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HCC Embedded Strikes Efficiency/Freedom Balance

by Bryon Moyer

We humans are funny creatures. When it comes to how we organize ourselves, we like for someone to be in charge. But we don’t want them to be too much in charge. Exactly how that balance is set is a point of constant friction around the world, and there’s no one right setpoint for everyone or every culture.

System design inherits this ambivalence. We don’t want chaos, but we want maximal individual freedom and flexibility. So we want standards, but not too many. And we like reference designs, but we want to be able to customize them and make them our own.

It’s all about adding value: we all want to build something that’s uniquely us. From a business standpoint, we’re hoping that “that special something” will excite customers and become a sales differentiator. But, while we want to put our custom touches on it, we don’t want to develop everything from scratch, and we tend to eschew redundancy as being inefficient (unless it’s a requirement for safety purposes, in which case we go along begrudgingly).  Read More


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Finding the Right Prototype

Posted on 11/24/14 at 9:38 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
What do you think about these virtual system prototypes and how to find them?

A Sale of Thirty-Two Bitties

Posted on 11/24/14 at 9:34 AM by Jim Turley

Jim Turley
How about a series of low-end x86 chips for embedded systems? Would that fly?

Back in Ye Olden Tymes, AMD and Intel used to make a bunch of embedded x86 processors, but they both canceled them after a few years. That kind of burned a lot of embedded d…

A Sale of Thirty-Two Bitties

Posted on 11/19/14 at 3:08 PM by WEATHERBEE

My suggestion: Dump the uncompetitive x86 and commodity ARM plans and focus on GPGPU and high-performance computing.

A Sale of Thirty-Two Bitties

Posted on 11/19/14 at 2:09 PM by TotallyLost

TotallyLost
I've done a couple server designs around Intel Xeon products, and while general documentation is easy to access with NDA, unless there are serious sales numbers behind the design, it's difficult to get additional support or docs.

AMD has been even a bi…

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