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Speaker cites multicore benchmarking challenges
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
Markus Levy, president of the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC), discussed the challenges of multicore design and benchmarking at the Synopsys Interoperability Forum.
VME SBC debuts with XMC, CompactFlash sites
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has announced its most advanced Power Architecture PowerPC-based rugged VME64x 6U single board computer (SBC), the SVME/DMV-184.
Visual computing system boosts workstation performance
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
Check out NVIDIA's latest version of the Quadro Plex visual computing system (VCS). It incorporates the unified architecture and computing capability of NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 GPUs, boosting workstation and cluster performance for a wide range of graphics-intensive styling and design, oil and gas, and scientific applications.
Computer products boost Arrow's 1Q
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4/24/2007   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics Inc. reported sales of computer products grew 33 percent in the first quarter of 2007 and hoisted the distributor's overall sales and profits to record levels for the period that ended in March.
Microsoft wants to double the number of PCs in the world by 2015
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
Microsoft said it will charge governments in developing countries $3 for Windows and Office, if they buy the software to put on computers they give to schoolchildren.
VIA drives x86 platform into smaller systems
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
VIA says that its VT6047 Pico-ITX form factor reference design is the smallest full-featured x86 mainboard in the industry.
Renesas rolls multicore embedded processor
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4/20/2007   Post a comment
Renesas Technology Corp. said it will begin sampling its SH2A-Dual series multicore architecture for embedded microcontroller applications in July.
Microsoft, Lenovo disclose joint research effort
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4/18/2007   Post a comment
A new research center in Beijing will focus on developing mobile technologies and customized versions of Microsoft products for Lenovo's PC platforms.
Intel boosts multicore programming effort at Chinese universities
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4/17/2007   Post a comment
In an effort to boost the number of multicore developers, Intel is expanding its efforts at Chinese universities.
Student engineers develop and test a hybrid power train: Part 2 - the controller
Design How-To  
4/13/2007   Post a comment
Challenge X competition for a real-world hybrid vehicle taxes design, control, and organizational prowess. Here's a first-hand account of what's involved.
Student engineers develop and test a hybrid power train: Part 1 - the model
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4/12/2007   Post a comment
Challenge X competition for a real-world hybrid vehicle taxes design, control, and organizational prowess. Here's a first-hand account of what's involved.
New TimeSys CEO: Open-source Linux best
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4/10/2007   Post a comment
Atul Bansal, new CEO of embedded Linux services provider TimeSys Corp., will focus on expanding that company's commitment to non-proprietary Linux software.
High-accuracy control electronics spur wide-gear-ratio automatic transmissions
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4/5/2007   Post a comment
Optimized microcontrollers squeeze efficiency from greater numbers of gears, enabling better use of engine power, smoother operation, and improved fuel economy.
Chips, displays fuel South Korea's Q1 IT export growth
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4/4/2007   Post a comment
South Korea's exports of information technology products totaled $28.75 billion during the first quarter of this year, up 8.3 percent over the same quarter of 2006.
Eclipse framework revs embedded support
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4/4/2007   Post a comment
Two projects within the Eclipse framework that target embedded designers — C/C++ Development Toolkit (CDT) and the Device Software Development Platform (DSDP) — are gearing up for significant releases.
ESC pitch: 'Open source, open standards'
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4/3/2007   Post a comment
Open source and open standards such as Posix, Linux and Eclipse are crucial for the development of complex embedded software, said Gurjot Singh, LynuxWorks CEO, at a symposium prior to the Embedded Systems Conference.


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