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IBM touts self-configuring chip
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7/30/2004   Post a comment
IBM Corp. unveiled new chip technology that it said is able to adjust its own functionality and perform trade-offs between performance and power consumption without human intervention.
8-bit MCUs proliferate with on-chip peripherals, flash memory
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7/30/2004   Post a comment
With many new offerings now being rolled out by the semiconductor industry, the well-established 8-bit microcontroller could be one of the hottest chip markets this year. For details, see the focus report by Marty Gold.
AMD-Prozessoren: Sempron basiert auf dem Athlon XP
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7/30/2004   Post a comment
Die in dieser Woche angekündigte neue 'Sempron'-Prozessorlinie von AMD hat mit der eingeführten Athlon-Familie mehr gemein, als es zunächst den Anschein hat. In manchen Fällen erhält der Kunde den gleichen Die, der vorher als Athlon verkauft wurde.
NEC targets 8-bit MCUs at automotive, industrial and consumer apps
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7/29/2004   Post a comment
NEC Electronics America's newest 8-bit microcontroller line called the 78K0S/Kx1+ family targets cost-sensitive applications; the higher-end 78K0/Kx1+ family offers larger memory sizes and more on-chip peripherals for more complex applications.
Toshiba bei neuem 64-Bit-Core im Alleingang
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7/29/2004   Post a comment
Nach zwei Jahren gemeinsamer Entwicklungsarbeit an einem 64-Bit-RISC-Prozessor-Core für den 90-nm-Node will MIPS Technologies den Chip nicht weiter unterstützen. Toshiba sieht sich zum Alleingang gezwungen.
Embedded network security kit available for Zilog's eZ80Acclaim MCU
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7/28/2004   Post a comment
ZiLOG, Inc. has begun to offer an embedded network security kit for its eZ80Acclaim! family of 8-bit flash microcontrollers. The complete kit enables design engineers to develop embedded networking applications over any TCP/IP network that requires secured data transmission using SSL (Secured Socket Layer) technology.
Atmel's AVR MCU targets high-end CAN networking
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7/28/2004   Post a comment
Atmel Corp.'s AT90CAN128, an 8-bit AVR Flash microcontroller with extended CAN (Controller Area Network) capabilities boasts 16 MIPS processing speed for many CAN networking and industrial applications, including factory and building automation, medical equipment, marine networking and print media.
AMD unveils processors for home market
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7/28/2004   Post a comment
Seeking to capitalize on the increasingly processor-intensive needs of the home and business PC market, AMD, Sunnyvale, Calif., has introduced a line of desktop and mobile processors designated the Sempron series.
Unique, dual-connected op amp enables two stages in one chip
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7/27/2004   Post a comment
Microchip's MCP62x5 family enables a standard two-stage amplifier signal chain to be implemented into an eight-lead package with a power-saving chip select. The internal connection of the two stages enables one operational amplifier to feed into the other making a more compact design.
Intel plans common Itanium, Xeon platform
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7/26/2004   Post a comment
Intel will move its separate Itanium and Xeon microprocessor architectures to a common system platform by 2007.
PIC MCU boasts CAN 2.0B interface, 64 Kbytes of flash
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7/26/2004   Post a comment
Microchip Technology has beefed-up its PIC MCU line, offering a CAN 2.0B interface for the automotive electronics market. The unit packs 64 Kbytes of flash in 28-pin package. For more details, see Marty Gold's review.
IBM optimiert Power5-Server für simultanes Multithreading
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7/23/2004   Post a comment
Mit der Vorstellung seiner neuen p5-eServer hat IBM die Messlatte für die Server-Konkurrenten Sun und Hewlett-Packard um einiges höher gelegt. IBMs eServer p5-Modelle kommen mit zwei bis 16 Power5-Prozessoren und sind die ersten Unix-Systeme, die bis zu zehn virtuelle Server auf nur einem Prozessor bieten.
