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.