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SoC: Software, Hardware, Nightmare, Bliss

System-on-a-chip design offers great promise by shrinking an entire computer to a single chip. But with the promise come challenges that need to be overcome before SoC reaches its full potential.

by George Neville-Neil, Telle Whitney | April 1, 2003

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Sentient Data Access via a Diverse Society of Devices

Today's ubiquitous computing environment cannot benefit from the traditional understanding of a hierarchical file system.

by George W. Fitzmaurice, Azam Khan, William Buxton, Gordon Kurtenbach, Ravin Balakrishnan | January 28, 2004

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Putting It All Together

Component integration is one of the tough challenges in embedded system design. Designers search for conservative design styles and reliable techniques for interfacing and verification.

by Rolf Ernst | April 1, 2003

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Programming Without a Net

Embedded systems programming presents special challenges to engineers unfamiliar with that environment.

by George Neville-Neil | April 1, 2003

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Interview:
A Conversation with Jim Ready

Linux may well play a significant role in the future of the embedded systems market, where the majority of software is still custom built in-house and no large player has preeminence.

by Randy Harr, Jim Ready | April 1, 2003

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Division of Labor in Embedded Systems

You can choose among several strategies for partitioning an embedded application over incoherent processor cores. Heres practical advice on the advantages and pitfalls of each.

by Ivan Goddard | April 1, 2003

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Blurring Lines Between Hardware and Software

Software development for embedded systems clearly transcends traditional "programming" and requires intimate knowledge of hardware, as well as deep understanding of the underlying application that is to be implemented.

by Homayoun Shahri | April 1, 2003

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