Live tradeshows can be a great way of catching up with peers, getting educated, and discovering state-of-the-art solutions to your design challenges. But time, distance, and cost prevent many of us from participating in most such shows, if not all. Fortunately, some MCC community members are willing to share their experiences with the rest of us.
Reader northstar recently attended the 2013 Embedded World conference in Germany and was kind enough to post at length about it in the Reader Message Board section of this site. I thought his posts important enough that I wanted to highlight them in this blog.
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.