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Motor Control for Computer Architects

How can it take multiple CPU cores, a bank of hardware accelerators, and a 10G Ethernet interface to control an electric motor? For designers who have run a motor with a $1 microcontroller (MCU), the question may sound absurd. Yet the answer is both an intriguing case study in control systems design and an indication […]

CATEGORIES : All, Design Challenges/AUTHOR : Ron Wilson

The Flash Revolution Comes to Everyone’s Storage

Architectural change, unleashed by the arrival of massive, modestly-priced flash memory chips, is running rampant through the vast storage systems of data centers. As is often the case, when change sweeps across an application demanding high volumes at low prices, the results will quickly spill into other areas of computing, including the embedded world. Papers […]

CATEGORIES : All, Design Challenges/AUTHOR : Ron Wilson