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SGI packs 144 drives in 4U server
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1/31/2012   1 comment
SGI announced Modular Infinite Storage, its most dense system to date, packing up to four Intel Sandy Bridge processors and 144 2.5-inch hard disk drives in a 4U box.
Intel samples Atom server SoC, snags Xeon win
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1/31/2012   7 comments
Intel is sampling an Atom-based system-on chip for servers, a company executive said at a press conference announcing a new low-power system using one of its Xeon processors.
ARM tips 'gods and giants' roadmap for 2012
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1/31/2012   8 comments
Processor and related IP licensor ARM Holdings plc has disclosed the names, but little else, on the roadmap of cores it is working on in 2012 and revealed a gods and giants theme. The roadmap includes high performance processors, a low power microcontroller and graphics cores.
Tilera appoints CEO, announces processors
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1/30/2012   9 comments
Fabless chip company Tilera Corp. (San Jose, Calif.), has announced the immediately availability of 36- and 16-core 64-bit processors in its Tile-Gx series together with evaluation systems.
TI launches ZigBee Smart Energy system-on-chip with ARM Cortex-M3 processor
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1/29/2012   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has launched a system-on-chip that integrates an IEEE 802.15.4 2.4GHz Zigbee radio, an ARM Cortex-M3 processor, dedicated Smart Energy (SE) 2.0 hardware security acceleration and enough flash and RAM to run the ZigBee IP stack and SE2.0 profile for smart grid and remote sensor applications.
ST unveils industry-first car door controller IC with integrated window control
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1/28/2012   3 comments
STMicroelectronics claims that their L99DZ80 car door controller IC is the market’s first multi-functional door-zone driver with an integrated electric-window control.
Gallery: Fujitsu from supers to teddy bears
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1/26/2012   9 comments
Fujitsu’s corporate labs demoed a sampler of its latest work in everything from world-class supercomputers to smartphones—and even a robotic teddy bear—at an annual forum here.
Samplify Systems announces APAX application acceleration technology
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1/25/2012   Post a comment
Accelerate application performance in data centers and cloud computing, as well as FPGAs and also ASICs/SoCs and application processors used in consumer and mobile devices…
MOST150 points to technology tipping point
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1/24/2012   Post a comment
Carefully balancing technological possibilities, real market requirements, and economic considerations, it is important to show a clear cost-down technological roadmap. But several aspects need to be addressed, including data transport capacity (bitrate), physical media, and topology options.
ST-Ericsson outlook bleak as large customer cuts orders
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1/24/2012   1 comment
Financial results for the fourth quarter at troubled mobile chip joint venture ST-Ericsson NV were bleak with sales down, losses up and the outlook bad due to a loss of orders from a large customer.
European startup attempts processor revolution
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1/24/2012   15 comments
French startup Kalray is attempting to break through the many-core barrier with a 256-core processor array integrated on a 28-nm CMOS chip.
Auto show musings
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1/23/2012   14 comments
You may have missed these under reported developments coming from the recent auto shows.
Startup proposes processor on DRAM process to save power
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1/23/2012   7 comments
Venray Technology has proposed building a small microprocessor on a DRAM process to save power.
New Microcontroller Central website – changing the world bit-by-bit
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1/19/2012   12 comments
New NXP online community lets professional and hobbyists alike share design success stories and technical insights while providing technology news, product information, learning, and training.
Online radio show: Microcontrollers for Mechatronics
1/19/2012   Post a comment
Date = Tuesday 24 January 2012; Time = 11:00 a.m. PST / 2:00 p.m. EST
Leverage Ethernet to improve passenger safety, comfort, and convenience
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1/19/2012   4 comments
As homes become more digitally sophisticated, consumers are developing higher expectations for connectivity and greater levels of safety and comfort in their home away from home—their vehicle. As a result, in-vehicle electronics are growing in number and complexity. Collision warning, comfort controls, infotainment, and advanced driver assistance are just some of today’s sophisticated and diverse applications generating an increasing need for bandwidth and connectivity within and between in-vehi
MIT announces a “faster-than-fast” Fourier transform
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1/18/2012   4 comments
For a large range of use cases, MIT researchers have found a way to increase the speed of one of the most important algorithms in the information sciences…
Version 1 of Microchip’s MPLAB X IDE is released
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MPLAB X IDE is one of six Microchip products named in EDN’s “Hot 100” list
Audi selects Tegra processor for infotainment and dashboard
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1/17/2012   1 comment
Nvidia Corp. has announced that car maker Audi AG has selected the Tegra 3 processor to be the application and graphics processor for its in-vehicle infotainment systems and digital instrument display, across the entire line of its vehicles worldwide, beginning in 2013.
