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Renesas übernimmt STs SuperH-Core-Geschäft
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9/30/2004   Post a comment
Renesas Technology übernimmt den Aktienanteil des europäischen ST-Ablegers STMicroelectronics NV am Core-Lizenzgeschäft von SuperH (SHI), einem Joint Venture mit ST. Ab Oktober werden Renesas und ST gemeinsam an der Entwicklung von CPU-Cores arbeiten, die auf der SuperH-Architektur basieren.
Renesas reprend l’activité de processeurs SuperH de ST
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9/30/2004   Post a comment
La société japonaise Renesas Technology Corp. signe un accord avec l’Européen STMicroelectronics NV afin de reprendre les parts détenues par ST dans l’activité de mise sous licence de processeurs SuperH de SuperH Inc., coentreprise formée avec ST. Dès le début du mois d’octobre 2004, Renesas Technology et ST devraient développer séparément les processeurs basés sur l’architecture SuperH, annonce-t-on chez Renesas.
Hard Software and Soft Hardware
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9/28/2004   Post a comment
Software allows FPGA users to compile C to Altera's highest-performance programmable platforms
A homogenous programming and design language permits a new type of partitioning
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9/28/2004   Post a comment
HDL's do a good job of capturing logic functionality in a generic and synthesizable way. In a similar fashion, high level languages do a good job of capturing software personality in a standard yet flexible way.
Renesas to take over SuperH core business
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9/28/2004   Post a comment
Japan's Renesas Technology Corp. has agreed with Europe's STMicroelectronics NV to take over ST's share of ownership in the SuperH CPU core licensing business of SuperH Inc., a joint venture company with ST.
ARC launches preconfigured, licensable audio platform
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9/27/2004   Post a comment
ARC International's new ARCsound audio subsystem has been designed as a preconfigured, licensable audio platform for use in high volume SOC designs. The subsystem includes audio codec software, a pre-configured ARC processor with custom audio extensions and a full suite of hardware and software development tools.
Siemens Automotive awards supply contract to Freescale
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9/27/2004   Post a comment
Siemens VDO Automotive (Auburn Hills, Mich.) has awarded Freescale Semiconductor (Austin) a $245 million contract to supply electronics components including ASICs, microcontrollers, analog and sensor components, for its automotive electrical and electronic systems.
PIC MCUs integrate LCD module in 28-, 80-pin packs
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9/27/2004   Post a comment
Targeting applications with liquid crystal displays, Microchip Technology Inc. has added eight new members of the 8-bit PIC microcontroller family with an integrated LCD module. The family additons include a 28-pin LCD MCU for simple, cost-effective display applications requiring embedded control, and programmable 80-pin MCUs capable of driving 192 segments for touchscreen and segmented LCD displays.
Intel adds features to 'value' PC chip set
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9/24/2004   Post a comment
Intel Corp. has announced new chip sets that add more advanced features to the "cost-conscious PC market." The Intel Celeron D processor 340 and 910GL Express chip set offer support for advanced features like PCI Express, Intel High Definition Audio and the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900.
Nvidia ajoute un moteur tridimensionnel à ses processeurs sans fil
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9/23/2004   Post a comment
Tirant parti de son expérience dans le domaine des processeurs graphiques destinés aux systèmes de jeux, Nvidia Corp. ajoute un cœur tridimensionnel à sa gamme de processeurs multimédias sans fil GoForce, offrant ainsi aux concepteurs la possibilité d’ajouter des fonctionnalités ludiques aux téléphones et aux systèmes portables.
Co-Processing Boosts Real Time Automotive Module Performance
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9/23/2004   Post a comment
Drivers expect constantly improving performance while governments and standards bodies demand environmental compliance and safety enhancements. All of these factors combine to drive greater performance requirements of cars and in turn on the many functional electronic modules within the car.
Nvidia adds 3-D engine to wireless processor
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9/22/2004   Post a comment
Building on its experience as a provider of graphics processors for gaming systems, Nvidia Corp. has added a 3-D core to its GoForce wireless media processor line, giving designers an ability to add gaming capabilities to mobile phones and other handheld systems.
TI adds "Easy-To-Use" development kit for DSP-based SoCs
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9/21/2004   Post a comment
Targeting the rapid adoption of ARM -plus-DSP system-on-a-chip (SoC) technology in the portable data terminal (PDT) market, Texas Instruments Inc. has launched its OMAP5912 Starter Kit (OSK), priced at $295.
MCU touts complete 10/100Mbps Ethernet on a chip
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9/20/2004   Post a comment
Freescale Semi's latest 16-bit HCS12-type microcontroller implements 10/100Mbps Ethernet connectivity through a single device. See the Marty Gold Review.
Flash MCU line touts power consumption reduction
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9/17/2004   Post a comment
Atmel Corp's newest MegaAVR flash microcontrollers have been designed to decrease power consumption and enable battery-powered applications. Designers Can Turn Off unused peripherals and reduce power consumption up to 50%.
