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Cradle's CT3400 Multiprocessor DSP gets Jaxstream's MPEG4 encoder
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
Cradle Technologies has ported Jaxstream Inc.'s MPEG4 encoder to the Cradle CT3400 Multiprocessor DSP (MDSP).
Philips' ARM-Core sprengt die MCU-Grenzen
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
Zwei Trends laufen derzeit bei 32-Bit-Microcontrollern zusammen, die noch schneller mehr CPU-Leistung, Speicher und bessere Schnittstellen versprechen.
Progression des mémoires DRAM et des processeurs mais recul des produits analogiques en octobre
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
Les derniers chiffres mondiaux sur les semi-conducteurs, publiés par la Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), sont mitigés. En octobre, les livraisons de microprocesseurs et de mémoires DRAM ont progressé, tandis que les produits analogiques ont essuyé un repli, selon Princeton Tech Research. Au total, les ventes mondiales de semi-conducteurs ont progressé de 1,5 % en octobre selon les chiffres publiés le 26 novembre 2004 par la SIA, atteignant 18,8 milliards de dollars pour le mois. Cela re
Intel feilt an seriellem Speicherbus
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
Neue Speicherbusse und gemeinsame Baugruppen für x86- und Itanium-Prozessoren sollen mittelfristig zu leistungsfähigeren Servern führen. Der Weg dahin führt über höhere Integration und eine Serialisierung der Schnittstellen.
Technische Details entzaubern Cell-Prozessor
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11/29/2004   Post a comment
Seit geraumer Zeit arbeiten IBM, Toshiba und Sony an dem Super-Prozessor 'Cell'. Nun gelangten Entwicklungsdetails aus den Chip-Küchen an die Öffentlichkeit. Ein Chip der Superlative? Es gibt begründete Zweifel.
Technische Details entzaubern Cell-Prozessor
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11/29/2004   Post a comment
Seit geraumer Zeit arbeiten IBM, Toshiba und Sony an dem Super-Prozessor 'Cell'. Nun gelangten Entwicklungsdetails aus den Chip-Küchen an die Öffentlichkeit. Ein Chip der Superlative? Es gibt begründete Zweifel.
ST revendique les 1ers processeurs et capteurs d’images pour caméra trimode compatibles avec la norme USB vidéo
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11/29/2004   Post a comment
Un nouveau capteur d’image CMOS et processeur pour caméra numérique à prix réduit fabriqué par STMicroelectronics serait le premier à offrir trois modes d’opération ainsi que la compatibilité aux normes de la classe USB vidéo, introduites il y a un an. Le triple mode d’opération permet l’utilisation en webcam, appareil photo numérique ou caméscope.
AMD et ATI Technologies présentent de nouveaux processeurs pour ordinateurs portables
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11/25/2004   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. et le fabricant de cartes graphiques ATI Technologies Inc. ont dévoilé, le 23 novembre 2004, des processeurs destinés aux ordinateurs portables fins et légers.
ARM & Co testen energiearmes Design
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11/25/2004   Post a comment
Viel wurde bisher über Infrastrukturen für energiearme Designs geredet - und nur wenig gezeigt. Das soll sich jetzt ändern. Mit vereinten Kräften wollen noch diesen Monat mehrere Hersteller einen 130-Nanometer-SoC-Chip vorstellen, der eindeutig beweist: Die Implementierung dynamisch skalierbarer Spannungsinseln in SoCs ist machbar.
Renesas Offers 3-D graphics software for SH-mobile processors
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11/24/2004   Post a comment
Renesas Technology is about to offer its OpenGL ES Library 3-D graphics software for the company's SH-Mobile high-end application processor.
Neue Notebook-Chips von AMD und ATI
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11/24/2004   Post a comment
Neue Chips für dünne, leichte Notebooks bringen der Prozessorproduzent AMD und der Grafikchip-Hersteller ATI Technologies auf den Markt.
Handys: Prozessorarchitekturen in der Diskussion
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11/24/2004   Post a comment
Langsam, aber sicher hält UMTS Einzug in die Handy-Welt. Grund genug für Chiphersteller, auf dem '3G World Congress' vergangene Woche in Hongkong über neue Applikationsprozessoren mit Gigahertz-Taktraten nachzudenken.
Microcontrollers - with nanoWatt power management
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11/23/2004   Post a comment
Microchip expanded its 28- and 40/44-pin PIC Flash microcontroller portfolio with eight devices targeting mid-range applications requiring up to 32 Kbytes of program memory. These cost-effective new microcontrollers feature nanoWatt Technology for optimum power management.
ARM7-based MCUs tout improvements in speed, on-chip flash
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11/22/2004   Post a comment
ARM7-based microcontroller solutions are gaining momentum in the marketplace with the announcement this week of several new units from Philips Semiconductors. The move follows similar products from Atmel and ST Microelectronics. For details, see Marty Gold's assessment.
