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January 27, 2015

ARM to provide safety docs for real-time processors

ARM has picked up TÜV Süd certification for a version of its C compiler and produced an ISO 26262 documentation pack for the Cortex-R5 processor
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January 19, 2015

Ambiq uses subthreshold techniques to cut power on ARM MCUs

Research by the University of Michigan into subthreshold circuit design has led to spinoff company Ambiq Micro creating a family of microcontrollers that it claims provide an ARM Cortex-M4F with power consumption at levels normally associated with an M0+.
January 14, 2015

Cadence updates Xtensa with memory and power saving features

Cadence Design Systems has launched the 11th generation of Tensilica Xtensa customizable processors, with changes for VLIW, power-saving caches and memory accesses.
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December 11, 2014

Use-cases drive high-level verification tool

Cadence has released a tool intended to ease the creation of scenario-driven tests to better exercise complex IP and SoC designs.
November 11, 2014

Space camera project uses rapid development for test

UK-based RAL Space has picked up an award from National Instruments for a system the organization built to test a pair of cameras ahead of being being deployed on the International Space Station to photograph the Earth from orbit.
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October 31, 2014

Siemens produces open-source code for multicore acceleration

Siemens has developed an open-source implementation of the Multicore Association's MTAPI to make it easier to divide and manage concurrent tasks that run on systems with multiple processors.
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October 5, 2014

Software firewall demo provides shield against malware

A demo at ARM TechCon showed one way malware could be foiled on systems that run software of uncertain provenance.
October 2, 2014

Applied Micro moves away from MIPS, PowerPC in 64bit embedded push

Applied Micro is to use the ARM v8 CPU architecture it developed for data centers to keep hold of embedded-systems customers who have decided to move away from its existing MIPS and PowerPC-based processors.
October 2, 2014

ARM to extend Big.Little for GPUs and heat management

A multiprocessor test chip has led ARM to improve the energy-control strategy for its Big.Little architecture and to simplify the debug architecture for the company's multicore processor IP.
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October 2, 2014

Software encryption manager aims to tighten up on embedded security

HCC Embedded has developed a modular software manager for encryption, designed to provide embedded systems with the foundation for handling security algorithms.

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