Embedded Topics

August 24, 2015

A scalable RTOS and other essentials for embedded wearables development

The wearables market is booming. Successful development depends on assembling the right software and hardware tools. Here's a primer on what to look for.
August 5, 2015
Power switch

‘Even the software guys are starting to talk in milliwatts’

System-level power is the next frontier for a power-intent standard – or rather a collection of them – being developed by a partnership between Accellera, Si2 and the IEEE.
July 14, 2015
John Blyler is an experienced physicist, engineer, journalist, author and professor, and editor of IoT Embedded Systems

USB Type-C: what it is and why it matters

A look at the USB Type-C connector and the enhanced data rates and charging facilities it will enable
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July 10, 2015
Jim Thomas is director of software testing at specialist test and verification company TVS.

What hardware verification can learn from software development

What hardware designers can learn from software verification techniques such as agile, behaviour-driven development, code coverage and zero known defect strategies
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June 25, 2015

Applying agile techniques to IC design

How agile methodologies can be applied to personal and team practice in IC design, including for developing cloud accelerators at Microsoft
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May 25, 2015
Evaluation board used by TI for testing the CTPL library

Handling power dropouts in MSP430 energy-harvesting designs

Software for energy-harvesting designs needs to cope with sudden power failures. FRAM storage can reduce the power and performance penalties of full resets.
May 15, 2015
Four-core Cortex-A72 layout example

Cortex-A72: microarchitecture tweaks focus on efficiency

ARM has revealed a number of details of the microarchitecture that underpins its flagship Cortex-A72 as the processor moves towards its production release.
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April 20, 2015
Michael Thompson is the senior manager of product marketing for the DesignWare ARC processors at Synopsys

Neural networks bring advanced object detection to embedded vision

Dedicated processors using convolutional neural networking techniques bring advanced vision techniques such as object recognition to embedded systems.
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

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