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New Processor Promises It All

Another way to boost performance is to reduce cycles by extracting the control flow of the source code and storing variables in local dual port memory for parallel access and access in parallel with control state.

Put another way, eliminate the compile…

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IoT Ring Theory

Good post.

[[And the decision-making is the step that’s the biggest question mark for this whole thing. There are two possible characteristics we could use to define decision-making: “Where does the decision get made?” and, “What kind of machine is us…

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What Color is Your Abstraction?

I think there is something that a lot of people seem to forget when talking about programming FPGAs. The algorithm guy who's writing Matlab models is likely not competent to write optimized software in C. Simply because it's a different level of abstracti…

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Spaghetti versus ISO 26262

Are you working in automotive? Are you working to ISO 26262? Is there anything you would like to share?

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Finding the Right Prototype

What do you think about these virtual system prototypes and how to find them?

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A Sale of Thirty-Two Bitties

How about a series of low-end x86 chips for embedded systems? Would that fly?

Back in Ye Olden Tymes, AMD and Intel used to make a bunch of embedded x86 processors, but they both canceled them after a few years. That kind of burned a lot of embedded d…

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Build Your Own RTOS in 30 Minutes

Just from SynthOS website:
- "Interrupts are supported. System used forced cooperation for multitasking rather than pre-emption."
Then look at the figures for interrupt latency, context switch time, etc.
=> pretty slow compared to any other embedded RT…

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Managing Encryption

Does HCC Embedded's way of managing encryption strike the right balance between centralization and flexibility?

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EUV’s Second Source

What do you think about Adlyte's actinic inspection readiness? Are we good to go?

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Apple and Serious Security: NOT an Oxymoron

Ryan--

Spot-on #1: security is almost always a trade-off. Let's consider Apple Pay as it exists (as opposed to my concoction). Even though setting up Apple Pay is relatively easy, many people will never go through the steps to activate it. And others w…

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