Intel CEO reportedly rules out chip plant in Brazil
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9/16/2004   Post a comment
Intel Corp. chief executive Craig Barrett Thursday (Sept. 16) all but ruled out building a chip manufacturing plant in Brazil because of that country's high labor costs, according to the Associated Press
The Latest Technology Trends at GSPx
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9/16/2004   Post a comment
Trends in paper submissions show an increase in FPGA-based solutions compared to those describing solutions based on off-the-shelf programmable devices. Amnon Aliphas, the GSPx Conference Chairman, discusses this trend and introduces GSPx 2004, which takes place September 27-30 in Santa Clara, CA.
Security-Controller für Industriezwecke
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9/15/2004   Post a comment
Für sicherheitskritische Industrieanwendungen hat der Elektronikdienstleister ED-V AG einen 16-Bit-Mikrocontroller des US-Herstellers InnovASIC ins Vertriebsprogramm genommen. Der Controller stellt eine Weiterentwicklung des Hitachi-Bausteins H8/3048 dar.
Faraday bringt flexiblen Netzprozessor
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9/15/2004   Post a comment
Das taiwanesische Unternehmen Faraday Technology hat seinen ersten Netzprozessor (NPU) vorgestellt. Die Programmierbarkeit eines strukturierten ASICs soll dem Baustein zu einer besonders hohen Flexibilität verhelfen.
Microchip beefs-up flash MCU line with eight more devices
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9/14/2004   Post a comment
icrochip Technology Inc. has expanded its 28- and 40/44-pin PIC flash microcontroller line with eight devices targeting mid-range applications requiring up to 32 Kbytes of program memory.
Multicore MPUs go mainstream
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9/13/2004   Post a comment
Intel Corp.'s decision to take the hydra-headed designs known as multicore processors into the volume realm starting next year raises a host of unanswered questions.
Inside DSP on Automotive Signal Processing: Feeling the Heat
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9/13/2004   Post a comment
Automotive signal procesing applications must meet a variety of special requirements, ranging from tolerance for harsh environments to high levels of reliability. In this article we discuss some of these requirements and explain their implications for the industry.
Faraday unveils flexible net processor
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9/13/2004   Post a comment
Taiwan's Faraday Technology Corp. is taking the wraps off its first stab at a network processor with the flexibility of structured ASIC programmability.
Global Partnership Creates Advanced SoC Design Environments
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9/13/2004   Post a comment
Fujitsu Ties Global Partnership with Cadence to Create Advanced SoC Design Environments
Inside DSP on Automotive Signal Processing: Driving Towards DSP
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9/12/2004   Post a comment
Digital signal processing does a lot more in your car than just play music. Applications ranging from knock detection to collision avoidance systems rely on this technology, and for good reason.
Inside DSP on Automotive Signal Processing: Signal Processing Hits the Road
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9/12/2004   Post a comment
In this article we explore four automotive signal processing application areas: engine and transmission control, safety and convenience, electronic steering and braking, and “infotainment.” We survey current and forthcoming uses of signal processing technology in these areas, and highlight the market forces driving these applications.
Inside DSP on Automotive Signal Processing: Processors for Automotive Signal Processing
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9/12/2004   Post a comment
Today's automobile is a digital automobile, incorporating dozens of embedded processors that control and optimize the operation of nearly every system in the car. This article examines the various classes of processors that are used in automotive applications, from DSPs to general-purpose processors to FPGAs. It compares key strengths and weaknesses, and discusses how the special requirements of automotive applications shape the processors that target this market.
Inside DSP on Automotive Signal Processing: Interview With Pravin Varaiya
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9/12/2004   Post a comment
U.C. Berkeley professor Pravin Varaiya is an expert on autonomous vehicles. From 1994 to 1997 he was the director of the California PATH (Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways) program, and is a key figure in current research on intelligent vehicles and highways. In this interview, he shares his insight into the future of autonomous cars and offers his perspective on some of its key challenges.
Inside DSP on Automotive Signal Processing: Street Smarts
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9/12/2004   Post a comment
Digital signal processing is already used outside of the car in automotive-related applications ranging from traffic control to road maintenance--and many more such applications are under development. In this article, we explore current and emerging signal-processing-based automotive applications in two key areas: intelligent transportation systems, and applications that use vehicle location systems.
Fujitsu's 8-bit MCU runs at 100 Nanosec. on full CISC architecture
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9/10/2004   Post a comment
Fujitsu Microelectronics America's newest 8-bit microcontroller series delivers processing speeds as low as 100 nanoseconds.
Low Power Microcontrollers - with cryptographic peripheral
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9/10/2004   Post a comment
Microchip announced the first two PIC® Flash microcontrollers with an integrated KEELOQ® cryptographic peripheral, providing a complete solution for remotely controlled security systems and authentication applications. Designers of such systems need an integrated solution that provides control of system power consumption and ensures reliable battery-powered operation.
EDA industry to raise funds for cancer research
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9/8/2004   Post a comment
The players in the EDA industry are throwing a fundraiser here Wednesday, September 15 to speed up research for a very underfunded form of bone cancer called multiple myeloma.
