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November 2003

Industry Insider

Industry Insider

Study Predicts ATCA to Take Off within Five Years Patience will have to be a virtue a while longer for those hoping for the big telecomm revival. However, a recent report by RHK seesRead More...

Industry Insight

Embedded Linux Debug Tools, A New Paradigm

Today Linux is the fastest growing embedded operating system in the world. Bringing Linux up on an embedded target and debugging it along with its associated applications presents newRead More...

Linux 2.6 for Embedded Systems– Closing in on Real Time

With its low cost, abundant features and inherent openness, Linux provides fertile ground for creativity in embedded computing. As its importance grows, we can even expect Linux to beRead More...

Publisher's Letter

Outsourcing: Peril or Panacea?

Over the past five years, the idea of outsourcing has been treated as some kind of Holy Grail and adopted for everything from hardware development and production to IT (Information TeRead More...

Software & Development Tools

Matching FPGA Design Resources to User Needs

Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) have profoundly changed the ground rules for embedded system design. Originally addressing the niche market of hardware logic replacement, FPGAsRead More...

Leveraging FPGA Coprocessors to Maximize DSP Performance

Software engineers involved in designing digital signal processing (DSP) applications often face a dual challenge when trying to maximize system performance. In many applications, theRead More...

Customized Tools Give Best Results for Structured ASICs, and FPGAs

With the time and cost of creating ASIC devices skyrocketing, programmable logic and emerging platform-based or structured ASIC devices have become an increasingly attractive alternatRead More...

Tools Evolving to Meet the Growing Needs of FPGA Development

Thanks to a host of technology and market drivers, FPGAs continue to grow in acceptance. Skyrocketing mask costs continue to drive ASIC opportunities to FPGAs, and today’s FPGA Read More...

Tools Speed Development of High-Bandwidth Applications– An Overview

Today, field programmable gate array (FPGA) technology has evolved to the point that FPGA chips can do much more than serve as a front end to I/O devices. FPGAs can now handle the bulRead More...

Tech Feature

Buffer Memory Nodes within an I/O Subsystem

Over the past several years, I/O subsystems have become a focal point within the real-time computing segment because of the significant flexibility and diverse functionality they offeRead More...

Switched Fabrics Break I/O Bottlenecks

For years it’s been clear that shared-bus architectures are no longer the best alternative for interfacing I/O subsystems. Much has been written about the ongoing horse race betRead More...

Technology in Context

Making Gigabit Ethernet Efficient in Fabric Computing

Today, multiple switched fabric alternatives are competing to become the future standard for data networks in high-performance multiprocessor computer systems, also known as fabric coRead More...

RapidIO Expands Usage as System-Wide Control and Data Plane Interconnect

The RapidIO interconnect offers transaction support for a wide range of applications unified within a common peer-to-peer fabric architecture. The RapidIO interconnect currently offerRead More...