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Sensor module design improves automotive electrical integration, functionality (Part 2)
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6/30/2011   Post a comment
Devices must be reliable and robust, and operate with long-term stability and high precision under harsh physical, chemical, and electrical stress conditions.
Boundary conditions dictate battery management
Design How-To  
6/30/2011   2 comments
Once cell and electronics architecture is understood, one must consider tradeoffs in circuit topology such as how to optimize communications and interconnection within battery pack.
Alcatel-Lucent rolls 400 Gbit router chip
News & Analysis  
6/28/2011   9 comments
Alcatel-Lucent's 400 Gbit/s FP3 chip set powers its push into routers with twice the throughput of the best chip from archrival Cisco.
Driving Impressions: Prius Plug-In Hybrid
Design How-To  
6/28/2011   26 comments
With a relatively short time to charge, the hybrid plug-in Prius is, in effect, an around-town electric vehicle.
TI shows some very serious intent in analog-focused arenas
Blog  
6/27/2011   7 comments
Texas Instruments pushes ahead in diverse market areas and technologies, aided by investments in process, product, and people, as it strives to expand its market position and lead
Freescale's makeover: How's it look?
News & Analysis  
6/26/2011   32 comments
CEO Beyer, in his keynote at Freescale Technology Forum, portrayed Freescale as a company of “embedded processing.” What pops into your head, when asked to describe Freescale in one key word?
Taiwan postcards: A reporter's photojournal
Special Report  
6/24/2011   12 comments
Follow the footsteps of our roving reporter as he explores the electronics industry in Taipei and Hsinchu on a two-week tour.
Tilera launches many-core 64-bit processor
Product News  
6/24/2011   3 comments
Fabless many-core processor vendor Tilera Corp. has launched its Tile-Gx 3000 family of 40-nm processors claiming they provide a 10-fold improvement over Intel's SandyBridge processor in terms of performance-per-watt.
Sensor module design improves automotive electrical integration, functionality (Part 1)
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6/24/2011   Post a comment
Devices must be reliable and robust, and operate with long-term stability and high precision under harsh physical, chemical, and electrical stress conditions.
Texas Instruments TMS320TCI6612 and TMS320TCI6614 small cell base station SoCs
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6/21/2011   Post a comment
TI is prepping a pair of SoCs for developers of metro, pico and enterprise small cell base stations.
OEMs show systems with Intel MIC chips
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6/20/2011   1 comment
Six OEMs are showing systems running a prototype version of Intel's Many Integrated Core architecture, reporting progress programming the highly parallel coprocessor.
Japan takes Sparc to 8 Petaflops
News & Analysis  
6/20/2011   6 comments
A Japanese supercomputer using 68,544 Sparc-based processors from Fujitsu has been clocked at more than eight petaflops to become the world's fastest system.
If you can't drive a Chevy Volt, drive a plug-in Prius
Blog  
6/17/2011   38 comments
The Prius Plug-In Hybrid is the car I'm driving for a week. Give me any questions or comments you may have.
ST's Portland updates x86 compilers for Cuda
Product News  
6/17/2011   6 comments
C/C++ compilers from Portland Group have been updated to let Cuda developers target standard servers based on microprocessors from Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
ECU architecture ensures failure safety
Design How-To  
6/17/2011   3 comments
The complexity of automotive mechatronic systems makes it impossible to fully determine all potential failure modes or to test all possible behavior. The challenge is to architect control units in a way that dangerous failures are prevented or at least sufficiently controlled.
Analyst downgrades Intel, upgrades AMD
News & Analysis  
6/16/2011   7 comments
Citing concerns about Intel's possible third quarter sales target, a Wall Street analyst downgraded Intel's stock while upgrading rival AMD.
AMD-authored OpenCL textbook due in August
Research  
6/15/2011   1 comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has collaborated with Northeastern University on the preparation of a book entitled Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL that is due to be published by Morgan Kaufmann in August 2011.
AMD makes Fusion CPU, GPU agnostic
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6/15/2011   9 comments
Microprocessor vendor Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has declared that Fusion, its flagship processor project whereby it has combined x86 and graphics processors, will be CPU and GPU agnostic.
Calxeda announces developer program
News & Analysis  
6/14/2011   1 comment
Startup Calxeda struck partnerships with ten mostly cloud computing software companies who are working with its unreleased ARM-based processor for servers.