Renesas adds 16-bit MCUs with flash/mask ROM for appliance apps
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7/22/2004   Post a comment
Renesas Technology America, Inc.'s new H8/36902G and H8/36912G 16-bit microcontrollers offer system designers on-chip flash or mask ROM memory. The MCUs also pack an oscillator with 1 percent frequency deviation, low-voltage detect function, and 10-bit A/D converter into 32-pin packages.
Transmeta sees slow ramp for 90-nm processors amid losses
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7/22/2004   Post a comment
Amid a slower-than-expected ramp for its new 90-nm processor products, Transmeta Corp. Thursday (July 22) said revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2004 was $6.0 million.
64-Bit RISC Microprocessor - targets multi-function printers
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7/22/2004   Post a comment
Toshiba has announced a 64-bit single-chip MIPSbased RISC microprocessor. The TX9956CXBG is the company's first standard microprocessor to employ the Toshiba high-performance TX99/H4 CPU core and industry-leading 90nm process technology.
Intel élargit sa gamme de processeurs mobiles
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7/22/2004   Post a comment
Intel Corp. élargit ses gammes de processeurs Intel Pentium M et Intel Celeron M en ajoutant des produits spécifiquement conçus pour les mini-notebooks, les sub-notebooks et les tablettes PC, qui sont les segments représentatifs du marché des petits ordinateurs portables et dont le poids se situe typiquement autour de 1,3 kilo.
Samsung, TSMC shine in IC Insight's 1H chip rankings
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7/22/2004   Post a comment
Infineon, Samsung, Texas Instruments, and TSMC grew the fastest in terms of worldwide sales among the top 10 chip makers for the first half of 2004, according to a report from IC Insights Inc.
Semico's indicator points towards downturn in '05
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7/21/2004   Post a comment
Semico Research Corp. said that its Inflection Point Indicator (IPI) declined from the previous month, signaling an impending slowdown in 2005.
High-Speed converter integrated on MCU is just right combo for wireless, test.
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7/21/2004   Post a comment
Silicon Labs announced a new family of precision mixed-signal microcontrollers that integrate a 25 MIPS 8051 MCU with dual 16-bit, 1 MSPS analog-to-digital converters. The price is competitive with similar performing stand-alone ADCs that do not include MCU functionality.
System Clock Generator - optimized for MIPS-based applications
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7/21/2004   Post a comment
PMC-Sierra introduced the CM5470 system clock generator, the latest addition to its family of Advanced Clock Management (CLK) products.
Intel, AMD expand mobile processor lines
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7/21/2004   Post a comment
Intel Corp. expanded its Pentium M processor and Celeron M processor families with parts aimed at the mini-notebook, sub-notebook and tablet PC segments that represent small mobile PCs typically weighing around 3 pounds. The move comes a day after rival AMD bolstered its mobile processor offerings with several new parts in its Athlon line.
Analyst's Couch: the rebirth of the tablet PC
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7/21/2004   Post a comment
I'm tired of handwriting notes in meetings only to have to go back to my PC and retype those same remarks.
Commentary: Intel's MPU strategy bears scrutiny
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7/21/2004   Post a comment
Two recent announcements by Intel should not be taken lightly by the microprocessor user community.
Neue Notebook-Prozessoren von Intel
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7/21/2004   Post a comment
Intel hat seine Produktfamilien Pentium M und Celeron M um neue Prozessoren für Mini-Notebooks, Subnotebooks und Tablet PCs erweitert, bei denen ein niedriges Gewicht im Mittelpunkt des Design-Interesses steht.
Intel expands mobile processor line
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7/20/2004   Post a comment
Intel Corp. expanded its Intel Pentium M processor and Intel Celeron M processor families with parts aimed at the mini-notebook, sub-notebook and tablet PC segments that represent small mobile PCs typically weighing around 3 pounds.
