Heterogeneous multicore systems—architectures combining two or more different types of microprocessors (MPUs) and microcontrollers (MCUs)—are quickly becoming the norm in the digital healthcare industry today. This whitepaper examines the developmental challenges surrounding heterogeneous multicore SoC design in medical/healthcare domain. It examines the role consolidation plays today and why many current procedures/practices for embedded system design must be altered to accommodate heterogeneous multicore SoCs and the complex software configurations that run on them.

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