Architecture & Design

March 16, 2015
Brian Fuller is editor in chief at Cadence Design Systems.

Design reaches out from the edge

We are moving towards a "continuum of compute", ARM CEO Simon Segars said at CDNLive Silicon Valley, a trend that will reshape design.
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January 27, 2015
Dunstan Power of ByteSnap

Assessing technical design trade-offs during product development

Understanding design trade-offs can help achieve the correct balance of functionality, cost, and time to market, says design consultancy chief
January 7, 2015

A holistic approach to IoT chip design

A look at the challenges of designing chips for the Internet of Things, or IoT, and some of the responses to those challenges
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October 27, 2014

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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