Intel rolls first 64-bit server CPU News & Analysis 6/28/2004 Post a comment Answering the competitive threat from Advanced Micro Devices, Intel Corp. officially rolls out Monday (June 28) its first X86 processor capable of handling 64-bit data.
VIA's x86 MPUs supports Windows CE 5.0 Product News 6/28/2004 Post a comment VIA Technologies, Inc, is now supporting Microsoft Windows CE version 5.0 embedded operating system, formerly codenamed "Macallan", with dedicated technical compatibility and full driver support.The VIA move further substantiates the migration of x86 processors into the embedded space.
Intel finds flaw in some new chip sets News & Analysis 6/28/2004 Post a comment Intel Corp. is recalling an estimated 10 to 15 percent of the pre-release shipments of its latest desktop chip sets after it found a manufacturing flaw that could make some systems hang up or fail to boot.
Microchip adds twelve devices to PIC MCU line Product News 6/23/2004 Post a comment Microchip Technology Inc. has expanded its line of PIC flash microcontrollers with the launching of twelve devices. Included are four 64- and 80-pin devices targeting cost-constrained applications requiring additional I/O, such as industrial, computing, telecommunications and consumer.
One button reset control turns microprocessor on and off News & Analysis 6/21/2004 Post a comment Even sitting in a drawer, your MP3 player still east power. To save battery life, it's best to turn off the central processor as well as its peripherals and power supply components, a Maxim guru says. Here's a one-button circuit for turning the whole thing off.
Mobile Media Processors - for mobile phones and PDAs Product News 6/20/2004 Post a comment Fujitsu Microelectronics introduced two advanced Mobile Media Processors (MMPs) for mobile phones and other handheld devices.
The MMPs (MB86V00 & MB86V01) incorporate MPEG-4 and JPEG hardware encoding and decoding functionality. They include two-dimensional and three-dimensional (2D/3D) graphics accelerators with a 24bpp display controller.
8-Bit Microcontroller - with Flash memory Product News 6/20/2004 Post a comment NEC Electronics announced the Kx1+ Series, the newest 8-bit member of the K_Line microcontroller (MCU) family.
The 78K0/Kx1+ Series represents the first 8-bit MCUs offered by NEC Electronics to employ single-voltage Flash memory, adopting SuperFlash technology licensed from Silicon Storage Technology.
Flash Microcontroller - with extended CAN capabilities Product News 6/20/2004 Post a comment Atmel Corp announced the ATCAN1m128, an 8-bit AVR® Flash microcontroller with extended CAN (Controller Area Network) capabilities.
The device combines 16 MIPS processing speed with a rich feature set and is perfectly suited for many CAN networking and industrial applications, including factory and building automation, medical equipment, marine networking and print media.
ADPCM processor - with conferencing and echo cancellation Product News 6/20/2004 Post a comment New from Steadlands is the Atelic AT1004, a four full-duplex channel, ADPCM processor with conferencing and echo cancellation capabilities.
Following the G.726 ITU Standard for ADPCM compression for 40k, 32k, 24k and 16k bitrates with selectable µ-law and A-law input/output, the AT1004 uses the command serial interface to enable each individual half-channel to be independently configured for ADPCM conferencing and echo cancelling features.
Configurable Processor - offers industry's highest performance Product News 6/17/2004 Post a comment Tensilica unveiled its next-generation Xtensa® LX configurable processor, the highest performance processor core on the market, featuring both higher computational throughput and dramatically higher I/O bandwidth.
This record-breaking performance, combined with Tensilica's patented automated design and development environment, makes Xtensa LX the only processor fast and flexible enough to replace register transfer logic (RTL) design methodologies in System-on-Chi
Einfach-Mikrocontroller ersetzt Standard-Logik News & Analysis 6/15/2004 Post a comment Mit ihren kleinen Abmessungen und ihrem einfachen Aufbau sollen die neuen Mikrocontroller des des US-Halbleiterherstellers Microchip Technology die Einsatzbereiche dieser Spezies zum Low end hin ausdehnen. Der Hersteller sieht Anwendungsmöglichkeiten etwa im Ersatz mechanischer Timer oder als "elektronischer Kitt", um Logikgruppen miteinander zu verbinden.
ARM's AXI System Components target SoC designs Product News 6/9/2004 Post a comment ARM has begun licensing a set of three IP system components for its ARM11-class processor cores that use the AMBA AXI bus interface specification. Together, the new component cores form a backplane from the CPU core through the cache and memory controllers, to external memory.
