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What are multicore devices?
A microprocessor that combines two or more independent processors into a single package or IC. Multicore chips allow for greater increases in computing power as compared to a single CPU continually made to run faster. In general, multicore microprocessors allow a computing device to exhibit some form of thread-level parallelism (TLP) without including multiple microprocessors in separate physical packages. This form of TLP is often known as chip-level multiprocessing.
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2007-12-12 Cadence, ARM co-develop multicore ref design kits
Cadence Design Systems Inc. and ARM have jointly developed reference methodologies, one for the ARM11 MPCore multicore processor and the other for low-power implementation of the ARM1176JZF-S processor.
2007-02-01 Boost AMC performance with multicore design
Silicon vendors are increasingly turning to designs using multiple processing cores on a single die to meet increasing performance requirements.
2011-09-01 Benefits, drawbacks of lock-free programming for multicore
Read about the caveats of doing resource sharing without locks in the hardware of multicore SoCs, as well as in the software of some multicore operating systems.
2006-06-01 Balance HW/SW needs in multicore designs
Embedded system design is a dance between software and hardware. With more give and take, the dance between hardware and software becomes more accommodating, with hardware calling some tunes and software calling others, but no control issues, co-dependency, and lingering resentments.
2005-09-29 ARM, Ignios speed up multicore development
ARM and Ignios Ltd have accelerated the development of multicore solutions by reducing the time and effort needed to develop, debug and run complex multicore simulations.
2008-04-04 ARC, Toshiba extend partnership to multicore tech
ARC International and Toshiba have extended their collaboration to develop configurable multiprocessor technology.
2009-06-17 Apps modules roll for multicore processors
Freescale Semiconductor has released a set of applications modules for its embedded multicore processors in an effort to reduce the amount of parallel software its OEM customers need to develop.
2009-03-24 Analyst sees slow multicore uptake in comms
The transition to multicore processors in communications and networking applications is expected to be a slow one due to complex and fragmented nature of the underlying technology.
2008-02-14 AMD pushes software shift for multicore CPUs
Developers need to rewrite today's computer software to pave the way for tomorrow's multicore processors that will use a variety of different cores, according to chipmaker AMD.
2007-06-18 AMD predicts multicore future
Dave Orton, ATI's former CEO and now AMD's executive VP for Visual and Media Business, talked with EE Times about some of the company's targets and technical hurdles with getting Fusion devices ready for market. He also elaborated on AMD's vision and its progress toward the multicore future.
2007-08-20 AMD extends x86 to ease multicore programming
AMD announced the first of several plans to extend the x86 instruction set to ease the job of programming multicore processors.
2011-06-22 Adapteva multicore processor integrates SWARM programming
Chip maker Adapteva selects E.T. International's SWARM programming environment for high-performance, low-power multicore processor.
2011-07-01 28nm multicore platform touts up to 24 virtual cores
The QorIQ multicore platform from Freescale integrates a multithreaded 64bit power architecture core and 28nm process technology.
2012-03-01 28nm multicore device rolls with integrated ARM A15
TI's KeyStone II architecture includes enhanced shared memory controller with 2.8Tb/s switching capability, and offers low latency access to shared internal and external memory.
2007-07-12 XMOS fields software-defined silicon
XMOS Semiconductor's new processor architecture is based on an event-driven, multi-threaded processor core set to be deployed in two-dimensional arrays in a family of chips due for introduction in 2008.
2008-04-04 x86 triple-core AMD chips eye gaming segment
AMD announced the availability of AMD Phenom X3 8000 series triple-core processors, providing gamers and digital media enthusiasts with high performance at mainstream price points.
2011-09-21 Wind River introduces network acceleration platform
Wind River has announced the availability of Wind River Network Acceleration Platform, a multicore solution for improved networking performance.
2010-03-26 What you need to know when choosing virtualization solution
Choosing a virtualization solution can be intimidating. Here's a list of 10 important questions that any embedded engineer or manager should weigh carefully.
2009-06-10 Weighing in on the Intel-Wind River deal
With its acquisition of embedded software provide Wind River Systems Inc., Intel Corp. has unambiguously signaled that it is again attempting to diversify beyond X86 processors. We polled our U.S. and European editors to get their take on the deal.
2008-09-08 VxWorks 6.6 SMP
This document explores multicore technology and the choices and challenges it presents to the device software developer, and how the symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) features in Wind River's VxWorks platforms enable VxWorks users to move into this exciting new area of technology.
2008-04-04 VMETRO adds quad-core engine, SBC to 6U VPX line
VMETRO rolled two 6U VPX-REDI products: the MPE730, a 6U VITA 46/48 quad-core PowerPC multiprocessing engine, and the SBC731, a 6U VPX-REDI single board computer.
2011-05-18 VIA announces new QuadCore processor
VIA Technologies launches what it claims is the world's most power-efficient power quadcore x86 processor for the next-generation PCs and notebooks.
2013-10-14 Use multi-core with multi-OS software architecture
Here's a look at the architectural choices from the hardware capabilities to the software options, and how to make them efficient.
2008-07-11 Trio renews Cell/B.E. deal with Georgia Tech
Sony Group, Toshiba Corp. and IBM Corp. have extended their Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.) technology collaboration with Georgia Tech College of Computing.
2008-09-01 Tool industry must face parallel programming issues
People may say that multicore software programming with today's languages is just a temporary issue until the real parallel programming solution comes along. But let's not forget that the "gap" in stopgap is often a lot wider than anyone ever thought it would be.
2005-07-01 Tips for compiling software to gates
VHDL and Verilog are past their prime and will soon be replaced by other C-like design languages
2007-05-30 Timing analyzer vows dramatic speedup
Extreme DA is set to roll out GoldTime, a new multithreaded static and statistical timing analyzer that runs on multicore platforms.
2013-04-29 Tilera's cyber security building blocks ready for 100Gbit/s
The security on Tilera's TILE-Gx processors have been bolstered with the MDE software tool suite and an array of powerful application building blocks that enable customer solutions.
2011-10-25 TI touts role in Android 4.0 rollout
TI took credit for some of the more unique features of the Android 4.0 user experience, such as hardware-integrated security and enhanced memory based on a memory manager baked directly into the chip.
2008-07-24 Three firms showcase 3GPP LTE femtocell functionality
Agilent recently announced that engineers from Agilent, picoChip Designs Ltd and mimoOn GmbH have successfully tested a 3GPP LTE femtocell reference design using Agilent's MXA signal analyzer VSA test solutions.
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