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Posts tagged with 'compiler'

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

5 Jun, 2013

Anil Khanna The latest 2013.05 release of Sourcery CodeBench has several new enhancements, one of which is the availability of the compile cache feature (currently available on Linux hosts). Some of you may already be familiar with the “ccache” utility that is available in the open-source community and can be used along with gcc. The Mentor Embedded team has made improvements upon this utility also making it available … Read More

ccache, CEIP, binutils, GCC, compile cache, compiler

19 Nov, 2012

Power and compilers at the NMI

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls I recently attended an event focused on power and embedded software hosted by the NMI in the UK, where I had been invited to make a presentation. My session was titled “Power Management in a Real Time Operating System”. If you would like a copy of the slides, please email. Of course, apart from presenting myself, I was interested in the other sessions, in particular one about compilers and … Read More

Low Power, compiler, Power Management, NMI

5 Jul, 2010

When compilers do magic

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls

What is a compiler? Ask an average engineer and you will get an answer something like: “A software tool that translates high level language code into assembly language or machine code.” Although this definition is not incorrect, it is rather incomplete and out of date - so 1970s. A better way to think of a compiler is: “A software tool that translates an algorithm described in a high level language

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