By Henk Muller, XMOS LimitedEmbedded.com (07/27/09, 06:02:00 PM EDT)
It is difficult to implement a combination of multiple real-time tasks on a traditional processor. For this reason an FPGA and hardware design techniques have typically been used instead. At the same time, multi core design methods have become familiar to many through the use of multiple microcontrollers and processors in order to construct real-time systems.
In this article we discuss the key properties of emerging multi-core systems that make them an appealing and elegant platform for complex real-time tasks.
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