Comparing PSoCs and MCUs in digital TV design

In this Product How-To article, Ronak Desai of Cypress describes the design challenges in digital TV applications and compares the use of microcontrollers and the company’s Programmable SoC architecture in dealing with roadblocks to efficient implementation. Microcontrollers are used widely in current digital TV designs to provide mechanisms to direct the tuner to access specific frequencies, receive IR inputs …

Basics of porting C-code to and between ARM CPUs: ARM7TDMI and Cortex-M0

In the first of a three part series, Joseph Yiu, author of “The definitive guide to the ARM Cortex-M0,” provides some basic guidelines for porting your code base from other 8/16 bit MCUs to ARM and between various ARM processors starting here with the ARM 7TDMI and Cortex-M0. As software reuse becomes more common, software porting is becoming …