Les fabricants de puces discutent des fréquences d’horloge et de l’architecture des processeurs d’applications
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11/22/2004   Post a comment
Alors que les services 3G font tout doucement leur entrée, un petit groupe de fabricants de puces a discuté de la nécessité de pousser les processeurs d’applications pour téléphones portables dans l’échelle des gigahertz lors du congrès mondial 3G, qui s’est tenu à Hong Kong.
Intel verstärkt Chipentwicklung in Indien
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11/22/2004   Post a comment
Intel will seine Forschungs- und Entwicklungsaktivitäten in Indien ausbauen. Im Gespräch sind Investitionen im zweistelligen Millionenbereich.
Intel envisage d’investir davantage en Inde
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11/22/2004   Post a comment
Intel Corp. a annoncé le 19 novembre 2004 son intention d’investir des dizaines de millions de dollars supplémentaires en vue d’intensifier ses efforts de recherche et développement en Inde.
Zilog president Burger out, Ramchandani assumes duties
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11/19/2004   Post a comment
Zilog Inc. announced Friday (Nov. 19) that president and director Michael Burger would leave the company on Dec. 3, with executive vice president of marketing Ramesh Ramchandani taking over some of Burger's duties in the interim.
Intel CEO Barrett reportedly expects better 2005 start
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11/18/2004   Post a comment
Once again unfazed by dismal market forecasts, Intel Corp. chief executive Craig Barrett said Thursday (Nov. 18) he expects the chipmaker to report higher revenue from global operations in the first half of 2005 than in the same period this year, according to several wire service reports.
ZiLOG expands 8-bit MCU line
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11/18/2004   Post a comment
ZiLOG says its new ZGP323 family of one-time programmable 8-bit microcontrollers offers system designers the most popular memory sizes, broad range of pin packages and optimum power performance for a broad base of embedded control applications such as general purpose, toys and handheld battery operated devices.
Arming yourself with nanoWatt technology tricks
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11/17/2004   Post a comment
PDAs are a great example of where power-management sophistication is improving rapidly, writes Microchip Technology's famous applications guru. But the battery-powered equipment requirements are increasingly dependent on firmware/software tricks — like 2-clock start ups — with the microcontroller-based processing unit. This article offers insights on improving efficiency.
November Newsletter: Analog Devices Announces Speedy New SHARCs
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11/16/2004   Post a comment
Yesterday Analog Devices announced the latest members of its SHARC family of floating-point DSPs, the ADSP-21367 and ADSP-21368. The '21367 targets high-end consumer audio applications such as home theater systems, and the '21368 targets professional audio applications such as mixing consoles. When they arrive, these new parts will make the SHARC family significantly faster its main competitor, the Texas Instruments TMS320C67x.
November Newsletter: Freescale, LSI, and TI Announce Thrifty, Tiny DSPs
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11/16/2004   Post a comment
The Freescale DSP56324, the Texas Instruments TMS320C5405, and the LSI Logic LSI403LC were all announced in the last few weeks. All three parts are notable for their low prices and tiny packages: the least expensive of these parts costs only $3.96, and the smallest of these parts comes in a 7 x 7 mm package.
November Newsletter: Coming Up to Speed on Signal Processing Applications and Technology
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11/16/2004   Post a comment
As the applications for signal processing technology continue to expand, increasing numbers of equipment manufacturers and technology providers are turning their attention to signal processing technology. In doing so, these companies often discover that addressing the needs of signal processing applications requires new skills and knowledge.
November Newsletter: Jeff Bier's "Impulse Response"
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11/16/2004   Post a comment
These days, signal processing features are available in everything from low-cost microcontrollers to high-end FPGAs. Indeed, it is starting to become difficult to find a processor that doesn't include some kind of signal processing hardware. Is all this attention to signal processing just the latest fad in processor design?
Smart card reader controllers target digital identification and signature
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11/15/2004   Post a comment
At the recent smart card industry trade exhibition, Cartes 2004, TDK Semiconductor Corp. launched it TDK 73S12xx family of 8-bit system-on-chips for low-cost smart card readers.
AMD lässt sich in die Roadmap schauen
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11/15/2004   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) hat seine Prozessor-Roadmap aktualisiert. Laut der jüngsten Ausgabe des Planungspapiers sind für 2006 zwei Multicore-Designs namens 'Pacifica' und 'Presidio' vorgesehen.
Analyse: Große Herausforderungen für kommenden Intel-CEO
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11/15/2004   Post a comment
Viele Analysten bewerten den Führungswechsel bei Intel als positiv. Dennoch - auf den neuen CEO warten knackige Herausforderungen. Es wird nicht leicht sein, den Chiphersteller sicher durch das raue Wetter zu manövrieren.
