ARM, Mali and making it real Blog 10/25/2012 2 comments At next week's ARM TechCon, I’ll discuss OpenCL and how it is enabled on ARM-based systems along with a discussion of GPU computing and various use cases.
A finer body of men… The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/19/2012 8 comments Well, things are certainly bouncing along merrily here in the pleasure dome (my office). In fact, I just took place in a jolly interesting email exchange…
Auto apps accelerated by triple-play graphics cores Design How-To 10/19/2012 2 comments The instrument panel in an automobile provides a critical interface between the driver and the vehicle. There are advantages that result from using three specialized graphics engines to implement a modern instrument panel in the form of an electronic display.
Entrepreneur says Win 8 marks end of PCs News & Analysis 10/19/2012 77 comments Microsoft will start promoting apps written for the byte code interpreter in Win 8 rather than the x86 compiler, starting what an industry veteran calls the end of traditional PCs.
AMD eyes ARM IP and realignment News & Analysis 10/19/2012 11 comments AMD CEO Rory Read (shown) outlined a shift in the chip maker's business model that will see it "building reusable IP blocks" to reduce development costs and speed execution of the new strategy.
AMD announces 15% staff cut News & Analysis 10/19/2012 Post a comment Microprocessor vendor AMD has swung to a net loss in third quarter results for 2012 and has announced it will restructure in the fourth quarter and reduce its global workforce by approximately 15 percent.
Mega-cool audio reality costume The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/16/2012 2 comments The people at Think Geek keep on coming up with things I never knew I wanted (until I see them) and that I cannot afford, like...
Japan set to rescue Renesas News & Analysis 10/15/2012 15 comments The Japanese government is poised to rescue struggling Japanese chip company Renesas Electronics through a buyout led by a government investment fund.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.