Groups debut multicore API, benchmarks News & Analysis 3/31/2008 Post a comment Efforts to improve techniques for programming and measuring multicore processors take three small steps forward as the annual MultiCore Expo where the Multicore Association will announce it has completed work on a standard applications programming interface for communications and started work to define a standard for embedded virtualization and a related group will show the first fruits of its efforts to define a benchmark for multicore CPUs.
TCL group takes majority stake in GSPK Circuits News & Analysis 3/31/2008 Post a comment GSPK Ltd has sold its printed circuit board manufacturing subsidiary GSPK Circuits Ltd to the TCL group, the Ware , England-based company that already is a major supplier of PCBs through operating companies Daleba Electronics Ltd and DK Thermal.
CTIA: TI integrates GPS with Bluetooth, ULP and FM Product News 3/31/2008 Post a comment Texas Instruments has leveraged its Digital RF Processing (DRP) technology to integrate assisted GPS (A-GPS) capability with Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, ULP and FM to lower power and space requirements on handsets starting in the $70 to $100 range.
Ricor acquires InnerSense News & Analysis 3/31/2008 Post a comment Ricor Cryogenic & Vacuum Systems Ltd., a manufacturer of semiconductor equipment, has acquired InnerSense Ltd. for an undisclosed price.
Chip sales decline 4.9 percent in February News & Analysis 3/31/2008 Post a comment The three-month moving average of global chip sales came in at $20.14 billion for February, up 1.5 percent from the corresponding month last year, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), and in line with normal seasonal patterns for the industry.
ARC, Toshiba extend licensing deal Product News 3/31/2008 Post a comment ARC International and Toshiba have extended their partnership developing configurable multi-processor technology and, as part of the deal, the Japanese chip maker has also extended its license to use the ARChitect Processor Configurator.
Reconfigurable radios, part 1: SDR architectures Design How-To 3/31/2008 Post a comment The article makes the case for software defined radio (SDR), and discusses strategies for balancing flexibility, energy efficiency and spectrum use. It looks at different hardware architectures, including a multicore solution, as well as reconfigurable analog front ends.