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Canonical preps Ubuntu for mobile devcies
News & Analysis  
10/31/2011   3 comments
Canonical is said to be working on versions of its Ubuntu version of Linux for smartphones, tablets and intelligent embedded devices, according to reports.
Chinese processors power supercomputer
News & Analysis  
10/31/2011   12 comments
China has reported the development of a supercomputer based on a domestically developed microprocessor, according to reports.
Renesas R-Car H1 series offers complete scalable lineup for car infotainment market
Product News  
10/30/2011   2 comments
Renesas Electronics and its subsidiary Renesas Mobile Corporation have announced a new member of the R-Car series of automotive SoCs, the R-Car H1, capable of delivering up to 11,650 Dhrystone MIPS and ideal for the high-end car navigation market.
Freescale tackles automotive infotainment, mobile devices with combination of ARM Cortex-A7, A15
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10/30/2011   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor plans to leverage the energy efficiency and performance of the two ARM cores to develop future generations of its rapidly expanding portfolio of i.MX applications processors.
AMCC demos 64-bit ARM server chip
News & Analysis  
10/27/2011   12 comments
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. fired a shot across the bow of Intel, demonstrating the first 64-bit ARM server processor
ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore Fast Processor Models Provided by Imperas and OVP
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10/27/2011   Post a comment
Imperas has released its models of the Cortex-A9 MPCore and Cortex-A5 UP ARM processor cores, including the 1, 2, 3, and 4-core versions of the Cortex-A9 MPCore.
Facebook debuts new hardware specs, partners
News & Analysis  
10/27/2011   4 comments
Facebook pushed forward its six-month old initiative for open source data center hardware with new partners and specifications.
Back EMF method detects stepper motor stall: Pt. 1—The basics
Design How-To  
10/27/2011   9 comments
Technique takes advantage of constant motor parameters and overcomes limitations of traditional stall detection methods of current and duty-cycle sensing.
Intel’s Mr. Touchy and Mr. Feely
Blog  
10/27/2011   6 comments
When I was asked to meet with two Intel’s consumer gurus about a month ago, I gladly accepted the invitation; but I wasn’t quite sure if the meeting would yield a newsworthy story.
M'soft tunes Windows Embedded for real time
News & Analysis  
10/26/2011   4 comments
Windows Embedded Compact will get boosted real-time capabilities and a slimmer footprint with a release due before June, a Microsoft executive said.
All the latest from ARM TechCon
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
All the latest from ARM TechCon
Big.LITTLE processing with ARM Cortex-A15 & Cortex-A7
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10/24/2011   Post a comment
This paper presents the rationale and design behind the first big.LITTLE system from ARM based on the high-performance Cortex-A15 processor, the energy efficient Cortex-A7 processor, the coherent CCI-400 interconnect and supporting IP.
Distributed power management cuts wiring weight
Design How-To  
10/24/2011   1 comment
Robust power line communication and distributed computing combine for an economical physical architecture.
Why Intel is not inside TVs, smartphones
Blog  
10/24/2011   46 comments
I've got a theory why Intel is struggling to get a foothold in markets outside the PC—it's a lack of humility or, put less kindly, hubris.
Reports examine mobile patent wars
News & Analysis  
10/24/2011   6 comments
No clear winners are expected in the patent battles among Android partners, Apple and Microsoft, based on new reports analyzing some of the companies' patents.
EV, hybrid repair jitters
Blog  
10/21/2011   17 comments
Survey shows technicians want better tools and information.
ST launches first single-chip encryption engine certified to FIPS 140-2 Level 3
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10/20/2011   Post a comment
The HardCache-SL3/PC is a single-chip data encryption engine from STMicroelectronics. The company claims that it is the first in the world to include a cryptographic module certified to the United States NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) FIPS 140-2 Level 3 standard.
TECH TRENDS: Front-end voice activation improves auto safety
Design How-To  
10/20/2011   7 comments
The real problem for drivers is distractions, and the desire for additional productivity or entertainment that creates them. Distractions can be reduced through voice user interfaces to control the car without looking at buttons, and without having to touch them. Front-end voice activation is the next step in improving user interfaces.
ARM reveals little dog A7 processor
News & Analysis  
10/19/2011   15 comments
Processor IP licensor ARM Holdings plc has revealed a power efficient Cortex-A7 processor core that it says is intended to be used alongside its top-of-the-range Cortex-A15 as part of a heterogeneous power-driven multicore strategy.
