Jim Turley's contributions
- Toward a two-processor world
Is the 32-bit world is coalescing around just two: ARM and x86?
- So this is progress
Embedded systems are evolving in exciting ways but our design methods are out of date.
- Significant Bits
Jim Turley writes about semiconductors for embedded systems developers. The column was originally published in Embedded Systems Programming magazine.
- Choosing a 32-Bit Embedded Microprocessor
Choosing a processor is a decision that will live with you for years. Which ones should you look at? This paper examines some of the best from 100+ choices, and zeros in on the best examples from many different categories. It also provides guidelines for evaluating processors for embedded systems.
- Getting the boot
My PC is probably a lot like yours. It takes about two and a half minutes to boot, an eternity to most people. Here are ideas for improving boot up delays in your designs.
- Semiconductors on a train
What makes semiconductor manufacturing so different.
- Farewell, x86
Intel's move to give up on its x86 processor line is the end of an era.
- A glimpse inside the Cell processor
What has 250 million transistors and nine processors? It's IBM, Sony, and Toshiba's Cell processor. Here's how the hardware works and what makes it special.
- For fresh perspective, take a job abroad
There's nothing quite like a new perspective. The May issue of Embedded Systems Design magazine is full of articles about "thinking different," right-brained reasoning and getting different perspectives on old engineering problems. Even though engineering is usually characterized as methodical, procedural and a bit unoriginal, it's good to think outside the proverbial box from time to time. </P>
- How Chips Are Designed
The Essential Guide to Semiconductors is a complete professional's guide to the business and technology of semiconductor design and manufacturing. This chapter provides an overview of the old- and new-style design processes, verifying the design works, using outside IP, getting to tape out and film, and current problems and future trends.