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It's a very interesting time in embedded processors. For decades, embedded processors have continued to deliver more performance and more features, at ever-lower prices and power consumption levels. Today, embedded systems designers are leveraging these processors to create an incredibly
October 22, 2013 | Write the first comment.
Embedded vision, the use of computer vision techniques to extract meaning from visual inputs in embedded systems, mobile devices, PCs and the cloud, is rapidly becoming a significant adopter of digital signal processing technology and techniques. This fact is likely already well known to those of
May 31, 2011 |
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A new industry association, the Embedded Vision Alliance, is being formed to help embedded system designers harness computer vision in their products. BDTI, which has initiated the partnership, believes that computer vision—extracting meaning from images and video—is poised to
July 29, 2010 | Write the first comment.
This spring, ARM added the Cortex-M4 digital signal controller (DSC) to its processor core line-up. This product brings digital signal processing capabilities to ARM’s microcontroller core line (the Cortex-M family). At the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose in April, NXP
May 20, 2010 |
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Xilinx recently unveiled a new chip architecture integrating an ARM processor with an FPGA fabric. This platform centers around a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor complex, including hardened memory interfaces and peripherals. The platform architecture, shown in Figure 1, is intended to
Earlier this month Texas Instruments announced that it had acquired Luminary Micro, a start-up fabless semiconductor vendor that sold ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontrollers. Luminary’s “Stellaris” family of Cortex-M3 MCUs has been on the market since 2006. Current Stellaris chips
Do you ever look at a piece of hardware and wonder, “Why, oh why, did they build it like that?” This is what I’m thinking as I look at my 2001 Volkswagen Passat, a car that is now completely dysfunctional because of an unfortunate (yet easily foreseen) intersection of
In June Atmel announced the Customizable Atmel Processor (CAP), a family of customizable microcontrollers, and two initial devices. Customization in the CAP is achieved via a gate array block in which users can implement functions ranging from processor cores and peripherals to algorithm
On January 3rd, Freescale announced the first dual-core members of its Onyx family of audio DSPs. The first two chips in the family, the DSP56720 and DSP56721, feature two DSP5636x cores operating at 200 MHz. The chips mainly target high-definition audio processing in
This week, Analog Devices introduced four new members of its Blackfin processor family: the ADSP-BF549, ‘BF548, ‘BF544, and ‘BF542. These new devices will operate at clock speeds of up to 600 MHz and are intended mainly for automotive applications that incorporate signal