SGI packs 144 drives in 4U server News & Analysis 1/31/2012 1 comment SGI announced Modular Infinite Storage, its most dense system to date, packing up to four Intel Sandy Bridge processors and 144 2.5-inch hard disk drives in a 4U box.
ARM tips 'gods and giants' roadmap for 2012 News & Analysis 1/31/2012 8 comments Processor and related IP licensor ARM Holdings plc has disclosed the names, but little else, on the roadmap of cores it is working on in 2012 and revealed a gods and giants theme. The roadmap includes high performance processors, a low power microcontroller and graphics cores.
Tilera appoints CEO, announces processors News & Analysis 1/30/2012 9 comments Fabless chip company Tilera Corp. (San Jose, Calif.), has announced the immediately availability of 36- and 16-core 64-bit processors in its Tile-Gx series together with evaluation systems.
MOST150 points to technology tipping point Design How-To 1/24/2012 Post a comment Carefully balancing technological possibilities, real market requirements, and economic considerations, it is important to show a clear cost-down technological roadmap. But several aspects need to be addressed, including data transport capacity (bitrate), physical media, and topology options.
Leverage Ethernet to improve passenger safety, comfort, and convenience Design How-To 1/19/2012 4 comments As homes become more digitally sophisticated, consumers are developing higher expectations for connectivity and greater levels of safety and comfort in their home away from home—their vehicle. As a result, in-vehicle electronics are growing in number and complexity. Collision warning, comfort controls, infotainment, and advanced driver assistance are just some of today’s sophisticated and diverse applications generating an increasing need for bandwidth and connectivity within and between in-vehi
Audi selects Tegra processor for infotainment and dashboard News & Analysis 1/17/2012 1 comment Nvidia Corp. has announced that car maker Audi AG has selected the Tegra 3 processor to be the application and graphics processor for its in-vehicle infotainment systems and digital instrument display, across the entire line of its vehicles worldwide, beginning in 2013.
Intel tips Medfield specs, Lenovo, Motorola deals News & Analysis 1/11/2012 18 comments Intel Corp. has provided details of its Medfield 32-nm platform for smartphones claiming that the main SoC consumes less than 800-mW worst case. It has also announced that it has deals in place with Lenovo and Motorola for products based on Medfield to appear in 2012.
Ballmer foretells new era in computing, entertainment and smartphones in final Microsoft CES keynote News & Analysis 1/10/2012 6 comments Steve Ballmer’s delivery of the last Microsoft CES keynote, 17 years after Bill Gates first took to the stage in 1995 with a CES workshop, signified the end of an era, and the beginning of a new stage in Microsoft’s story, a stage in which it emerges fully from behind the WinTel duopoly and competes toe to toe in the smartphone, entertainment and mobile computing arenas, a competition defined as much by ecosystems as it is by technology.
AMD adds strategist to management team News & Analysis 1/9/2012 1 comment Processor chip vendor Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has announced that it has appointed Rajan Naik, aged 40, as chief strategy officer. The move is one of a series of appointments made by AMD CEO Rory Read to rebuild the senior management at AMD.
Spreadtrum offers Android platforms for $100 smartphones Product News 1/4/2012 1 comment Spreadtrum Communications Inc. has announced that is has Android platforms that should enable customers to make $100 retail TD-SCDMA and EDGE/Wi-Fi smartphones with 1-GHz clock performance. The TD-SCDMA platform is based on the SC8810 chip and the EDGE/Wi-Fi platform is based on the SC6820 chip, Spreadtrum (Shanghai, China) said.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times