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AMD zeigt Dual-Core-Opteron
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8/31/2004   Post a comment
Den ersten Dual-Core-Prozessor in x86-Architektur hat AMD heute vorgestellt. Damit hat Intels Rivale nach seinem Erfolg mit der 64-Bit-Erweiterung wieder einmal die Nase vorne.
TÜV zertifiziert CANopen-Safety-Chip
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
Der TÜV Rheinland hat den von einem Konsortium entwickelten CANopen-Safety-Chip CSC01 für sicherheitsrelevante Anwendungen bis SIL 3 (Safety Integrity Level) nach IEC 61508 freigegeben.
NAND Flash Begins Chipping Awaw at NOR Flash Foothold
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
NAND Flash has distinct advantages over NOR, but, also carries with it some issues.
Ultra low power MCU boasts high-drive outputs
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8/25/2004   Post a comment
EM Microelectronic's EM6607 is touted as a low-voltage, low-power RISC microcontroller with four high-current I/Os and the equivalent of 4kB ROM. The device operates on a 32kHz crystal.
First virus emerges aimed at AMD 64-bit processors
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8/25/2004   Post a comment
Symantec Corp. on Tuesday (Aug. 24) said it had discovered the first "proof-of-concept" virus that targets AMD's 64-bit processors.
Riding the pipeline into future applications
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8/23/2004   Post a comment
Pipeline converter architecture has long been the choice for high performance and fast conversion rates and high resolution. Read what Editor Paul O'Shea discovered about the many applications that benefit from pipeline converters and what the future holds for these powerful additions to your design arsenal.
Intel cuts Pentium chip prices
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8/23/2004   Post a comment
Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) lowered prices on a number of its Pentium 4, Celeron, and Itanium 2 processors, including some recently introduced chips.
Data I/0 adds programming support for Intel PCA processors for wireless apps
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8/19/2004   Post a comment
Data I/O Corp. is now offering programming support for Intel's PCA processor family beginning with the PXA271 and PXA272 devices in SCSP (Stacked Chip Scale Package).
ZiLOG Adds ROM-based items to Crimzon MCU line
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8/18/2004   Post a comment
ZiLOG, Inc. has rolled-out its Crimzon MCU Family of infrared microcontrollers. Available immediately, the ZLR16300 devices are 100 percent software compatible with ZiLOG's current Crimzon family of OTP-based IR MCUs.
AMD confirme la livraison des processeurs en 90 nm
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8/18/2004   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. confirme les informations parues la semaine dernière indiquant que la société avait commencé la livraison de circuits intégrés pour microprocesseurs utilisant le procédé de fabrication 90 nm.
MIPS Technologies adds system controller for 24K Core family
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8/17/2004   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies' new SOC-it OCP system controller now provides a complete system-level solution that offers up to 100 percent memory bandwidth efficiency and very low subsystem memory latency.
Embedded 64-Bit MPUs -- The Myths and Realities
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8/17/2004   Post a comment
Opinion: Jerry Worchel principal analyst, Digital Engines Service, In-Stat/MDR sees a bright future for 64-bit microprocessors down the road. As the capabilities and demands on the Internet and wireless communications begin to rapidly expand into a broader breadth of functional offerings, the requirement for wider processor bus widths will rapidly follow, according to Worchel.
MCUs target security apps
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8/16/2004   Post a comment
Security applications is shaping-up as a major new market for low-end microcontroller chips. STMicroelectronics joins Atmel as the second company in recent days to launch a "secure" MCU that can be embedded in a page or the cover of the e-passport. The owner's personal information, such as biometrics data, will be securely processed and stored.<
August Newsletter: Khronos Announces Cross-Platform Multimedia API
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8/16/2004   Post a comment
On July 6, the Khronos Group announced OpenMAX, an application programming interface (API) covering a set of basic functions used in graphics, still image, audio, and video software. For example, OpenMAX will include API calls for video decompression sub-functions like the inverse discrete cosine transform. OpenMAX is intended to be a cross-platform API, enabling programmers to use the same function calls across a wide range of architectures.
August Newsletter: Freescale, TI unveil new chip variants
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8/16/2004   Post a comment
This month, Freescale announced that it has added a faster member to its 24-bit fixed-point DSP563xx family. The new DSP56321VF275 operates at 275 MHz--up from 240 MHz for previous family members. TI also announced the TMS320C6418 and TMS320C6711D this month. The TMS320C6418, which operates at 600 MHz, is a relatively low-cost addition to the high-performance fixed-point 'C64x family. The TMS320C6711D is a faster and cheaper version of the existing 32-bit floating-point TMS320C6711 chip, bumping
August Newsletter: Case Study--Benchmarks for Tools, Software Libraries, and More
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8/16/2004   Post a comment
System developers often rely on processor benchmarks to gauge system performance. However, the processor is just one of many components that determines overall performance. Fully understanding system performance requires careful analysis of many other elements, such as code-generation tools and third-party software libraries. Unfortunately, a host of factors can confound attempts to analyze these components.
August Newsletter: Jeff Bier's "Impulse Response"
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8/16/2004   Post a comment
Go shopping for consumer electronics today and you'll find products that use Intel processors, run Microsoft operating systems, and feature brand names like Dell and HP. It's interesting that some of these companies have been able to translate their strengths in the PC marketplace into success in consumer electronics, while others seem to gain nothing from their experience in PCs.
Intel résout les problèmes du processeur Centrino de prochaine génération
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8/13/2004   Post a comment
Un responsable d’Intel Corp. a annoncé devant certains analystes que la société avait rencontré et corrigé un problème qui avait retardé le lancement du processeur mobile Centrino de prochaine génération (nom de code Sonoma) au premier trimestre 2005. Il a également confirmé que certaines unités seraient livrées aux fabricants d’ordinateurs durant le quatrième trimestre 2004.
