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  • Legacy Systems
     → July/August 2011

    Mitigating the multicore factor

    David Stewart (CriticalBlue)
    Soon most hardware processing platforms will be based on multicore architectures. But what does this mean for legacy software applications?

    Industrial software
     → March 2015
    Safety-certified software advances on multicore SoCs

    Safety-certified software advances on multicore SoCs

    Brandon Lewis (Assistant Managing Editor)
    Rather than the discrete, single-function platforms of the past, today's industrial systems are built around multicore processors that are increasingly packing performance into compute equipment. Now, software developers are taking advantage of these multicore architectures with RTOS and hypervisor ... [read more]

     → 2013 Resource Guide
    Managing machine safety and productivity with QorIQ multicore processors

    Managing machine safety and productivity with QorIQ multicore processors

    John Ralston (Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.)
    Current legislation is now driving system feature requirements, specifically in the area of health and safety. This article focuses on the control subsystem (the programmable logic control function), and how multicore processors are helping to address safety requirements and provide additional funct... [read more]

    Virtualization
     → August 2010

    What is the next embedded evolution?

    Mark Hermeling (Wind River)
    Multicore and virtualization are changing the way people design next-generation embedded systems.

    Multicore
     → December 2014
    Opening up multicore implementation tools - Interview with Markus Levy, The Multicore Association

    Opening up multicore implementation tools - Interview with Markus Levy, The Multicore Association

    Monique DeVoe (Managing Editor)
    Multicore architectures are increasingly useful for meeting the performance demands of increasingly complex embedded systems. However, implementation challenges are still widespread, and designers continue to struggle to come up with solutions in part due to the prevalence of proprietary tools and i... [read more]

    Multicore
     → November 2010

    Mixed multicore messages

    Don Dingee (Editorial Director)
    How do you see the multicore maze right now? Your experience can make all the difference in how you approach solutions and where your application goes next.

    FPGAs
     → May 2006

    FPGAs wire a more flexible approach to packet processing

    Bryon Moyer (Teja)
    In a world of ever-increasing data rates and packet processing requirements, packet processing multicore implementations are needed for data rates higher than 1 Gbps. FPGAs with a multicore fabric provide the most fllexibility for gigabit-class packet processing platforms.

    Multicore
     → January 2008

    Considerations in designing multicore systems

    Arun Subbarao (LynuxWorks)
    Arun shares the whys and wherefores of multicore in today's embedded systems.

    Multicore
     → November 2014

    Putting automotive engine control on the multicore road

    Monique DeVoe (Managing Editor)
    As embedded systems address increasing performance demands, developers are looking to multicore architectures. Automotive systems are no different, and researchers are figuring out how to smoothly transition engine control systems from a single-core to a multicore architecture while maintaining accu... [read more]

    Multicore
     → March 2009
    White Paper: Applying Multicore and Virtualization to Industrial and Safety-Related Applications

    White Paper: Applying Multicore and Virtualization to Industrial and Safety-Related Applications

    Staff (Wind River Systems, Inc.)
    Multi-core and virtualization provide the opportunity to improve device performance, reduce costs through hardware consolidation and upgrade applications more cost effectively throughout the product lifecycle.

    Embedded software
     → March 2017
    Next-gen aviation systems see push for automation, multicore processors in the certification process

    Next-gen aviation systems see push for automation, multicore processors in the certification process

    Mariana Iriarte (Associate Editor)
    As the complexity of aviation systems rises, certifying safety-critical systems in manned and unmanned aircraft has pushed engineers towards automation and working in parallel to increase the efficiency of the process. Multicore processors are playing a major role in this push, along with added tool... [read more]

    Multicore
     → November 2009

    More cores, less waiting

    Stephen Lau (Texas Instruments)
    Optimizing multicore devices will be one of the biggest challenges facing developers in the future.

    Multicore
     → June 2010

    Turn it upside down

    Don Dingee (Editorial Director)
    We are truly seeing an inflection point for multicore SoC designs, taking into account both silicon and software. The winners will be those who work to flip the ship, not those who try to keep it steady.

    Multicore
     → September 2006

    Modernizing the development process with virtualized software development: Virtual development platforms well-suited to take on multicore challenges

    Peter S. Magnusson (Virtutech)
    By enabling the software development phase to begin earlier in the production cycle and delivering features above and beyond those of traditional approaches, virtualized software development is establishing itself as a powerful tool for developing complex systems like multicore.

    Avionics
     → June 2017

    Multicore, COTS certification, open architecture the hot topics at European avionics event

    John McHale (Editorial Director)
    Discussions on safety certification, certifying commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and software to Design Assurance Level - A (DAL-A), and leveraging open architecture standards for avionics took place among embedded computing suppliers attending the Aviation Electronics Europe show and its si... [read more]

    Avionics
     → February/March 2015
    Multicore processors and unmanned aircraft trending in avionics safety certification circles

    Multicore processors and unmanned aircraft trending in avionics safety certification circles

    Amanda Harvey (Assistant Editor)
    Avionics safety certification – for software and hardware – is increasingly seen as an ongoing evolving process, reflected in the enhancements to standards such as DO-178C. This long-term understanding is enabling avionics experts to account for complex situations in certification standards such as ... [read more]

