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Intel has late metal fix for design error
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1/31/2011   15 comments
Some more details of a design error in companion chip to the Sandy Bridge processor, and the fix being implemented, have emerged in a conference call held by Intel to discuss the issue and the impact on revenues and margins.
DesignCon2011 preview
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1/31/2011   Post a comment
A preview of events at DesignCon2011 in Santa Clara, Calif.
Despite chip bug Intel raises Q1, 2011 outlooks
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1/31/2011   1 comment
Despite acknowledging it has discovered a costly design error in a processor support chip, Intel has raised its revenue predictions for both the first quarter of 2011 and the full year.
Moving ahead with digital signage: The next steps
Design How-To  
1/31/2011   5 comments
Apart from being used to display advertisements, digital signage has become a new medium in message delivery and information updates.
Blog: Building compelling user experiences in embedded applications
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1/31/2011   Post a comment
Henry Davis considers how building a compelling user experience depends not only on the developer's abilities, but also on the underlying embedded hardware and software tools.
ARM adds to Cortex processors and fills out roadmap
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1/31/2011   3 comments
The ARM Cortex-R5 MPCore and the Cortex-R7 MPCore processors have been launched for use in 3G and 4G mobile baseband, mass storage, automotive and industrial markets. A roadmap for the Cortex R-Series processors also enables ARM's customers to future-proof their designs based on a single consistent architecture.
Dongbu licenses EnSilica RISC processor
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1/28/2011   Post a comment
Design house EnSilica Ltd. has announced that Korean foundry Dongbu HiTek has licensed the eSi-1600 embedded RISC processor. The eSi-1600, part of a configurable family of processor cores, is a 16-bit CPU core suitable for integration into ASIC and FPGA designs.
Multicore architectures efficiently enhance automotive body electronics
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1/28/2011   Post a comment
The increasing use of electronics in automobiles faces hurdles as the continuing need for more performance confronts the reality of the power required to achieve that performance.
Microsoft calls for 16-core server SoCs
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1/27/2011   14 comments
A Microsoft executive called for multicore system-on-chips to drive the lower power servers for future data centers, but said he wants x86, not ARM based chips.
Four-core ARM A9 to run Sony game console
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1/27/2011   18 comments
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) has announced its next-generation portable entertainment system (codenamed NGP) will be run on a four-core Cortex-A9 processor from ARM and a PowerVR SGX543MP4+ graphics core from Imagination Technologies. NGP will make its debut at the end of the year 2011, Sony said.
Intel pumps $100M into new research model
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1/26/2011   7 comments
Intel will invest an additional $100 million in U.S. university research over the next five years, using a new model that gives it more control of the focus and outcomes.
Curtiss-Wright wins contract for US Army Centurion Weapon System
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1/25/2011   Post a comment
Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. (Charlotte, NC) said it has been awarded a contract by Raytheon to provide single board computers (SBC), DSPs and buffer memory cards for use in the US Army's Centurion Weapon System.
Virtualisation support for 2nd Generation Intel Core
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1/25/2011   Post a comment
LynuxWorks has announced LynxSecure 4.0 now supports the new Intel Core i7 and i5 processor families. LynxSecure is a separation kernel and embedded hypervisor that provides an environment in which multiple guest operating systems and their applications can execute at the same time, in their own virtual partitions, without compromising security, reliability or data integrity.
Intel ups stock buybacks, declares dividend
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1/24/2011   Post a comment
Intel's board of directors increased the amount of money that the company is authorized to spend buying back its shares by $10 billion, increasing the overall outstanding stock buyback authorization to $14.2 billion.
Keynote at Intel's China Cup 2010: Internet of Things
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1/24/2011   Post a comment
The CTO for the Embedded and Comms Group offers his take on adding "Wisdom" to the next generation of embedded devices otherwise known as "The Internet of Things."
Intelligent environments for transportation
Design How-To  
1/24/2011   2 comments
This article highlights some of the mechanisms in roadways and intelligent vehicles that help enable traveler safety.
AMD launches new embedded computing platform
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1/24/2011   Post a comment
AMD has announced immediate availability of its Embedded G-Series processor; what the company is calling the world's first and only Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) for embedded systems.
Latest 32-bit RISC architecture for automotive expands functionality
Design How-To  
1/21/2011   2 comments
During the 15 years since it was launched, Renesas V850 architecture has become a dominant architecture in the automotive electronics area. This Product How-To describes the features, including a SIMD coprocessor, incorporated into the latest variant, the V850E2H.
AMD gives Meyer $12M golden parachute
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1/20/2011   6 comments
AMD cut former CEO Dirk Meyer a $12 million severance check, not a record but clearly at the high end of recent golden parachute payments in the chip industry.
AMD hits Q4 targets
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1/20/2011   Post a comment
AMD reported fiscal fourth quarter sales in line with analysts' expectations one week after the company's CEO abruptly resigned.
RIM launching PlayBook beta in February
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1/20/2011   1 comment
RIM will launch in February a beta program for its PlayBook tablet aimed at business users, but it faces hurdles in lack of Java support and competition from the iPad.
AMD aims 'most capable' processor at embedded
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1/20/2011   5 comments
Microprocessor vendor Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has announced the immediate availability of its G-Series processor which is describes as an Accelerated Processing Unit of APU for embedded systems.
