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PIC MCU targets intelligent power conversion designs
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1/31/2005   Post a comment
Microchip Technology's PIC16F785 flash microcontroller touts a complete set of integrated peripherals to address power- conversion topologies and parameters in applications such as Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) and battery chargers.
Secure64 environment aims to handle OS job for Itanium
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
A key designer of the Itanium and other processors has proposed a solution to the performance drain wrought by operating systems by doing away with operating systems and moving directly to applications.
Selon ARM, sa croissance devrait se poursuivre en 2005
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
Avec un quatrième trimestre et un exercice fiscal bénéficiaires, ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, Royaume-Uni) a annoncé qu’il s’attendait à enregistrer de bons résultats en 2005, en hausse de 20% en dollars par rapport à 2004 et ce, malgré les prévisions d’une certaine stabilité des ventes de puces de la part des sociétés d’études de marché.
8-pin Flash MCUs target battery-operated apps
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1/25/2005   Post a comment
EM Microelectronic's newest 4-bit flash microcontroller in an 8-pin package called the EM6580, combines such features as true low current operation with no external components, A/D converter or 12-level voltage level detector and on-chip flash memory to create a multi-functional MCU.
V6 Automation Tools Speed SOC and Embedded System Design by 'Several Orders of Magnitude'
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
New Compiler, Instruction-Set Simulator Make it Easier, Faster to Design With Configurable Processors than Custom Logic
January Newsletter: Altera Unveils Unique Structured ASICs
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
On Monday Altera announced HardCopy II, the latest in its line of structured ASIC offerings. Like Altera's previous structured ASICs, HardCopy II allows designers to migrate an FPGA design to a more efficient device once programmability is no longer needed.
January Newsletter: CEVA Boosts TeakLite Speed
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
This month CEVA introduced the CEVA-TeakLite-II, a derivative of its widely licensed CEVA-TeakLite DSP core. According to CEVA, a CEVA-TeakLite-II achieves a worst-case clock speed of 200 MHz, making it roughly 30% faster than the CEVA-TeakLite.
January Newsletter: Managing Offshore Software Development
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
Increasingly, processor vendors need to deliver extensive software libraries optimized for their processors. To meet these software needs, many processor vendors are attracted to offshore software development firms due to their low cost. But this solution is not without its challenges.
January Newsletter: Jeff Bier's "Impulse Response"
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
I recently had occasion to pick up a copy of the first edition of BDTI's "Buyer's Guide to DSP Processors," which was published 11 years ago. One thing that struck me was that eleven years ago there were actually more vendors offering general-purpose DSPs (as opposed to application-specific DSPs) in the U.S. than there are today.
Embedded Projections for 2005
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
2005 will bring more complex and powerful embedded systems than ever before. But each advancement will provide a new challenge for embedded systems designers. In this commentary, Kyle Craig and Richard Barry present their predictions for the next year.
ARM7 MCU family touts full range of flash
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has joined the growing number of microcontroller chip vendors that offer general purpose MCUs based on the 32-bit ARM7 Thumb extension debug module multiplier interface core (ARM7TDMI).
Intel lance Sonoma, la nouvelle génération de Centrino
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Intel a annoncé qu’il avait débuté la livraison de Sonoma, la nouvelle génération de sa plate-forme d’informatique mobile Centrino.
Media processors tout audio content creation
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
BridgeCo.'s newest media processor chips are said to offer more audio channels and more interface options for audio interface system designers.
Intels Sonoma bringt frischen Wind in die Notebook-Branche
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
Mit der Auslieferung des Sonoma hat Intel seiner Mobilprozessorplattform eine Verjüngungskur verpasst. Dabei sollte der Chip eigentlich schon Mitte 2004 erscheinen.
AMD vows to reverse fourth-quarter loss
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1/18/2005   Post a comment
AMD Inc. reported a net loss of $30 million, or 8 cents per share, on sales of $1.26 billion in its fourth quarter ended December, as the semiconductor supplier saw aggressive pricing erode sales of its memory products.