EU läßt Intel-Untersuchung aufleben News & Analysis 6/9/2004 Post a comment Die Europäische Kommission hat eine drei Jahre alte Untersuchung von Intels Geschäftspraktiken wieder aufgenommen. Angeblich liegen neue Beschwerden über einen Mißbrauch der dominierenden Marktstellung vor.
ST annonce un nouveau processeur en bande de base pour applications sans fil News & Analysis 6/8/2004 Post a comment Le fabricant franco-italien de semi-conducteurs, STMicroelectronics, a présenté mardi (8 juin) un nouveau processeur en bande de base multimode pour réseaux locaux sans fil, le STLC8201. Née de l’association de ce processeur et de l’émetteur-récepteur bi-bandes RF pour réseaux locaux sans fil STLC8100, la nouvelle plate-forme de la série STLC8000 devrait permettre de « réaliser à faible coût » divers systèmes basés sur la norme IEEE802.11a/b/g, tels que des passerelles ADSL sans fil, des routeur
AMD postioniert Prozessor gegen Celeron News & Analysis 6/7/2004 Post a comment Mit einer neuen Prozessorlinie will Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) gegen Intels Entry-Level-Prozessorfamilie Celeron antreten. Mit der 'Sempron'-Familie zielt das Unternehmen auf den 'preisbewußten PC- und Notebook-Käufer'.
Intel targets three processors for embedded market Product News 6/7/2004 Post a comment Intel Corp. unveiled three new embedded processors just weeks after rolling out the non-embedded versions of the same processors. The three new embedded products, introduced at Computex Taipei 2004 in Taiwan, include the Pentium M 745, the Celeron M for telecommunications and the PXA270 for embedded.
April's global chip sales up 36.7% News & Analysis 6/2/2004 Post a comment The three-month average of global semiconductor sales rose to $16.94 billion in April, a sequential increase of 4.1 percent from the $16.275 billion reported in March and a 36.7 percent increase from April 2003. From London, Peter Clarke filed this report.
LSI Logic's DSP core targets high volume apps Product News 6/1/2004 Post a comment LSI Logic has expanded its ZSP DSP core family with the launching of its new ZSP200, targeting high volume, cost sensitive SoC solutions. LSI is pitching the ZSP200 as the core that fills the processing gap between hardwired logic and general purpose processors.
Inside DSP on Low Power: Long Live the Battery Design How-To 6/1/2004 Post a comment Low-power signal processing applications are booming. In
this article, we present an overview of the market and technology trends behind this growth. We highlight developments in consumer electronics, medical devices, and military applications, and we take a close look at developments in the cell phone market.
Inside DSP on Low Power: Processors for Low-Power Signal Processing Design How-To 6/1/2004 Post a comment Processors typically play a key role in determining products' battery life. This article evaluates the options for low-power signal processing applications in terms of speed, energy efficiency, and other metrics. We take a particularly close look at a new category of chips known as "application processors."
DSP core gets mobile media upgrade News & Analysis 6/1/2004 Post a comment Intent on enhancing wireless multimedia and modem processing, StarCore LLC has equipped the latest version of its digital signal processor architecture with 25 new instructions, a partially interlocking pipeline, memory protection, and an extended interrupt scheme.
ADI rolls voice-enabled network processor News & Analysis 6/1/2004 Post a comment On May 24 Analog Devices unveiled a network processor that combines packet, voice, firewall, and security processing in a single package, a chip that ADI says will deliver a smaller footprint to multi-service and gateway system designs.
Inside DSP on Low Power: Processor Power Consumption Design How-To 6/1/2004 Post a comment Processor vendors typically supply power consumption data in their data sheets. However, numerous factors may make these power figures irrelevant for your application. In this article we introduce important concepts that will help you move past the data sheets and accurately project processor power consumption for your application.
Toshiba to promote MeP core with tool vendors, design houses News & Analysis 6/1/2004 Post a comment Toshiba intends to offer the MeP processor core as IP in hopes of making it a de facto standard embedded processor for multimedia applications. Toshiba's attempt to promote its Media embedded Processor (MeP) as an embedded core will include 12 partners from the ranks of tool venders, design houses and IP providers such as Red Hat, CoWare, Celoxica, and Synopsis.
Intel targets three processors for embedded market News & Analysis 6/1/2004 Post a comment Intel Corp. unveiled three new embedded processors June 2. The three new embedded products include the Celeron M and the PXA270. The company said the Celeron M will be aimed at wireless and wireline infrastructure, while the PXA270 will serve in graphics-rich applications such as personal media players and navigation devices.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.