You Say You Want a Revolution, You�ll Find One In OVP

Simon Davidmann ED Online ID #18725 April 14, 2008

�You say you want a revolution? Well, you know . . . we all want to change the world.�

John Lennon penned that opening line of The Beatles� �Revolution� in 1968. And it�s just as relevant now as it was 40 years ago. The electronics industry stands on the threshold of an era of creative innovation as it rushes toward multicore system-on-a-chip (SoC) design.

The increased number of processors in consumer devices that formed the multicore trend has disrupted the existing sequential software flow. Unlike Lennon�s lyric that promised a revolution, the electronics industry is still waiting for one to manage the way in which multicore architectures can be handled in a productive and efficient manner.

Of course, virtual platforms with proprietary languages have been introduced throughout the last 10 years or so, but have lacked...

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