I just heard from the folks at CAST that they are going to host a free breakfast and hands-on seminar at DesignCon 2012...
As an aside, this reminded me that at DAC 2011 I was invited to multiple breakfasts each day. How was I to choose which one? Well, assuming that all other things were equal (like the topics were of equal interest to me), then I inquired as to whether or not bacon was to be served … the breakfast sporting bacon got my vote.
Actually, I don’t wish to boast, however one company said that they weren’t sure exactly what was on the menu, but that if I promised to attend their breakfast meeting then they would make sure that bacon (which, as we all know, counts as its own food group) would be a prominent feature. I did attend and they were as good as their word… the table was groaning under the weight of the bacon (it brought little tears of joy to my eyes).
But we digress…
The guys and gals from CAST say that their new BA22 family of 32-bit processor IP cores is an excellent, royalty-free choice for deeply embedded system controllers through application processors running Linux. Also that we call all learn more over a free breakfast in their hands-on seminar at DesignCon:
- What: A New 32-bit Choice: Using the BA22 Processor Core in Deeply Embedded Systems or as a Full Application Processor
- Where: The TechMart Center that is adjacent to the Santa Clara Convention Center
- When: Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (PT)
According to the chaps and chappesses at CAST: “This will be a very hands-on overview of the complete development and debug system that comes with the BA22. You'll also see what makes the BA22 processor so competitive”
- Enjoy superior code density (20% denser than ARM Thumb-2-for smaller chip and memory size plus lower power consumption).
- Exploit processing speeds up to 1.41 DMIPS/MHz at 400 MHz, and power usage as low as 0.021 mW/MHz.
- Benefit from our years of 8051 experience with controller-like bundles of peripherals, IOs, and other functions, plus unmatched ease of system integration.
- Rapidly develop embedded, RTOS, or full OS code with our libraries, IDE, hardware debug tools, and full dev board kits.
- Get solid people-to-people support to make sure you can use what you buy with a minimum of stress and strain.
They ask that anyone who is interested please Register in Advance
to reserve a space. And if you can't wait, check out their BA22 Datasheets
or give them a call any time (+1 201.391.8300).
Also, you can check out CAST’s entire IP catalog ready for easy search and reference on Chip Estimate (Click Here
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