Recommended Articles – January 2020

A bit of history on how DMA (Direct Memory Access) works. Despite being 6 years old, it worth the lecture: An overview of direct memory access

What is open-source hardware? If you had the same question, you might be interested in this article: Open source hardware risks. Also, the article brought to my attention the following projects: OpenTitan, Root of Trust in cryptography, Chiplet technology, IBEX RISC-V core, Ariane Risc-V CPU.

In contrast to the above article on Open Source Hardware, a colleague of mine indicated an article by Paul McLellan (Cadence) describing a different view on the open-source paradigm: Open source in 2020. Paul reveals a webpage which seems to be the first in line when it comes to critique on open source concept. It is called The Cathedral and the Bizarre, a parody name in response to the book The Cathedral and the Bazaar written by Eric S. Raymond in 1998, who laid the foundation for open source movement.

In AMIQ Resources page you can find the contents of AMIQ’s bookshelf, conference papers, various cheatsheets, recommended articles, and the blogs we periodically scan for recommended articles.


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