    FPGAs
     → January 2015
    Beamforming: FPGAs rise to the challenge

    Beamforming: FPGAs rise to the challenge

    Denis Smetana (Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions)
    Several design approaches exist for implementing beamforming processing tasks, with options ranging from GPUs to multicore CPUs, DSPs, and FPGAs. The unique strengths of FPGAs make them an increasingly appealing choice for beamforming when compared to their counterparts.

    processors
     → Fall 2013
    Processors in VITA technology

    Processors in VITA technology

    Jerry Gipper (Editorial Director)
    The original VMEbus specification was tightly coupled to the Motorola 68000 bus architecture; since then, the open architectures defined by the various VITA standards are no longer restricted to any specific processor technology. This feature takes a look at the status of the current choice of proce... [read more]

    Embedded software
     → June 2016

    10 Gigabit backplane Ethernet for embedded supercomputers

    Andrew McCoubrey (Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions)
    Designers of next-generation high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) solutions for demanding intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems applications got a boost from the introduction of Intel's multicore Xeon D system-on-chip (SoC) processor earlier in 2016. This device provides... [read more]

    artificial intelligence
     → January/February 2019
    Stacked, high-speed DDR4 and DDR5 memory useful in harsh battle environments

    Stacked, high-speed DDR4 and DDR5 memory useful in harsh battle environments

    Jennifer Keenan (Mercury Systems )
    Today's autonomous and artificial intelligence (AI) military systems process an ever-growing amount of sensor data. To handle this extreme workload, system architects must design boards using the fastest FPGA [field-programmable gate array] devices and Intel multicore processors. These devices canno... [read more]

    Consortia
     → May 2008

    Expanding multicore, RapidIO, and mobile platform innovation

    Staff (OpenSystems Publishing)
    Spotlight on the Multicore Association, RapidIO Trade Association, and Open Handset Alliance.

    Multicore
     → 2008 Resource Guide

    Virtualization enables multicore platforms for real-time embedded systems

    Paul Fischer (TenAsys)
    Developers need a different approach to virtual machine management to support the latest I/O hardware enhancements and yield maximum performance in deterministic processing environments.

    Multicore
     → Fall 2007

    Cost-reduce your embedded system using multicore processors

    Paul Fischer (TenAsys Corporation)
    Embedded systems developers can reduce multiple embedded systems into a single hardware platform by allocating CPU cores in a multicore processor to dedicated real-time tasks.

    Multicore
     → March/April 2008
    Optimizing multicore SFFs for rugged military environments

    Optimizing multicore SFFs for rugged military environments

    Christine Van De Graaf (Kontron)
    Multicore technologies, including hyper-threading, virtualization and multi-threading, are helping Small Form Factors (SFFs) meet the tough requirements of modern military applications.

    Multicore
     → October 2008

    Multicore vs. multiprocessing vs. multicore multiprocessing

    Ray Alderman (VITA Standards Organization)
    Some think multicore and multiprocessing are the same, but not so, according to VITA's exec director Ray Alderman. Multiprocessing architectures such as Tightly Coupled/Shared-Everything (TCSE), Snugly Coupled/Shared-Something (SCSS), and Loosely Coupled/Shared-Nothing (LCSN) are explained, along wi... [read more]

    Analog
     → November 2011

    Hot Chips will need more analog to support multicore

    Mike Demler (EE Daily News)
    A common thread that ran through the 23rd Hot Chips conference presentations was the integration of more complex and higher performance analog circuits as an absolute requirement.

    PowerPC
     → April 2008
    Power.orgs new architecture roadmap: Upscale with more cores

    Power.org’s new architecture roadmap: Upscale with more cores

    VME and Critical Systems Magazine (OpenSystems Publishing)
    Q&A with Fawzi Behmann, Power.org

     → September 2013
    Multicore DSP enhances Synthetic Aperture Radar processing

    Multicore DSP enhances Synthetic Aperture Radar processing

    Dan Wang (Texas Instruments); Murtaza Ali (Texas Instruments)
    Multicore DSPs allow power-efficient implementation of SAR processing tasks.

    Multicore
     → August 2007

    Cost-reduce your embedded system using multicore processors

    Paul Fischer (TenAsys)
    Operating system partitioning provides a way to condense multiple processor platforms into just one.

    Multicore
     → May 2008
    Parallel programming for multicore processing

    Parallel programming for multicore processing

    Staff (OpenSystems Publishing)
    Processor developers cannot always take advantage of multicore processors without understanding the impact on existing code.

    Multicore
     → September 2007

    Focus on SWaP, energy management, and QoS

    Chris A. Ciufo (Editor)
    Editor Chris Ciufo talks to Themis founder and CEO Bill Kehret about technology trends in today’s market.

    Multicore
     → May 2008

    Multi to the core

    Jerry Gipper (Editorial Director)
    Given that high-performance processor designers have hit the wall on power consumption, moving to multiple core processors is the most practical way to continue improving processor performance while maintaining a manageable power budget.

    Multicore
     → March 2007

    Multicore communication: today and the future

    Tony Trawick (Mentor Graphics Corporation)
    No matter what architecture is used, multicore systems require a simple communication scheme.

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