The Enabling of an Execute-in-Place Architecture to Reduce the Embedded System Memory Footprint and Boot Time
Source: Academy Publisher
Success in the embedded world revolves around two key concepts: cost effectiveness and performance. The ability for an operating system to boot quickly combined with speedy application usage at runtime is important to consumer unit adoption. The most common memory sub-system setup in cellular phone architectures today is what is called an eXecute-In-Place architecture. This type of memory subsystem defines the execution of code and data directly from NOR flash memory.