Understanding design trade-offs can help achieve the correct balance of functionality, cost, and time to market, says design consultancy chief
A look at the challenges of designing chips for the Internet of Things, or IoT, and some of the responses to those challenges
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
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.
While some HW/SW co-design and verification techniques are in place, a power analysis methodology is only just emerging
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.
Effective low-power design for embedded-systems will take a new culture of close collaboration between hardware and software engineers.
This part illustrates the technique using examples addressing memory corruption, multicore systems and cache coherency with particular reference to watchpoints.
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.
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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