IBM calls for modeling standard News & Analysis 1/31/2008 Post a comment The IBM-led Power.org group overseeing the Power CPU architecture is about to start an internal effort to define interface standards to link chip models with simulation tools for cores used in Power CPU-based designs, something the broader industry needs to lower design costs and shorten time-to-market, said and IBM executive.
Sun rallies industry around Rock CPU News & Analysis 1/30/2008 1 comment Sun Microsystems is trying to rally an industry consortium around its approach to supporting transactional memory, a key piece of the puzzle of tomorrow's parallel programming systems Sun will implement in its upcoming Rock microprocessor.
8-bit MCUs deliver 1.8-3.3-V operation Product News 1/29/2008 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor is extending its popular low-end, 8-bit HCS08 microcontroller (MCU) family with the introduction of two high-performance devices, aimed at consumer and industrial applications.
Intel, Sun, TI debut hot chips at ISSCC Product News 1/28/2008 Post a comment Intel will debut the world's biggest commercial microprocessor as well as its lowest power X86 chip at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco next week, but a server chip from Sun Microsystems and a cellphone processor from Texas Instruments will outflank Intel on both fronts.
NetLogic delivers "hybrid" knowledge-based processor Product News 1/28/2008 Post a comment NetLogic Microsystems' NL9000 is said to be industry's first fully-programmable "hybrid" knowledge-based processor that combines high-performance knowledge-based processing with the low-power efficiency of algorithmic Sahasra technology for next-generation IPTV and advanced mobile wireless networks
Audio processor delivers USB interface Product News 1/17/2008 Post a comment BridgeCo has announced an expansion of its audio interface processor and firmware product line at the NAMM conference in Anaheim. The new DM1200E processor provides an USB interface, enabling the development of audio interface systems that use USB instead of FireWire.
Otellini: Intel not impacted by weak economy News & Analysis 1/16/2008 Post a comment Intel Corp. president and CEO Paul Otellini says his company does not expect any negative impact from the weakening U.S. economy although the semiconductor company is keeping a wary eye on developments in the country's capital markets.
Intel hammered on profit, revenue miss News & Analysis 1/15/2008 Post a comment Intel Corp. posted strong fourth quarter results on solid microprocessor shipment but unhappy investors hammered the company's stock price in after market trading because it missed analysts' consensus revenue and profit estimates.
Memory goes multicore Product News 1/14/2008 Post a comment Ashwood Memory Architecture enables solid-state disks using concepts from cryptography to outperform hard disks, but for a fraction of the price of DRAM.
Intel confirms NY subpoena, denies wrongdoing News & Analysis 1/10/2008 Post a comment Intel Corp. confirmed it has received a subpoena from the New York Attorney General's office seeking documents as part of a new investigation alleging anti-competitive business practices, but the company denies any wrongdoing.
Companies partner on Autosar platforms News & Analysis 1/9/2008 Post a comment Infineon Technologies and automotive system manufacturer Delphi Corporation are collaborating on the development of a new generation of body control units based on the Autosar (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) standard.
Intel rolls 16 45nm CPUs in Vegas News & Analysis 1/7/2008 Post a comment Intel Corp. will lead with it strength as it comes to the Consumer Electronics Show Monday, launching 16 new PC processors made in its 45nm process technology, but in a CES keynote focused on the personal Internet, chief executive Paul Otellini will also show prototypes of systems based on the company's upcoming Menlow platform for handhelds.
Audio networking platform offers complete solution Product News 1/7/2008 Post a comment The JukeBlox audio networking platform from BridgeCo combines an ARM9-based processor, Linux-based middleware, SDK and reference design to provide a complete solution for connecting audio systems to home networks, the Internet, and portables.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 23 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...