Article about embedded multicore terminology

My latest article on has been published here. I am looking at the vast array of terminology in the world of multicore. Here are the details:

The Multicore Lexicon: defining the terminology

Multicore embedded designs are becoming increasingly common. Faced with this technology for the first time, a developer is bombarded with terminology. Understanding the alphabet soup that describes this technology is essential to ensure that an optimal design is achieved. This article systematically defines many of the key terms and puts them into context.

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