Google rolls out Android 4.0 with Samsung
News & Analysis  
10/19/2011   6 comments
Goggle announced the release of Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich, unifying what were separate variants of the OS for smartphones, tablets and digital TVs.
Papermaster joins AMD
News & Analysis  
10/19/2011   9 comments
Mark Papermaster has joined AMD, where he will oversee silicon R&D and product development.
Intels Q3 sales top $14 billion
News & Analysis  
10/18/2011   3 comments
Intel reported record sales of $14.3 billion for the third quarter, up $3.2 billion or 29 percent year-over-year, according to the company’s official earnings announcement.
It takes three baby: Cadence, ARM and TSMC
News & Analysis  
10/18/2011   1 comment
A three way partnership between Cadence, ARM and TSMC has resulted in a 20nm test chip following an 18 month collaboration…
Infineon intros 32-bit multicore architecture for auto apps
Product News  
10/17/2011   1 comment
Based on TriCore processor, this architecture contains up to three processors with flash modules and meets ISO 26262.
ST CAN chip supports "partial networking" for improved fuel efficiency and emissions in auto apps
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10/17/2011   Post a comment
The L99PM72PXP is a new member of ST's family of power management system ICs that integrates both High-Speed CAN (HS-CAN) and LIN physical layers, providing all the functions needed to build up a complete Electronic Control Unit (ECU) for car body applications.
Report: Samsung ramping Apple A6 processors
News & Analysis  
10/17/2011   14 comments
Samsung is ramping production of the A6 quad-core application processor for Apple because rival foundry TSMC has yet to stabilize its own production of the same chip, according to a Korea Times report that referenced un-named Apple component suppliers as its sources.
ARM deployments outgrowing world’s population
Research  
10/16/2011   5 comments
According to a recently published report by analyst Semicast, there will be two ARM-based devices for every single person in the world by 2015.
Collateral damage from Intel’s DTV decision
News & Analysis  
10/13/2011   13 comments
So, who are the unsuspecting victims of Intel Corp.'s plans, publicly disclosed this week, to “wind down” its digital TV SoC business?
Simulations tackle EMI in hybrid and electric vehicles
Design How-To  
10/13/2011   3 comments
Electric propulsion brings with it high voltages which challenge vehicle electrical/electronic architectures.
Qualcomm describes Snapdragon S4
News & Analysis  
10/8/2011   12 comments
Qualcomm released a white paper on its Snapdragon S4 mobile applications processor, giving a few additional details of the 28nm chip expected to ship before June 2012.
TECH TRENDS: When is a hybrid not a hybrid?
Design How-To  
10/7/2011   7 comments
Buick's 2012 LaCrosse comes standard with a hybrid electric power train, but the company just calls it "electric assist" for its luxury car buyers.
Price cited as top challenge in 3-D stacks
News & Analysis  
10/5/2011   7 comments
Major price reductions are needed for chip stacks using high density through-silicon vias before the technology can be used in high volume devices, said a Qualcomm manager.
Apple iPhone 4S: Beginning of the end?
Blog  
10/4/2011   76 comments
Apple has reached a summit in a maturing smartphone market, so its biggest issue now is whether the rest of the journey is all downhill.
Money for memory
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10/4/2011   Post a comment
Memory is the bottleneck in many systems and Memoir claims to have a solution. One VC is getting behind it as well…
Cavium hears micro LTE base station call
News & Analysis  
10/3/2011   2 comments
Cavium Networks will go up against Freescale, Texas Instruments and others in the market for chips for a new generation of miniaturized LTE base stations
Congatec unveils AMD dual core power on Qseven
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10/2/2011   Post a comment
The conga-QAF is the first module to combine high graphics performance, dual core processing power and low power consumption in such a small form factor which makes it an ideal solution for cost-sensitive low-power control and visualization applications.
File multiformat transcoding market grew 72% in 2010, says In-Stat
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10/1/2011   Post a comment
New devices and new formats will drive the number of profiles required to be generated by multiformat transcoders upward.
Fujitsu and Autotalks partner to develop vehicle-to-vehicle communication processor
News & Analysis  
10/1/2011   1 comment
The combined efforts of the two technology leaders will provide OEMs and Tier1s with a vehicle-to-vehicle communication processor by next year.


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