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Multicore Quarterly Report May 2015
TOP STORY
New HSA Spec Legitimizes AMD’s CPU+GPU Approach
After nearly 3 years since the formation of the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation, the consortium releases 1.0 version of the Architecture Spec, Programmer’s Reference Manual, Runtime Specification and a Conformance Plan.  (more)
Sonics
SonicsStudio® is a next-generation system-on-chip (SoC) development environment that provides fast integration and configuration of Sonics' complete IP product portfolio. SonicsStudio Director is the graphical user interface (GUI) that streamlines SoC design and validation, allowing novices and power users to build multi-million gate designs in a fraction of the time.
Multicore Hopes You’ll Take Advantage Unlocking the performance multicore processors offer has implications for everything from machine vision to network function virtualization to security.Our panel gamely ...  (more)
Not Just About SWaP-C: Q&A with RTOS Provider Wind River Why military avionics systems are moving into a far more open and capable world and how the IoT can help reduce the fog of war. Our thanks to Chip ...  (more)
New Innovative Chip Designs Mean Big Challenges for Chip Designers Circuits are larger, margins are less at the atomic dimension and designers are looking for ways to squeeze performance and ...  (more)
ESC Silicon Valley
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FEATURED NEWS & ANALYSIS
Aims Technology releases Aims Himalia, NoC explorer tool to provide complete on-chip interconnect solutions
Silicon Storage Technology and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announce Qualification of Automotive Grade 55nm Embedded Flash Memory Technology
Mentor Graphics Announces Nucleus RTOS for Wearable Devices
GrammaTech Begins Work on Advanced Analysis Engine for DARPA's PLINY Project
Telematics Detroit
Now in its 15th year, TU-Automotive Detroit will bring you the future of the car as automotive reinvents itself – putting tech first (June 3-4, Novi, MI, USA). Sessions cover the connected car, autonomous vehicles and implications on the future of mobility. The hand-picked speaker line-up includes Ford, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Center for Automotive Research Stanford, Volvo and many more.
FEATURED WHITE PAPERS & VIDEOS
On-chip Networks Optimize Shared Memory for Multicore SoCs
DDS: the Right Middleware for the Industrial Internet of Things?
Rapid Architectural Exploration in Designing Application-Specific Processors
IAR Systems introduces static code analysis in Atmel AVR32 tools
Imagination Revolutionizes CPU Architecture Education with Free and Open Access to a Modern MIPS CPU
Wind River Delivers Solutions for Next Generation ADAS and Autonomous Vehicle Innovation
ARTICLES AND TECH BRIEFS
SoC Makers Recognizing the High Stakes in Low Power Q&A with Sonics CTO Drew Wingard The opportunities afforded by industrial, medical, consumer and mobile sectors—especially as the IoT grows—are closely entwined with power management. What (more)
Using Physically Aware Synthesis Techniques to Speed Design Closure of Advanced-Node SoCs At smaller process nodes, chip designers are struggling to meet their aggressive schedules and power, performance, and area (PPA) demands in the ever-so-competitive system-on-chip (SoC) market. One of (more)
Why Power Line Communication Smart Grid Technology Has An Eye on SoCs Read the nutrition label on Smart Grid Brain Food and the first ingredient just might be SoC, as utilities strive for precision metering without compromising flexible and programmable processing. The (more)
High-End Graphics have a Travel Itinerary: Conversation with Peter McGuinness, Imagination Technologies High-end graphics are refusing to stay in high-end devices, instead hitting the road and making themselves at home in everything from doorbells to driver assistance systems to washing machines to printers (more)
Plenty of Room for Innovation: Interview with AMD's Raghu Rao Machine vision is just one of the applications spanning industrial, consumer, medical and more that are poised to benefit from innovations that make it possible to unleash the performance of a platform's (more)
RIP: Three Smartphone Companies and Their Market Failures BlackBerry, Motorola and Nokia—an advance obituary for each, and a warning to embedded companies to watch your markets and competition. The modern smartphone now sets the bar for the entire embedded (more)
A New Prize in Your Serial Box Advanced, programmable I2C and SPI T&M equipment opens up flexible options. Two popular low-speed serial buses continue to live on, but changes are afoot in the test and debug equipment used by embedded systems engineers. (more)
FROM THE BLOGOSPHERE
AMD on a Design Win Roll: GE and Samsung, Recent Examples AMD is announcing several design wins per week as second-gen APUs show promise. Continue reading → …
LDRA and Green Hills Software Deliver Industry-Leading Multicore Development and Verification
Blog Post: In honor of Cinco de Mayo – Five revolutionary reasons the C6678 DSP is easy to program
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WHITE PAPERS
On-chip Networks Optimize Shared Memory for Multicore SoCs
DDS: the Right Middleware for the Industrial Internet of Things?
Rapid Architectural Exploration in Designing Application-Specific Processors
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UPCOMING EVENTS
IGI Annual Congress
Penha Longa Resort Estrada da Lagoa Azul, 2714 511 Linhó Sintra Portugal
5/29/2015 to 6/1/2015
ESC Silicon Valley
Santa Clara, CA
July 20-22, 2015
ESC Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
November 4-5, 2015
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