ESC helps drive Android beyond cellphone Product News 3/29/2010 5 comments The ESC-Silicon Valley Conference will add fuel to the effort driving Google's Android software into a wide range of embedded systems beyond the smartphone by hosting three presentations on using Android in embedded systems.
ARM, Renault, MontaVista join in-vehicle alliance News & Analysis 3/22/2010 Post a comment ARM Holdings plc, Renault and MontaVista Software have joined GENIVI, an automotive electronics industry alliance that is seeking to drive adoption of an open-source car infotainment platform. MontaVista joined GENIVI as a core member in June, 2009 and now the three companies have all been elected to take seats on the board of directors of the organization.
10 questions to ask when choosing a virtualization solution Design How-To 3/22/2010 2 comments The adoption of virtualization technology is rising, thanks to hardware cost savings, isolation, and footprint reduction. But choosing a virtualization solution can be intimidating, given the variety of architectures and products available. This article attempts to ease the process of selecting a virtualization solution by posing 10 important questions that any embedded engineer or manager should weigh when considering virtualization.
Researchers give update on road to parallelism News & Analysis 3/19/2010 1 comment Researchers at the University of Illinois detailed progress on three many-core processors among several small steps they have taken on a long and complex journey toward creating new parallel programming models to harness tomorrow's many-core processors.
Virtex-5 USB module packs power in small footprint Product News 3/4/2010 Post a comment Opal Kelly is shipping its fastest FPGA USB 2.0 integration module, the XEM5010, which is based on a powerful Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA, and delivers 256-Mbytes DDR2, 36-Mbit synchronous SRAM, 32-Mbit flash, and up to 200 high-speed user I/Os.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 2 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...