Book Review: uC/TCP-IP by Christian Légaré Engineer’s Bookshelf 11/30/2010 2 comments I have to say that I am very, VERY impressed with the quality of books that are being written by the folks at Micriµm – the one I just finished reading on TCP-IP still has my head buzzing!
From RTL to GDSII in Just Six Weeks! Blog 11/29/2010 37 comments The amazing story of how one man single-handedly invented a new computing architecture, designed a multi-million-gate SoC, and went from RTL to GDSII tapeout in just six weeks.
Sitara ARM processor supports Profibus Product News 11/25/2010 12 comments Texas Instruments Inc. has announced the availability of its AM1810 Sitara ARM processor, which integrates an ARM9 processor core with a Profibus interface. Profibus is a popular fieldbus used for communications between factory automation equipment.
Is IBM moving to fab-lite, research heavy? News & Analysis 11/24/2010 16 comments IBM appears set to gradually back away from semiconductor manufacturing and to rely for its leading-edge silicon on Samsung and GlobalFoundries as foundry suppliers. Both Samsung and GlobalFoundries are set to have wafer fabs for foundry operations in the United States, which could help cement relations.
Aeroflex IPO raises $232 million News & Analysis 11/22/2010 2 comments Aeroflex Holding Corp. priced its initial public offering of 17,250,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $13.50 per share last week. The company granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,587,500 shares at a 6.25 percent discount.
Report: ARM in Google talks, could oust Intel News & Analysis 11/19/2010 17 comments Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc is in discussions with Google Inc. about ARM processors being used for the GoogleTV initiative, according to Dow Jones reports that quotes ARM president Tudor Brown.
ARM 64-bit CPU coming soon, says report News & Analysis 11/19/2010 13 comments Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc is expected to reveal its plans for processor cores that support 64-bit computing, within the next few weeks, according to an IDG news service report.
Intel releases alpha OpenCL SDK for Core Research 11/17/2010 Post a comment Intel, the worlds' largest chip vendor, is now providing an implementation of the OpenCL 1.1 standard optimized for Intel Core processors running Microsoft's Windows 7 and Windows Vista operating systems.
University of New Mexico sues Intel News & Analysis 11/15/2010 34 comments The University of New Mexico's technology-licensing arm filed a complaint in U.S. federal court alleging that Intel is infringing on a university-held patent covering double patterning lithography technology.
How digital signage works Blog 11/13/2010 Post a comment Henry Davis considers how improvements in electronics hardware technology and software have improved the capabilities of the traditional signage application and added creative new opportunities in the digital signage market.
Amlogic offers Cortex-A9 chip with HDTV News & Analysis 11/12/2010 4 comments Fabless chip company Amlogic Inc. has announced that its AML8726-M chip combines 1080p high-definition video decoding together with an ARM Cortex-A9 and Mali-400 graphics.
Samsung's DRAM share topped 40% in Q3 News & Analysis 11/11/2010 1 comment Samsung was the only top five DRAM supplier to achieve sequential revenue growth in the third quarter as the market was plagued by slowing demand and declining average selling prices, according to iSuppli.
Flat processor market poised for an uptick News & Analysis 11/11/2010 2 comments The PC processor market was flat in the third quarter, but a pick up is starting that will lead to double-digit growth in 2011, according to a report from International Data Corp.
Securing Smart Grid devices Design How-To 11/10/2010 2 comments One way to improve smart grid security is to separate critical and confidential portions of the system from non-critical, non-confidential parts. This article describes how to accomplish this using secure hypervisors and virtualization.
AMD ready for tablets—in 2012 News & Analysis 11/10/2010 9 comments AMD wants to be in tablets, but it will require Wichita, a planned 2012 update of its Ontario processor, to get solid design wins in the rapidly emerging market.
Quickpath IP bound for Achronix FPGAs News & Analysis 11/4/2010 4 comments Achronix will be including a hard Quickpath IP core in support of processor communications on forthcoming field programmable gate arrays enabled by Intel manufacturing.
Intel inside... China Blog 11/3/2010 2 comments Intel's first fab in China is not the company's first foray into the offshoring of manufacturing, but the No. 1 chip maker continues to invest heavily in U.S. fabs.
Intel to acquire Dresden LTE firm News & Analysis 11/3/2010 7 comments Infineon's wireless business unit, which is in the process of being acquired by Intel Corp., is taking over Blue Wonder Communications GmbH, a specialist in LTE communications.
Wanted: Processor guru for Huawei News & Analysis 11/2/2010 Post a comment China telecom giant Huawei is seeking a processor guru to whittle the wide variety of processors it buys down to two or three architectures from close partners.
MIPS CEO: ‘Companies need to have a soul’ News & Analysis 11/1/2010 26 comments In a sharp contrast to a year ago, the Wall Street loves MIPS. Share holders love them. Even the media seems to be in love. But MIPS CEO believes that’s not enough: “Companies need to have a soul.”
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 0 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...