Leading chip design analyst Gary Smith charts the course through the main questions dominating DAC 2011.
This issue of Tech Design Forum takes manufacturing as its main focus—as is entirely appropriate in the run up to a Design Automation Conference (DAC) that will be marked by the roll-out of the 28/32nm process node to the wider community. We have contributions this issue from both main foundry groups, TSMC and GlobalFoundries, and […]
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 [...]
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 [...]
New open software platforms can dramatically advance the way consumers interact with the Internet via their televisions and an expanding array of TV-like mobile devices. Ultimately consumers will be able to access websites that are fully optimized for the TV platform. Today, this experience is primarily delivered via widgets—containerized web pages or information portals that [...]
The GENIVI Alliance is already accelerating cross-industry standards development only two years since its formation, says Joel Hoffmann.
There are strategies, tools and devices to get the best from these OSs without buying a higher-end MPU, says Jacko Wilbrink.
As part of our utility metering focus, Sean Murphy offers a US perspective on the challenges.
The embedded market sees great potential in improving utility supplies but it presents complex challenges, says Alistair Morfey.
Glenn Perry, general manager of Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division, discusses embedded development trends.