Over the weekend I noticed the stores in the strip centers are starting
to stock Halloween costumes and decorations. It got me thinking about how we
all have high tech horror stories to share. Like how the lack of a driver held
up a project. Or worse, how the missing driver resulted in bad press after a
Most new platform designs needto communicate with legacy platforms.
Implementing multicore designs whilemaintaining legacy platform communications
can add to the complexity of thedesign effort. Legacy device bios code may need
to be adapted for simultaneousthread execution. Further, if resources need to be
shared the potential ofoverwrite nightmares may be an unexpected “trick” that
steals the “treat” of multicoreperformance.
OEMs should consider taking advantage of the experience of vendors when
shifting applications to multicore designs. Kontron has a special software team
Share some of your concerns about developing multicore bios and some of your
favorite driver nightmare stories.
Kontron – Nancy Pantone