Multicore Array Targets Embedded Applications

(Electronic Design): Adapteva’s Epiphany 32-bit, single precision floating-point multicore architecture targets low-power embedded applications (Fig. 1). Multicore systems are growing in terms of core count, but the cores often are complex, such as Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge Xeons. Platforms like Tilera’s 1.5-GHz Tile- GX chip with a 100-VLIW (very long instruction word), 64-bit core target communication environments and incorporate a flexible virtual memory system, allowing groups of cores to be partitioned into a symmetrical processing (SMP) island. Full Article