To help the embedded industry accelerate the adoption of multicore devices and speed time to market, several key ingredients must be developed. One of those ingredients is open standards that will enable vendors’ products (including processors, RTOSs, and development tools) to work together. Also important will be the availability of standard benchmarks that will validate the performance differences between complex multi-core devices.

Reprinted in its entirety from ARM IQ Vol. 5, No. 1, 2006