AMD offers $50K in OpenCL app contest
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6/14/2011   1 comment
AMD has offered up to $50,000 in prizes to developers with the best apps using the OpenCL interface on its processors that merge x86 and graphics cores.
AMD rolls A series x86, graphics CPUs
News & Analysis  
6/14/2011   2 comments
At its Fusion event, AMD said its new A series beats Intel CPUs in battery life and graphics performance and detailed new multicore programming techniques.
Tensilica licensees ship over one billion IP cores
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6/13/2011   Post a comment
Over one billion Tensilica dataplane processor units (DPUs) have now been shipped and the company's licensees are currently shipping at a run rate exceeding 500 million DPUs per year.
Tools harness power of APU
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6/13/2011   Post a comment
AMD has announced software development tools and solutions to enable developers to optimise their applications for OpenCL standards. It claims these advanced tools create a foundation for software companies to realise the full potential of the AMD Fusion Family of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), harnessing the compute power of the heterogeneous computing platforms.
Peering inside a portable, $200 cancer detector, Part 1
Design How-To  
6/13/2011   2 comments
Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a small, inexpensive cancer-detection device; here are the design and construction details
Development kit with touch pad eases transition from infrared to RF
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6/12/2011   Post a comment
The first device in Freescale Semiconductor's MC1323x family optimised for consumer applications using ZigBee RF4CE technology is now available in production quantities.
'Bit-Reshaper' corrects FlexRay timing errors
Design How-To  
6/10/2011   1 comment
EMI susceptibility and signal quality issues with complex topologies have prevented a breakthrough of the FlexRay automotive data bus. But here's how to correct bit timing mismatches and significantly improve overall signal quality in FlexRay networks.
China startup rolls 'unified' Android processor
News & Analysis  
6/8/2011   33 comments
ICube Corp., a two-year old fabless startup out of Shenzhen, China, backed by a publicly listed holding company in Hong Kong, is going after the Android mobile computing market using its own architecture of multicore processor.
ARM set to play in games consoles, says analyst
News & Analysis  
6/7/2011   12 comments
Having become the leading supplier of processor architecture for mobile phones ARM is set to start making inroads into the games console market, according to Semicast Research. which means variants of PowerPC, according to market research company Semicast Research.
SuVolta describes low power transistor
News & Analysis  
6/6/2011   14 comments
Startup SuVolta comes out of stealth mode today with a transistor design that promises to cut power dissipation in half for fabs that adopt it.
Imperas releases open source Fast Processor Models for ARM Cortex-A8, -A9 and -M4 cores
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6/5/2011   Post a comment
Imperas, a member of the ARM Connected Community, has released new models of the ARM Cortex-A and Cortex-M series of cores, available from Open Virtual Platforms (OVP). Example virtual platforms incorporating the cores and support for the cores are available in Imperas' advanced software development tools.
Benchmark automotive network applications
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6/3/2011   Post a comment
Validate and test new technologies against automotive requirements.
Qualcomm will give Web apps a boost
News & Analysis  
6/3/2011   5 comments
Qualcomm will release over the next nine months software geared to give Web-based applications deeper links into its mobile chips.
EcoCAR forms a project-based learning platform
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6/2/2011   Post a comment
Real-world development program inspires engineering students to extend their knowledge of advanced vehicle technologies.
HTC opens Sense to developers
News & Analysis  
6/2/2011   8 comments
HTC announced it will open up its HTC Sense mobile user interface for third party developers in the next few weeks.
Microsoft gives first peek at Win 8
News & Analysis  
6/2/2011   20 comments
Microsoft will bring its mobile interface to the PC with Windows 8, but it may not support ARM mobile SoC makers Freescale, Marvell, ST-Ericsson and Samsung.
HTC debuts stereo 3-D smartphone
News & Analysis  
6/2/2011   8 comments
HTC showed a handset capable of capturing and displaying stereo 3-D images and videos, one of a new crop of handsets some see as pointing the way to the future.
Qualcomm cautiously upbeat on Win 8 plans
News & Analysis  
6/2/2011   10 comments
Qualcomm's CEO was high on enthusiasm but low on details about getting a port of the next version of Microsoft Windows for his Snapdragon processor.
A distant view of sexy, smoggy Computex
Blog  
6/1/2011   3 comments
I think Taiwan's ODMs could play a big role in the mobile mania heating up over the next few years as the definitions of PCs, handsets and tablets blur.


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