SoC integration can be accelerated by using virtualization to make the benefits of emulation more accessible to both hardware and software engineers.
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.
Trying to balance your use of simulation and FPGA prototyping is tough. Acceleration used with Accelerated VIP offers simulation-like visibility and debug with near FPGA performance.
The Linux Trace Tookit next generation provides open source tracer technology that helps surmount debug and optimization challenges
The business case behind how virtual prototyping speeds development, improves hardware and software quality, and improves ROI.
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.
Data protection has long been a major issue for embedded systems, but it is becoming even more challenging with increasing adoption of multicore technology.
Linux®-based systems have been dominant in enterprise networking for more than a decade. They have been the basis of consumer electronics devices dating back to the original TiVo DVR in 1999, and wireless handsets beginning with the NEC phones for DoCoMo in 2003. However, many vertical markets are only now seeing new devices built on [...]
This paper looks at the embedded software technology that enables the development of mobile devices and portable equipment. The medical instrumentation sector is used as an example. A brief review of healthcare trends is followed by the identification of the key characteristics of such devices and how connectivity (wired and wireless) is influencing the designs [...]
The use of multicore processors is on the rise to meet inexorable demand for increasingly sophisticated functionality in embedded systems. Hardware virtualization technology provides a complementary and game-changing approach to maximizing the utility of that extra silicon horsepower. The Power Architecture has included hardware virtualization support since 2001 in its server-based instruction set architecture (ISA). [...]