Architecture & Design

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.
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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