Secure CPU vendor introduces security server News & Analysis 9/28/2009 Post a comment Secure processor vendor CPU Technology introduced a security server that combines hardware and software used to encrypt embedded applications and configure security features for the company's Acalis CPU872 secure processors.
Intel dials in 45nm for TV chip gambit News & Analysis 9/25/2009 Post a comment Intel Corp. formally announced its first 45nm system-on chip—the CE4100 or Sodaville--at the Intel Developer Forum, its second swing at a device aimed for TVs and other digital living room systems.
Otellini denies antitrust charges in EC's Intel report News & Analysis 9/23/2009 Post a comment Chief executive Paul Otellini denied Intel Corp. engaged in anticompetitive practices outlined in a 518-page report released Monday by the European Commission, and said in a Q&A session after his keynote at the first day of the Intel Developer Forum that Intel will present its evidence in an appeal of the EC's May decision to slap a $1.45 billion fine on the chip maker.
Otellini: Intel to ship more SoCs than PC CPUs -- someday News & Analysis 9/22/2009 Post a comment Intel Corp. will someday ship more system-on-chip devices than PC processors, said chief executive Paul Otellini whorolled out new software efforts to drive its Atom-based chips into handsets and other devices and.showed the company's first working 22nm SRAM devices, 364 Mbit chips with 2.9 billion transistors.
Europe releases report on Intel antitrust investigation News & Analysis 9/21/2009 1 comment A day before the opening of the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, the European Commission has released a 518-page report detailing its allegations of antitrust violations against Intel Corp. for which it levied a $1.45 billion fine in May.
The path to money in medical systems design Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 9/21/2009 Post a comment Between government stimulus packages, an aging population, exploding healthcare costs and increasing need for better remote diagnostics, it's understandable that engineers looking for the next big opportunity would look up and cry: "Thars gold in them thar [medical] hills." But not so fast.
IC analyst sees tighter supply, ASP growth News & Analysis 9/18/2009 Post a comment A historically low level of capital spending by chipmakers is paving the way tight supply conditions that will result in increased average selling prices but may have unforeseen ramifications, according to an industry analyst.
ARM announces 'Osprey' A9 core as Atom-beater News & Analysis 9/16/2009 1 comment Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England) has developed two implementations of a dual-core Cortex-A9 processor design that it has called Osprey. The 40-nm hard-macro processor, capable of achieving 2-GHz clock frequency, is one of the highest performing cores yet developed by ARM.
Verifying next-generation system-on-chip designs Design How-To 9/14/2009 Post a comment The first EETimes System on Chip Virtual Conference this week looked at next-generation SoC design, with a special session on verification, a topic that has stymied the best designers at a time of rapid time to market, multiple heterogeneous IP blocks and ever-more-complex designs. This series of features and courses will set the stage for that session, so use them to catch up and join in what is sure to be a fascinating discussion.
MCUs - MCU for automotive engine control boasts on-chip 3.75 MB flash memory Product News 9/12/2009 Post a comment Renesas Technology America, Inc., has announced the SH72546R automotive powertrain control MCU, which combines a 3.75 MB on-chip flash memory with 200 MHz operation. The SH72546R is the third in Renesas Technology's line of SuperH high-performance control MCUs to employ the 90 nm process node to integrate large-capacity flash memory.
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.
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