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.
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