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Apple v. Samsung kicks off innovation debates
News & Analysis  
7/31/2012   17 comments
The case asks what’s the line between aggressive benchmarking and copying of a competitor’s product and between filing relevant versus submarine patents.
New LinkSwitch-HP ICs introduce primary side regulation to power supplies up to 90W
Product News  
7/25/2012   1 comment
LinkSwitch-HP ICs from Power Integrations is a new family of energy-efficient, off-line switcher ICs that can deliver up to 90 W output power with accurate primary-side regulation (PSR).
Black Hat finds holes in ARM, x86, embedded
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7/23/2012   5 comments
Security experts will show vulnerabilities in everything from ARM processors to x86 CPUs and even hotel locks at the annual Black Hat conference in Las Vegas this week.
AMD: PC CPU sales may slump to single digits
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7/19/2012   4 comments
Annual PC processor sales may slow to “a new baseline” of low single-digit growth long term, said AMD, reporting an 11 percent decline in its quarterly sales.
ARM rides open cloud computing testbed
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7/18/2012   1 comment
A handful of vendors have created a trial version for ARM-based servers of the OpenStack cloud computing software now available for testing online.
ST-Ericsson grows revenue, net losses
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7/17/2012   4 comments
Mobile chip designer ST-Ericsson grew revenues but failed to shave net losses in its most recent financial quarter and predicted flat sales for the coming quarter.
TI preps Keystone II as server coprocessor
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7/17/2012   2 comments
Texas Instruments’ Keystone II SoCs are moving beyond cellular base stations to target coprocessing jobs in servers, but they are not expected to serve as server CPUs.
Atmel rolls rad-hard reconfigurable aerospace processor
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7/17/2012   2 comments
Atmel Corp. announced it has expanded its SPARC V8 processor family with the introduction of the ATF697FF radiation-hardened high-performance aerospace microprocessor.
Assembler optimized software libraries for TI DSPs
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7/16/2012   Post a comment
Assembler optimized products includes a DSP Vector Library; an ECC LINPACK Library, an EISPACK Library and an ECC BLAS Level 1/2/3 Library.
Energy Micro opens design center in Kraków, Poland
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7/16/2012   Post a comment
Engineering team already in place to develop embedded software and radio protocols.
Is the cost reduction associated with IC scaling over?
7/16/2012   9 comments
The cost reduction associated with scaling may be over, unless we augment dimensional scaling with monolithic 3D-IC scaling.
Do NOT push the big red button!
7/16/2012   10 comments
You just know that someone is going to push the big red button to see what happens… it's only a matter of when…
Hot Chips debuts new x86, Power, Sparc chips
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7/16/2012   5 comments
Engineers will get the first look inside new x86, Power and Sparc microprocessors at the Hot Chips conference next month as well as some novel comms processors.
A "must read" new book – The Violinist’s Thumb by Sam Kean
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7/12/2012   Post a comment
There are genes to explain crazy cat ladies, why other people have no fingerprints, and why some people survive nuclear bombs...
Ecosystem emerges around new mobile chip tech
News & Analysis  
7/11/2012   13 comments
A consortium touting fully depleted silicon-on-insulator technology for mobile apps is presenting a united front in promoting the process technology as a viable alternative to Intel’s FinFET manufacturing approach.
How-to reduce energy consumption in MCU-based systems that need to monitor outside inputs
Design How-To  
7/9/2012   4 comments
Reducing energy consumption is a constraint that impacts the top-line performance and usability of portable / battery-powered electronic products.
Multi-service gateway for M2M applications simplifies device connectivity
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7/9/2012   Post a comment
Eurotech announces the ReliaGATE 50-21, an industrial grade multi-service gateway designed to enable M2M applications in a variety of environments.
Digital signage solution uses 3rd generation Intel Core processors
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7/9/2012   Post a comment
Kontron is demonstrating its open pluggable specification (OPS) compliant solution for digital signage applications based around the 3rd generation Intel Core processors.
Has ARM won the processor wars? Hardly!
7/4/2012   72 comments
ARM processor cores are used for everything from smartphones to tablets to basestations to servers, so one could believe that the company has just about won the processor wars. Not so fast. There are places where ARM has not won, where it is unlikely to and meanwhile the technology environment is changing.
Death by armpit!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/3/2012   45 comments
I don’t quite recall how this came about, but I was chatting with my wife (Gina The Gorgeous) yesterday evening when the topic of underarm deodorant came up.
ST's new 32-bit ARM Cortex MCUs for affordable digital signal control
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7/2/2012   Post a comment
STM32 F3 series boosts STM32 Cortex-M4 based portfolio to over 70 devices, combining unprecedented analog peripheral integration with DSP and FPU-enhanced core.
Microcontroller Invasion!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/1/2012   22 comments
A few weeks ago I was cogitating, contemplating, reflecting, and generally ruminating on "this and that" when…

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