Netzwerkprozessoren enträtselt
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8/12/2004   Post a comment
Netzwerk-'Innereien' wie Router und Switches stellen enorme Ansprüche an die Prozessoren, die darin werkeln. Daher ist es sicher kein Zufall, dass spezialisierte Netzwerkprozessoren eine große Popularität erreicht haben. Aber was macht einen Prozessor eigentlich zum Netzwerkprozessor? Und welche Merkmale werden in Zukunft besonders gefragt sein?
Microcontroller line packs KEELOQ Cryptographic Peripheral
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8/11/2004   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc.'s newest 8-bit microcontrollers called the PIC12F635 and PIC16F636 come with an integrated KEELOQ cryptographic peripheral.
MCU line targets electronic identity markets
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8/11/2004   Post a comment
Atmel Corp.'s new AT90SC12872RCFT dual interface secure microcontroller complies with the new International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) specifications for e-passports.
Integrated Functionality Reaches New Heights
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8/10/2004   Post a comment
Both advanced and simple system designers share common goals. To create a streamlined design solution that more than satisfies the requirements. Other often critical constraints include size, power, performance speed, durability, and let's not forget cost.
Intel introduces logic chip sets, storage I/O processor
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8/10/2004   Post a comment
Intel Corp. has beefed up the capabilities of servers based on dual-Xeon configurations with the launch of two versions of its long-anticipated Lindenhurst chip sets and a storage I/O processor. The Dobson processor links an Xscale core with PCI Express interfaces.
Intel baut seine Serverbastion gegen AMD-Ansturm aus
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8/10/2004   Post a comment
Intel hat sein Produktangebot für den Serverbereich deutlich angereichert: Zwei Versionen des lange erwateten 'Lindenhurst'-Chipsets und ein spezieller Speicher-I/O-Prozessor geben vor allem Dual-Prozessor-Servern auf Xeon-Basis mehr Biss.
Intel introduces logic chip sets, storage I/O processor
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8/9/2004   Post a comment
Intel Corp. has beefed up the capabilities of servers based on dual-Xeon configurations with the launch of two versions of its long-anticipated Lindenhurst chip sets and a storage I/O processor. The Dobson processor links an Xscale core with PCI Express interfaces.
Study finds China directing standards
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8/7/2004   Post a comment
China is no longer content with just being the world's pre-eminent manufacturer: it is increasingly active in the development of global technology standards, Deloitte & Touche LLP finds in a study released Thursday (Aug. 5).
Intel quietly ships 64-bit Prescott
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8/6/2004   Post a comment
Intel has quietly released a Pentium 4 Prescott processor equipped with 64-bit instruction-set extensions. The news came to light as an unheralded part of IBM's rollout of a new family of 64-bit servers.
More for Less: Stable Future for 8-bit Microcontrollers
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8/5/2004   Post a comment
The venerable 8-bit microcontroller just keeps chugging along. In a world that appears to dote on high-performance, wide-bandwidth, and an overabundance of I/O ports, 8-bit micros still find a lot to do—and do well. Jack Shandle examines how and why the controller world's workhorse survives and prospers by reinventing itself.
Intel: Verwirrspiel um 64-Bit-Prozessor
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8/4/2004   Post a comment
Bei der Vorstellung einer neuen Produktfamilie von IBMs 64-Bit-Servern kam es heraus: Intel liefert bereits einen Pentium-4-Prozessor auf Basis des 'Prescott'-Kerns mit 64-Bit-Instruktionssatz aus.
Neuartige Prozessorarchitektur ist auf Energiesparen optimiert
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8/4/2004   Post a comment
Die meisten Diskussionen über Energieeffizienz in Feingeometrie-Prozessen konzentrieren sich auf die feinsten Abstraktionsebenen: Materialien, Transistoren und Bibliotheken. Doch das höchste Einsparpotenzial liegt auf der Ebene der Architektur, nicht im Detail. Ein amerikanisches Startup-Unternehmen hat einen Prozessor gebaut, der schon in seiner Architektur auf Enerieeffizienz ausgelegt ist.
Nucleus RTOS supports Renesas SH7705 MPU
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8/3/2004   Post a comment
Accelerated Technology, Embedded Systems division of Mentor Graphics Corp.has begun to offer a version of the Nucleus Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) for developers using the Renesas Technology SH7705 processor, a 133-MHz RISC device from the SuperH family.
AMD annonce de nouveaux processeurs
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8/2/2004   Post a comment
Cherchant à tirer parti des besoins croissants en processeurs du marché informatique familial et professionnel, AMD (Sunnyvale, Californie) vient de lancer une gamme de processeurs de bureau et mobiles baptisée « Sempron ».
High-sensitivity GPS/AGPS chipset targets telematics and navigation
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8/2/2004   Post a comment
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.'s newest chipset for the high-sensitivity GPS/AGPS receivers is capable of operating in both "autonomous GPS/standalone" mode and "assisted GPS" mode. The company is targeting communications systems that support telematics and navigation applications for mobile location, tracking and monitoring.
Intel verschiebt Einführung von 4-GHz-Prozessor
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8/2/2004   Post a comment
Bei Intel purzeln die Geschwindigkeitsrekorde nicht mehr so schnell wie früher: Die für das vierte Quartal in Aussicht gestellte Version eines Pentium-4-Prozessors mit einem Takt von 4 GHz wird sich um ein Quartal verspäten.


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