Until recently, on another DesignLine, I published each Thursday or Friday a list of compelling articles that I thought my readers might enjoy. The goal was to provide material that you could pick up in those off moments during the weekend--and it was very popular. Now, instead of publishing a dozen (or more), I'm going to try a 'top five' approach, and call it 'The Mobile Weekend Reader,' (kind of has a ring to it).
So here is Volume 1 featuring five recently published articles from around the DesignLine system that I hope you enjoy. Please let me know if this is valuable to you. Between The Mobile Weekend Reader, and all of the abstracts you're soon to send me for Tip of the Week and feature articles, well, we're on a roll.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.