The Multicore Association has launched a guide to programming multicore systems in C and C++.
In 2013, the Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) conference returns to Grenoble, France and with focus days on the Internet of Things and the cloud.
Altera has cut a deal with ARM to bring unified debug support to the FPGA fabric and Cortex-A9 processors inside the Cyclone SoC products, using a specialized version of ARM’s DS5 tool.
Intel has launched its first server SoC, based on a stripped-down Atom, in a bid to seal its place in microservers before ARM can ready its 64bit architecture for production. But the chip seems more a stake in the ground than the answer for low-power servers.
Embedded software engineers need to focus on power optimization in their code much earlier and more comprehensively than many of them do today, says Mentor Graphics technologist Colin Walls.
National Instruments wants to shift the focus for many embedded systems designers away from hardware cost optimization towards graphical programming as a way of reducing the time it takes to get targets up, running and productive.
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.
In a deal that pits the company head to head with ARM, Imagination Technologies has decided to buy the business of MIPS Technologies including the CPU architectures and cores. The price tag is $60m cash.
ARM is among the companies aiming to avoid a patent portfolio falling into the wrong hands after the break up of MIPS Technologies.
Xmos is going back to its roots as a microprocessor architecture designed specifically for low-latency, real-time applications.
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