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Sensor Products Tactilus heat-sink analysis system
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9/29/2010   1 comment
The Tactilus heat-sink analysis system detects surface contact and pressure distribution between a CPU and a heat sink.
MIPS Technologies touts MIPS32 1074K core as fastest fully-synthesizable multicore IP
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9/29/2010   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies, Inc. has introduced the MIPS32 1074K Coherent Processing System (CPS), a new processor that offers industry-leading speed for fully-synthesizable multicore IP, offering the high performance of a custom implementation with an off-the-shelf CPU core.
Software is top headache for network engineers
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9/29/2010   8 comments
Software tops the list of concerns for network systems developers who called for better tools for debugging multicore processors and supporting virtual I/O.
RIM reveals its Playbook in tablet game
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9/27/2010   15 comments
Research in Motion is using high-end media aimed at business users to differentiate its tablet computer in what is quickly becoming a crowded field.
MIPS offers multicore processor for Web-connected CE devices
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9/27/2010   35 comments
MIPS Technologies launched a new processor IP core designed for consumer chip vendors to develop high-performance multicore, multi-threaded SoCs with ease.
Processor fuses multiple imaging streams to sense vehicle surroundings
Design How-To  
9/24/2010   18 comments
With automotive vision systems proliferating, processor architecture can combine various image sources for tasks such as object detection and lane departure warning.
New Intel Atom is all about embedded
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9/23/2010   Post a comment
Kenton Williston reviews the new Atom E6xx processor.
Best of Intel Developer Forum (IDF)
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9/23/2010   Post a comment
Kenton Williston offers his view of the best of the Intel Developer Forum.
Nvidia: ARM smartphones will bury x86 PCs
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9/23/2010   20 comments
ARM will triumph over Intel as smartphones and tablets disrupt the x86 PC industry, said Jen-Hsun Huang, chief executive of Nvidia, speaking at the company's annual conference.
Extreme Engineering Solutions' XPedite5570 air- or conduction-cooled 3U VPX single-board computer
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9/23/2010   Post a comment
Dubbed XPedite5570, X-ES’ latest product provides a low-power, high-performance SBC for Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) constrained military applications.
Dialog PMIC and audio codec supports Renesas reference platform for HD video enabled mobile devices
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9/22/2010   Post a comment
Dialog Semiconductor's DA9052 system level power management (PMIC) and DA7210 Class G audio ICs have been incorporated in the Renesas Electronics' SH7724 reference platform, which is now shipping and generally available.
ARM adds Dolby for STB
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9/22/2010   Post a comment
ARM and embedded media processing systems company, Ittiam, announced the implementation of the Dolby MS10 Multistream Decoder on ARM Cortex-A Series of processors including optimization on NEON.
Nvidia hails Kepler, Maxwell in GPU roadmap
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9/22/2010   24 comments
Nvidia Corp. has unveiled a road map of graphics processors according to online reports from the GPU Technical Conference staged by the company in San Jose, Calif.
MIPS, friends tape-out IC at 40nm for 2.4GHz
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9/21/2010   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies Inc., Open-Silicon Inc. and Dolphin Technology Inc. have announced the tape-out of an ASIC processor intended to operate at a clock frequency of more than 2.4-GHz when manufactured in a 40-nm manufacturing process.
Fujitsu invests in Tensilica
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9/21/2010   9 comments
Tensilica Inc. has announced that is has received a strategic investment from the corporate venture fund of Fujitsu Ltd.
Go beyond the datasheet – Part 1: Dependencies and guardbands
Design How-To  
9/21/2010   8 comments
We kick off this two-part series with a look at how you can go beyond the limits of a processor’s datasheet to create the product you need, even when the datasheet says it’s impossible. In Part 2, we’ll look at some considerations you need to factor in when doing so.
Project maps ARM core variability at 32-nm
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9/21/2010   Post a comment
A European collaborative research project has spent about $5.8 million performing a characterization of an ARM926 core for the statistical variability that is inherent at the 32-nm manufacturing process node.
ESC - Klocwork Insight extended to address endian and concurrency coding issues
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9/20/2010   Post a comment
Klocwork's static analysis engine, Klocwork Truepath, has been enhanced to address two critical issues related to multicore and multiprocessor development: endian incompatibilities and concurrency defects.
GE supports Nvidia for mil-aero markets
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9/20/2010   3 comments
A unit of electronics giant GE has released hardware and software products supporting Nvidia graphics chips for general-purpose computing in military and aerospace markets.
MathWorks supports Nvidia's graphics chips
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9/20/2010   4 comments
MathWorks announced the first support for graphics processors in its parallel computing products, choosing Nvidia's processors and their CUDA version 1.3 software.
PicoChip launches public-access femtocell chip PC333
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9/16/2010   1 comment
PicoChip Ltd. has announced the PC333, a chip designed to form the baseband for public-access femtocells
Diesels challenge hybrids for efficiency, low emissions
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9/16/2010   45 comments
Clean diesel technology is competitive with hybrid electric vehicles, but perception still limits acceptance in the U.S. market.
Market share holds steady amid MPU rebound
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9/15/2010   Post a comment
Intel and AMD experienced virtually no change in their market share of the global microprocessor market as second quarter microprocessor sales improved dramatically from the historic lows of the second quarter of 2009, according to iSuppli.
Intel details embedded, SoC moves
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9/15/2010   7 comments
Intel Corp. provided more details about its latest set-top box and embedded processors and the system-on-chip program behind them in a technical session at the Intel Developer Forum.
