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posted in August 2007
Falling prices sink Indian chip market
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8/31/2007   Post a comment
While an industry survey predicted the Indian chip market would reach $3.8 billion in revenues in 2006, an update found that actual revenues were about one-third less than that at $2.69 billion.
1-W processor makes X86 accessible to embedded market
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
With an idle power of 0.1 watt, the 500-MHz VIA Eden ULV processor has been designed to meet the low power requirements of a wide range of industrial, commercial and ultra mobile applications.
NXP video post processor to improve HD image quality
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
In the run-up to the IFA consumer electronics trade fair in Berlin, NXP has rolled out a video post processor chip that, according to the company, improves HD images by a series of 'smart' algorithms.
Processor enhances picture, sound quality in 1080p flat-panel TVs
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Micronas has started to sample its third-generation VCT-Premium processor, which integrates audio, video, Teletext, OSD, controller-related functions, and a dual input port HDMI receiver.
Mobile processor enhances gaming notebooks
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
AGEIA Technologies has launched the PhysX 100M mobile processor for high performance gaming notebook PCs that features low power and thermal design with power dissipation of nearly 10-W under game-play conditions.
VoIP support expands for ARM processors
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
D2 Technologies' embedded vPort VoIP software now enables OEMs and ODMs to easily power new feature-rich VoIP-enabled devices using ARM11 multi-core processors.
Verifying your low-power designs
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Here are some of the power reduction techniques used in today's chip designs, the pitfalls of each, and how to set up low-power verification.
Check out these online labs
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
If you haven't checked out TechOnline's VirtuaLabs, now is a good time to do so.
Express Logic ports ThreadX to dsPIC, PIC24
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Express Logic now offers its ThreadX/MCU RTOS for Microchip's digital signal controllers (DSCs) and MCUs.
Under the Hood: Gauging standard-cell performance
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Standard-cell-based design has become the mainstream methodology for designing the digital-logic sections of ASICs. Semiconductor Insights shows how it used advanced imaging and algorithms to go deep inside the structure of TI's OMAP2420 SoC.
IBM's Cell BE-based cluster to aid U. of Maryland research
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8/24/2007   Post a comment
IBM Corp. said it will endow the University of Maryland's Baltimore County campus with the components for one of the most powerful cluster supercomputers in the world.
VoIP platforms for the evolving residential gateway
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8/23/2007   Post a comment
Residential VoIP gateways are becoming responsible for video and cellular traffic, security processing, and more. Here's how to design a platform that can handle these roles.
Configurable processor focuses on video surveillance systems
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8/22/2007   Post a comment
Startup Stretch Inc. has wrapped reference designs and software around its S6000 configurable processor to build low cost networked surveillance cameras and video recorders.
Avnet, Analog Devices offer design workshops
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing and Analog Devices announce two new SpeedWay Design Workshops for embedded processing/DSP and signal chain solutions.
Under the Hood: Inside Kawasaki's Moto-GP racing bike
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8/20/2007   Post a comment
It's race time! Fresh from the racetrack, teardown specialist Portelligent provides a guided tour of the electronics and subsystems inside the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR MotoGP race motorcycle.
Tilera starts shipping 64-way multiprocessor
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8/20/2007   Post a comment
Tilera Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) has said it has started shipping its Tile64 processor, a 64-processor chip based on an architecture that could scale to hundreds and even thousands of cores, according to the company.
DSP silicon takes many forms
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8/20/2007   Post a comment
Here's a guide to the chips used in signal processing: DSPs, MPUs, FPGAs, multiprocessors, massively parallel processors, and more!
Sun advances work on novel chip interconnect
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8/17/2007   Post a comment
Sun Microsystems will demonstrate at the Hot Chips conference it has solved one of the key problems of its Proximity technology, a novel chip interconnect that someday could enable a new level of ultra-dense, high speed computer and communications systems.
Q-bits put new spin on quantum computing
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8/17/2007   Post a comment
Quantum dots in gallium arsenide can now encode quantum states, called q-bits, onto individual electrons, thereby enabling ultra-low power quantum computers.
Inventor forges fresh approach to writing software
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8/16/2007   Post a comment
A lone inventor claims he has created a new approach to software development, called the Coherent Object Software Architecture that could make it easier to write parallel programs for multicore processors and bring a new level of discipline to the writing code.
FPGA-based hardware acceleration of C/C++ based applications - Part 3
Design How-To  
8/15/2007   1 comment
The team at Impulse Accelerated Technologies explain how state-of-the-art C-to-hardware tools simplify the development of FPGA-accelerated algorithms.
Understanding superior professional audio design: A block-by-block approach
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8/15/2007   Post a comment
This article walks you through the main blocks of the professional audio signal chain, provides desirable parameters, and identifies the benefits designers should consider when designing a professional audio product.
