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.