Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
sranje
User Rank
Author
re: Broadcom takes two ARM architecture licenses
sranje   1/9/2013 3:06:13 PM
NO RATINGS
Very indicatve -- possibly deemphasizing its reliance on MIPS?

krisi
User Rank
Author
re: Broadcom takes two ARM architecture licenses
krisi   1/9/2013 4:50:24 PM
NO RATINGS
Agree...moving away from Mips towards ARM

Loek.Frederiks_#2
User Rank
Author
re: Broadcom takes two ARM architecture licenses
Loek.Frederiks_#2   1/9/2013 8:13:37 PM
NO RATINGS
Article is not 100% correct. What it means is that next to Nvidia, Qualcomm, AMD and Apple, Broadcom is the next (mobile) SoC maker in line taking an *architecture* license, allowing itself to design its own CPU (architecture, pipeline etc) using the ARM ISA. Interesting move.... Makes you wonder why Samsung doesn't do this. Just throwing more vanilla ARM cores into a SoC won't give you a competitive edge in the end.. (vanilla is still your own P&R, but nothing else)

krisi
User Rank
Author
re: Broadcom takes two ARM architecture licenses
krisi   1/10/2013 2:47:26 AM
NO RATINGS
Sure taking an ARM architecture let's you design your own CPU...but it takes money and time to do that...just throwing ARM cores into your own SoC is presumably faster...Samsung seems to be doing just fine with that approach

Peter Clarke
User Rank
Author
re: Broadcom takes two ARM architecture licenses
Peter Clarke   1/10/2013 10:35:27 AM
NO RATINGS
@iniewski However, it looks like using off-the-shelf cores is increasingly non-differentiating. It is true you can get to market quicker if you use ARM core, ARM POP, but only at the same pace as the competition.

sranje
User Rank
Author
re: Broadcom takes two ARM architecture licenses
sranje   1/10/2013 3:41:34 PM
NO RATINGS
Perhaps "the real men fine-tune ARM standard cores" - to paraphrase Jerry Sanders

help.fulguy
User Rank
Author
re: Broadcom takes two ARM architecture licenses
help.fulguy   1/10/2013 7:34:12 PM
NO RATINGS
@Peterclarke, increasingly it looks like using ARM core is non-differentiating. Everybody has ARM. So, whats the big f***ing deal.

TarraTarra!
User Rank
Author
re: Broadcom takes two ARM architecture licenses
TarraTarra!   1/11/2013 9:41:23 PM
NO RATINGS
ARM's cpu designs sometimes get too much credit for the success of ARM ISA in the mobile space. Truth is that the most succesful ARM CPU in the mobile space right now is a custom designed one from Qualcomm. Most semi companies have realized this which is why there seems to be a beeline to license the architecture. AppliedMicro seems to have been the first one to wisen up to this, then there is Cavium, AMD, now Broadcom and I am sure others will follow.



Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
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.

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Like Us on Facebook
Special Video Section
The LTC®6363 is a low power, low noise, fully differential ...
Vincent Ching, applications engineer at Avago Technologies, ...
The LT®6375 is a unity-gain difference amplifier which ...
The LTC®4015 is a complete synchronous buck controller/ ...
10:35
The LTC®2983 measures a wide variety of temperature sensors ...
The LTC®3886 is a dual PolyPhase DC/DC synchronous ...
The LTC®2348-18 is an 18-bit, low noise 8-channel ...
The LT®3042 is a high performance low dropout linear ...
Chwan-Jye Foo (C.J Foo), product marketing manager for ...
The LT®3752/LT3752-1 are current mode PWM controllers ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
Active balancing of series connected battery stacks exists ...
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...