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Itox motherboard packs Intel dual-core processors
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
Itox has added the G5C100-N-G Mini-ITX motherboard with the Intel dual-core processors into its long-life product line.
Telecom seminars address wide range of issues
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
Upcoming seminars will address all aspects of platform design, from hardware components such as microprocessors, DSPs and blades, to software components like OSs, protocols, and middleware.
Analyst ups guidance for Intel
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
Stabilizing unit demand and pricing and the burn-off of accumulated inventory could mean improved year-end results for beleaguered microprocessor supplier Intel Corp., according to a report by FBR Equity Research.
Intel ships dual-core, 64-bit CPU for notebooks
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
Intel Corp. officially rolled out its next-generation notebook processor, code-named Merom, its first to use two cores and support 64-bit addressing in a notebook.
Intel CTO: multicore performance standards needed
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8/24/2006   Post a comment
The accelerating transition to multicore processors poses the next major challenge to systems developers, according to Justin Rattner, an Intel senior fellow and chief technology officer.
Programming heterogeneous multiprocessors
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8/24/2006   Post a comment
In this article, we examine how to program a heterogeneous multiprocessor (such as TI's DaVinci) based on the proven method of the Remote Procedure Call (RPC). We examine how this method addresses numerous programming challenges. We also explain how the RPC method introduces some pitfalls, and show how they may be avoided.
MCU line aims at automotive body and safety control applications
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8/23/2006   Post a comment
NEC Electronics America, Inc. has launched its newest line of microcontrollers, the 8-bit Fx2 series and 32-bit Fx3 series, which are based on the company's 0.15-micron process technology and have embedded flash memory optimized for automotive body and safety control applications.
Needed: clear thinking about multithreading and multi-core
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8/23/2006   Post a comment
For Kevin Kissell of MIPS, decisions about multi-core or multithreading are more than just either/or
AMD opens second China R&D center
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8/23/2006   Post a comment
AMD is opening an R&D center in Shanghai to be closer to its notebook PC clients, most of which are in the region surrounding the city.
Microchip offers debugging capabilities for PIC MCUs
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8/22/2006   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc.'s PICkit 2 development programmer now supports in-circuit debugging of selected Microchip PIC microcontroller products. This enables engineers, students and anyone with an interest to easily begin development and evaluation with PIC microcontrollers for a very low initial investment.
USBware Embedded USB software stacks are available for Atmel Smart ARM MCUs
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8/21/2006   Post a comment
Atmel and Jungo Announce Availability of Jungo's USBware Software Protocol Stacks for Atmel's AT91 Smart ARM Microcontrollers
IAR Systems launches evaluation kit for Luminary Micro Stellaris MCU
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8/21/2006   Post a comment
IAR Systems' newest KickStart starter Kit supports the Luminary Micro LM3S102, one of the Luminary Stellaris family of ARM Cortex-M3 microcontrollers.
Configurable ARC 725D core to launch in government satellite application
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8/21/2006   Post a comment
ARC International has licensed its configurable ARC 725D processor core to Honeywell for a government satellite application. Such applications require processors that provide a high level of security, operate reliably and continuously, and consume as few watts as possible over extended periods of time.
AMD inside Dell desktops
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8/17/2006   Post a comment
Three months after finally acknowledging that it would roll out new servers based on microprocessors from AMD, Dell said it plans to launch its first desktop computers with AMD processors in September.
Dell falls short of guidance
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8/17/2006   Post a comment
PC supplier Dell posted sales of $14.1 billion for the second quarter of fiscal year 2007 ended Aug. 4, up 5 percent year-over-year. Net earnings were $502 million or 22 cents per share, which fell short of the company's earlier guidance as a slow market forced aggressive pricing.
Microchip MCUs offered in 2x3 DFN packages
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8/17/2006   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. says all members of its 6-pin PIC10F microcontroller family are now available in ultra-small 2 mm x 3 mm Dual Flat No-lead (DFN) packages for space-constrained applications.
Memory controller enables fast transfers for CompactFlash
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8/16/2006   Post a comment
IntellaSys Corp.'s new OnSpec xSil251 memory controller enables fast memory data transfers for UDMA CompactFlash (CF)/Microdrive or IDE Hard Disk Drive via USB 2.0 interface.
Rambus board member resigns
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8/15/2006   Post a comment
In fallout from the stock options scandal, Rambus Inc. has announced that Geoff Tate, former chief executive of the company from 1990 through 2005, will resign from the company's Board of Directors.
FPGA Architectures from 'A' to 'Z' : Part 1
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8/15/2006   Post a comment
If you are new to FPGAs, there are a bewildering number of different architectures and related concepts; but fear not, because this tutorial explains all.
Stock options probe delays Rambus's 10-Q filing
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8/11/2006   Post a comment
Troubled semiconductor technology company Rambus Inc. has filed a From 12b-25 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, stating it would delay filing its Form 10-Q for the second quarter ended June, until an audit is completed investigating the company's accounting of stock options.
Intel offloads media and signaling business
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8/9/2006   Post a comment
Montreal-based media processing hardware/software vendor Eicon Networks has agreed to buy the assets of Intel's media and signaling business for an undisclosed amount.
Winners, losers in Q2 chip results
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8/8/2006   Post a comment
Here are the winners and losers in terms of financial results.
USB 2.0-based on-chip debug support available for Freescale ColdFire processors
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8/7/2006   Post a comment
Debugging and control of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.'s ColdFire family of 32-bit microprocessors will be supported by Macraigor Systems usb2Demon background debug mode (BDM) interface device. Macraigor supports the ColdFire Version 2, 3, and 4 cores.
Winners, losers in Q2 chip results
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8/3/2006   Post a comment
It was another day of mixed results for chip suppliers reporting their June quarter earnings.
CAN-enabled PIC MCUs add more on-chip flash
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8/2/2006   Post a comment
Microchip's new four-member PIC18F4685 family of low-power 8-bit Controller Area Network microcontrollers boasts 80 or 96 Kbytes of flash and integrated EEPROM memory to accommodate the growing complexity of CAN applications.
Multiradio: What you need to know about making wireless seamless too
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8/1/2006   Post a comment
Intel's comms lab is working hard on an anywhere, anytime, any protocol digital radio technology.
Intel chip glut swells semi inventory, says iSuppli
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8/1/2006   Post a comment
Excess stockpiles of PC microprocessors and core-logic chipsets caused surplus semiconductor inventories to rise more than expected in the second quarter, with Intel Corp. contributing much of the excess inventory, according to iSuppli Corp.


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