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Freescale Takes Floating-Point Microcontroller Under 80 Cents
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4/10/2014   2 comments
Freescale's ARM Cortex M4 floating-point microcontrollers bring the price to less than $1 for bulk orders.
ARM Moves to LLVM Open-Source for Future Compilers
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4/9/2014   Post a comment
In move away from proprietary technology, ARM plans to move any future compilers it develops into the open-source community through the LLVM license.
High-Speed Memory: 6 Technologies to Watch
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4/9/2014   3 comments
When it comes to high-speed memory, what are the hot technologies that can’t afford to ignore? Here are six trends to follow, from DDR4 to the latest in SRAM.
Europe Seeing Slower Speeds for IC Compiler II Designs
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3/24/2014   Post a comment
When compared to the United States and Japan, European engineers are seeing less speed-up in their chip designs from a new version of IC Compiler. Here’s a look at the reasons why.
Imagination Offers Ray Tracing
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3/18/2014   8 comments
The Multicore IP block design from Imagination Technologies combines ray tracing and tile rendering for mobile graphics and games.
1TB Archive Disc Avoids Format War
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3/17/2014   2 comments
Sony and Panasonic are developing new disk storage technology that can store up to a terabyte of data on a disk, and the two companies are doing it without a fight.
Robot Solves Rubik's Cube in 3 Seconds
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3/17/2014   Post a comment
A new robot using intelligence from a Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone, along with an eight-core ARM processor, has set a new record for solving a Rubik’s Cube.
UK Sidelines Universities for Cybersecurity Training
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3/13/2014   1 comment
In an effort to get more people with cybersecurity skills, the UK government is looking outside universities and engineering schools.
UCSB Laser Research Paves Path for Next-Gen Silicon Photonics
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3/13/2014   Post a comment
Quantum dots grown on silicon can boost integrated laser devices, according to a new research paper from UCSB scientists.
ClariPHY 28nm SoC Brings Telecoms Into the Datacenter
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3/12/2014   Post a comment
A new, 28nm system-on-a-chip design from ClariPHY is looking to bring 100 Gbit/s optical links used in telecoms into the datacenter.
16nm Pushes Chip Design Boundaries at CDNLive
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3/7/2014   1 comment
One of the key issues being debated at the 2014 CDN Live conference is the race to make 16nm chip design more efficient. Engineers from Intel and TSMC are both expected to present papers on the subject.
Spin Waves Cut Logic Power
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3/7/2014   7 comments
In a new research paper, UCLA scientists explain how they used electron spin to slash the power consumption of logic devices.
Comment: Re: trick? - nickflaherty - 3/6/2014
CDNLive: Verification Challenges Driving Innovation
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3/6/2014   Post a comment
At the 2014 CDN Live conference later this month, the vast majority of papers being debated at the show will focus on the challenges of delivering full functional design.
Startup Slashes SRAM Power With Standard Logic Process
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3/4/2014   3 comments
A UK startup is building static memory on a standard logic process that slashes power without reducing speed.
Embedded World 2014: 5 Hot Trends
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2/28/2014   3 comments
The Embedded World conference this week offered some details about how the embedded market will involve over the next 12 months. In addition to the whole notion of the Internet of Things, it looks like 2014 will be a good year to brush up on Linux skills.
IoT Is Changing M2M Economics
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2/28/2014   2 comments
The emergence of the Internet of Things is changing the way mobile network operators are making money from M2M. The next step is moving up the value chain to offer more end-to-end solutions.
Imagination Strengthens Position in Digital Radio IP
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12/16/2013   Post a comment
Imagination Technologies has strengthened its position in digital radio IP through deals with STMicroelectronics and Frontier Silicon.
Is ARM Adopting Microsoft Model?
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10/28/2013   5 comments
XMOS Semiconductor has signed a deal to use ARM-based chips from Silicon Labs alongside its own deterministic multicore silicon in a single package.
Imagination Takes On ARM’s big.LITTLE With Its Warrior Core
Blog  
10/15/2013   2 comments
Imagination Technologies announced the first MIPS Series 5 ‘Warrior P-class’ CPU, which the company claims represents “a major step forward in feature set” for high-performance MIPS CPU IP cores.
Changing SoC Landscape Goes Further up the Supply Chain
Blog  
10/10/2013   5 comments
The coming 20 nm and 16 nm FINFET will shake up the whole SoC and IP supply chain, according to an Imagination Technologies’ executive.
Comment: Re: ARM bus? - nickflaherty - 10/7/2013
Comment: Re: ARM bus? - nickflaherty - 10/7/2013
Intel Tackles SoC With Quark
News & Analysis  
10/7/2013   25 comments
After years of fighting x86 clones, Intel has launched its own synthesisable core called Quark.
Analog Drives Processor Architecture
Blog  
10/3/2013   2 comments
The recent port of a number of mixed signal interface IP blocks to 20nm by Synopsys raises some fascinating questions on the microprocessor ecosystem.


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