Managing coverage grading in complex multicore microprocessor environments
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1/19/2011   Post a comment
Verification of a multicore design is substantially more complex than a single core design. It involves the execution of tens of thousands of tests in a typical regression. As this regression can take a week or more to execute, there is a need for designers to have available a highly optimized test list that maximizes line and toggle coverage. This article describes a customized coverage grading solution, co-developed by AMD and Synopsys, which has saved AMD several months of run time by providi
ARM, IBM extend collaboration down to 14-nm
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1/18/2011   1 comment
ARM and IBM have announced an extension to their existing collaboration to allow ARM produce physical and processor IP tuned to IBM's manufacturing process down to 14-nm.
Cloud computing on rich data
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1/17/2011   Post a comment
New technologies are required to support the applications that process data sources - whether they are stored or streaming.
Verizon iPhone4 shaves $25 off Apple's cost
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1/12/2011   5 comments
Apple's version of the iPhone4 for Verizon might cost as much as $30 less to make than the original, said UBM TechInsights.
Synopsys ensures Android support for DesignARC 750D
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1/12/2011   Post a comment
Synopsys Inc. has announced Android operating system support for the DesignWare ARC 750D processor core. The objective is to address the needs of low-power, cost-sensitive portable and consumer applications.
Eight possible candidates for AMD's top job
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1/12/2011   32 comments
A completely unscientific poll of EE Times editors has identified eight potential candidates for AMD's now vacant CEO position.
TI real-time floating point C2000 MCUs deliver 7x speed increase
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1/11/2011   Post a comment
Texas Instruments just unveiled more than 15 C2000 32-bit Piccolo microcontrollers that uniquely combine floating-point core, complex math unit, and control-oriented peripheral options.
Support for 2nd generation Intel Core starts rolling out
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1/10/2011   3 comments
Following Intel's introduction of its 2nd generation Core processors at CES 2011, embedded computing manufacturers are already announcing new products that will feature the enhanced processors.
New conga-BM67 module supports Intel's 2nd Gen CoreT processors
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1/7/2011   Post a comment
The conga-BM67 high-performance module from congatec AG supports Intel's latest embedded quad-core CPUs, enabling enhanced support for multiple operating systems per module. It features the latest 2nd Generation Intel CoreT processors such as the Intel CoreT i7-2710QE processor (2.1 GHz, 45W, PGA) as well as the dual-core Intel CoreT i5-2510E processor (2.5 GHz, 35W, PGA) with up to 8 GByte dual channel DDR3 memory (1333 MHz).
Windows on ARM: It's a whole new ballgame
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1/7/2011   14 comments
Mark January 5, 2011 as the date of the big PC earthquake in computing with social and industrial implications that will play out for the next decade.
Mercury Systems' 6U OpenVPX LDS6521 and the 3U OpenVPX SBC3510 modules
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1/6/2011   Post a comment
Mercury’s OpenVPX building blocks based on 2nd generation Intel Core processors deliver up to four times the raw performance of previous generations for deployment in harsh military and aerospace environments.
X-ES XPedite7470 3U VPX Single Board Computer
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1/6/2011   Post a comment
Extreme Engineering Solutions’ latest conduction- or air-cooled 3U VPX single board computers are based on the 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor.
Nvidia to attack CPU market with ARM
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1/6/2011   31 comments
Nvidia Corp., best known as a supplier of graphics processor units (GPUs), has announced that it intends to build high-performance ARM-based processors for applications ranging from PCs to supercomputers under an initiative called Project Denver.
Intel, AMD get graphic with CPUs
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1/6/2011   9 comments
As expected, Intel and AMD used the occasion of the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show to officially launch new multicore chips that combine microprocessing and graphics processing capabilities on a single die.
Lenovo brings Android tablet to China
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1/4/2011   9 comments
Lenovo will debut at the CES an ARM- and Android-based tablet that snaps into a docking station to become a Windows notebook.
China link helps MIPS go mobile
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1/4/2011   11 comments
Delivering on its promise to enter the mobile market, MIPS will show off at CES two smartphones. One deploys a MIPS-Based CPU designed by a Beijing-based Ingenic Semiconductor, while the other is using a MIPS core from Actions Semiconductor for media processing.
1,000 processors on a Xilinx FPGA
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1/4/2011   15 comments
Scientists at the University of Glasgow have created a 1,000-core computer processor based on a Xilinx field programmable gate array.
ITC backs Rambus with 34-company probe
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1/3/2011   8 comments
The International Trade Commission has announced that it will launch an investigation into various chips and memory controllers and products that contain them, including PC motherboards, modems, routers and computers, following a complaint filed by Rambus Inc.
Lantiq rolls G.hn home net chips
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1/3/2011   Post a comment
Lantiq rolled out the industry's second family of home networking chips complaint with the new ITU G.hn standard to drive data over powerline, coax or twisted pair networks.
Mistral's ARM Cortex-A8-based open-source development board offers low-cost alternative to TI's AM35x EVM
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1/1/2011   Post a comment
CraneBoard provides a cost-effective, alternative development option to Texas Instruments’ AM35x Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 microprocessors (MPUs) evaluation module (EVM).


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