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USB OTG for Faster Cores and Faster Streams
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12/30/2004   Post a comment
Embedded ASIC and SoC Designers Gain Hi-Speed USB Host, Device or OTG Support.
ARM et Artisan donnent leur feu vert pour une acquisition
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Les actionnaires d’ARM Holdings PLC et d’Artisan Components Inc. ont donné leur accord par voie de vote à l’acquisition par ARM d’Artisan, laquelle avait été annoncée pour la première fois en août dernier. Suite au scrutin, la fusion a été réalisée à 17h30, heure de New York, le jeudi 23 décembre.
100-Pin 8-Bit Micro eliminates need for external LCD drivers
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12/24/2004   Post a comment
Toshiba has expanded its family of high-performance CMOS 8-bit microcontrollers with a device that integrates 32Kbytes of flash memory, an LCD driver circuit, and key peripherals and interfaces into a compact 100-pin package
8-Bit Microcontroller designed for home appliances
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12/22/2004   Post a comment
Toshiba announced a flash microcontroller that is specifically designed to meet the needs of modern home appliance applications including washing machines, dryers, and dishwashers
Embedded Systems: DSPs and MCUs Read from Each Other's Playbook
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12/22/2004   Post a comment
It's generally conceded that embedded systems will play a dominant role in electronics markets for a long time to come. The PC may have started the digital revolution four decades ago but PCs have now evolved into a mature market. The action for 2005 is in embedded systems of all descriptions—but most specifically consumer electronics. In this feature article, Jack Shandle takes a look at embedded systems in 2005.
Intel macht Fortschritte beim 65-nm Prozess
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12/17/2004   Post a comment
Mit Fotos stellte Intel während der 'International Electron Devices Meeting' (IEDM) zwei Mikroprozessoren vor, die der Chipriese mit seiner 65-nm Technologie hergestellt haben will.
Embedded Algorithms for Co and Parallel Processing
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12/17/2004   Post a comment
C language based hardware compiler can automate the generation of algorithms into embedded hardware and make your own re-usable IP.
Embedded Systems ASIC Designers Can Now Use Anti-Fuse Technology in Their Designs
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12/17/2004   Post a comment
Embedded Designers Can Now Add Field Programmable Logic Arrays and OTP Memory To Their ASIC Designs
ZiLOG Extends Z8 Encore! MCU line to include lower memory sizes
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12/15/2004   Post a comment
ZiLOG, Inc. has extended current Z8 Encore! flash microcontroller family to include devices with lower memory sizes. The additional Z8 Encore! devices support up to 4KB of Flash program memory and 1KB register RAM.
Semi suppliers cutting wafer starts, says iSuppli
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12/14/2004   Post a comment
Lingering excess chip inventories are forcing semiconductor suppliers to cut their wafer starts and reassess their capital spending plans, according to the latest research from iSuppli Corp.'s Semiconductor Inventory Tracker service.
PCI Express IP Core validated for FPGA and ASIC integration
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12/13/2004   Post a comment
PCI Express IP Core coupled with its XpressBridge board successfully passed the complete suite of PCI-SIG compliance tests.
Smart Card with Flash, Micro, and Encrytion
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12/13/2004   Post a comment
SIM and Java cards in GSM phones take advantage of 96K of Flash memory with 8051 microcontroller and cryptography engine core
December Newsletter: Xilinx Unveils Virtex-4 Details
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12/10/2004   Post a comment
Xilinx recently announced the architectural details of its new FPGA family, the Virtex-4. Interestingly, some of the new parts resemble the older Virtex-II Pro FPGAs, while other family members resemble the competing Altera Stratix II FPGAs.
December Newsletter: Optimizing Presentations, Products, and Plans
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12/10/2004   Post a comment
Top-notch marketing presentations are key to convincing customers, investors, and others that a product is attractive and viable. Of course, even snappy presentations only go so far; vendors also need solid products and well-thought-out strategies.
December Newsletter: Jeff Bier's "Impulse Response"
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12/10/2004   Post a comment
Signal processing applications are becoming more complicated, and so are the processors that run them. As a result, application developers rely on compilers and other tools more heavily than ever. This has made tools a decisive factor in processor-selection decisions.
CAN MCUs housed in 28-pin, 6x6 mm QFN Packages
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12/10/2004   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. has joined the growing number of vendors now offering new microcontrollers chips with CAN functionality.
December Newsletter: ZSP Family Adds Low-End, High-End Cores
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12/10/2004   Post a comment
LSI Logic recently added two new processors, the ZSP200 and the ZSP540, to its ZSP family of superscalar DSP cores. With the addition of these cores, the ZSP family has become the largest family of code-compatible DSP cores available today. As with existing family members, the names of the new cores reflect their levels of parallelism. The ZSP200 offers less parallelism than the ZSP400, while the ZSP540 falls between the ZSP500 and ZSP600 in terms of parallelism.
Ultra-low jitter performance marks Analog Devices' entry into the clock IC market
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12/8/2004   Post a comment
The acknowledged leader in data conversion technology adds clock ICs with sub-picosecond jitter to its portfolio of high-performance analog circuits. One device has 8 outputs with adjustable frequency and phase for controlling complex timing trees. LVDS/CMOS or LVPECL meets you need for speed.
Intel bullish on technology direction at Fall analysts' meeting
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12/7/2004   Post a comment
Sounding anything other than a company that has had its share of missteps in recent months, outgoing Intel chief executive Craig Barrett expressed confidence and even a bit of cockiness at the company's fall analysts' conference in New York, predicting Intel's technology strengths would distance the semiconductor giant from its competitors.
ZigBee demonstration and development platform supports multiple RF transceivers
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12/6/2004   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc.'s new PICDEM Z 2.4 GHz Demonstration Kit provides an easy-to-use evaluation and development platform for ZigBee application designers.
TI's MSP430 MCUs get Eclipse-based development tools
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12/6/2004   Post a comment
Texas Instruments' new Code Composer Essentials (CCEssentials) for its MSP430 family of microcontrollers allows designers and third parties to easily integrate updates and plug-ins to provide a highly customized and flexible IDE.
Intel ups earnings guidance for Q4, speeds inventory reduction
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12/2/2004   Post a comment
As expected, Intel raised Q4 revenue guidance Thursday citing strong worldwide demand for the company's Intel Architecture products.
Mehr Power für China
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12/2/2004   Post a comment
Fünfzehn Unternehmen, unter ihnen Chipdesigner und –Hersteller, haben sich zusammengetan, um IBMs Power-Architektur zum offenen Standard zu machen. Eine enstsprechende Initiative wurde gestern in Peking der Öffentlichkeit vorgestellt.
Companies rally around IBM's Power architecture
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12/2/2004   Post a comment
Fifteen companies, including chip designers and manufacturers, unveiled an open standards initiative centering on the Power microprocessor architecture.
Broadcom et TTPcom signent un accord pour utiliser les processeurs d’ARC
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12/1/2004   Post a comment
ARC International plc, développeur de cœurs de processeurs configurables et de plates-formes d’application, interrompt un contrat de licence avec la société de puces sans usine Broadcom Corp. et signe, à la place, un accord de partenariat avec TTPcom Ltd., a annoncé ARC le 29 novembre 2004.


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