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posted in October 2007
Optimize automotive 'supersystems'
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10/31/2007   Post a comment
Investigation of catastrophic specification and complex architecture paths completes, and gives competence to, electronics system engineering.
MIPS to enter the 32-bit MCU fray
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10/30/2007   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies Inc., best known as a supplier of IP cores used in SoCs, will enter the fast-growing, high-volume 32-bit microcontroller market.
MCU line tailored for motorcycle engine control applications
Product News  
10/24/2007   1 comment
Infineon has launched a family of microcontrollers targeting the growing worldwide market for motorcycle engine control.
Audio Coding: An Introduction to Data Compression - Part 1
Design How-To  
10/24/2007   1 comment
Improve your understanding of audio compression standards with this introduction to data compression. This first in a three-part series discusses the psychoacoustic model of human perception, spectral and temporal masking, and MPEG Layer I coding.
Green Hills safety-certified RTOS supports PowerQUICC platform
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
Green Hills announced that its T ÜV-certified INTEGRITY RTOS is available for Freescale's MPC8360-based Industrial PowerQUICC platform.
Search gets serious for CMOS replacement
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Semiconductors are on their last legs. At least that's the consensus of researchers who are looking for the next "big thing." What that thing will be is up for debate.
Under the Hood: Uncovering hidden chip costs
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
The proportion of semiconductor content is increasing in almost everything we own. For some large manufacturers of consumer electronics, semiconductors are the single largest contributor to finished-goods costs.
Low-power MIPS64 processor series breaks the 1-W per core barrier
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10/20/2007   Post a comment
Check out Cavium's OCTEON Plus CN58XX Low-Power (LP) 4-core to 16-core processor family, which incorporates power management techniques and process optimizations to deliver the power of 16x MIPS64 cores while consuming less than 1 Watt per core.
Renesas expands SuperH MPU family
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10/20/2007   Post a comment
These 32-bit microprocessors from Renesas have A/D and D/A converters, use a QFP package, and achieve a maximum 1.8-times boost in performance compared with the company's SH7709S devices.
AMD posts Q3 loss, revenue soar
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10/18/2007   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc., posted a net loss as expected for the third quarter although revenue increased strongly on higher sales of microprocessors and graphics processors while margins puhed up 8 percentage points.
Automotive navigation processor delivers embedded GPS
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10/18/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has released an automotive-grade application processor with embedded GPS for navigation and telematics applications.
HD-Sound in telephony - Unmatched voice quality in VoIP telephones
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10/17/2007   Post a comment
HD-Sound in telephony uses wideband technologies to offer a transmission range of 50 Hz to 7.0 kHz or beyond. This article explores the hurdles associated with delivering HD performance in telephony, and its potential new applications.
Intel appoints new CFO, moves Bryant up
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10/16/2007   Post a comment
Intel Corp. said it has named CFO Andy Bryant chief administrative officer, replacing him with his former assistant Stacy J. Smith, a 19-year veteran of the microprocessor maker.
Intel tops Q3 estimate, sees strong growth ahead
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10/16/2007   Post a comment
Intel Corp. exceeded its third quarter earnings estimate, posting strong results on surging demand for its products globally and benefitting from reorganization actions that have helped the company improve upon its manufacturing operations.
Freescale, Continental team on automotive multicore chip
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10/16/2007   Post a comment
Freescale and automotive tier one Continental AG have joined forces to develop a three-core 32-bit microcontroller aiming to provide the necessary number crunching capability for electronic brake applications.
Multicore gives more bang for the buck
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10/15/2007   Post a comment
It has been clear for some time that a law of diminishing returns applies to the advancement of conventional processor architectures.
Green Hills Software supports Fujitsu's FR MCU series
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10/14/2007   Post a comment
Green Hills Software has announced that its product suite, including the MULTI version 5.0 IDE, TimeMachine tool suite, Green Hills compilers, and SuperTrace Probe, are now available for the Fujitsu FR60, FR70, and FR80 32-bit RISC microcontrollers.
New interface controllers are simply the MOST
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10/12/2007   Post a comment
MOST is a networking standard enabling seamless transport of digital audio, video, and packet-based data, along with real-time control information, within the car. The latest MOST ICs greatly simplify the network interface by integrating all low-level, real-time network operations, including the network driver, on a single chip.
Low-power portable product design with FPGAs
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10/10/2007   Post a comment
Flash-based FPGAs featuring sophisticated low-power operating modes allow designers to quickly develop products that maximize battery life.
March to programmability inexorable, says Tensilica CEO
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10/10/2007   Post a comment
Tensilica chief executive Chris Rowen tells India Semiconductor Association members that while the insatiable appetite for multimedia is driving the development of new silicon platforms.
PIC18 MCUs integrate high-resolution 12-bit A/D converter
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10/10/2007   Post a comment
Microchip announced a dozen new high-performance, 8-bit flash MCUs, including its first USB and LCD MCU families to include an on-chip, high-speed 12-bit A/D converter peripheral.
Application processors bring advanced playback capabilities to mobile phones
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10/10/2007   Post a comment
Renesas announced a pair of application processors in the SH-Mobile series that are aimed at accelerating the proliferation of advanced multimedia capture and playback on mobile phones and portable media players.
Under the Hood: Gap narrows between plasma, LCD
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10/9/2007   Post a comment
A comparison of LCD versus plasma 720p and 1080p high-definition TVs shows that the only real differences come in the display format, contrast ratio and brightness.
Freescale launches embedded VoIP reference platform
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10/9/2007   Post a comment
Freescale has collaborated with Arcturus Networks to provide out-of-the-box ColdFire microcontroller-based products for industrial VoIP.
AMD unveils several energy-efficient desktop processors
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10/8/2007   Post a comment
AMD has introduced several 45-watt energy-efficient desktop processors that are designed to reduce power consumption and deliver greater performance-per-watt.
Under the Hood Special: Counterfeit parts Part 2 -- Baiting the trap
Teardown  
10/8/2007   2 comments
Many readers commented on the Semiconductor Insights article "Counterfeit parts, legitimate woes," so the authors took time out to explain how designers can so easily get caught in the counterfeit trap and how independent brokers play a role in catching unwary online parts shoppers.
Darpa hatches plan for insect cyborgs to fly reconnaissance
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10/3/2007   Post a comment
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency envisions cybernetic organisms--cyborgs--in the form of insects that could be harnessed to fly as remote-controlled unmanned aerial vehicles capable of reconnaissance missions.
ARM unveils Cortex-A9 multiprocessor core
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10/3/2007   Post a comment
Processor technology licensor ARM Holdings plc has unveiled its latest processor architecture at its own ARM Developers Conference which is taking place in Santa Clara, California, this week.
Microcontrollers promise to improve automotive electronic control units
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10/2/2007   Post a comment
US NHTSA mandates future electronic vehicle stability control, for practical purposes requiring manufacturers to conform to IEC 61508's expectations for safety integrity levels of safety-critical systems for highway use.
Commentary: Revisiting heterogeneous vs. homogeneous
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10/2/2007   Post a comment
Jeff Bier looks at the trade-offs in using homogeneous vs. heterogeneous processing elements in multi-core chips for DSP applications.
MathWorks rolls MATLAB C generator
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10/1/2007   Post a comment
MATLAB users can now generate embeddable C code from M-files using Embedded MATLAB, a subset of the MATLAB programming language.


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