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These blog posts concern the integration of hardware and software, such as writing device drivers for specific types of peripheral chips.

How Programmable Logic Works

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In recent years, the line between hardware and software has blurred. Hardware now engineers create the bulk of their new digital circuitry in programming languages such as VHDL and Verilog. This article will help you make sense of programmable logic.

How to Create Jump Tables via Function Pointer Arrays in C and C++

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Jump tables, also called branch tables, are an efficient means of handling similar events in software. Here's a look at the use of arrays of function pointers in C/C++ as jump tables.

How Reconfigurable Computing Works

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Designers of embedded systems face three significant challenges in today's ultra-competitive marketplace. Products must always: do more, cost less, and arrive to market faster. Fortunately, new flexible hardware design techniques are emerging from the study of reconfigurable computing.

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