• 27 Apr 2017

    Embedded blog: Hackster Sensing the World Contest - Aquaponics Monitoring and Control System

    [re-printed from PSoC Creator News and Information by Michiyuki Yoneda] Here's an update on one of the winners of the "Sensing the World" Contest with our partner, Hackster. Narashiman Parthasarathy built an Aquaponics Monitoring and Control System (AMACS) using Cypress' PSoC Analog Coprocessor . Firstly, to give a brief description of aquaponics, it's a system of aquaculture in which the waste...
    • 27 Apr 2017

    IoT blog: Missing drone, blistering winds and life in the thin air

    The drone copter is still a prisoner. While ARM engineer Matt Du Puy and his fellow climbers are rotating between camps on Kanchenjunga preparing to ascend the world’s third-highest peak, a key new addition to his ARM-powered electronics kit is being held back by Nepalese customs officials. The drone copter was shipped to Kathmandu several weeks ago for Matt and team to pick up before they headed toward Kanchenjunga...
    • 26 Apr 2017

    Embedded blog: Get your hands on HiKey 960 board, a combination of the latest ARM technologies and AOSP

    April 25, 2017 will be remembered by developers as a liberation day, because it’s the day Linaro announced the HiKey 960 board from HiSilicon. This innovative board was designed to resolve one of the persistent problems they’ve been facing: access to both competitive hardware and latest operating system code.
    • 24 Apr 2017

    Graphics & Multimedia blog: Picture perfect: Driving next-generation image processing for automotive

    The automobile is no longer a metal box with four wheels that gets you from A to B. As technology has evolved, vehicles have become a dynamic platform for innovation which is changing the driver experience and taking us closer to the reality of truly autonomous driving.
    • 21 Apr 2017

    Embedded blog: Avoiding the Faults That Can Occur in our Stars

    It has long been common knowledge that particle strikes can flip bits in memory arrays and disrupt code execution. This is a common event in space, is somewhat common when travelling on aircraft and will occur to a lesser but measurable extent at sea level. An Error Detection and Correction (EDAC) subsystem can be used to check for flipped bits and fix them. These systems are implemented on terrestrial safety critical...
    • 20 Apr 2017

    Processors blog: ARM Compliance Test Suite [BETA] for Server Base System Architecture and Boot Requirements now available

    In 2014, ARM and its partners came together and created the key to the success of ARM servers: the Server Base System Architecture (SBSA) and Server Base Boot Requirements (SBBR). These specifications require a minimum set of hardware and firmware implementations that ensure OSes and platforms interoperate. The latest versions are SBSA v3.1 and SBBR v1.0, they are available at developer.arm.com.
    • 20 Apr 2017

    Graphics & Multimedia blog: Optimizing Virtual Reality: Understanding foveated rendering

    Introduction In the previous part of this series , we discussed the advantages of the multiview extension and how it could help you tackle problems encountered while making an application for mobile virtual reality. Now chances are your application is no longer CPU but GPU bound - more precisely fragment bound; the time you are taking to shade a pixel is too important for the budget you have. With the appearance of...
    • 18 Apr 2017

    SoC Design blog: RTL2GDSII Design Impact in Moving from 28nm to 16/14nm

    According to Gartner, the total average IC design cost for a 14nm chip is about $80 million, compared to $30 million for a 28nm planar device. Whilst many vendors will remain at 28nm, the 'big guys' have forged ahead with migrating to lower technology nodes. At the leading edge, R&D teams are now wrestling with 7nm. In this blog we look in detail at the realities and challenges facing designers when moving...
    • 18 Apr 2017

    SoC Design blog: RTL2GDSII Design Impact in Moving from 28nm to 16/14nm

    Custom SoC Design: RTL2GDSII Design Impact in Moving from 28nm to 16/14nm
    • 18 Apr 2017

    Embedded blog: PerceptIn Enabled Embedded Deep Learning Inference Engine with the ARM Compute Library

    Deep learning is a rapidly evolving field in modern artificial intelligence (AI) and signal processing, with diverse applications including object detection, human identification, speech recognition, gesture tracking and so on. It is providing fantastic opportunities for innovation and business growth across the whole ARM ecosystem and in all market segments.
    • 18 Apr 2017

    Software Tools blog: Trace capture/decode with Coresight driver and Perf

    Linaro support a solution for trace without external debugger involved. I take a test on Juno-busybox Download code and build 1 coresight driver build: Coresight driver code locate in linux kernel: drivers/hwtracing/coresight/ 1.1 add config item in linux/linaro/configs/vexpress64.conf CONFIG_CORESIGHT=y CONFIG_CORESIGHT_LINKS_AND_SINKS=y CONFIG_CORESIGHT_LINK_AND_SINK_TMC=y CONFIG_CORESIGHT_SINK_TPIU=y CONFIG_CORESIGHT_SINK_ETBV10...
    • 17 Apr 2017

    Embedded blog: Software Enablement for PSoC 6 – What to Expect

    [re-printed from Cypress Developer Community - to learn more about PSoC 6 join the Cypress PSoC 6 EAP Community ] As a developer, working on new hardware is pretty common. The product team says “We’re going to use X in the next version.” About the first question on your mind when this happens is, “How do I write software for this platform?” Let me give you a quick peek into...
    • 17 Apr 2017

