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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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2006-03-28 Wind River forms multicore processing initiative
Wind River Systems announced a strategic initiative to drive standardization and widespread adoption of multicore architecture and solutions in the device market.
2006-06-01 VSPs ease embedded multicore designs
Jeff Roane gives some do's and don'ts for those embarking on virtual system prototypes in embedded multicore design.
2006-12-18 Visionary sees rich opportunities in multicore
Intel Corp.'s chief technology officer, Justin Rattner talked about Intel's embrace of the multicore solution and its impact on the current computing platform.
2012-01-13 Video decoder suite for ARM multicore processors
The multithreaded software video decoder suite for ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore and Cortex-A15 MPCore multicore processors supports H.264, H.263, H.263, etc.
2014-06-27 Understanding multicore basics: AMP and SMP
There are a variety of choices in terms of both hardware and software architecture, the selection of which is strongly dictated by the application. Now that multi-core embedded systems is on its way to becoming the standard, there are broadly two options to consider: Asymmetric Multi-Processing and Symmetric Multi-Processing.
2008-08-27 Two giants back initiatives toward new multicore models
Intel and Microsoft are inching away on the long road of making a new parallel programming model for the next multicore processors.
2008-09-26 Two firms tie up to create multicore media env't
Embedded systems design tool provider CriticalBlue has partnered with Toshiba to customize elements of CriticalBlue's multicore technology that will be used by developers targeting Toshiba's multicore Venezia platform.
2006-06-01 Tools help harness multicore power
The move toward multiple processors on a single chip, on a single board and in a single system to provide more features and speed at lower power may have solved certain embedded-hardware design problems. But for software developers and vendors, embedded multiprocessing presents a daunting set of challenges.
2010-12-23 Tool eases multicore software development
The DPJizer conducts an analysis of a program and then automatically generates the annotations its requires to synchronize jobs running in parallel.
2010-05-28 Timing analyzer speeds up multicore designs
XMOS has released the XMOS Timing Analyzer (XTA) that accelerates the design of embedded applications using its family of XCore processor arrays.
2007-02-14 TI offers multicore DSP for wireless apps
Texas Instruments Inc. is introducing a W-CDMA baseband device using use three 1GHz DSP cores, and a gateway processor with six DSPs rated at 500MHz each.
2012-08-02 TI adds multicore EVMs to KeyStone DSPs roster
TI extends range of low-power, high-performance processors with C665x EVMs.
2007-11-16 The multicore challenge for DSP vendors
There has been a lot of press lately about startup companies offering multicore DSP chips. What's less widely discussed is that large, established DSP chip vendors have been offering multicore DSP chips for years.
2005-11-24 The Multicore Association to launch on Nov. 30
The Multicore Association is an outgrowth of meetings among chip vendors, semiconductor IP providers, as well as RTOS, compiler, and development-tool vendors that have been ongoing since May and is set to have its official formation in Santa Clara, California, on Nov. 30.
2008-06-02 TestStand 4.1 with multicore support ups test throughput
National Instruments' latest version of the TestStand test management software 1 helps engineers develop faster test systems with multicore processor support.
2005-08-01 System-level multicore debugging made easy
Virtual system prototypes outdo traditional ISS models in multicore SoC designs
2007-04-11 System boards feature Intel multicore processors
Trenton Technology has introduced its MCX and MCG series of system host boards (SHBs) with dual multicore processors.
2008-11-07 Sun fuels multicore design in Europe
Sun Microsystems Inc. and Europractice announced a three-year collaboration to promote OpenSPARC Chip Multithreading technology as a reference design among 650 universities and research institutions across 38 countries in the European region.
2006-08-03 Summit on multicore SoCs scheduled on ESC-Taiwan
The Multicore SoC Summit at ESC-Taiwan will discuss the challenges in designing multicore SoCs and will highlight technological trends that are expected to make the engineer's work easier.
2007-10-09 Stuck at C: Programming languages unready for multicore
Embedded developers are slowly moving to multicore architectures, but they will make the transition without much help from parallel programming languages.
2004-05-03 Startup raises $3.8M to support multicore SoCs
Ignios Ltd, a company formed in 2003 with plans to enter the embedded system-on-chip (SoC) market, has raised $3.8 million in a first round of private financing, the company said Wednesday (April 28, 2004).
2009-01-09 SPICE software aimed at multicore processors
Linear Technology Corp. has released the LTspice IV, a major update to its free SPICE circuit simulation software LTspice/SwitcherCADIII.
2008-04-04 Source-level Codelink supports multicore debug
An integrated, source-level debug environment targeting processor driven tests has been launched by Mentor Graphics Corp. as an expansion of its Questa Functional Verification Platform.
2008-10-24 Simulation tool upgrades multicore architectures
Gemini Design Automation, an EDA start-up, has released its simulation technology with an objective of finding solutions to the challenge of verifying complex analog and mixed-signal designs.
2010-07-05 SBCs pack Freescale multicore processors
Emerson Network Power rolls out modular single-board computers (SBCs) based on the COM Express small form factor powered by Freescale Semiconductor's multicore QorIQ processors.
2008-07-17 SBC renders small form factor multicore computing
Ampro announced availability of the ReadyBoard 830 single-board computer based on Intel's dual-core processors and GME945 chipset.
2010-05-18 RTOS packs real-time responsiveness for multicore
Express Logic has developed ThreadX/SMP, an enhanced version of ThreadX that provides synchronous multicore support with real-time responsiveness called "Real-Time SMP
2007-04-24 Renesas rolls multicore sol'n for embedded apps
Renesas said it will begin sampling its SH2A-Dual series multicore architecture for embedded MCU applications in July.
2012-04-25 Real-time HD JPEG 2000 codec on multicore DSPs
TI's four TMS320C6678 multicore DSPs with JPEG 2000 codecs are available on Advantech's DSPC-8681E half-length PCI express card for easing broadcast and digital cinema development.
2008-02-08 Processor designers debate future of multicore
Microprocessor engineers agree multicore designs will be the wave of the future, but they differ widely on how to implement them and surmount the many challenges they pose.
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