Intel verschmilzt 32- und 64-Bit-Produktlinien
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9/8/2004   Post a comment
Intel wird künftig verstärkt auf Multicore-Prozessoren setzen. Virtualisierung und die Sicherheitstechnik LaGrande seien weitere Schwerpunkte der Entwicklungstätigkeit, erklärte Unternehmenschef Paul Otellini bei der Eröffnung des Intel Developer Forum (IDF). Die 32- und 64-Bit-Prozessorlinien sollen miteinander verschmolzen werden.
Intel verschmilzt 32- und 64-Bit-Produktlinien
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9/8/2004   Post a comment
Intel wird künftig verstärkt auf Multicore-Prozessoren setzen. Virtualisierung und die Sicherheitstechnik LaGrande seien weitere Schwerpunkte der Entwicklungstätigkeit, erklärte Unternehmenschef Paul Otellini bei der Eröffnung des Intel Developer Forum (IDF). Die 32- und 64-Bit-Prozessorlinien sollen miteinander verschmolzen werden.
Intel inks agreement with biochip company
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9/8/2004   Post a comment
Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) has entered into an agreement with CombiMatrix Corp. (Mukilteo, Wash.) to work together on the feasibility of various projects utilizing CombiMatrix's core technology.
Multitasking kernel for Altera's Nios II
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9/7/2004   Post a comment
eSOL kernel integrates as a plug-n to Altera's development tools
Intel moves to single architecture for 32-, 64-bit MPUs
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9/7/2004   Post a comment
During the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) on Tuesday, Intel Corp. outlined its processor roadmap, including a plan to merge or develop a single architecture for its separate 32- and 64-bit lines.
Intel zeigt auf Entwicklerkonferenz Multicore-CPU
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9/7/2004   Post a comment
Wenn heute Intel-President Paul Otellini zur Eröffnung des Intel Developer Forums (IDF) ans Rednerpult tritt, wird er nichts Geringeres vorstellen als den leisen Wechsel einer Philiopsophie, die das Unternehmen über Jahrzehnte verfochten hat: Statt immer höherer Taktfrequenzen setzt das Unternehmen jetzt auf mehr Parallellität. Sichtbarer Beweis ist Intels erster Dual-Core-Prozessor, den Otellini vorstellen wird.
Intel présente sa première unité centrale multicœurs au Forum IDF
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9/6/2004   Post a comment
La date du 7 septembre devrait rester gravée dans les esprits. En effet, Intel Corp. prévoit d’abandonner officieusement la fréquence pour adopter le parallélisme et en faire sa philosophie principale en matière de microprocesseur. Le 7 septembre, le président Paul Otellini devrait dévoiler publiquement le premier processeur à double cœur d’Intel, dans son allocution d’ouverture lors de l’Intel Developer Forum qui se tiendra du 7 au 9 septembre.
Price cuts fail to stimulate Intel's Q3 sales
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9/3/2004   Post a comment
Disappointing chip demand, coupled by an inability to stimulate the market with price cuts, caused Intel Corp. to reduce its quarterly estimates to between $8.3 billion and $8.6 billion. Previous guidance was for revenue from $8.6 billion to $9.2 billion.
8051-based MPU module targets embedded apps
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9/3/2004   Post a comment
R2 Controls' R108 Hypercore microprocessor core module, based on the 8051 core has been designed to simplify integration and engineering of embedded microcontroller projects.
Des processeurs Intel en 65 nm devraient être proposés dès la fin 2005
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9/3/2004   Post a comment
La loi de Moore se porte bien chez Intel Corp., qui annonce son intention de produire en masse des processeurs en 65 nm. Maintenant qu’Intel a réussi sa transition de la production en 90 nm, la société entend entamer la fabrication en volume de ses processeurs de 65 nm dès la fin 2005, avec des transistors offrant une fréquence brute 1,4 fois supérieure à celle de la technologie 90 nm.
Intel lowers third-quarter expectations
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9/2/2004   Post a comment
Chipmaker Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) expects third-quarter revenue to fall between $8.3 billion and $8.6 billion, lower than the previous guidance for revenue from $8.6 billion to $9.2 billion.
CAN Microcontroller - with world's largest memory
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9/2/2004   Post a comment
Microchip introduced four 28- and 40/44-pin PIC18F CAN (Controller Area Network) PIC® Flash microcontrollers, designed to address the growing need amongst automotive and industrial engineers for small, low power, cost-effective microcontrollers with built-in CAN functionality and flexible Flash memory.
AMD présente son processeur Opteron à double cœur
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9/2/2004   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. présente un processeur 64 bits constitué de deux noyaux parallèles.
Intel will demo its first multi-core CPU at IDF
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9/2/2004   Post a comment
Mark down Sept. 7 as the date Intel Corp. unofficially switches from frequency to parallelism as its main microprocessor philosophy.
Entry-level toolset supports PIC MCU line
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9/1/2004   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc.'s new entry-level development tools are said to allow user-friendly evaluation of analog processing and simple programming with the company's PIC Microcontrollers.


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