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3 Easy Ways to Accelerate Development of your Embedded SoC

Original Air Date: May 14, 2013 | Duration: 60 minutes Webinar
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Overview:
The development of software, firmware, and hardware for embedded SoCs can sometimes be challenging because there are limited options for low cost embedded SoC development platforms. Many low cost starter kits feature a standard MCU which may not reflect the desired peripherals or connectivity for your development. There are many other methodologies to choose from: simulators, virtual prototypes, and larger, more complex FPGA-based development platforms—but these often present their own specific limitations. In this webinar we will show you 3 easy ways to accelerate your development time for your embedded SoC software with Synopsys' new ARC™ EM Starter Kit. We will show you how easy it is to get started with the ARC EM4 or ARC EM6 CPU IP cores and how you can easily add external sensors, peripherals and connectivity options using industry standard Pmod™ expansion connectors. You will see how the platform allows you to use free open source GNU tools or the full featured MetaWare tool chain.

This webinar will focus on:

  • How to use the pre-configured EM4 and EM6 cores, integrated GPIO, I2C and SPI peripherals, ported MQX RTOS binary, peripheral drivers and example application code to enable an easy-to-use software development platform
  • How to use the six 12-pin Digilent Pmod™ compatible expansion connectors to easily create an embedded SoC prototype system and/or demo platform
  • Why the Synopsys DesignWare® ARC EM Processor family makes an unbeatable embedded sensor and control processor core
Length: 50 minutes + 10 minutes of Q&A

Who should attend: SoC design engineers, embedded software developers

Presenters:

Paul Garden, Product Marketing Manager, DesignWare ARC Processor Cores, Synopsys
Paul Garden is Product Marketing Manager for DesignWare ARC Processor Cores at Synopsys. He brings 20 years of experience in the field of CPU processor IP and 8, 16, and 32-bit microcontrollers. Prior to joining Synopsys, Paul has held a variety of engineering and marketing positions at Microchip, Renesas, and ARM, where he was Product Marketing Manager for the ARM®Cortex™-M3 MCU Core and also the ARM926EJ-S Application Processor CPU. Paul holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Plymouth in the UK.

Martyn Bronziet, Corporate Applications Engineer, DesignWare ARC Processor Cores, Synopsys
Martyn Bronziet is a Corporate Applications Engineer for DesignWare ARC Processor Cores at Synopsys. He brings 20 years of experience in microprocessor-based systems. Prior to joining Synopsys, Martyn has held a variety of design and application engineering positions at GEC, Toshiba and ARC, where he was Technical Manager for the EMEA region. Martyn holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Salford in the UK.

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