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April 26, 2016
Andrew Macleod is Director of Automotive Marketing for Mentor Graphics. He has more than 15 years of experience in the automotive software and semiconductor industry, with expertise in new product development and introduction, product management and global strategy, including a focus on the Chinese auto industry.

Still using Moore’s Law to beat up on the automotive industry?

These days, when it comes to innovation: The car's the star - not the stooge.
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April 20, 2016
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Accelerating Android bring-up using VDKs in the LAVA framework

Accelerating software testing is vital to speeding up embedded system development, especially for Android and Linux systems running on ARM-based hardware. Virtual prototyping strategies, including the use of VDKs, can help.
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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.
June 25, 2015
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Applying agile techniques to IC design

How agile methodologies can be applied to personal and team practice in IC design, including for developing cloud accelerators at Microsoft
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May 25, 2015
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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.
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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September 18, 2012

The Yocto Project

Yocto is a project that aims to provide the open source building blocks necessary for custom embedded Linux implementations
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June 4, 2012

Sleep modes

For a growing number of applications, leakage is a major component of the lifetime energy consumption of an MCU, making it essential to shut the processor core down when it is not needed. Sleep modes help control that.
May 21, 2012

Real-time scheduling

The scheduler is a key component of any real-time operating system (RTOS). This guide describes the concepts employed by common schedulers and the policies they employ.
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March 21, 2012
Colin Walls

The return of the ‘custom’ embedded OS

Colin Walls of Mentor Graphics on a significant surprise in UBM’s latest market survey
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