Tiny MCUs come in tiny 3 x 3 x 0.85mm packages
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1/18/2005   Post a comment
Targeting space constrained applications, Royal Philips Electronics has beefed-up its LPC900 8-bit microcontroller family with two new devices in tiny 10-pin packages measuring 3.0 x 3.0 x 0.85mm3.
Intel richtet Fokus auf Schlüsselmärkte aus
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1/18/2005   Post a comment
Intel baut seine Konzernstruktur um: Alle Produktgruppen sollen künftig an der Absicht ausgerichtet werden, Plattformen für die hauseigenen Chips zu kreieren.
Analysis: Intel's results mask underlying problems
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1/12/2005   Post a comment
Although Intel's fourth-quarter results exceeded projections, rising production costs could pose increasing problems.
Les recettes d’AMD pourraient baisser au 4ème trimestre
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1/12/2005   Post a comment
Le 10 janvier 2005, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. a déclaré, en s’appuyant sur les pertes du marché des mémoires flash, que son revenu d’exploitation pour le quatrième trimestre « baisserait considérablement » par rapport aux 68,4 millions de dollars annoncés au troisième trimestre.
Intel reports record sales, will boost 2005 cap ex
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1/11/2005   Post a comment
Intel Corp. posted net earnings of $2.12 billion, or 33 cents per share, on sales of $9.6 billion in its fourth 2004 quarter, with sales exceeding both analysts' estimates and the company's own mid-quarter forecast.
AMD rutscht mit Flash-Produkten in die roten Zahlen
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1/11/2005   Post a comment
Verluste im Markt für Flash-Speicher haben den Chiphersteller AMD dazu veranlasst, seine Erwartungen an das Ergebnis des laufenden Quartals vorsorglich zurück zu schrauben.
Microchip's PIC MCU touts 40 MHz speed, 128 KB flash on-chip
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1/7/2005   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc.'s newest 8-bit PIC microcontroller chips have up to 128 Kbytes of self-reprogrammable, high-endurance flash memory and run at 40 MHz over a wide operating voltage range of 2.0 to 5.5V. The new units come in 64- and 80-pin packages.
ARM accueille deux nouveaux directeurs
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1/7/2005   Post a comment
ARM Holdings vient d’accueillir deux nouveaux directeurs au sein de son conseil d’administration : Simon Segars en tant que directeur exécutif et Philippe Rowley en tant que directeur indépendant non-exécutif.
AMD bringt "Centrino-Killer"
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1/7/2005   Post a comment
Mit einer Prozessorserie namens Turion will AMD den Durchmarsch Intels bei WLAN-fähigen Laptops stoppen.
China's IC market to grow 11 percent, analyst predicts
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1/6/2005   Post a comment
A new report from IC Insights predicts China's IC market will grow 11 percent to $34.3 billion in 2005 making it the largest regional IC market in the world.
LG Electronics choisit le DSP Optimode d’ARM pour la TV-HD
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1/6/2005   Post a comment
LG Electronics Inc. a pris sous licence la technologie de traitement du signal numérique Optimode proposée par ARM Holdings plc, un concédant de licences pour les conceptions de processeurs. Ce produit est destiné à l’utilisation de gammes de produits d’encodage et de décodage vidéo.
SigmaTel sues Chinese company for patent infringement
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1/5/2005   Post a comment
SigmaTel Inc. has filed suit in United States federal court in Austin against Actions Semiconductor, a China-based semiconductor supplier, for infringing multiple patents related to system-on-chip controllers used in portable MP3 players.
Transmeta grübelt über Ausstieg aus Chip-Produktion
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1/5/2005   Post a comment
Der Prozessorhersteller Transmeta will offenbar den Schwerpunkt seines Geschäfts auf ein weniger risikobehaftetes Gebiet verlegen. IP statt Produktion heißt künftig die Devise.
Flash Microcontrollers offer extremely low power consumption
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1/3/2005   Post a comment
Renesas Technology announced the H8/38076RF group, its latest family of low voltage flash microcontrollers


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