ISAs come in several different flavours. Many are proprietary (think AMD), while others are paving the way for open source (think RISC-V). To help get a feel for what’s out there, here’s a brief primer on the history, evolution, and characteristics of a select few, starting with ISAs developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).
August 08, 2018 by Chantelle Dubois
In the world of power, control monitoring is incredibly important for functional as well as safety reasons. And with the demand rising for GUIs in even the most basic products, it comes as no surprise that current microcontrollers are struggling to meet this demand. Microchip has announced its latest family of devices, the dsPIC33CH, that aims to tackle this!
June 25, 2018 by Robin Mitchell
AAC writer, Chantelle Dubois, had a chance to speak one-on-one with the head of SiFive's DesignShare program about the benefits to IP sharing, and what he believes will be important for the future of SoC design.
December 21, 2017 by Chantelle Dubois