Embedded Topics

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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January 31, 2013
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Accelerated VIP solves firmware and driver integration and validation tradeoffs

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.
November 27, 2012
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How LTTng enables complex multicore system development

The Linux Trace Tookit next generation provides open source tracer technology that helps surmount debug and optimization challenges
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November 16, 2012
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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.
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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