A View from the Top: A Virtual Prototyping Blog

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Linux and the Big Bad Wolf

Guest blog by Achim Nohl With great interest, I am following any news around the progress of Linaro and the Linux kernel community with regard to addressing all the requirements for an ARMv8 64bit server software stack. Well established standards, such as the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) […]

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Are Virtual Prototypes in the Software Developer’s Comfort Zone Yet?

Developing embedded software often requires a physical target to run software for the purpose of validation and debug. As is often the case, the exact hardware may not exist yet.  The software developer is faced with a few choices: explore using models, use a previous generation board or consider another solution where the exact hardware […]

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A Closer Look at Software Development for ARM’s big.LITTLE Processing – Part I

In the last month, I had the opportunity to get some hands-on experience with hardware virtualization and hypervisors. My knowledge so far on this has been mainly limited to what I could read about it and what other people are saying about it. However, the PowerPoint slides I’ve seen leave a lot of white fog […]

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