Five Ways To Avoid Being The Next IoT Security Headline


Whether it is the remote hacking of cars or the rise of the IoT botnet we have all read the scary headlines: security for the IoT is a growing issue. But how exactly do you stop your company and your product appearing on the front page, as part of the latest security violation story? Security in IoT is more than just the processor, it requires an approach that protects the entire system and all... » read more

Better Heterogeneous CPU Designs


The trend toward heterogeneous CPU designs is growing. Case in point: The NXP i.MX7 family of devices have such a design. In this blog, I will discuss the (simple) steps necessary to get the most out of i.MX7 using the ARM Development Studio, more commonly known as DS-5, but the information applies to most similar systems. Compiling code depends greatly on the use case. Within DS-5, there... » read more

Rightsizing Challenges Grow


Rightsizing chip architectures is getting much more complicated. There are more options to choose from, more potential bottlenecks, and many more choices about what process to use at what process node and for which markets and price points. Rightsizing is a way of targeting chips to specific application needs, supplying sufficient performance while minimizing power and cost. It has been a to... » read more

The Week In Review: Design


Tools The Android Open Source Project for ARM’s v8-A architecture is now available as part of the Linaro 14.06 release. The release has been tested on 64-bit multicore processors. Research NXP conducted a secure credit card survey that showed Americans are more likely to pay cash following security breaches at large retail chains, with 69% in favor of secure credit cards to guard against... » read more

Linux And The Big Bad Wolf


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 64-bit server software stack. Well-established standards, such as the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI), are impacting the development direction of the community b... » read more

Executive Insight: Simon Segars


SE: What concerns you most? Segars: In the context of design and where chip design is going, ARM is a long-term business. We’re doing stuff now that is going to ship in five years’ time. Obviously, for everyone in this space, Moore’s Law has been a fantastic thing. It’s enabled us to achieve really fantastic scaling of transistors, and everyone knows that is getting harder and harder... » read more

Better Software. Faster!


As virtual prototyping has seen a wide adoption over the last couple of years, it felt like the right time to work with industry leaders across multiple applications and publish a book that captures the best practices in virtual prototyping. As editor of the book: Better Software. Faster!, I had the privilege to work with some incredibly knowledgeable people who have been deploying virtual prot... » read more

The Week In Review: System-Level Design


ARM and its ecosystem teamed up to create a server platform standard based on the ARMv8-A processor. The new Server Base System Architecture specification leverages a broad swath of companies in ARM’s ecosystem, including Microsoft, Red Hat, SUSE, Linaro, Citrix, AMD, Broadcom, Citrix and Cavium, as well as OEMs HP and Dell. ARM has been successful in leveraging an ecosystem to win the lion... » read more

Halloween Is Going Mobile


With the end of October around the corner, my children are frantically thinking about what they want to dress up as for Halloween. It is interesting that both of them chose a costume that has something to do with a mobile video game. My daughter will be dressing up as a red angry bird while my son wants to go as a wizard, where he is using clash of clans as the example of what a wizard should l... » read more

Traveling Light


By Nithya Ruff I recently attended the Embedded Linux Conference in Barcelona representing Synopsys. I must admit, it is nice to have conferences in beautiful places so you can kill two birds with one stone. When not networking, speaking or sitting in sessions, I enjoyed seeing the beauty of Antoni Gaudi’s architecture, some great vegetarian restaurants like Juicy Jones and, of course, I enj... » read more

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