Following up on our Embedded World coverage, the German publication “Elektronik Praxis” interviewed our Director of Marketing Kamran Shah at the show last week discussing the Internet of Things and how it spans across various markets and industries. To see the video click here or the link below. Topics include: IoT connectivity in Automotive Hypervisor integration & medical device … Read More
Posts tagged with 'Low Power'
After talking about low power CPU modes last week, I make no apology for returning to the topic. Reducing power on a single core embedded system is a challenge. With a multicore design, there are many other nuances. As with most system development, there are two highly interrelated facets to the process: design and verification [which software developers commonly call debugging]. Different semiconductor … Read More
Power management is a hot topic – or maybe that should read “a cool topic” – among embedded developers of late. In the course of a recent conversation on the subject, I realized that there are, in effect, three kinds of power saving procedure that embedded software might effect: Use dynamic voltage and frequency scaling [DVFS] to tune the CPU performance to the needs of the … Read More
My busy two week conference period is now behind me and, having had a bit of R&R in the meantime, I have had a chance to reflect on some of my experiences and impressions of the three events: ARM TechCon, ECS and IP-SoC. If you attended any of these events, please email or comment to share your thoughts. If you would like copies of any of my materials, please email … ARM TechCon, Santa Clara, … Read More
As I mentioned previously, I am in the midst of a busy time for conferences. This week, I am at ECS in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday/Wednesday and IP-SoC in Grenoble, France on Thursday. I have a total of four presentations, along with some other activities at these events … ECS has become a significant fixture in the calendar for embedded events in the Nordic region and seems to get bigger … Read More
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
Developing embedded software used to be easy. Actually, that is not true. It has never been easy, but certain matters were simpler. Embedded developers have always needed more control of code generation because, as I am often heard to chant, every embedded system is different and the priorities and requirements change from one to another. It used to be broadly a choice between speed and size of code, … Read More
Clocking and Power Trends In Part 2 of this series of blogs, I continued the discussion focused on design trends (click here) as identified by the 2012 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study (click here). In this blog, I continue presenting the study findings related to design trends, with a focus on clocking and power trends. Independent Asynchronous Clock Domains Figure 1 shows the percentage … Read More
Download the standard now – at no charge The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) has published the latest UPF 2.1 standard, officially called IEEE Standard for Design and Verification of Low-Power Integrated Circuits, many refer to it as IEEE 1801 or UPF for the Unified Power Format as this was the name Accellera had given it prior to transferring standardization responsibility and ongoing maintenance … Read More
Power Aware Verification Course Modules Released I guess I could continue the puns on the low-power theme as a few readers may get a charge out of it. And there is a reason I seem to gravitate to puns from the start. The first chair of the IEEE 1801 committee and I exchanged puns one time that resulted in him shipping me a Pun DVD that recorded a pun contest in which one person and another tried to … Read More
Some time ago, I recorded the content for a Web seminar about power management in embedded software. Although I am talking about the subject generally, I am, of course, strongly alluding to the capabilities incorporated into Nucleus RTOS. The session was “broadcast” last week, but, if you would like to experience a rare example of me being caught on video, you can watch the recorded version. … Read More
IEEE 1801™-2013 Enters Pre-Publish Phase The completion and approval of electronic design automation standards has seemed to be the order of the day for several months now. Added to this list is the IEEE Standards Association (SA) approval of their newly revised low power standard (IEEE 1801™-2013). The IEEE SA’s Review Committee (RevCom) unanimously recommended approval and that was confirmed by … Read More
This week I am on my annual pilgrimage to Nuremberg, Germany to attend Embedded World. This is the first major conference of the year that covers embedded software and is, I am sure, now the largest event serving this community anywhere in the world. I have written about past visits and this year’s trip will be quite similar, except that I will be rather busy … Most years I have had one … Read More
The Mentor Embedded team will be at Embedded World in Nuremburg Germany this week. In addition to a number of demos at the Expo (Hall 5, Booth 324) we are presenting a number of sessions as well. On Tuesday Colin Walls will give two presentations: His first session is titled “Power Management in Embedded Systems”. This is part of Session 4: System Level Design and will be from 3:15 pm to … Read More
Learn about new standards, industry surveys and trends This year’s DVCon is set and if you have not yet registered, you can do it now – or just show up! If you want to secure seating at some of the Monday tutorial events, I strongly encourage pre-registration to ensure you can secure a seat. And if you just want to see the exhibits and chat with suppliers, that’s free. The IEEE low power format is … Read More
Embedded software development books
Colin Walls (Posted 12/8/14)
Yet more embedded articles - power, MMUs, the static keyword, and multicore
Colin Walls (Posted 12/1/14)
Colin Walls (Posted 11/24/14)
PADS Home Page
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John McMillan (Posted 12/11/14)
Touch Screen Use in PCB Design?
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7 PCB SILKSCREEN QUICK TIPS - White paper
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Valor PCB Manufacturing Systems Solutions
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Tom Fitzpatrick (Posted 12/12/14)
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Joe Hupcey III (Posted 11/17/14)
Domestic Hot Water Heating, 'Wat-er' Waste of Energy. Part 1: Pun Intended
Robin Bornoff (Posted 12/15/14)
If You're Going to Lose it, You Might as Well Use it!
Robin Bornoff (Posted 11/25/14)
Help from Above
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Silicon Test and Yield Analysis
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Accelerating ARM-based Design
Instant Replay for Debugging SoC Level Simulations
Mark Olen (Posted 12/13/11)
GENIVI development strategy requires competitors to cooperate
John Day (Posted 11/10/11)
ARM Development Conference
Colin Walls (Posted 7/4/11)
Automotive Ethernet Takes Three Steps Forward
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Testing the 2015 Subaru Outback
John Day (Posted 12/5/14)
2nd International Conference on Advanced Automotive 48V Power Supply Systems
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