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TI unveils lowest power JFET-input audio operational amplifiers
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4/29/2010   Post a comment
Extending its Burr-Brown Audio line, Texas Instruments has introduced a family of JFET-input op amps featuring ultra-low noise and distortion to maximize audio system quality and performance.
ESC: Embedded helping to harness medical data explosion
4/29/2010   Post a comment
The proliferation of portable medical devices and the explosion of new patient data wrought by widely available imaging technologies are forcing medical electronics designers to devise new ways of integrating diverse biotechnologies with electronics while curtailing power consumption.
ESC - Xilinx Extensible Processing Platform combines best of serial and parallel processing
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4/28/2010   Post a comment
Xilinx Extensible Processing Platform combines best of serial and parallel processing, with ARM-based processing architecture that delivers ultimate levels of performance in embedded systems.
ESC - Plurality launches world's first scalable 256 multicore processor for wireless infrastructure
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4/28/2010   Post a comment
Plurality has launched the world's first scalable 256 multicore processor for wireless infrastructure, creating a new category of acceleration co-processors, dubbed HyperCore, that simplifies code compilation, delivers performance that scales linearly with the number of cores, and offers power consumption that rivals hard-wired ASICs.
The servers are coming, says ARM's CEO
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4/28/2010   7 comments
Servers based on ARM multicore processors should arrive in the next 12 months, according to Warren East, chief executive officer of processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England).
ESC - Synapse and Silicon Labs introduce complete solution for wireless mesh networking
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4/27/2010   Post a comment
Synapse and Silicon Labs introduce complete solution for wireless mesh networking. SNAP and Si1000 wireless MCU enable sub-GHz connectivity for smart meter, building automation, and personal medical devices.
ESC - Digi enables all M2M embedded products with out-of-the-box cloud connectivity
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4/27/2010   Post a comment
Digi International today announced that all Digi and Rabbit embedded products will be configured to easily connect to the iDigi "cloud" out of the box.
ARM posts record results in Q1
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4/27/2010   Post a comment
Processor IP licensor ARM Holdings plc turned in record financial results for its first quarter of 2010 with revenues at $143.3 million up 19 percent on the revenue in the first quarter of 2009. The quarter saw ARM achieve its highest ever unit shipments leading to record royalty revenues, profits and net cash generation.
Low-Power Intel Architecture Platform for In-Vehicle Infotainment - Part 1: Overview
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Part 1 of this white paper presents an overview of the key technology blocks that make up the Intel-based IVI platform, as well as the challenges faced in optimizing and incorporating these into the platform.
Netronome debuts cards, system for packet processing
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Netronome will debut at the Multicore Expo two PCI Express Gen2 adapter cards and a chassis-based system using its 40-core network processor announced late last year at a time when rival Cavium Networks is expected to announce a 32-core device.
MIPS, Imagination team up to wrestle with ARM
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies and Imagination Technologies will announce at the Embedded Systems Conference a non-exclusive marketing alliance geared to support chip designers using cores from both companies in a shot across the bow to their mutual competitor, ARM Ltd., which is developing its own graphics cores.
ESC - NFE-3240 is highest performance PCIe Gen2 acceleration card
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Netronome's NFE-3240 PCIe Gen2 acceleration card delivers first 2-port 10-gigabit Ethernet with enhanced I/O virtualization support.
ESC - The ARMADA 310 processor drives greener embedded enterprise apps
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Marvell's new sub-one watt GHertz-class ARMADA 310 processor drives greener embedded enterprise apps, combining high performance and extensive feature set with makedly lower power.
ESC SV, Day -1
4/25/2010   Post a comment
The excitement of ESC hasn't yet begin, but the pre-show buzz is astounding.
ESC: FitBit teardown as therapy
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4/23/2010   Post a comment
A casual encounter at the right time sends an imaginative and driven, out "of-shape engineer on a journey of passion, frustration, learning, marriage, birth " and the on-going struggle for mental and emotional survival against all the odds. There are many like him, but help is available.
ESC: Via rolls 64-bit MPUs for embedded apps
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4/22/2010   Post a comment
Taiwan's Via Technologies Inc. has rolled out the VIA Nano E-Series processor line, a family of x86-based, 64-bit devices for the embedded markets.
ARM stock rises on Apple takeover talk
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4/22/2010   2 comments
London's financial district was full of rumors on Wednesday (April 21) that Apple is considering a takeover of processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England), according to the London Evening Standard newspaper.
Panel to question whether multicore is ready for prime time
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4/21/2010   Post a comment
At the Multicore Expo, multicore tool vendors and system developers will share their thoughts on multicore ROI
The RCA phono plug: An outdated relic?
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4/21/2010   7 comments
When it came to choosing the RCA phono plug as a standard for consumer audio (and video) applications, "cheap" and "simple" clearly won out over technical considerations.
Reports: Google buys chip design firm Agnilux
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4/21/2010   8 comments
Google Inc. is following Apple into the IC design business by buying a chip design team company, according to reports. Google has bought Agnilux Inc. (San Jose, Calif.), which was formed by former design engineers who had been brought into Apple and then quit to form their own company.
Multicore processor selection: A method to the madness
4/20/2010   Post a comment
Half-day tutorial sheds light on the art and science of selecting an embedded processor.
