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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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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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What Have Models Got to Do with It? Pre-Silicon SoC Software Bring Up

Transaction-level models are the main building blocks of virtual prototypes, which are used for early software development. In my last blog post, I briefly introduced the different kinds of software tasks and the implications for models. Today, I want to talk about the modeling requirements for early SoC bring up. As I mentioned, understanding the […]

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