The piece de resistance this week, though, is “Multicore Madness ,” in which Jack Ganssle discusses additional misgivings he has about the use of multicores in embedded systems. If you want to talk it over with him, he will be conducting some classes atESC Design West , March 26-29 in San Jose, Ca. Early bird deadline for registration is tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 17, for conference passes.
You can save up to $300 on passes if you sign up now, and don't forget that All Access Pass holders will receive a free 10 inch Android tablet . In addition to the traditional spring Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) and exhibition, there will be six complimentary events: the Blackhat and Android Summits, DesignMed, Designing with LEDs, the Multicore Devcon, and Sensors in Embedded Design.
Bill Graham reviews some of the security best practices that embedded systems need to pay attention to in their designs, particularly those requiring the use of real time embedded operating systems (RTOS)in mission and safety critical systems used in industrial and medical devices.
The author describes a high frequency synchronizer circuit with programmable mean-time-between-failure (MTBF) cababilities that is well suited for high frequency clock gating and input signal synchronization applications.
There are compelling reasons to move to multicore processor designs, but doing so introduces the risk of concurrency defects in the software. Apparently innocent code can harbor nasty multithreading bugs that are notoriously difficult to diagnose and eliminate when they occur. Paul Anderson of GrammaTech offers methods to avoid these problems.
Star networks present unique challenges, from managing the number of end nodes, ensuring connectivity, and balancing data from and to the source point. They can benefit from a simpler, more effective solution.
In recent years, fatal airplane crashes have brought to light wiring-related failures and alerted regulators to the critical nature of aircraft wiring. In this context, Mentor Graphics Corp. suggests a platform-level process approach.
In order to retain and grow their subscriber base, cable companies and service providers are now taking the lead to deliver the long promised smart, automated home. ZigBee Rf4CE powered remote controls and set-top boxes are the new gateways for controlling home entertainment and smart applications.
Atmel Corporation has a new family of high-performance 16-string LED drivers with integrated timing algorithms that improve picture quality of LCD TVs by eliminating 3D ghosting and flickering effects.
With Connext tool suite, Real-Time Innovations's new strategy is to extend its publish-subscribe Distributed Data Service product line beyond Aerospace and Defense to a variety of industrial and commercial applications and beyond device designers to IT systems developers.
Texas Instruments has announced the next generation of its WiLink combo chips, the WiLink 8.0 product family; a collection of 45-nanometer single-chip offerings integrating up to five radios on the same piece of silicon.
Marvell Technology Group signed a licensing agreement for VeriSilicon Holdings' ZSP G3 intellectual property cores, including the dual-MAC ZSP800M and ZSP880M synthesizable DSP cores. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.