Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
garydpdx
User Rank
CEO
Re: ARM everywhere?
garydpdx   10/26/2013 7:27:08 PM
NO RATINGS
My first guess would be ARC, now part of the Synopsys DesignWare portfolio.  There was an item on this site about how they had a recent design win over ARM.  But I'm not familiar with the size of their market position versus ARM, which is dominant, to appreciate the significance.

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
Re: ARM everywhere?
rick merritt   10/25/2013 1:17:52 PM
NO RATINGS
@Wilbur: IBM announced a major consortium effort to drive its Power architecture forward in servers which is its core market. So its standing pat with Power there.

See: IBM's Last Stand in CPUs?

Meanwhile in comms, the industry (including IBM now) is turning to x86 and ARM and away from PowerPC and MIPS. But ARM is still tiny and Mips is still growing in comms. The shift here could take 5-10 years to play out.

wilber_xbox
User Rank
Manager
Re: ARM everywhere?
wilber_xbox   10/25/2013 11:49:10 AM
NO RATINGS
Rick, do you see a more widespead adoption of ARM architecture by IBM instead of its power architecture or its just a consolidation of its portifolo to attract more customers.

LarryM99
User Rank
CEO
Re: ARM everywhere?
LarryM99   10/24/2013 10:39:45 PM
NO RATINGS
@Rick - Are they? Thanks for the head's up. That is a pretty good indicator that the trend has about peaked...

Kidding, of course, but I did once know a guy who was really good at jumping on bandwagons at precisely the wrong time. He got into programming in late 1999 and got a real estate license in late 2007. I should have kept in touch with him. That reliable a negative market indicator is a valuable thing.

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
Re: ARM everywhere?
rick merritt   10/24/2013 9:28:31 PM
NO RATINGS
@Larry: PS the mil/aero folks are just starting to experiemnt with ARM.

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
Re: ARM everywhere?
rick merritt   10/24/2013 9:27:39 PM
NO RATINGS
My take away is Power architecture of IBM is in trouble. That neew consortium with Google better deliver something cool.

JimMcGregor
User Rank
Blogger
Re: ARM everywhere?
JimMcGregor   10/24/2013 7:03:35 PM
NO RATINGS
You are correct. So many vendors and applications are moving to ARM that it has become difficult to keep track. Broadcom moved many of its MIPS-based products to ARM, Freescale moved many products from Power to ARM, and now IBM. And, ARM is the dominant architecture in many vertically integrated company and applications. Even the server vendors and data center powerhouses are anxiously awaiting potential ARM-based products. While the battle between architectures is likely far from over, there is definitely something to be said about momentum.

LarryM99
User Rank
CEO
Re: ARM everywhere?
LarryM99   10/24/2013 6:42:09 PM
NO RATINGS
There are military customers that are still using PowerPC in some systems. This has got to make them stop and think a bit. It does seem like ARM is where low-power is concentrating, although I don't think that Intel has quite ceded that territory yet. They are definitely not the home team on that field, though, and they definitely still have something to prove.

krisi
User Rank
CEO
ARM everywhere?
krisi   10/24/2013 3:16:24 PM
NO RATINGS
Not a surprising move for IBM...dare I say ARM everywhere...is there any real competion to them in low power uP cores? Kris



Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
<b><a href=Betajet">

The Circle – The Future's Imperfect in the Present Tense
Betajet
5 comments
The Circle, a satirical, dystopian novel published in 2013 by San Francisco-based writer Dave Eggers, is about a large, very powerful technology company that combines aspects of Google, ...

Max Maxfield

Recommended Reads From the Engineer's Bookshelf
Max Maxfield
31 comments
I'm not sure if I read more than most folks or not, but I do I know that I spend quite a lot of time reading. I hate to be idle, so I always have a book or two somewhere about my person -- ...

Martin Rowe

Make This Engineering Museum a Reality
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
Vincent Valentine is a man on a mission. He wants to make the first house to ever have a telephone into a telephone museum. Without help, it may not happen.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
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 ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...