Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
rick merritt
User Rank
Author
Ivy Bridge server
rick merritt   8/18/2014 7:33:21 PM
NO RATINGS
I neglected to add Nathan Brookwoods astute observation of Intel's Ivy Briudge server talk:

Because Intel now has one integrated team they get the scale up and scale out versions of the chip out the door at almost the same time. In the past the delay could have been a year or more.

Kevin Krewell
User Rank
Author
Busy Hot Chips for ARM vendors
Kevin Krewell   8/19/2014 7:47:22 PM
NO RATINGS
Hot Chips was a good example showing the rise of ARM processors - both tutorials included ARM speakers, the two keynotes were from ARM and ARM licensee Qualcomm, there was a whole session just for ARM server chips, and one of the biggest mystery unveiling was Nvidia's Denver ARMv8 CPU.

I thought the Applied Micro XGene roadmap was impressive - the company has the first generation in production, the second generation sampling, and the third gen defined and sampling next year. APM has to make up for some slips, but they are the reference design that most ARMv8 software is targeting. 

AMD's Seattle ARMv8 SoC incorporates a wide selection of I/O on chip, in addition to the eight Cortex-A57 CPUs, in order that AMD can apply the chip to multiple customer demands. The "swiss army knife" approach to the number and selection of I/O really allows AMD to showcase its capability to build customized server solutions for specific customer I/O requirements.

The oddball presentation was the ARM/Avago (former LSI Logic) where the tie-in was ARM's CCN-508 interconnect fabric used in the Avago Axxia 5516. The sixteen ARM Coretx-A15 cores in the 5516 can be allocated for control and data plane processing for Open Flow 1.3 network routing. Now that Intel is buying the business, I expect there's going to some changes made to the roadmap for future Axxia processors.

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
Re: Busy Hot Chips for ARM vendors
rick merritt   8/20/2014 10:03:50 PM
NO RATINGS
Thx for the good commentary, Kevin!



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 ...