Archive For January, 2011

5 articles

What I am Reading: Processor and SoC Simulation

By Jakob Engblom A new book about processor and system-on-chip simulation recently appeared. Edited by Professor Rainer Leupers and Professor Olivier Temam, it features chapters from a wide spectrum of academic and industrial authors. The chapters in the book each come from a particular company or research group. Each chapter addresses a different problem or technology, from a different perspective. This provides a good overview of the…

Shift Left

By Michel Genard Whether developers or corporations use a formal development process or not, one of the most critical (and risky) milestones is to have access to the target hardware, on-time and on-quantity in order to get going with the software development. Adding to this dependency, the fact that software content has grown to a point where you have more…

Unsuspecting Benefit of Virtualization

By Chris Ault I came across an article the other day that was discussing forthcoming innovations in the automation industry. The article discusses how Ethernet is becoming ubiquitous for manufacturing, closing the numerous and incompatible communications protocols and media enabling communication among the various control and controlled systems. The article then goes on to draw industrial automation into the cloud for things such as inventory…

Embedded Virtualization Opens New Possibilities

By Mark Hermeling One of the things that stands out in many customer visits that I do is that embedded virtualization often enables possibilities that the customer never thought possible. This of course is a good thing, it may enable them to put a new product to market that the customer had never thought of. In a few cases I…

Testing? That’s what customers are for!

By Ido Sarig Many years ago, circa 1990, as I was starting out my professional career as a software developer with Mercury Interactive, I went on a customer call to a Silicon Valley-based software company, to present our new product for automated software testing. Apparently, our message did not get through, as the response we got at the end of…