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HDTV-ready video processor targets embedded apps
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
VIA Technologies, Inc.'s VIA CX700M integrated video processor for the VIA C7 and Eden processor platforms integrated premium graphics, audio, memory, storage, and HDTV support all in a single chip design. Integrated into the chip are the Northbridge and Southbridge functions.
Report: Intel ups layoffs at Folsom plant
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Intel Corp. has announced it would lay off an additional 159 workers from its facility in Folsom, Calif.
STMicro could be next buyout target, report says
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Europe's largest chip maker could be the next target of private equity following the leveraged buyout of Philips Electronics' chip unit and the pending acquisition by a private equity consortium of Freescale Semiconductor, according to a Bloomberg report citing a report by Merrill Lynch analysts.
ZiLOG's 16-bit MCU targets security apps
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
ZiLOG Inc.'s ZNEO Z16F family of flash microcontrollers, based on the company's new ZNEO 16-bit CPU core, targets specific markets such as high-end motor control and domestic security applications.
Tech Tutorial: Design considerations for 500W Class D automotive subwoofer amplifiers
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9/28/2006   1 comment
Class D designs promise higher output power within a given auto electronics system volume. But converting to a Class D from a Class AB amp is challenging because the modes of operation and circuit protection schemes are significantly different.
AMD to supply processors to Chinese PC company
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
AMD Inc. and China PC supplier Founder Technology have announced an agreement to offer Founder customers systems based on AMD64 processors beginning in October.
STMicroelectronics' ARM7 MCUs tout full-spec operation at 3.3V and 5V
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has extended its STR7 line of 32-bit microcontrollers based on the ARM7TDMI-S core with the launching of the general purpose STR750F family that supports full-spec operation at both 3.3V and 5V.
WiMax to change laptop biz model, says Intel Capital exec
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
A executive from Intel's venture capital arm provided a glimpse into the future, saying Intel Capital believes that notebook computers will follow the route of PDAs and cell phones and eventually be sold at subsidized rates with WiMax service contracts.
Intel adding architecture extensions for 45-nm
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9/27/2006   Post a comment
Intel plans to add more than 50 new streaming SIMD extensions to extend the Intel 64 instruction set architecture for the 45-nanometer node, according to Pat Gelsinger, senior vice president and general manager of the digital enterprise group.
Intel, Emulex team up on storage controllers
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9/27/2006   Post a comment
Intel Corp. and Emulex Corp. announced a family of integrated storage controllers based on Intel's Xscale processor, aiming to scoop up the market for standalone interface chips.
Updated: Court limits AMD's claims in Intel suit
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9/27/2006   Post a comment
In a possible setback for AMD, a U.S. District Court judge in Delaware has dismissed foreign commerce claims in the company's antitrust lawsuit against Intel Corp.
Building SCA-compliant software-defined radios
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9/27/2006   Post a comment
This article explains the basics of the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) standards for software-defined radio (SDR). It also explains how to choose between custom and off-the-shelf hardware, as well as the role of FGPAs in an SCA-compliant SDR system.
Intel 'clearly executing,' analyst says
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9/27/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor market watcher Nathan Brookwood, principal of Insight64, gave Intel high marks following the first day of the Intel Developer Forum.
First Intel quad cores due by end of year
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9/26/2006   Post a comment
As expected, Intel provided details about the forthcoming rollout of its quad-core processors.
Intel rebuilding; eyeing 45-nm, Otellini says
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9/26/2006   Post a comment
Eager to turn the corner after a yearlong stretch of rough road that culminated in massive layoffs, Intel CEO Paul Ottelini came out swinging, emphasizing his company's process technology lead over semiconductor industry competitors and implying that the world's top chip maker is making a fresh start.
AMD, Intel square off in quad core
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices and Intel Corp. will square off over quad-core processors this week as each side tries to position itself as leading the race for multicore x86 processors.
Freescale Accelerates Automotive Innovation with Industry's Largest Embedded Flash Array
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has achieved a milestone in microcontroller (MCU) technology to help fuel innovation in next-generation powertrain designs and other automotive control applications. The company's flagship MPC55xx automotive controller family built on Power Architecture(TM) technology now includes the MPC5566 -- the first 32-bit MCU to integrate 3MB of flash memory.
