PC processor market to grow 10% in 2011, says IDC News & Analysis 2/24/2011 Post a comment Worldwide PC microprocessor shipments fell in the fourth quarter, down 4 percent sequentially and down 21 percent compared with 4Q09, according to market research firm International Data Corp. For the full year 2010, however, worldwide PC microprocessor unit shipments grew 17.1 percent, while revenue increased 26.7 percent to $36.3 billion, the firm said.
AMD's 'Zacate' built with standard EDA tools News & Analysis 2/23/2011 9 comments AMD detailed the technical specifications of the first of its chips known as an "accelerated processor unit," combining microprocessor cores with graphics, at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference.
Intel details Sandy Bridge at ISSCC News & Analysis 2/23/2011 7 comments Intel disclosed more technical details of its 32-nm Sandy Bridge processor at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, including further description of its modular ring interconnect, design techniques used to minimize the cache's operational voltage and the inclusion of debug bus for monitoring traffic on the interconnect.
Report: TSMC wins key 40-, 28-nm deals News & Analysis 2/22/2011 10 comments Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) is fighting back against rival Globalfoundries Inc. and winning key contracts from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) for its 40-nm and 28-nm manufacturing process technologies, according to a Taiwan Economic News report.
Analysis: 'Rogue' design win hurts ARM News & Analysis 2/17/2011 2 comments ST-Ericsson's announcement of a design win for a PowerVR Series 6 graphic processor core from Imagination Technologies Group plc in the Nova A9600 applications processor is a blow to ARM Holdings plc and its aspirations in graphics.
Qualcomm tips quad-core Snapdragon plan News & Analysis 2/16/2011 4 comments Fabless mobile chip company Qualcomm Inc. has announced that its next processor architecture is called Krait and will offer multi-core chips capable of running at a clock frequency of 2.5-GHz. Dual and quad-core versions are expected to sample early in 2012.
Does EMC stand for exasperating, magic, or confusing?—Part 1 Design How-To 2/10/2011 10 comments While it is merely a nuisance to experience radio interference, it is definitely a serious matter if an ABS, stability control, or airbag suffers a malfunction because a vehicle passes a TV tower too closely. Thus, mastering EMC is a basic requirement for automotive electronics designers. Part one of this article explains basic strategies and provides useful hints.
'You asked for it, you got it, Toyota' Automotive DesignLine Blog 2/9/2011 19 comments The U.S. government has vindicated Toyota's electronic control technology in the spate of sudden acceleration incidents, but what happens to the automaker's reputation?
NITROX DPI II CPUs offer 40Gbps deep packet inspection /recognition Product News 2/8/2011 1 comment Cavium Networks' next-generation NITROX DPI II family of L7 content processors is the industry's first stand-alone "bump-in-the-wire" single-chip, deep packet inspection processor family that can achieve up to 40 Gbps of application recognition and protocol analysis performance. The on-chip Hyper Finite Automata (HFA) engines and optimized TurboDPI software enable high performance and a rich feature set. NITROX DPI II speeds up time-to-market for OEMs building equipment for enterprise, data cent
Intel developing IT security game-changer is premature News & Analysis 2/5/2011 1 comment Security lifecycle specialist Tufin Technologies says that reports of Intel developing an `IT security game-changer' that will reportedly stop zero-day security attacks should be tempered with the reality that many company PCs in use today will still be in active use in five years' time.
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.