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22 Feb, 2014

Colin Walls Next week, the world's largest event, dedicated to embedded systems, takes place: Embedded World is on Tuesday-Thursday 25-27 February in Nuremberg, Germany. I have attended this show for many years and talked about it here. This year is no exception. Mentor Embedded has a strong presence at the show in Booth 4‐422 in Hall 4, with numerous demos to see and members of the team to meet. I will be around … Read More

Embedded World, MCAPI, Power Management, multi-core, Multi-OS

7 Feb, 2014

Matt Radochonski Are you attending Embedded World in Nuremberg this year?  Before you take a walking tour of Old Town, be sure to stop by the Mentor Embedded booth at Hall 4/4-422.  We have presentations by Colin Walls & Andrew Patterson focusing on interprocessor communications & automotive: Challenges in Automotive Connectivity: Devices, Technologies, and the Connected Car, by Andrew Patterson, 09:30 If the … Read More

Linux, Interprocessor Communication, MCAPI, automotive connectivity, Android, Embedded World, Infotainment, automotive linux, connected car

18 Nov, 2013

Colin Walls 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

Power Management, ARM TechCon, ARM, Multicore, RTOS, Self-test, Nucleus, Low Power, USB, MCAPI, USB 3.0

25 Oct, 2013
Embedded Software

ARM TechCon

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls As I outlined recently, I am attending a number of conferences in the next couple of weeks. The first one, next week, is ARM TechCon in Santa Clara, CA. This event spans 3 days – 29-31 October. The conference itself covers all 3 days; the exhibition is just days 2 and 3. Each year this event seems to expand in size and scope and I have more things to do there … Mentor Graphics has a significant … Read More

ARM TechCon, ARM, USB, USB 3.0, MCAPI, Multicore

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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ARM, MCAPI

30 Mar, 2011
Embedded Software

Introducing OpenMCAPI

Posted by Hollis Blanchard

Hollis Blanchard

Mentor recently shared OpenMCAPI, our MCAPI implementation, with the world under an open source license (BSD). We’re proud of it because it was especially designed for portability, and while it’s sophisticated enough to offer advanced features like asynchronous communication, it’s simple enough that it can be easily understood and deployed on low-resource embedded systems. So what

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Multi-OS, MCAPI, Multicore, AMP, Linux

15 Nov, 2010
Embedded Software

ARM Tech Con 2010

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls

Last week I attended the ARM Technical Conference in Santa Clara, California. I am not sure how many years this event has been running, but it seems to be going from strength to strength. There was a change to the management company this year, but the event format was basically the same: a 3 day multiple-stream technical conference, with a selection of keynotes and an associated exhibition area. Obviously,

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Low Power, User Interface, MCAPI, ARM, Multicore, Android

25 Oct, 2010

Colin Walls Last week, I attended the Embedded Conference Scandinavia in Stockholm. This event has been running for a few years now and I have been to it before. It seems to be gaining momentum. The show floor was well filled and there seemed to be a good flow of visitors. My colleagues, who were manning the booth, commented that they had had some good leads. But I think that it is the technical conference sessions … Read More

Inflexion, MCAPI, User Interface

21 Jul, 2010

Hollis Blanchard POSIX signals have a long history and at least a couple unpleasant limitations. For one thing, with some threading implementations (those with fewer processes than threads) you can’t reliably target a specific thread as a signal recipient. However, luckily for me, that is not my problem. My problem is both organizational and technical. Signal masks are for an entire process, and that means that masking … Read More

MCAPI, signals, Android, threads

12 Jul, 2010
Embedded Software

AMP & SMP revisited

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls Multicore continues to be a hot topic. Recent Web seminars, that we have run, were well attended, with lots of searching questions. I have discussed the subject here before, looking at the differences between AMP [Asymmetric Multi-Processing] and SMP [Symmetric Multi-Processing], for example. In various recent discussions with colleagues and customers, I have realized that there is more clarification … Read More

Nucleus, Multi-OS, AMP, Multicore, RTOS, SMP, MCAPI

21 Jun, 2010

Colin Walls Some weeks ago, I wrote a blog entry on MCAPI, which seemed to provoke some interest. Last week we ran a Web seminar on this topic, in conjunction with the Multicore Association. This was well attended and seemed well received. You can access the archive recording here. We will be running another session soon, with timing oriented towards European attendees. I have done quite a few Web seminars now … Read More

Multi-OS, RTOS, Multicore, TCP/IP, Nucleus, MCAPI

7 Jun, 2010
Embedded Software

AMP vs SMP

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls It is becoming common for embedded designs to incorporate more than one CPU - maybe multiple cores on a chip or multiple chips on a board or any combination of these. Indeed, it has been suggested that it will soon be the norm to build systems that way. The use of multiple cores has spawned various technologies and, of course, much terminology and jargon. When new technical terms and acronyms appear, … Read More

Multicore, Multi-OS, MCAPI, Nucleus, Android, Linux

4 May, 2010

Colin Walls As usual, I attended the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, CA last week. I guess it remains the foremost show in the embedded world in North America for sure - probably worldwide. My role was to make some presentations and look after the theater on the Mentor Embedded [our new branding for the Embedded Software Division of Mentor Graphics] booth. I did not have a chance to attend any conference … Read More

Multi-OS, Android, Multicore, Low Power, MCAPI

26 Apr, 2010
Embedded Software

Introducing MCAPI

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls I recently wrote about a “multi-core” development project that I worked on many years ago, including some details of how we managed communication between the CPUs. Things have moved on a lot since those days and multi-core is now rapidly becoming the norm in embedded designs. It is, therefore, unsurprising that a degree of standardization is being established. Specifically, the Multicore Association … Read More

MCAPI, TCP/IP, Multicore, Nucleus Kernel, Nucleus, Linux

19 Apr, 2010

Colin Walls Last week, I wrote about a “multi-core” project that I was working on 30 years ago. To be fair, it was actually “multi-CPU” rather than “multi-core”, but many of the challenges were similar, as was the initial design decision to take the approach of distributing the processing capacity. It is interesting to draw a comparison between the system we were developing all those years ago and modern ideas … Read More

Nucleus, MCAPI, Linux, IPC, Multicore, Nucleus Kernel, Interprocessor Communication, Android

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