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Programming and Customizing the Multicore Propeller Microcontroller: The Official Guide by Parallax

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1THE PROPELLER CHIP MULTICORE MICROCONTROLLER

Jeff Martin

Introduction

In the 1990s, the term “multicore” had more to do with soldering equipment than it did with computer processors. Though the concept was young and relatively nameless, this was the time many silicon engineers began focusing their efforts on multiprocessor technology. By the middle of the following decade, “multicore” had become the industry buzzword and the first consumer-accessible products arrived on the market. The short years to follow would mark a time of extreme evolution, innovation, and adoption of multicore technology that is bound to continue at a fast pace.

So what exactly is multicore and why is it so important? These are just two of the many questions we’ll answer ...

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