a power-intent standard – or rather a collection of them – being developed by a partnership between Accellera, Si2 and the IEEE.
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July 14, 2015
John Blyler is an experienced physicist, engineer, journalist, author and professor, and editor of IoT Embedded Systems

USB Type-C: what it is and why it matters

A look at the USB Type-C connector and the enhanced data rates and charging facilities it will enable
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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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