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.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.