Linux for Medical Devices Q&A

Linux for Medical Devices Q&A
by Daniel Nenni on 05-04-2020 at 6:00 am

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As I have mentioned before SemiWiki gets to meet some very smart people and here is another one. Scot Morrison has an MS degree in Aerospace Engineering from MIT specializing in control systems. Today he is the general manager of the Embedded Platform Solutions Division at Mentor, a Siemens business. Scot oversees the Linux®, Nucleus®,… Read More


IoT in the Cloud with Microsoft and Mentor

IoT in the Cloud with Microsoft and Mentor
by Daniel Payne on 04-27-2017 at 12:00 pm

I cycle for fitness five days per week and use the Strava.com site to post my rides, analyze the ride data and chat with other cyclists, however in February this year the Amazon Web Services went down which crashed Strava, making me sad and nervous at the same time. Of course, there are alternatives to Amazon Web Services and the engineers… Read More


ARM gets wider and more flexible in vectors

ARM gets wider and more flexible in vectors
by Don Dingee on 08-22-2016 at 4:00 pm

ARM has a storied history of announcing major architecture changes at conferences far in advance of product implementations to get their ecosystem moving. At Hot Chips 2016, their sights are set on revamping the ARMv8-A architecture for a new generation of server and high-performance computing parallelism with a preview of … Read More


More on HAPS hybrid prototyping for ARMv8 with Linaro

More on HAPS hybrid prototyping for ARMv8 with Linaro
by Don Dingee on 08-19-2016 at 4:00 pm

A few weeks ago we previewed a Synopsys webinar describing how they are linking the ARM Juno Development Platform with the HAPS-80 and HAPS ProtoCompiler environment. I’ve had a look at the archived event and have some additional thoughts.… Read More


The Alphabet Starts With G

The Alphabet Starts With G
by Paul McLellan on 08-12-2015 at 7:00 am

What is the second biggest tech company in the world? If you said Alphabet, you get bonus points. If you have never heard of Alphabet, then perhaps you have heard of Google.

On Monday, Google announced that it was going to reorganize its corporate structure. This would usually provoke a big yawn but this could turn out to be significant.… Read More


Quark Adds Muscle to Intel in the IoT World

Quark Adds Muscle to Intel in the IoT World
by Pawan Fangaria on 05-13-2015 at 4:00 pm

We have been hearing about Intel’s Quark processor, which is based on its good old Pentium, making waves in IoT world. The CPU core of Quark is said to be the smallest in Intel. It is supposed to be inexpensive and extremely low in power; a perfect combination for IoT devices. The Pentium architecture equips the processor to perform… Read More


Open Source Software Platform Fuels Automotive Innovation

Open Source Software Platform Fuels Automotive Innovation
by Pawan Fangaria on 03-23-2015 at 1:00 pm

These days, most of the innovative concepts in our cars are driven by electronics; not only infotainment systems, but also instrument clusters, safety systems including ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), information displays, night vision, airbags, backup camera, stability control, and so on. The upcoming connected… Read More


Tracing Insight into Advanced Multicore Systems

Tracing Insight into Advanced Multicore Systems
by Pawan Fangaria on 01-22-2015 at 7:00 am

After knowing about the challenges involved in validating multicore systems and domains of system and application level tracing as explained by Don Dingee in his article “Tracing methods to multicore gladness” which is based on the first part of Mentor Embedded multicore whitepaper series, it’s time to take a deeper insight … Read More