VDKs Give Software Designers A Head Start

Every engineer knows the importance of having the right tools for the job. ARM big.LITTLE processing gives designers those tools. By taking advantage of a high-performance processor for compute-intensive tasks and a highly energy-efficient processor for less demanding jobs, design teams can extend battery life by up to 70% for applications with highly variable workloads, such as smart phones. However, …

Developing processor-compatible C-code for FPGA hardware acceleration

The three common processor implementation models used in FPGA cores are the microprocessor, microcontroller, and specialty processor. A microprocessor is generally a stand-alone core with limited peripherals. Microprocessors are usually implemented with at least a 32-bit or 64-bit architecture. They are generally targeted toward advanced computing applications. Microprocessors may include advanced performance architectural elements, SIMD units to provide vector-based …