Open source offering for embedded parallel development
Siemens is offering an open source implementation of the Multicore Association's Multicore Task Management Application Program Interface (MTAPI) specification. Part of Siemens' Embedded Multicore Building Blocks (EMB2) package, the open source MTAPI implementation supports development of embedded software designed to run on multicore devices.
The MTAPI specification provides a standard API that abstracts hardware details, allowing developers to focus on task allocation and execution across cores in a multicore SoC (See "Leveraging software efforts in multicore systems"). Siemen's implementation provides C++ wrappers around the C-based MTAPI API to help simplify development in object-oriented environments.
The Siemens EMB2 itself is a C/C++ library designed specifically for embedded systems development on multicore architectures and is designed to relieve software developers from handling low-level operations such as thread management and synchronization. EMB2 combines the MTAPI implementation with additional capabilities including basic parallel algorithms, concurrent data structures, and skeletons for implementing stream processing applications. In the Siemens package, MTAPI and the additional EMB2 features sit on an abstraction layer designed to hide the OS and multicore details to help ensure portability.
Figure. The Siemens EMB2 package offers support for parallel embedded systems design, abstracting the OS and hardware for portability.
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