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Posts tagged with 'ARM'

15 Apr, 2014

Kamran Shah Last week Freescale announced two new SoCs based on the Layerscape architecture to the QorIQ family of processing platforms. These new SoCs extend the QorIQ family to a high performance networking solution at a lower power. The QorIQ LS2085A and LS2045A provide this power optimized performance based on 64-bit ARM Cortex-A57 cores. As Freescale’s preferred partner we’ll of course make sure … Read More

Cortex-A57, Freescale, ARM, Layerscape

27 Mar, 2014

Jamie Little I visited Embedded World Germany several weeks ago and in addition to show being extremely vibrant, and saw a lot of buzz around the Internet of Things (IoT) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).  Semiconductor vendors, hardware vendors and software vendors alike were talking about IoT in various ways.   And why not?  The IoT momentum is quite significant given the billions of embedded devices that we expect … Read More

nanoblue, Medical Devices, nanopower, ARM, BLE, am335x, internet-of-things, Nucleus RTOS, Power Management, IoT, Bluetooth, sitara, Bluetooth Low Energy

19 Mar, 2014

Anil Khanna Citius, Altius, Fortius Faster, Higher, Stronger – the Olympic motto could just as easily be applied to the expectations driving the alarming rate of evolution of embedded hardware. In the form of today’s mobile devices, we now hold more processing power than high-end PCs of yesteryears! A single mobile device has replaced the functionality of a myriad of discrete devices: GPS, camera, pager, voice … Read More

Trace, Texas Instruments, trace analysis, jacinto 6, ARM, Performance Analysis, Sourcery Analyzer, Linux, lttng

27 Jan, 2014

Colin Walls 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

Imagination, ARM, Sourcery Analyzer, Low Power, MIPS

14 Jan, 2014

Ricardo Anguiano Software development on early stage custom hardware platforms is not for mere mortals. The hardware isn’t finished yet, so the software team must wait for prototype boards to arrive. Then there’s the build, flash, test and debug cycle. Traditional, JTAG and printf-style debugging are hard enough but when application performance must be improved, there’s when the real wizardry takes … Read More

Sourcery CodeBench Virtual Edition, Sourcery Analyzer, virtual prototype, Bare Metal, Cortex-A9, ARM, Vista, OpenGL, Performance Analysis, GPU, hardware simulator

27 Nov, 2013

Felix Baum At Tokyo Embedded Tradeshow last week, the Mentor ESD team was very busy as we had many medical customers stopping by our booth to find out how Mentor Embedded Hypervisor can help them to address regulatory and ethical issues with protecting sensitive patient information and industrial customers to make industrial equipment secure and more reliable. The explosion in medical devices is due in part to … Read More

multi-core, Medical, Multi-OS, ARM, Cortex, Android, TrustZone, industrial, Linux, Virtual Machine, Embedded, hypervisor

18 Nov, 2013

Conferences in perspective

Posted by Colin Walls

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

14 Nov, 2013

Felix Baum A very good turnout at the webinar I have recently hosted on the topic of Enabling Multi-OS Embedded Systems with Hypervisor Technology. During webinar, I talked a bit about trends in the embedded industry, the way hardware and software vendors are dealing with these trends, walked through the most popular Operating Systems configurations – SMP, AMP and sAMP, highlighted the benefits of embedded virtualization, … Read More

instrument cluster, Infotainment, Linux, ARM, Android, Freescale, multi-core, Multi-OS, hypervisor, Cortex, TrustZone, Embedded, Virtual Machine

11 Nov, 2013

Embedded hypervisors

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls Some technologies, it seems to me, should not really exist. They do, however, because they address a specific need. Typically, such technologies stretch something to make it perform in a way that was not originally intended. An example would be the fax machine. In a paper-based office environment, there was a frequent need to move documents from A to B. Initially, this resulted in the mail. But fax … Read More

Nucleus, Multicore, Embedded Hypervisor, ARM, multi-core, Multi-OS, hypervisor, mentor embedded hypervisor

1 Nov, 2013

Colin Walls Editor’s note: From time to time, I have guest bloggers. Findley Merritt is a social media specialist with Mentor Graphics and my social media coach. She attended ARM Tech Con in October and created a quick roundup through the eyes of an ARM newbie.  If you were at ARM Tech Con, I was one of the few millennials running around with my head buried in my phone tweeting. I also happened to be one … Read More

ARM TechCon, ARM

25 Oct, 2013

Felix Baum I am very excited to post my first entry to the  embedded blog and share the announcement for the product that I am managing. As some of you are aware, on October 24th 2013, Mentor Graphics officially launched Mentor Embedded Hypervisor via announcement found here  – http://www.mentor.com/embedded-software/news/mentor-embedded-hypervisor. The upcoming product release will contain support for Multicore … Read More

Linux, instrument cluster, multi-core, ARM, Android, Multi-OS, hypervisor, TrustZone, Infotainment, Cortex, Virtual Machine, Freescale

25 Oct, 2013

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

21 Oct, 2013

Busy, busy, busy

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls This is the time of year that I think of as “conference season”; from mid-September until the Christmas holiday period there are numerous conferences and suchlike. As a significant part of my job is supporting such events on behalf of Mentor Embedded, this tends to be a busy time. To make life challenging, I am shortly to be involved in 3 conferences, in different countries, all in the space … Read More

ARM TechCon, ECS2013, ARM, IP-SoC

19 Aug, 2013

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

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