Ten tips for debugging MCUs Design How-To 8/25/2011 2 comments With increasing complexity of microcontrollers and circuits, debugging is becoming increasingly important. But which diagnosis and debug functions are really needed and what is unnecessary?
AMD appoints former Lenovo exec CEO News & Analysis 8/25/2011 27 comments AMD's board of directors appointed as CEO Rory Read, a longtime IBM exec who most recently was president and chief operating officer at PC vendor Lenovo Group.
TSMC's A6 processor to respin, says report News & Analysis 8/12/2011 17 comments Foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) – said to have started trial manufacturing of the ARM-based A6 processor for Apple – will put the IC through another tape-out for the "production design" in the first quarter of 2012, according to the Taiwan Economic News.
Power.org signs VeriSilicon in China push News & Analysis 8/10/2011 Post a comment Power.org, the organization that promotes and develops standards for the Power microprocessor instruction set architecture has announced that VeriSilicon Holdings Co. Ltd., a China-based design services company, has joined the organization.
Spreadtrum paid $1 million for Telegent News & Analysis 8/8/2011 Post a comment Spreadtrum Communications Inc., a leading Chinese fabless chip company, has disclosed that it has paid $1 million to acquire Telegent Systems Inc., a developer of mobile television receiver chips, net of cash that Telegent was holding.
GENIVI compliance promises multimedia experience News & Analysis 8/7/2011 Post a comment The first platforms compliant with the GENIVI specification have been announcd, marking the first availability of software products intended to standardise in-vehicle-infotainment (IVI) systems across car models and manufacturers.
MIPS' fourth quarter disappoints News & Analysis 8/5/2011 2 comments Processor intellectual property licensor MIPS Technologies Inc. turned in a disappointing set of financial results for the second quarter of 2011 which was its own fourth fiscal quarter. Both revenue and net income were down from the same quarter a year before.
Imagination, Vector Fabrics team on OpenCL News & Analysis 8/5/2011 3 comments Graphics processor IP licensor Imagination Technologies Group plc is working with Vector Fabrics BV to apply parallelization to software to be distributed across application processors that include PowerVR SGX graphics cores.
IDC cuts PC microprocessor forecast News & Analysis 8/2/2011 1 comment IDC cut its forecast for 2011 PC microprocessor shipment growth to 9.3 percent from 10.3 percent, saying economic headwinds in developed regions that are affecting consumer PC demand.
China IP provider plans Power family News & Analysis 8/2/2011 9 comments China processor core developer C*Core Technology Co. Ltd. will roll out in September a new family of processor cores apparently based on the Power architecture.
HiSilicon extends ARM licenses for 3G/4G comms News & Analysis 8/2/2011 2 comments HiSilicon Technologies Co. Ltd. has licensed a range of ARM technology for use across the breadth of its communications chip design activities including: 3G/4G basestations, networking infrastructure and mobile computing applications.
Tower makes Ramon rad-hard processor News & Analysis 8/1/2011 Post a comment Tower Semiconductor Ltd., a specialty foundry that trades as TowerJazz, and Ramon Chips Ltd., a fabless company that specializes in space applications, have announced they have completed a second generation of radiation-hardened processors.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments