Booting an Intel Architecture System, Part I: Early Initialization

By Pete Dice, December 26, 2011 The boot sequence today is far more complex than it was even a decade ago. Here’s a detailed, low-level, step-by-step walkthrough of the boot up. Taking a lot of little steps along a path is a good analogy for understanding boot flow in Intel Architecture-based systems. The minimum firmware requirements for making a system …

Intel and Google Play Nice Over Android Architecture

By Adrian Bridgwater, September 16, 2011 Tapping into the scale of the “x86 developer ecosystem” to drive the adoption of the Android platform Intel and Google have announced that they will work to “enable and optimize” future versions of Android for Intel’s family of low-power Atom processors. This means that future versions of the Android platform will support Intel technology …