Just checking -- you familiar with programmable logic devices which are like DRAM?? Every time you power them up, you have to load them with their configuration, their logic tables, etc. I mentioned this yesterday, having encountered a situation where there was a huge multi-function ASIC AND an adjunct "boot PROM". Point: make the load-space selectable, so you can access variations and (perhaps) diagnostic versions of the ASIC without having to change out any hardware.
PTC will offer a virtual desktop environment for its Creo product design applications, potentially freeing engineers to run them from remote desktops on a variety of operating systems and mobile devices.
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