7 Tips for Getting Started with Multicore
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4/19/2010   Post a comment
This white paper offers seven tips to help developers make the first step in using multicore devices.
Panel to explore real-world challenges of multicore debug
4/19/2010   Post a comment
Multicore software developers share their experiences at the Multicore Expo.
ESC: Tech experts deliver no fluff, all substance
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4/19/2010   Post a comment
Technical experts from Freescale, Micrium, Green Hills Software and more will answer questions at the Embedded Systems Conference and ESC Expo.
Samsung's ARM roadmap leads to quad-core 'Aquila'
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4/19/2010   Post a comment
A roadmap document labeled as from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. shows the company working on a series of ARM-based processors designed to power future netbook computers.
Comment: Has Intel's Android move wrong-footed Microsoft?
4/16/2010   4 comments
The news that Intel has got the Android mobile software stack from Google running on Atom-based smartphone designs as well as being important in its own right, could also be a sign of a break in the log-jam over Big Windows and ARM processors.
Multicore Expo: Panel to challenge the state-of-the-art in parallelization
4/15/2010   2 comments
Don't look for the Silver Bullet to remove software complexities of multicore.
Intel launches PCI-enabled 'SoC'
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4/14/2010   1 comment
Intel has announced that is developing a system-on-chip for embedded applications based around its Atom processor core. However, it appears the SoC will be of a fixed design with a fully-described bus interface to which other chip vendors can attach their chips.
Reports: Intel has ported Android to Atom
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4/14/2010   Post a comment
Intel has ported Google's Android operating system to its Atom microprocessor, according to multiple reports that reference Renee James, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's software and services group, as their source.
Intel touts personal energy management
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4/14/2010   4 comments
Intel's CEO declared the "era of personal energy management" during the chip maker's developer's forum in Beijing this week.
Entrepreneurs drive Silicon Valley toward Detroit 2.0
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4/13/2010   1 comment
A handful of entrepreneurs hope to turn Silicon Valley into Detroit 2.0 by supplying key subsystems for next-generation electric and hybrid vehicles but they disagree about how the new market they see for electric and hybrid vehicles will emerge.
ESC: Confab to host another round of Intel versus ARM
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4/12/2010   3 comments
Intel and ARM have been squaring up to each other across the netbook and smartphone sectors for a couple of years now. The ARM-versus-Intel battle is set to continue on a number of fronts at the Embedded Systems Conference in Silicon Valley, coming up April 26 to 29, at the McEenery Convention Center in San Jose, California.
JTAG 101 - Part 2: A review of on-chip debug types
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4/12/2010   Post a comment
Part 2 of this white paper reviews a variety of on-chip debug types, including those from Intel, Motorola, ARM, MIPS, and the Nexus consortium.
Infineon predicts strong Q2 and Q3
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4/12/2010   1 comment
European chip company Infineon Technologies AG has said that it now expects the second quarter of its 2009/10 financial year, ending Sept. 30, 2010, will be better than previously expected.
Acoustics and Psychoacoustics Applied - Part 1: Listening room design
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4/7/2010   1 comment
Part 1 of an excerpt from the book "Acoustics and Psychoacoustics", 4th edition, examines optimal speaker placement, IEC rooms, room energy evolution, LEDE rooms, non-environment rooms, and diffuse reflection rooms.
February's poor chip sales: a blip or a sign?
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4/7/2010   1 comment
Actual global sales of semiconductors was $20.79 billion in February, down 4.9 percent from the actual sales in January of $21.85 billion, according to figures from World Semiconductor Trade Statistics.
JTAG 101 - Part 1: Overview and On-Chip Debug Methods
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4/5/2010   Post a comment
This white paper gives a quick overview of the various JTAG debug methods for PowerPC, ARM and MIPS processors and how these compare to the JTAG implementation in the Intel Atom microprocessor.
ESC: Is the smart grid a little too smart for your own good?
4/5/2010   11 comments
The smart grid promises worthwhile energy savings as well as market opportunity for our industry, but it has some potential privacy and compulsive issues, as well.
Ten mobile devices set to drive the processor market
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4/5/2010   Post a comment
The market for eBooks, tablets, smartphones and other mobile consumer products is exploding, according to Jon Peddie Research (Tiburon, Calif.), which creates an increasing market for multimedia and application processors.
Power Tip 22: Avoid These Common Error Amp Pitfalls
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4/5/2010   2 comments
Understand the problems that may occur with this critical power-supply functional block, and how to avoid them
Inside the iPad: An iPod on steroids
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4/5/2010   1 comment
Apple Inc.'s iPad features a small motherboard, making it a large iPod rather than a small PC, according to a teardown from Chipworks (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada).
Inside the iPad: Samsung, Broadcom snag multiple wins
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4/4/2010   7 comments
Samsung and Broadcom are among the major silicon suppliers for the Apple iPad which sports an unusually high processor-to-memory channel, an abundance of touch-screen silicon, a novel case design, according to a teardown performed by UBM TechInsights, a sister division of EE Times.
IBM benchmarks prod microprocessor designers
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4/2/2010   Post a comment
IBM Research and Intel Research collaborated on a set of benchmarks made publicly available to aid microprocessor designers and to evaluate the winners of a clock synthesis contest at the International Symposium on Physical Design.

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