ARM confers development partner status on Broadcom
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7/20/2004   Post a comment
RISC processor licensor ARM Holdings plc has signed up Broadcom Corp., a provider of communications chips, as a development partner for communications applications
AMD baut Mobilprozessor-Spektrum aus
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7/20/2004   Post a comment
AMD erweitert das Angebot seiner Notebook-Prozessoren um ein neues Topmodell. Mit dem Athlon 3400+ erhebt der Prozessorhersteller den Anspruch, den leistungsfähigsten Notebook-Prozessor für das Betriebssytem Windows auf den Markt zu bringen.
AMD adds to mobile processor line
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7/19/2004   Post a comment
AMD has bolstered its mobile processor line with the Athlon 64 processor 3400+, aimed at high-performance 32-bit applications and compatible with future 64-bit applications. AMD also announced availability of the Mobile AMD Athlon XP-M processor 2200+ for tablet PCs.
Intel grapples with chip inventory balance
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7/14/2004   Post a comment
Although Intel slightly missed Wall Street expectations for its second-quarter revenue and lowered its profit projections for the rest of the year, the chip giant is seeing no slowdown in the commercial upgrade cycle, and low-end products are at peak sales, company executives said.
Express Logic ThreadX RTOS supports ARC cores
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7/14/2004   Post a comment
ARC International (San Jose, Calif.) has teamed-up with Express Logic, Inc. (San Diego) and will provide ARC customers with Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS support for the ARC 600 and ARC 700 configurable processor cores, as well as the ARCtangent cores. Developers can now use ThreadX to run embedded applications on a wider range of ARC's configurable cores.
8-BIT MCU family packs 16-Bit, 1Msps ADC on-chip
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7/13/2004   Post a comment
Marty Gold reviews Silicon Labs newest mixed-signal chip that integrates a 25 MIPS 8051 MCU with dual SAR-based 16-bit, 1 Msps ADC. There is also a two percent accuracy precision internal oscillator that eliminates the need for an external crystal or resonator.
July Newsletter: New TI Chips and Tools Focus on Power
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7/12/2004   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced three 'C55x chips and a variety of tools targeting power-sensitive applications. The new chips are notable mainly for their low-power features, starting with their support for frequency and voltage scaling. The tools include a spreadsheet-based power consumption estimator, an evaluation board, a data capture card, and C5000-specific power analysis software. TI is also offering drivers and other 'C55x software to ease use of the new chips' power-saving features, s
Renesas outlines product, cost-cutting strategies
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7/12/2004   Post a comment
Renesas has finished a corporate reorganization designed to sustain its growth and prepare it for the next semiconductor cycle. Renesas is also downsizing SuperH Inc., the joint venture between Renesas and STMicroelectronics. According to an industry report, SuperH has ceased licensing its SH family of cores, and its engineers are being taken back into Renesas and STMicroelectronics.
Tensilica compiler automates RTL generation
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7/12/2004   Post a comment
On July 7 Tensilica announced its Xtensa Processor Extension Synthesis (XPRES) Compiler. This compiler inspects C language algorithms and automatically generates customized instructions for Tensilica's Xtensa LX embedded processor. XPRES compiles unmodified C/C++ code, evaluates thousands or millions of possible extensions, and lets the designer pick the most optimal configuration.
July Newsletter: New FPGAs Target Signal Processing
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7/12/2004   Post a comment
In the last month, FPGA vendors launched a wave of architectures targeting signal processing. These new architectures--the Xilinx Virtex-4, the Lattice Semiconductor LatticeECP, and the Altera Cyclone II--differ in many important respects, but all three feature hard-wired multipliers sprinkled among their reconfigurable logic elements. Xilinx's new offering, the Virtex-4, targets high-performance applications; the new Altera and Lattice architectures target low-cost applications.
Alphamosaic triples performance of multimedia processor
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7/12/2004   Post a comment
On June 24, Alphamosaic announced it had received test silicon for a second generation of its VideoCore application-specific processor architecture. According to the company, the new version of the processor triples performance while reducing power. The new architecture supports additional instructions, gains superscalar operation, and boosts the clock speed from 85 MHz to 150 MHz.