Ionic winds can cool chips
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8/15/2007   Post a comment
Ionic winds can be harnessed for a 250 percent increase in the heat-transfer coefficient to cool integrated circuits.
HP researcher in power struggle
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8/15/2007   Post a comment
Partha Ranganathan describes his research in power efficient systems and multicore processors at Hewlett Packard Labs that won him recognition from MIT Technology Review magazine as one of the top technology innovators under 35.
dsPIC and PIC24 get open-source RTOS
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8/15/2007   Post a comment
RoweBots's DSPnano open source RTOS now supports Microchip's 16-bit dsPIC DSCs and PIC24 MCUs.
Intel rolls out Xeon processors for virtualization
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8/14/2007   Post a comment
In an effort to move the enterprise industry to multi-core systems, Intel Corp. has launched a pair of low-priced quad-core Intel Xeon processors— the X5365 and L5335—that contain new virtualization capabilities.
AMD will extend x86 for parallelism
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8/14/2007   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices published the first of several plans to extend the x86 instruction set to ease the job of programming multicore processors, applying once again its formula of competing with Intel Corp. on technology by advancing the CPU architecture ahead of its larger archrival.
ST may buy Infineon, says report
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8/13/2007   Post a comment
Rumors are running rampant that STMicroelectronics Inc. may acquire Infineon Technologies AG.
Easy multiprocessor design with sRIO and MSGQ
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8/13/2007   Post a comment
TI's MSGQ technology makes it easy to build multiprocessor systems using Serial RapidIO (sRIO). Here's how it works.
DARPA picks Urban Challenge semifinalists
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8/9/2007   Post a comment
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency selects 36 teams to square off in California this fall.
World's fastest commodity MPU?
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8/8/2007   Post a comment
Sun Microsystems has entered the commercial silicon market with what it claims is the world's fastest commodity microprocessor, the UltraSPARC T2, with eight cores and eight threads per core.
ThreadX RTOS supports Freescale iMX27 multimedia applications processor
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8/8/2007   Post a comment
Express Logic has announced that its royalty-free ThreadX RTOS for real-time applications now supports Freescale Semiconductor's i.MX27 multimedia applications processor.
AMD advertizes Web site charting battle with Intel
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8/8/2007   Post a comment
Processor maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) has been advertizing a Web site called "AMD Break Free" set up to document the company's battle with rival Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.).
Analysis: Atmel's customizable microcontrollers
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8/8/2007   Post a comment
Atmel's chips claim to beat FPGA/CPU combos on cost, performance, and power. BDTI explains why these claims could be true.
4G race is on for 700 MHz market
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8/6/2007   Post a comment
Chip designers for Ultra Mobile Broadband and Long Term Evolution, cellular and WiMax networks are racing to support 700 MHz in the wake of last week's ruling on the spectrum from the Federal Communications Commission.
Chip makers, researchers dish on hottest chips, interconnects
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8/6/2007   Post a comment
The Hot Chips and companion Hot Interconnects conferences provide a peek inside the leading multicore processors as well as research into the on- and off-chip networks that those future microprocessors may use.
Faster ARM core boosts processing power in Nomadik
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8/6/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has beefed up its Nomadik product line with the STn8811 mobile multimedia application processor that is designed with the ARM926EJ core that runs at 393MHz, compared to 264MHz in the STn8810.
Graphics rendering engine using DSP in dual-core DaVinci as soft graphics accelerator
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8/3/2007   Post a comment
The principal reason for using the DSP instead of an external Hardware Graphics Accelerator (GPU) lies in the significant cost saving. The TSM320DM644x already has a display controller and a fast connection to main memory, and thanks to its flexible DMA channels, makes an ideal Soft Graphics Accelerator (SGA).
8-bit flash microcontrollers target low-cost embedded systems
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8/2/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has added a series of 8-bit flash microcontrollers to its low-cost ST7Lite family that features up to 24 I/O (input/output) lines.
Intel rubbishes AMD consultants' antitrust claims
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8/2/2007   Post a comment
A study on behalf of AMD in its long running antitrust dispute against Intel suggests the latter extracted monopoly profits from microprocessor sales of more than $60 billion in the decade between 1996 to 2006.
Measure angles on rotating systems with high resolution
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8/2/2007   Post a comment
Multiple Hall sensors-on-chip and magnetic-pole wheels provide an accurate and economical solution.
FPGA-based hardware acceleration of C/C++ based applications - Part 2
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8/1/2007   Post a comment
Dan Poznanovic from SRC Computers explains how the SRC Carte programming environment allows application programmers to write and port applications to a reconfigurable platform.


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