Architecture & Design

February 12, 2013
Nithya Ruff, Director of Product Marketing for Virtual Prototyping Solutions at Synopsys.

Dev kits bring virtual prototyping to everyone

Now companies in any tier can use development kits as a platform to speed development, bridge the hardware-software divide and build out ecosystems quickly.
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February 12, 2013

How virtual prototyping enabled Altera’s SoC FPGAs

The technique drove ‘agile systems development’ for the programmable logic vendor’s new product line.
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November 16, 2012
Synopsys Virtualizer screen shot

The Shift Left: how virtual prototyping reduces risk

The business case behind how virtual prototyping speeds development, improves hardware and software quality, and improves ROI.
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November 13, 2012
Anil Khanna

Embedded systems are evolving, but where are the tools?


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.
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October 15, 2012

OpenCL: games technology comes to us all

OpenCL aims to open up the performance of graphics processors to other applications. It is also one more way in which compilation is being moved to runtime to make it easier to move code dynamically across heterogeneous platforms.
July 14, 2011

Freescale’s QorIQ AMP series illustrates growing demand on the control and data plane

The QorIQ AMP (Advanced Multi-Processing) family was unveiled by Freescale Semiconductor in June and is an aggressive play for the control plane market. As such it is both innovative in its own right and also shows what kind of performance communications designers must deliver to meet the overall system demands of today’s customers. At its […]

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April 1, 2011

Scaling applications from one to eight cores and beyond

Before the widespread adoption of multicore systems, designers had been accustomed to the operating system managing resource allocation. It has been quite a challenge for engineers who now find themselves faced with the prospect of having to take direct control of these management tasks themselves. In response, the Multicore Association has established the Multicore Resource [...]
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April 1, 2011

Migrating from single to multicore processing on QorIQ technology

The single core processor is reaching its performance ceiling, due to energy, thermal and power concerns. To address these issues that cause design difficulties, many embedded designers are migrating embedded applications from single core to multicore. This article provides an outline for a software strategy to progress from one core to two and beyond using [...]
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April 1, 2011

Setting the context for smart meters

The embedded market sees great potential in improving utility supplies but it presents complex challenges, says Alistair Morfey.
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June 1, 2010

A UML design flow aimed at embedded systems

System Modeling Language (SysML) is a Unified Modeling Language (UML) profile that allows the creation of standard descriptions of a system. However, this profile is too generic to address embedded and real-time system design. The Modeling and Analysis for Real-Time and Embedded Systems (MARTE) UML profile attempts to fill this gap by providing elements from [...]
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