Embedded Special Edition 2011

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

Enabling tomorrow’s connected TV user experience with open platform development

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 [...]
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April 1, 2011

Business economics drive open source strategies

The GENIVI Alliance is already accelerating cross-industry standards development only two years since its formation, says Joel Hoffmann.
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April 1, 2011

Do you need a 1GHz MPU to run Linux and Android?

There are strategies, tools and devices to get the best from these OSs without buying a higher-end MPU, says Jacko Wilbrink.
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April 1, 2011

Home sweet smart home

As part of our utility metering focus, Sean Murphy offers a US perspective on the challenges.
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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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April 1, 2011

In sync with 2011

Glenn Perry, general manager of Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division, discusses embedded development trends.
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April 1, 2011

Challenges Can Be Overcome

This is the first issue of the magazine to appear since the earthquake in Japan on March 11. Let me begin by saying that the thoughts and condolences of myself and all our staff and contributors go out to those affected by the tragedy. Even now, Japan faces months, if not years of rebuilding but, […]

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