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Whether or not you’re using their devices, you might want to get this CriticalBlue embedded multicore software training, courtesy of Freescale

For $99—breakfast, lunch, and hardware included—you can get a day’s worth of exposure to CriticalBlue’s approach to embedded multicore software development. According to Microprocessor Report, CriticalBlue’s Prism is “a code-analysis tool that helps developers extract thread-level and system-level parallelism from … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Freescale pits Kinetis L microcontroller against parts from Microchip, TI, and Renesas. Guess who wins the low-power derby?

I’ve written a lot this week about the low-power Kinetis L microcontroller from Freescale, a low-power, mixed-signal IC design now shipping in alpha silicon. I have just found this new Freescale video, which was probably shot at this week’s Freescale … Continue reading

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The Freescale Kinetis L microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor core: But what do they do???

A couple of days ago, I wrote that Freescale had announced that it was shipping alpha samples of its new Kinetis L microcontroller, which is based on the 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0+ processor core. (See “Freescale starts sampling $0.49 Kinetis L … Continue reading

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Want more information on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor core?

Last week, ARM CPU Product Manager Thomas Ensergueix presented a Webinar on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor core, which I’ve covered previously over on the Low-PowerDesign.com Web site http://www.low-powerdesign.com. (See “How low can you go? ARM does the limbo with Cortex-M0+ … Continue reading

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Freescale demonstrates first-pass Kinetis L silicon at Design West (The conference formerly known as the Embedded Systems Conference)

Two weeks ago, ARM introduced its new low-end Cortex-M0+ 32-bit processor core. At the same time, Freescale announced that it was planning on introducing a new line of Kinetis “L” low-power microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor. (See “How … Continue reading

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More news on the asymmetric processing SoC front

Back in October during ARM TechCon, Freescale announced plans to produce a family of chips based on a platform built around a pair of asymmetric processor cores: the ARM Cortex-A5 and Cortex-M4. Freescale’s dual-core approach is similar in concept to … Continue reading

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Late breaking news: Freescale licenses ARM Cortex-A7 MPCore for future i.MX application processors and as a companion to previously licensed ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore.

Freescale has lost no time in announcing that it has licensed the just-announced ARM Cortex-A7 MPCore processor for its i.MX series of application processors. According to the Freescale press release: “Freescale plans to incorporate ARM Cortex-A7 and Cortex-A15 processors in … Continue reading

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Friday Video: How can automotive apps benefit from multicore chips?

In this short 3.5-minute video, Freescale Systems Engineer Richard Soja explains why automotive applications need multicore processors and how System Realization teams can benefit from using multicore chips. This video was made in connection with the rollout of the Freescale … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Teardown of iRiver Story HD eBook by EEVBlog’s Dave Jones

Dave Jones down in Australia loves to tear electronic products apart on video and while he’s certainly entertaining, he’s also very educational from a System Realization perspective. I never fail to learn at least one new thing from his unique … Continue reading

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Freescale’s Multimedia Group mobilizing ARM Cortex-A15 for an imminent IC, demonstrates quad-core i.MX6 based on ARM Cortex-A9

This article published today in EETimes Europe quotes Freescale’s Lisa Su, Senior VP and General Manager of the Networking and Multimedia Group, who says that her group will be announcing an SoC based on the ARM Cortex-A15 processor core in … Continue reading

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Heard at the IDC Smart Technology World conference: Qualcomm and Freescale presenters say System Realization is real and essential

Earlier this week, I attended the IDC Smart Technology World conference and heard many interesting presentations. Two back-to back presentations with some similar messages came from Reiner Klement, VP of Product Management at Qualcomm CDMA Technologies and Dr. Lisa Su, … Continue reading

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