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Freescale eyes ARM server play
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2/28/2013   12 comments
Freescale CEO Gregg Lowe (shown) told EE Times his company is in good shape to exploit an Internet-driven boom in embedded applications from the humble microcontroller up to networking and servers
GainSpan unveils first single-chip Wi-Fi and ZigBee IP
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2/27/2013   Post a comment
Multi-standard, multimode chip contains WLAN baseband, RF functions, and a dual IPv4/ IPv6 stack to spur the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Slideshow: Samsung cagey on smartphone SoC at ISSCC
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2/27/2013   8 comments
Samsung faced down archrivals at ISSCC but showed few details about its Exynos 5 Octa, while Renesas and Mediatek took more open approaches.
Let LTE and quad-core apps processor battle begin
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2/27/2013   Post a comment
As the Mobile World Congress raises its curtain next week, both Nvidia and Marvell are rushing to announce new smartphone ICs with the mobile industry’s two new “must-have features”: quad-core and LTE modem.
TI introduces breakthrough InstaSPIN-FOC motor control technology
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2/26/2013   Post a comment
Identify, tune and fully control your motor in less than 5 minutes and eliminate the need for a mechanical rotor sensor. Available on C2000 Piccolo MCUs today!
Intel upgrades 32-nm SoC for smartphones
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2/25/2013   5 comments
Intel will show an upgraded 32-nm processor for smartphones at Mobile World Congress and talk about an upcoming new 22-nm Atom core and SoC.
Slideshow: ISSCC spotlights nanotubes, wireless comms
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2/22/2013   9 comments
Carbon nanotubes, video processing, 60 GHz and processors featured among the highlights from this year's ISSCCC presentations.
Yoshida in NY: Sony snaps out of NIH syndrome
2/22/2013   9 comments
For years Sony believed in the myth that the instinct to develop proprietary technologies or formats is deeply ingrained in the company’s DNA.
ISSCC: IMEC reports threshold-voltage processor
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2/21/2013   4 comments
Researchers from two European research institutes have produced a self-monitoring processor that they report can operate reliably at voltages down to 0.4 volts.
LTE, quad-core apps processor wars begin
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2/21/2013   2 comments
In the buildup to Mobile World Congress, Nvidia and Marvell rushed to announce smartphone ICs with the mobile industry’s two new must-have features.
Sony PS4 to feature AMD X86 processor
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2/21/2013   20 comments
Sony drops the CELL processor in favor of a new AMD-developed SoC for the latest incarnation of the PlayStation gaming console.
Baidu taps Marvell for ARM storage server SoC
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2/20/2013   8 comments
China’s Internet search giant will use a Marvell Armada XP ARM-based SoC to power a storage server, one of the first big design wins for an ARM-based server SoC.
China's Godson processors to power servers in 2014
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2/20/2013   11 comments
Loongson Technology is sampling a 32-nm Godson server processor and plans to ship a 28-nm version this fall to as many as 10 server makers in China.
Apple processors: Designed differently but here to stay
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2/20/2013   31 comments
What's next in Apple's iPhone- and iPad- powering A-series processor family? Two experts prognosticate.
Apple processors: Designed differently but here to stay
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2/20/2013   30 comments
What's next in Apple's iPhone- and iPad- powering A-series processor family? Two experts prognosticate.
ARM and STMicro join with Mathworks to support Cortex-M MCUs
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2/19/2013   2 comments
Offering first ever MATLAB, Simulink, and Embedded Coder support for Cortex-M processor-based MCUs.
Sensory's mega-cool TrulyHandsfree voice control 3.0
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2/19/2013   1 comment
Accurate voice user interfaces with biometric security and ID; Sensory's TrulyHandsfree voice control is enhanced with user defined triggers and passphrases.
LSI packs 16 A15 cores in basestation SoC
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2/19/2013   Post a comment
Hoping to leapfrog rivals Freescale and TI, LSI has packed 16 ARM A15 cores on an ARM CCN-504 interconnect, targeting wireless basestations.
Designing low-power video image stabilization IP for FPGAs
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2/19/2013   Post a comment
Image stabilization can enhance many practical viewing systems, spanning a broad range of applications in defense and security sectors.
Slideshow: Berkeley wields big data to beat cancer
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2/15/2013   8 comments
Researchers including Dave Patterson (pictured) showed progress in gene-based analysis of cancer, the Internet of Things and computer theory at an annual UC Berkeley event.
Clouds shift in Taiwan’s favor, says Quanta exec
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2/14/2013   8 comments
The head of the cloud computing group at Quanta shines a light on Taiwan’s growing server makers and what they want in software and silicon.
Yes, We CAN Hear You Now! The Rise of Embedded Speech
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2/12/2013   2 comments
Day-by-day I am becoming more-and-more excited, because DESIGN West is racing towards us as we speak.
Atmel's new two-channel LED drivers complement MCUs
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2/12/2013   1 comment
MSL2021/23/24 devices deliver high light quality for warm white high color rendering index (CRI) LED lamps with industry’s most efficient power management and lowest component count.
Free online course: How to Choose a Microcontroller Architecture
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2/12/2013   Post a comment
I just heard about the latest track coming to the Digi-Key Continuing Education Center – Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February.
GloFo runs with Adapteva, Cyclos IP
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2/8/2013   1 comment
Foundry has announced it is bringing a multicore processor from Adapteva and resonant clock distribution technology from Cyclos into its support IP offering.
Atmel's new Cortex-A5 MPUs for embedded industrial & consumer apps
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2/7/2013   Post a comment
Delivering 850DMIPS, lower power consumption (under 200mW in active mode), and robust security features, SAMA5D3 series MPUs are backed by rich peripherals and easy-to-use design tools.
Atmel ships high performance, low-power Cortex-A5-based MPUs
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2/7/2013   Post a comment
Atmel is shipping in production quantities the SAMA5D3 series, its highest performance, low-power microprocessor units based on the ARM Cortex-A5 core.
Intel microserver leaves $2.5B door open for ARM
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2/7/2013   21 comments
ARM server SoCs will have a $2.5 billion addressable market by 2016, said a market watcher who called Intel’s competing Centerton CPU a step backward.
London Calling: Big-little is sweet 16
2/5/2013   10 comments
ARM has 16 licensees of its "big-little" power-efficient processing technology all chasing design wins in the mobile sector. Is that too many?
Slideshow: Lessons learned, fun had at DesignCon
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2/1/2013   6 comments
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