GPU-Compute on Exynos Made Easier News & Analysis 8/29/2013 2 comments Imagination has developed OpenCL extensions related to camera operations and computational photography that apply to its PowerVR Series 5 GPUs -- in use in such platforms as the Odriod development board and the Samsung Galaxy S4.
CMOS Timing Startup Turns to Crystal News & Analysis 8/28/2013 9 comments A developer of CMOS replacements for crystal oscillators has a new CEO, taken on more VC funding, and extended its business plan to include crystal oscillators.
ARM Preps Near-Threshold Processor for IoT News & Analysis 8/15/2013 17 comments ARM has been researching logic operation at near-threshold voltages and at clock frequencies of the order of tens of kilohertz. Its CTO says a core that uses such low voltages and clock frequencies could support low-power processing in applications that rely on energy harvesting.
Apple to Boost Pure-Play Foundry Growth News & Analysis 8/14/2013 9 comments Thanks largely to expectations that Apple will move at least some of its chip manufacturing to TSMC, overall pure-play foundry sales are expected to grow more than 20 percent this year.
Mobile Rising in Processor Market News & Analysis 8/13/2013 11 comments Mobile processors are becoming more significant in an expanding microprocessor market, because the PC market is in the doldrums, and non-x86 processors are failing to penetrate PCs, IC Insights says.
ReRAM Startup Bets on Silver News & Analysis 8/5/2013 65 comments Startup fabless chip company Crossbar has announced it has a working array that validates its silver-over-amorphous-silicon, non-volatile memory technology.
MediaTek Starts Pushing Octa News & Analysis 8/5/2013 21 comments MediaTek has started describing the benefits of "true" Octa application processors in an apparent precursor to the launch of an eight-core processor.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.