Qualcomm Opens DSP Core Slideshow 8/27/2013 8 comments The mobile chip vendor will invite third-party programmers to write apps for its Hexagon core and has been asked to license the part to other chip vendors.
Benchmarks for Whole Phones Needed Blog 8/19/2013 27 comments Benchmarking is a tricky business. There are benchmarks and there are benchmarks. I'm sure I'm not alone in my weariness with reading reports on yet another batch of benchmark results.
ARM Preps Near-Threshold Processor for IoT News & Analysis 8/15/2013 17 comments ARM has been researching logic operation at near-threshold voltages and at clock frequencies of the order of tens of kilohertz. Its CTO says a core that uses such low voltages and clock frequencies could support low-power processing in applications that rely on energy harvesting.
Mobile Rising in Processor Market News & Analysis 8/13/2013 11 comments Mobile processors are becoming more significant in an expanding microprocessor market, because the PC market is in the doldrums, and non-x86 processors are failing to penetrate PCs, IC Insights says.
Where Tech Projects Meet Social Change India Chip Chat 8/7/2013 10 comments In the recent "Himalayan tsunami," more than 10,000 pilgrims visiting Uttarakhand in north India went missing and entire villages were swept away. Could any tech projects have possibly saved them?
Benchmark Debuts for Embedded FPUs News & Analysis 8/6/2013 4 comments FPMark, a floating-point benchmark geared for a wide range of embedded processors, is now available from the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium.
MediaTek Starts Pushing Octa News & Analysis 8/5/2013 21 comments MediaTek has started describing the benefits of "true" Octa application processors in an apparent precursor to the launch of an eight-core processor.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.