Models, models, models… Blog 9/29/2011 3 comments Without models the EDA industry could not exist and when it comes to trying to promote a new abstraction level, models become the sticking point. Synopsys intends to change that…
Samsung shrinks Exynos dual-core processor Product News 9/29/2011 3 comments Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced an addition to its Exynos family of application processors for smartphones at mobile-oriented Samsung exhibition held at the Westin hotel in Taipei, Taiwan.
Qualcomm jumps into ‘Embedded’ fray News & Analysis 9/28/2011 4 comments Qualcomm, traditionally known for its direct relationships with mobile handset OEMs and ODMs, has jumped into the “embedded” fray, by launching the company’s newly designed “DragonBoard.”
Intel wins sockets in 10PFLOPs super News & Analysis 9/22/2011 9 comments Intel has landed the first major design win for its Many Integrated Core processor in a Texas supercomputer expected to hit 10 petaflops when completed in early 2013.
IEDM: Samsung to present 20nm planar process Research 9/21/2011 5 comments Researchers from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. are set to unveil the company's 20-nm logic process at the International Electron Devices Meeting, which is due to take place in Washington DC, Dec. 5 to 7, 2011.
Intelligent sensor, algorithms improve battery management Design How-To 9/19/2011 2 comments More than half of the vehicle breakdowns that are caused by the electrical system can be traced back to the lead-acid battery and could have been avoided by knowledge of the battery state. A battery management system provides the necessary information by fast and reliable detection of the State-of-Charge, State-of-Health, and State-of-Function in terms of cranking capability.
AMD 'clocks' FX processor at 8.429-GHz News & Analysis 9/13/2011 29 comments Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has announced it has achieved the Guinness World Record for the "Highest frequency of a computer processor," by running an 8-core FX processor at 8.429-GHz.
B'com's Samueli on NetLogic and more News & Analysis 9/13/2011 1 comment Broadcom CTO Henry Samueli shared his thoughts on the company's $3.7 billion bid to buy NetLogic--and more--following his first meeting with its employees in Silicon Valley.
Kontron adopts ARM across the board News & Analysis 9/8/2011 7 comments Kontron AG, a leading supplier of board-level subsystems, has said it plans to introduce a broad range of boards, single-board computers, tablets and industrial PC units based on the ARM architecture.
NetLogic tips 80-core network processor News & Analysis 9/7/2011 6 comments A day after it announced first revenue shipments for its first-generation XLP network processor, NetLogic Microsystems tipped details of its 80-core follow on, the XLP II.
AMD starts shipping 16-core 'Bulldozer' chip News & Analysis 9/7/2011 2 comments Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has said it has started "revenue shipments" of the first processor based on its Bulldozer x86 architecture, a 16-core x86-compatible processor codenamed Interlagos.
The benefits of FireWire on PCI Express Design How-To 9/5/2011 Post a comment high-speed protocols such as IEEE 1394b (FireWire) to provide benefits to the consumer: increased bandwidth and more efficient performance, reduced board footprint, improved power management, increased error immunity and support for a long list of feature enhancements.
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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