Digital signal controller line adds analog integration, memory and package choices
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has beefed-up its 16-bit 56F8000 digital signal controller line with the launching of four new members. The 56F8037, 56F8036, 56F8025 and 56F8023 add more analog integration, memory and package choices.
AV picoPower technology extends battery life
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
Atmel Corporation has announced three new AVR® microcontrollers with incorporated power-saving technology that provides multi-year battery life in lighting control, security, keyless entry, ZigBee™ and other applications that spend a significant amount of their time in sleep mode.
ARM7-based MCUs tout dual high-speed buses
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
NXP's ARM7-based MCUs feature two high-speed buses enabling simultaneous operation of Ethernet, USB, CAN, SDRAM and other peripherals.
They don't make cars like they used to
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
Thank goodness they don't, because today's autos are cleaner, safer, more efficient, and more reliable.
Accessory overload threatens auto power budgets: Part 2, load smoothing methods
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9/22/2006   Post a comment
High continuous electrical loading pushes auto charging systems into overload, so that load transients from more and higher-powered electrical accessories present higher probability of disrupting the vehicle's distributed computing network.
MCU targets embedded industrial apps
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9/21/2006   Post a comment
Innovasic Semiconductor's fido1100 microcontroller has been designed for the industrial embedded system designer. Capabilities built into the silicon ease the burden of software debug and test, especially for real-time and safety-critical operation.
Nucleus Mobile OS to be available on ST Nomadik processors
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9/20/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics and Mentor Graphics have entered into a collaboration to make Mentor's Nucleus Mobile operating system (OS) available on STMicroelectronics' Nomadik STn880x and STn881x series of multimedia application processors.
Microchip adds lower-cost entry point for PIC18 8-bit flash MCUs
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9/20/2006   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. has added the four-member PIC18F4321 8-bit microcontroller family with advanced peripherals, low pin count, and small-footprint package options.
ST adds 8-bit MCU for automotive apps
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9/20/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' ST7FL family of 8-bit microcontrollers includes an EEPROM memory bank of from 1.5- to 8-Kbytes to store configuration parameters, thus eliminating the need for external devices.
Broadcom CFO steps down over options probe
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9/19/2006   Post a comment
Citing the company's ongoing investigation into historical stock options granting practices, Broadcom Chief Financial Officer William Ruehle abruptly stepped down. Broadcom's board named Bruce Kiddoo, vice president and corporate controller, acting CFO on an interim basis.
Freescale, Elmos bolster automotive alliance
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9/19/2006   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. and Elmos Semiconductor will team to develop application-specific semiconductor products (ASSPs) combining Freescale's 16-bit microcontroller (MCU) architectures with Elmos' high-voltage CMOS ASSPs.
Software development kit supports Cell Broadband Engine processor
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9/19/2006   Post a comment
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.'s MultiCore PlusSDK 1.0 (Software Development Kit) programs the Cell Broadband Engine (BE) processor. The kit provides a complete, intuitive programming environment for products based on the Cell BE and other multicore processors.
Objective Interface launches comms middleware for TI C6000 DSPs
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9/18/2006   Post a comment
ORBexpress DSP is communications middleware for multiprocessor systems based on the TI C6000 DSP. It allows systems engineers to transparently migrate processing between GPPs and TI DSPs.
Optimized software components speed development time for ARM-MCU based apps
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9/18/2006   Post a comment
ARM's RealView Real-Time Library supports the ARM7, ARM9 and ARM Cortex-M3 processor-based microcontrollers. Library contains software components needed to create products that require real-time control, networking, USB and CAN connectivity.
Oki offers ARM-based ZigBee developer's kit
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9/15/2006   Post a comment
Oki Semiconductor is offering a low-cost, full-featured development kit for its IEEE802.15.4 based ML7065 2.4GHz ZigBee compatible radio. The kit contains the Oki ML7065 radio and Oki's ARM7TMDI-based 4060 Series Advantage Microcontroller.
'Teardown' finds few changes to new video iPod
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9/15/2006   Post a comment
A "teardown" analysis of Apple Computer's new video iPod found very few hardware changes from the previous device, leading Wedbush Morgan Securities, which conducted the teardown, to conclude that the new video iPod is a "short-term, stop-gap" product.