Intel auf der Suche nach der Killer-Applikation
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11/15/2004   Post a comment
Vergangene Woche leitete der Halbleiterhersteller Intel den Machtwechsel an seiner Konzernspitze ein. Silicon Strategies sprach mit dem scheidenden CEO Craig Barrett über Marktperspektiven und die Konkurrenzfähigkeit der US-Industrie.
Patriot rejects offer for processor patents
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11/11/2004   Post a comment
In a new and bizarre twist, Patriot Scientific Corp. (San Diego) on Thursday (Nov. 11) said it has declined an offer from Relational Advisors LLC for the sale of its critical microprocessor patents.
Freescale's digital signal controllers optimize performance/price tradeoff
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11/11/2004   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has expanded its 16-bit hybrid digital signal controller line with the launching of its 56F8100 series for price-sensitive industrial and consumer applications. For designers who need the higher memory and performance of the 56F8300 series, the company is launching three 56F836x devices with 60 MIPS performance, 512 KB on-chip program flash and dual CAN capability.
ARM to establish design center in India
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11/11/2004   Post a comment
ARM Holdings plc, which received a development center in Bangalore when it acquired Artisan Components earlier this year, plans to have its own center in India sometime next year.
Intel doubles cash dividend
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11/10/2004   Post a comment
Intel Corp.'s board of directors announced Wednesday (Nov. 10) a doubling of the quarterly cash dividend to 8 cents per share.
NEC's MCU touts 128 Kbytes of on-chip flash
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11/10/2004   Post a comment
NEC Electronics Corp.'s 78K0/Kx2 Series of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) wth up to 128 KB of flash memory, are targeted at a wide range of home appliances, consumer electronic products, industrial equipment, automotive systems, lighting systems and sensors.
AMD, Chartered ink foundry, technology pact
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11/9/2004   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. on Tuesday (Nov. 9) announced that they have entered into a major foundry and technology agreement.
Nucleus RTOS supports networked apps built using Freescale's MCF5282 MCU
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11/9/2004   Post a comment
The NucleusReal-Time Operating System from Accelerated Technology, a Mentor Graphics division is now available for developers using the Freescale Semiconductor ColdFire MCF5282 microcontroller.
Flash PIC MCUs tout USB 2.0 connectivity for embedded apps
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11/8/2004   Post a comment
With full-speed USB 2.0 connectivity built-in, Microchip Technology Inc.'s newest flash PIC microcontrollers are said to provide a complete embedded-control solution for designers working with USB in industrial, medical and many other embedded applications. These MCUs also boast 48 MHz operation for 12 megabits-per-second data-transfer rates.
Application-Driven Power Management Keys In-Car Telematics
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11/4/2004   Post a comment
An automotive telematics device may need to deliver predictable response times while in low-power states, fine-tune power consumption in response to vehicle-specific events, and maintain operational readiness for days, even weeks, after the ignition has been turned off.
Semi sales won't be flat in 2005, says iSuppli
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11/4/2004   Post a comment
Semiconductor sales will grow slightly in 2005 rather than stay flat as other market analysts have projected, according to market research firm iSuppli Corp. (El Segundo, Calif.)
SIA says chip sales will flatten after record 2004
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11/3/2004   Post a comment
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released its annual forecast for 2004-2007, predicting record sales of $213.8 billion in 2004 followed by essentially flat sales in 2005, as the excess inventory problems many chip companies are now reporting make their impact felt.
Goal touts short lead-times for flash 8051 MCUs
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11/3/2004   Post a comment
Goal Semiconductor says its VERSA families of flash 8051 microcontrolles are now available from stock to 4-weeks. According to Goal, industry-wide lead times now range from 12 to 30 weeks.
Technologies come together for low-power electronics
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11/2/2004   Post a comment
Trade shows and conferences such as Convergence 2004 allow editors to catch up with developers to discuss not only new products but industry trends, such as the drive for low-power automotive electronics.
STMicro debuts smaller, robust automotive power devices
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11/2/2004   Post a comment
M0-5 technology employs a control strategy that allowed engineers to significantly reduce chip and package sizes while delivering comparable power as currently available devices.
Neuer Pentium unterstützt 1066-MHz-Bus
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11/2/2004   Post a comment
Auf die anspruchsvolle Gruppe der Computerspieler zielt eine neue Variante des Pentium 4 von Intel nebst zugehörigem Chipset: Die Bauteile unterstützen auf dem Front Side Bus (FSB) einen Takt von 1066 MHz.
Baseline PIC MCU boasts cost-effective I/O in a 40-pin package
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11/1/2004   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc.'s new PIC16F59 MCU targets cost-constrained applications that require additional input and output pins (I/O), such as the appliance market.
Tear Down Report on Athlon 3200+ CPU
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11/1/2004   Post a comment
The Athlon 3200+ (also known as K8) is the first mobile 64-bit processor using the 90 nm process. This tear-down report from Semiconductor Insights shows a cross section of the processor and provides other information on its manufacture.


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