Working with the ARM architecture? Then please check out the new digital magazine, Signum. You can subscribe for free at www.signummagazine.com. Signum is published quarterly and is available as native iOS app, with an Android version coming soon.
Produced jointly by ARM and EE Times publisher UBM Tech, Signum is aimed at a broad audience ranging from system and software engineers to tech savvy consumers. It focused on the trends, strategies and products that are shaping the future of low-power, intelligent devices and how they will enhance consumer lifestyles.
The launch edition of Signum, available now, features the following stories:
Baby Genius: Discover how mobile technology is providing a new generation of toddlers with digital skills for their future.
Talking Books for Africa: Interview with Cliff Schmidt, Executive Director of Literacy Bridge, to find out how the talking book is helping fight poverty in Africa.
When Blobs Attack: Binary Blobs and the bottlenecks they are causing in innovation: Why openness needs to be encouraged - while allowing vendor differentiation.
Under the Hood: We lift the hood on the Google Nexus 7, which has joined the battle to get to the top of your holiday wish list.
ARM's New Brain: A closer look at the new Cortex-A50 Series processors. Find out how the scalability of this processor series will enable ARM partners to address diverse markets, from tablets and smartphones to high-performance servers and networking.
Again, Signum will be distributed quarterly on two platforms, enabling full functionality on smartphones and tablet devices as well as an iPad-optimized version. Both versions can be accessed at www.signummagazine.com.
Those interested in contributing to future editions of Signum should contact Jan Howells, managing editor, ARM at Jan.Howells@arm.com.
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.