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15 Oct, 2013

Dennis Brophy Low Power Flow Kicks-off Symposium In the world of electronic design automation, as an idea takes hold and works its way from thought to silicon, numerous tools are used by engineers and the like to help bring a good idea to product fruition.  Standards play a key and important role to help move your user information from high-level concepts into the netlists can be realized in silicon.  The IEEE Standards … Read More

UPF, IEEE 1801, ieee standards association, ARM, Questa Vanguard Partnership, Interoperability, Low Power

19 Aug, 2013
Embedded Software

big.LITTLE

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls From time to time, a concept or some terminology pops up and suddenly everyone is talking about it. That is usually the point when I think “I wonder what that is all about.” and start to investigate. That is what happened with ARM’s big.LITTLE concept. As a C programmer at heart, any terminology that uses the case of letters in an odd way gets my attention – and big.LITTLE is … Read More

big.LITTLE, ARM, Multicore, multi-core, Multi-OS

8 Aug, 2013

Anil Khanna Last week, Mark Mitchell, the GM of our Open Source Solutions business unit hosted a webinar on the topic of C & C++ development for custom instruction set architectures with GNU or LLVM toolchains. With over 800 registrants, this event turned out to be one of our most popular webinars this year. If you are designing SoCs and are either already using or planning to leverage open source technology, … Read More

compiler, ARM, OSS, gnu gcc llvm, ISA

29 May, 2013

Anil Khanna Yesterday, we announced new versions of the Sourcery CodeBench and Sourcery Analyzer products. Significant new functionality has been added to these releases. In particular, the focus has been given to enhancing the embedded software debugging flow. In relation to this, Sourcery CodeBench now includes trace capability and supports analysis of both software trace (via Sourcery Analyzer technology) and … Read More

vitra-xd, tracing, ashling, CoreSight, ARM, trace probe, ETM, Sourcery Analyzer

14 May, 2013

Jamie Little Free Nucleus RTOS source code? Just a few years ago if you would have told me that Mentor Graphics would be offering free-source-code for one of the most successful, popular and distributed RTOS’s in the world, I would not have believed it. Yet, for the last few quarters, Mentor is doing just that! The Nucleus Innovate Program was announced November 2012 and adoption is picking up quickly! To date, … Read More

RTOS, Medical, ARM, STMicro, Nucleus ROTS, NXP, TI, Mentor Embedded, Nucleus

28 Mar, 2013

John Day Renesas made a rather significant announcement this week, launching the newest system-on-chip (SoC) in its R-Car series. It refers to the device – the R-Car H2 – as “a complete solution for next-generation high-end multimedia and navigation” with “high performance and state-of-the-art 3D graphics capabilities.” The performance comes in part from ARM’s big.LITTLE processing technology, which in this … Read More

Renesas, QNX Software Systems, Wind River, Blu-Ray, Elektrobit, ARM, Mentor Graphics, Microsoft, Imagination Technologies, Infotainment

12 Nov, 2012
Embedded Software

Webinars

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls I often tell people that my job is that of a “professional enthusiast”. I get enthusiastic about products/technologies, then infect other people with that enthusiasm. Well, that is the idea anyway. I enjoy doing this most of all when I get to stand up in front of an audience, as a direct connection with real live human beings is the best way to communicate. However, there are times when … Read More

Cortex-A8, ARM, Sourcery Analyzer, Linux, lttng

31 Oct, 2012

Dennis Brophy Ready for 100 billion “things” connected by the Internet? The IEEE Standards Association (SA) Corporate Advisory Group (CAG) has been working to bring industry input into the standards development organization on the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) trend that will connect billions of devices with each other. As you can imagine, the impact this will have to the service structure down to the development … Read More

ARM TechCon, ARM, oneM2M, IoT

30 Oct, 2012
Embedded Software

ARM TechCon 2012

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls This week, ARM TechCon 2012 is taking place in Santa Clara, CA. This conference seems to grow bigger every year, reflecting the significance of ARM devices in the embedded world. It is a 3 day event, with days 2 & 3 [Weds/Thurs] devoted to software and systems design. Sadly, I am not attending the event this year, but a number of my colleagues from Mentor Embedded will be there … Glenn Perry, … Read More

ARM TechCon, ARM

10 Sep, 2012

Colin Walls I am on vacation and, all being well, by the time this posting goes live, I will be sunning myself on a Greek island. A couple of weeks ago, I posted a blog about the use of floating point. My colleague Brooks Moses [who did a guest blog post a while back] made a comment on that posting, pointing out that I had over-simplified my example. I am always happy to get such feedback. It transpired that Brooks … Read More

M4, Zynq, Cortex, e600, ARM, FPGA, Freescale, floating point

20 Jul, 2012

Dennis Brophy Live & In-Person at DAC 2012! Verification Academy, the brain child of Dr. Harry Foster, Chief Verification Scientist at Mentor Graphics, was live from the Design Automation Conference tradeshow floor this year.  Harry is pictured to the right giving an update on his popular verification survey from the DAC tradeshow floor. The Verification Academy, predominantly a web-based resource is a popular … Read More

Formal, Doulos, Verification Academy, UVM Express, Verification Trends, Tech Design Forum, ACE, Thales, AMS, UPF, ABV, UVM, Coverage Closure, iTBA, DAC, Low Power, ARM, OVM, Assertion-Based Verification

20 Apr, 2012
Embedded Software

Video

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls I am not really sure that I should be promoting this, but here goes … When I was at ESC the other week, I made the mistake of not hiding or looking frantically busy at some point. The result was that I got interviewed by some guys from ARM about the Stella robot that we were showing and the Nucleus RTOS that powers her. It has now been posted on YouTube. I do not think that this one is going to … Read More

Nucleus, ARM

13 Dec, 2011

Mark Olen

Instant Replay Offers Multiple Views at Any Speed If you’ve watched any professional sporting event on television lately, you’ve seen the pressure put on referees and umpires.  They have to make split-second decisions in real-time, having viewed ultra-high-speed action just a single time.  But watching at home on television, we get the luxury of viewing multiple replays of events in question

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Verification, testbench, SoC Level Verification, Cortex, ARM, Software as a Testbench, Functional Verification, SoC

10 Nov, 2011

John Day

The increasing complexity of cars has taught automakers the value of cooperating with competitors on technology that customers won’t see and don’t care about but would be prohibitively expensive for a single automaker to develop in-house. Automakers and suppliers formed the GENIVI Alliance, for example, to create an open source (Linux-based) development platform for in-vehicle infotainment, facilitating

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Jaguar Land Rover, intel, Genivi Alliance, Visteon, Microltron, MontaVista Software, QNX, Linux, Android, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Magneti Marelli, Mentor Graphics, XS Embedded, Renault, Delphi, Microsoft, ARM

4 Jul, 2011

Colin Walls

Although readers in the US may think that it is a holiday today – and I hope you have a good one – it is just another regular Monday in Europe. Actually, as the Americans are celebrating getting rid of the Brits, maybe we should join in. I am traveling today to an ARM Development Conference in Stuttgart, Germany, which I am sure will be an interesting event. I actually find it curious that

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