February 14, 2013

Multicore-programming guide released

The Multicore Association has launched a guide to programming multicore systems in C and C++.
December 18, 2012

DATE conference prepares program for March

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.
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December 12, 2012

Altera and ARM unite FPGA and processor debug

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.
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December 11, 2012

Intel launches its first microserver SoC

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.
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December 5, 2012

IPSoC: Software power optimization ‘must start earlier’

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.
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November 26, 2012

Graphics provide the push for NI’s readymades plan

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.
November 13, 2012

Embedded systems are evolving, but where are the tools?

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.
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November 6, 2012

Imagination bids for MIPS operation

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.
November 6, 2012

Companies go for patent protection in MIPS deal

ARM is among the companies aiming to avoid a patent portfolio falling into the wrong hands after the break up of MIPS Technologies.
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November 6, 2012

Xmos in real-time protocol push with IP and hardware

Xmos is going back to its roots as a microprocessor architecture designed specifically for low-latency, real-time applications.
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