Creating multi-standard, multi-resolution video engines using configurable processors
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9/15/2006   Post a comment
Configurable processors allow you to build a processor core that is not too big or too small for your video application by selecting only the options that you need. Designers customize the processor to exactly fit their application by creating instructions, register files, functional units and interfaces that are designed to accelerate the application. It is easy to port codecs to a processor, and adopting new video standards, upgrading existing codecs, or fixing bugs can be done post-silicon i
Mystery chips, no Portal Player, in iPod nano
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9/14/2006   Post a comment
Apple Computer's new iPod Nano player has three Apple marked chips of unknown origin, but no chip from PortalPlayer, according to a Wedbush Morgan Securities report discussing a teardown of the long-awaited media player.
Fault-robust microcontrollers allow automotive technology convergence: Part 2, fault detection and supervision
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9/14/2006   Post a comment
In automotive, semiconductor technologies and electronic systems are converging into a "car-on-a-chip." However, this convergence results in a new population of faults and failure modes, so how to make such systems more robust?
Pioneers recall microprocessor battles in documentary
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9/13/2006   Post a comment
Silicon Valley's de facto historian Rob Walker said he and the Stanford Silicon Valley Archives have released its latest digital video documentary titled, "The Microprocessor Chronicles."
Atmel expands ultra-low power MCU offering with three AVR units
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9/13/2006   Post a comment
Atmel Corp.'s newest AVR microcontrollers boast power-saving technology that provides multi-year battery life in lighting control, security, keyless entry and ZigBee applications that spend a significant amount of their time in sleep mode.
Transmeta expands patents rights for Toshiba
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9/13/2006   Post a comment
Processor technology company Transmeta Corp. is expanding the initial scope of Toshiba's license to use the company's LongRun2 processor technologies.
IBM unveils first Cell computer
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9/12/2006   Post a comment
IBM said it offering its first systems based on the Cell processor it helped develop with Sony and Toshiba.
PIC MCU packs IEEE 802.3-compliant Ethernet comms peripheral
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9/11/2006   Post a comment
Microchip Technology's PIC microcontroller family has new members with an integrated IEEE 802.3-compliant Ethernet communications peripheral, including on-chip Medium Access Controller and Physical Layer Device.
Fault-robust microcontrollers allow automotive technology convergence: Part 1, the nature of faults
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9/11/2006   Post a comment
In automotive, semiconductor technologies and electronic systems are converging into a "car-on-a-chip." However, this convergence results in a new population of faults and failure modes, so how to make such systems more robust?
MnD Semiconductors launch Silver Screen
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9/8/2006   Post a comment
French fabless semiconductor startup, MnD Semiconductors, has developed a chip architecture that can be easily scaled from low cost, high definition, video decoders to high performance, real time, multi-channel, video encoders and transcoders.
HP upgrades chip set for entry-level Itanium servers
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9/7/2006   Post a comment
Hewlett-Packard has updated the chip set for its entry-level Itanium-based servers as it rolls out systems for the long anticipated release of Montecito, Intel's first dual-core version of Itanium.
Intel job cuts fail to inspire investors
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9/6/2006   Post a comment
Intel's announcement that it would cut 10,500 jobs in coming months did not provide the market a much-needed boost, as Intel's stock price tumbled amidst broader concerns of an interest rate hike.
8-bit MCU core touts faster processing at lower frequencies
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9/6/2006   Post a comment
Toshiba's newest 8-bit microcontroller core is said to be capable of processing one instruction cycle in a single clock cycle, enabling faster processing at lower frequencies, reduced noise and lower power consumption compared with the company's previous 8-bit core.
MCU touts 3 Mbytes flash for automotive powertrain apps
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9/6/2006   Post a comment
Targeting automotive powertrain designs, Freescale Semiconductor has added the MPC5566 microcontroller with 3 MBytes of on-chip flash memory to its line of Power Architecture-based MCUs.
Converter measurement methods spur automotive capacitive sensor use
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9/6/2006   Post a comment
Capacitance-to-digital converters allow taking advantage of capacitive sensors simple shape adaptation, low power consumption, and favorable manufacturing costs, while imparting ease of control and read out.
Comment: Worst is yet to come from Intel
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9/5/2006   Post a comment
Intel's plan to layoff 10,500 workers in coming months is just the beginning of more bad news for the troubled semiconductor supplier.
Intel market share slid to four-year low in Q2, iSuppli says
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9/5/2006   Post a comment
Intel experienced a dramatic decline in semiconductor revenue during the second quarter and posted its lowest quarterly market share in more than four years, according to market research firm iSuppli Corp.
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