A Common Personal Health Research Platform—SHIMMER and BioMOBIUS (Part 1 of 3)
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9/15/2010   4 comments
Explore this hardware platform and software environment for developing personal medical prototype research tools to acquire data and assess results
The Embedded Treasure Map for IDF 2010
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9/15/2010   Post a comment
Intel's Eric Mantion offers an overview of some of the Embedded events happening at the Intel Developer Forum.
2010 TI Engibous student competition proves the kids are (still) alright
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9/14/2010   2 comments
The university-level analog-centric contest shows that there's innovation and hard work being done by these aspiring engineers.
IDF 2010 products roundup
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9/14/2010   Post a comment
A round-up of product announcements at the 2010 Intel Developer Forum
Intel packs Atom into tablets, set-tops, FPGAs
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9/14/2010   18 comments
Intel gave more details on several embedded Atom chips, showed demos of them in new products and tipped a plan to put an Atom and Altera FPGA die in a package.
Dialog Semiconductor DA6011
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9/14/2010   Post a comment
Dialog Semiconductor announced a single-chip power management and clock companion IC—the DA6011—for the Intel Atom processor series.
Toumaz rolls WiFi-plus-DAB baseband TZ1090
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9/14/2010   1 comment
Toumaz, a supplier of wireless ICs for medical and consumer applications, has launched the TZ1090 baseband processor, supporting WiFi, radio and audiovisual applications.
Inside Intel's Sandy Bridge architecture
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9/14/2010   15 comments
Intel has officially entered the race to heterogeneous computer processors, sketching out the first members of its 32nm Sandy Bridge family that will ship before April.
Intel sketches out 32, 22nm processors
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9/13/2010   3 comments
Intel showed PCs and servers running its next architecture, the 32nm Sandy Bridge which uses a ring bus to link x86 and graphics cores with cache and I/O.
Intel's big week: What to expect and why
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9/12/2010   7 comments
Intel will describe its Sandy Bridge architecture, roll out at least one new Atom-based SoC and provide more details on its McAfee acquisition at its annual confab this week.
Analyst: Five challenges for new Nokia CEO
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9/10/2010   14 comments
Nokia Corp.'s new president must make the cellphone giant more nimble, and refocus its efforts on high-end smartphones, applications processors, its app store and its U.S. business, said an analyst.
How to make 'green' wireless networks for smart homes
Design How-To  
9/10/2010   9 comments
In this 'RF in Action' piece, GreenPeak's Cees Links outlines the benefits and new design possibilities enabled by RF4CE for next-generation home networks.
LuminAR Project and the @devboard
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9/10/2010   Post a comment
Intel's Stewart Christie highlights a video demonstrating a new computer form factor - a lamp-based robotic information interface that "releases pixels from the screen."
Opinion: Convergence favors ARM's client-to-server play
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9/10/2010   12 comments
Peter Clarke looks at whether the A15 processor core can help ARM break into PC applications. He points out that client and server needs are converging while A15 is not one processor but a broad set of potentialities. "Hey guys, this could work."
SGI ASIC is first step to exascale system
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9/9/2010   2 comments
SGI plans to deliver by the end of the year a system upgraded with a new ASIC that marks its first step on the road to an exascale-class supercomputer.
Samsung's Orion is an ARM graphics win, says analyst
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9/9/2010   4 comments
The graphics unit in the recently launched Orion dual-core Cortex-A9 processor from Samsung is based on the Mali intellectual property from ARM, according to an analyst with Royal Bank of Scotland.
ARM announces Cortex A-15 Eagle microprocessor
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9/9/2010   14 comments
ARM Ltd. executives sketched the broad outlines of an ambitious but potentially risky move into high-performance computing, disclosing the 2.5-GHz Cortex A-15 processor.
Embedded instruments unlock validation & test for Xeon 5500 processor boards
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9/7/2010   Post a comment
The advanced microarchitecture and high interconnect speeds on circuit boards designed around the Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series (codenamed Nehalem) present design validation and test challenges for board designers and manufacturers. Older legacy test systems typically involve a probe of some sort making physical contact with the circuit board or chip pins on the board.
Samsung launches dual-core A9 processor
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9/7/2010   10 comments
Samsung has introduced a dual-core Cortex A9-based applications processor, codenamed Orion, capable of running at a clock frequency of 1-GHz and intended for advanced mobile applications.
How to train your boss in the proper bug etiquette
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9/3/2010   8 comments
An engineer gets back at a boss butting in.
A4 chip drives AppleTV, iPod Touch
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9/1/2010   16 comments
Apple has designed out Intel and spread its A4 processor across all it non-computer products, lowering design and manufacturing costs.
IBM claims fastest MPU
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9/1/2010   7 comments
IBM said it will begin shipping a new mainframe computer computer capable of 50 billion instructions per second, powered by 96 microprocessors with 5.2-gigahertz clock speeds.
ARM, GlobalFoundries to accelerate 28-nm foundry era
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9/1/2010   1 comment
GlobalFoundries said that it plans to get a jump on the 28-nm process era, making good on a previous promise, and taped-out a qualification vehicle based on ARM's Cortex-A9 dual processor.
Virtualization options for embedded multicore systems
Design How-To  
9/1/2010   6 comments
There are a number of paths to virtualization for embedded systems. After a tour of those options, Freescale Semiconductor’s Syed Shah makes the case for the bare metal hypervisor-based approach -- coupled with hardware virtualization assists in the core, the memory subsystem and the I/O -- as the best-performing option.


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