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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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March 21, 2012

Do you GNU? If so, some points to ponder

Open-source toolchains give companies ultimate control over their development environments, but how many can really afford the resources to debug and develop their own tools? Would they be better off with a commercially supported open-source approach?
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March 21, 2012

How TI halved the power consumption of Wolverine

Texas Instruments’ MSP430 microcontroller platform has been one of the industry’s leading ultra-low-power architectures for more than a decade. Each generation has been focused on setting new records. The latest, Wolverine, cuts power and energy consumption by more than half.
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January 23, 2012
When ARM's 64 title image

When ARM’s 64

There’s already some love out there for ARM’s v8 64bit architecture as the processor giant builds out its ecosystem.
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January 15, 2012

Virtualization

Virtualization makes it possible to run multiple operating system images on one processor core – with benefits for memory protection, power efficiency and cost reduction.
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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