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Stanford kicks off parallel programming effort
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4/30/2008   2 comments
Six companies are contributing a total $6 million to kick off a three-year project at Stanford University to explore fresh models for parallel programming, one of three efforts recently funded by a computer industry increasingly concerned software will not be able to keep pace with the evolution of multicore processors.
Processing engine supports latest FPGA mezzanine card standard
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
VMETRO announced one of the industry's first FPGA processing engines with support for the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) standard.
Dual-core processor simplifies embedded Linux OS-based design
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4/15/2008   Post a comment
Backed by the mobileGT Linux starter kit, Freescale's latest Power Architecture processor is designed to reduce cost and time-to-market for industrial applications.
Readers sound off on multicore 'software gap'
Design How-To  
4/10/2008   1 comment
Readers had strong opinions about our recent coverage of the "software gap" between the rising tide of multicore processors and the lack of parallel programming tools needed to use multicore technology. Here's a sample.
Adlink fleshes out Intel-based Com Express, ATCA lines
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4/8/2008   Post a comment
Fresh from its acquisition of Ampro Computer Inc., board-level specialist Adlink Technology Inc. is covering conferences from Embedded Systems Conference/Silicon Valley to the Shanghai Intel Developers Forum, demonstrating new Intel-based boards in Com Express and ATCA form factors.
Evaluation board helps designers find optimal CPU, GPU configuration
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4/6/2008   Post a comment
The ETXexpress UGM Evaluation Board from Kontron is designed to allow embedded application developers to get up and run quickly with the COM Express/ETXexpress module platform, giving them a head start on the total system design.


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Max Maxfield

Teensy-Weensy GPAK4 Mixed Signal FPGAs
Max Maxfield
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The vast majority of the embedded designers I know typically create MCU-based systems -- they rarely even consider using a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA).

Bernard Cole

A Book For All Reasons
Bernard Cole
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Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...

Martin Rowe

Leonard Nimoy, We'll Miss you
Martin Rowe
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Like many of you, I was saddened to hear the news of Leonard Nimoy's death. His Star Trek character Mr. Spock was an inspiration to many of us who entered technical fields.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
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As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

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