July Newsletter: Case Study--Measuring Processor Energy Consumption
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7/12/2004   Post a comment
Energy consumption is a chief concern for many digital signal processing applications, especially for portable applications where battery life is paramount. In these applications, an accurate understanding of energy consumption is critical to processor selection and to system design. Unfortunately, many obstacles hinder comparisons of processors' energy consumption.
July Newsletter: Jeff Bier's "Impulse Response"
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7/12/2004   Post a comment
In recent years, ARM has come to dominate the market for licensable general-purpose processor (GPP) cores. Its main competitor, MIPS, has fallen into a distant second place and most other GPP core licensors are niche players. ARM has become so dominant that its competitors are unlikely to threaten its number-one position in the near future. Will the market for digital signal processors (DSPs) eventually yield one core vendor with an ARM-like unassailable lead?
Zoran pays $54 million for Emblaze Group's apps processor business
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7/12/2004   Post a comment
The semiconductor business of Israeli group Emblaze Ltd., which specializes in application processors for mobile devices, has been sold to Zoran Corporation (Sunnyvale, California) for $54.2 million in cash. As part of the deal, the handset subsidiary of Emblaze, Emblaze Mobile, will become a "strategic customer" of Zoran for application processors.
Broadcom enters 3G W-CDMA fray with Zyray deal
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7/12/2004   Post a comment
In a move that will expand its product portfolio into 3G cellular, Broadcom Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to buy Zyray Wireless Inc., a manufacturer of wideband-CDMA baseband coprocessors. The deal allows Broadcom to add W-CDMA to its current lineup of GSM/GPRS/Edge cellular technology, and it gives Broadcom the capability to offer two-chip multimode phones in the near future.
Belfast DSP core firm sold to Conexant, says report
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7/12/2004   Post a comment
Amphion Semiconductor Ltd., a licensor of digital signal processing semiconductor intellectual property (IP), has been bought by Conexant Systems Inc. for around 16.2 million euro (about US$20 million), according to reports. Amphion specialises in hardware cores around various MPEG and JPEG standards for DVD players, digital TV systems and set-top boxes, and it employs around 35 people.
Toshiba baut 64-Bit-Prozessor
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7/9/2004   Post a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) hat ihre MIPS-basierende Mikroprozessorserie jetzt um eine Top-end-Version erweitert. Es ist ein 64-Bit-RISC-Prozessor, der zum ersten Mal Toshibas CPU-Core TX99/H4 aufweist und in einer 90-nm-Fertigungstechnologie hergestellt wird.
Mikrocontroller: Pinzahl je nach Anwendung
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7/8/2004   Post a comment
Für die Verwendung in Industrie, Datentechnik, Telekommunikation und Consumerelektronik hat Microchip Technologies zwölf neue Flash-Microcontroller der PIC18F-Familie auf den Markt gebracht. Gegenüber bisherigen Angeboten besitzen die "Neuen" mehr Speicher und weniger Anschlusspins.
Toshiba annonce un microprocesseur MIPS de 64 bits
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7/8/2004   Post a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) vient de compléter sa gamme de microprocesseurs MIPS avec un processeur RISC monopuce de 64 bits qui, pour la toute première fois, utilise le cœur de processeur TX99/H4 et les procédés de fabrication 90 nm de Toshiba.
Tensilica compiler automates RTL generation
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7/7/2004   Post a comment
Claiming to provide an increasingly attractive alternative to custom RTL blocks, Tensilica this week (July 7) is launching its Xtensa Processor Extension Synthesis (XPRES) Compiler. It automatically generates RTL code for Tensilica's Xtensa LX embedded processor from C language algorithms.
Toshiba unveils 64-bit MIPS-based microprocessor
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7/7/2004   Post a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components has topped off its MIPS-based microprocessor line with a 64-bit single-chip RISC processor.
Toshiba's 64-bit RISC MPU targets high-end set-top boxes
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7/6/2004   Post a comment
Marty Gold reviews Toshiba's newest 64-bit RISC microprocessor, aimed at multifunction printers and high-end set-top boxes. The unit offers system designers an impressive array of specifications.
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