    Embedded blog: Introducing PSoC 6: Purpose-built MCU Architecture for the IoT

    [re-printed from PSoC Creator News and Information ] If you were following Cypress news for the few weeks, I’m sure you saw some interesting and exciting announcements…in between reading my posts about Barc: My Cypress Maker Lab Project . Take a look at the below to learn more and join us in the PSoC 6 Early Adopter Program to continue learning more. Here it is…Cypress’ PSoC 6 MCU Architecture...
    • 13 Apr 2017

    Embedded blog: MYIR Released the Ultra Low-cost MYS-6ULX Single Board Computer

    MYIR has released its high-performance, cost-effective NXP i.MX 6UltraLite / 6ULL based ARM Cortex-A7 single board computer MYS-6ULX , especially designed to target Industry 4.0 (Industrie 4.0) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Measuring only 70mm by 55mm, the MYS-6ULX has DDR3, Nand Flash, USB, Ethernet, TF, LCD and more other core components and peripheral interfaces integrated on the tiny board. Furthermore...
    • 12 Apr 2017

    IoT blog: Taking ARM to new heights (again)

    He’s at it again. After climbing Mt. Everest, K2 and Annapurna, as one of the few humans to summit all three peaks, ARM engineer Matt du Puy ( Matthew Du Puy (mattd) is once again unpacking his crampons and ice picks. This time his target is Kanchenjunga, straddling Nepal and India and reaching 8,586 meters (28,169 feet) into the sky as the world’s third-highest peak. To enable him to deal with some of...
    • 10 Apr 2017

    Processors blog: The future of automotive is coming faster than you think

    As excitedly as we talk about it, you’d think the promise of fully autonomous vehicles is right around the bend, just another few miles and we’ll pull into our destination. In truth, we’re not there yet, and a few sceptics even suggest we’ll never get there — too many bumps in the road ahead.
    • 6 Apr 2017

    IoT blog: Phishing with IoT Edge Node Lures – A New Attack Vector for Which to Prepare

    Just imagine, it’s your anniversary, your birthday or a holiday and a new package arrives addressed to you. Expectantly you open it to find the latest IoT gadget, maybe an activity tracker or even a connected sprinkler system controller – something you’ve been wanting. “Nice!” you think, but who could have sent it? Pushing its origin aside for a bit, you eagerly set it up and pair it with...
    • 6 Apr 2017

    Processors blog: Where does big.LITTLE fit in the world of DynamIQ?

    The recent announcement of ARM DynamIQ technology has generated a lot of curiosity, with both the tech industry and the tech-savvy consumers, regarding the impact on the future of big.LITTLE technology. The short answer is that big.LITTLE technology is included as a part of DynamIQ. Let’s take a step back and see how this all ties in with the bigger picture.
    • 6 Apr 2017

    Processors blog: ARM Architecture – ARMv8.2-A evolution and delivery

    One thing is certain in this world – everything is changing, whether evolution or revolution and ARM Architecture is no exception. In this case the ARM v8 has evolved initially to v8.1-A and now to v8.2-A, both of which are now available in the ARM Architecture Reference Manual, known as ARM ARM.
    • 6 Apr 2017

    SoC Design blog: Your Q&A answered: How to implement a secure IoT system on ARMv8-M

    Last week we ran two packed webinars titled “How to implement a secure IoT system on ARMv8-M”. During the webinar we looked at how to protect an IoT system from security attacks. We explored an example IoT system, showing all the necessary hardware and software components you need to consider in your next design. We also shared some of the products and tools available from ARM, to create the most efficient...
    • 5 Apr 2017

    SoC Design blog: Three reasons to read ARM’s new whitepaper on Enterprise Virtulization

    Three reasons to read ARM's latest whitepaper on Enterprise Virtualization! The whitepaper explains the technical details of IO device virtualization and virtual interrupt management from both hardware and software perspective. This paper will also provide details of ARM virtualization architecture best suited for different hypervisor type. In addition, anyone who are interested in the ARM CoreLink SMMU and GIC architecture...
    • 31 Mar 2017

    IoT blog: Test Flight of a Raspberry Pi-based Aircraft Tracker

    Last fall ARM Education posted this link for the Raspberry Pi-based Aircraft Tracker on our Facebook Page . As the Americas Program Manager for the ARM University Program and a private pilot, I took particular interest in the product and thought this might be something fun to put together that would also be quite useful flying in the quite busy San Francisco Bay Area. For pilots, this sort of capability is known as a...
    • 31 Mar 2017

    Embedded blog: Just one word...Plastics

    Electronics packaging technology has moved on a bit since that classic line about ‘plastics’ was delivered in The Graduate movie, 50 years ago. Plastic packages are now capable of operating comfortably at 200˚C and there is a now a willingness from some engineers to fly them in space. When the VA10820 rad-hard ARM Cortex-M0 microcontroller was launched early in 2016, it was available in a ceramic package...
    • 31 Mar 2017

    Graphics & Multimedia blog: What makes the Samsung Galaxy S8 superphone so super?

    This week saw the day that myself and my fellow phone geeks have been waiting for, the launch of the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8 . The successor to the awesome Galaxy S7, which was named Best Smartphone of 2016 at the recent Mobile World Congress, the S8 has some big shoes to fill. So, how will it do it? The S7 was based on the Exynos 8890, Samsung’s high performance SOC built on a 14nm FinFET process...
    • 29 Mar 2017

    IoT blog: Accelerating the route to secure IoT at scale

    The march of the IoT is going full steam ahead, and the next 1 trillion devices are expected to deliver up to 2.3 Zetabytes of data per month. These are mind-bobbling numbers.