New USB-to-SPI protocol converter from Microchip
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1/16/2012   Post a comment
Provides the simplest, smallest, and most cost-effective way to add USB to existing designs
Streaming your iPad videos thru a "Henry"
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1/16/2012   Post a comment
I just discovered Apple TV; There is so much going on these days that it's easy to miss something like this...
Freescale adds low end processors to i.MX 6 family for industrial multimedia
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1/15/2012   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor is introducing two lower cost processors that are pin-compatible with the existing i.MX 6 family of devices for industrial and embedded multimedia applications.
Qseven module based on AMD Fusion G-series APUs in a 70x70mm format
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1/15/2012   Post a comment
Hectronic's H6059 is a Qseven module based on the new AMD T40E and T40R ultra low power dual core and single core accelerated processing units (APU) and the A55E embedded chipset.
STMicroelectronics claims the most powerful TV SoC for even smarter TVs
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1/15/2012   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has released details of the first member of the Newman family of TV SoCs, part of ST’s industry-leading broadcast plus connected-services platforms.
CAST’s 8051 IP core is going strong
1/15/2012   2 comments
Proven 8-bit microcontroller IP best matches Kawasaki Microelectronics’s requirements for speed, area, low-power consumption, configurability, and reliability
CES: What I liked, hated and wondered about
1/13/2012   6 comments
CES 2012 showed Intel may do both better and worse in mobile than I thought, the next steps for Wi-Fi and set-tops are unclear and there are too many apps platforms.
Intel tips Medfield specs, Lenovo, Motorola deals
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1/11/2012   18 comments
Intel Corp. has provided details of its Medfield 32-nm platform for smartphones claiming that the main SoC consumes less than 800-mW worst case. It has also announced that it has deals in place with Lenovo and Motorola for products based on Medfield to appear in 2012.
Nomura sees slow, steady ramp for ARM notebooks
1/10/2012   Post a comment
Analysts at Nomura Equity Research believe that application processors based on the ARM architecture will achieve slow and steady penetration of the notebook computer starting from 2013.
Ballmer foretells new era in computing, entertainment and smartphones in final Microsoft CES keynote
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1/10/2012   6 comments
Steve Ballmer’s delivery of the last Microsoft CES keynote, 17 years after Bill Gates first took to the stage in 1995 with a CES workshop, signified the end of an era, and the beginning of a new stage in Microsoft’s story, a stage in which it emerges fully from behind the WinTel duopoly and competes toe to toe in the smartphone, entertainment and mobile computing arenas, a competition defined as much by ecosystems as it is by technology.
AMD adds strategist to management team
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1/9/2012   1 comment
Processor chip vendor Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has announced that it has appointed Rajan Naik, aged 40, as chief strategy officer. The move is one of a series of appointments made by AMD CEO Rory Read to rebuild the senior management at AMD.
Define drain-current conditions when calculating power for multi-core SoCs
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1/5/2012   Post a comment
Automotive electronics for safety applications are increasingly implementing multi-CPU architectures with on-chip redundancy to ensure applications using minimal software overhead. Such redundancy is good for safety, but on the other hand has disadvantages such as higher die area, noise, and power consumption.
Five important stories to track during CES 2012
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1/4/2012   3 comments
Here are the five new industry trends you need to watch out for at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012.
Spreadtrum offers Android platforms for $100 smartphones
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1/4/2012   1 comment
Spreadtrum Communications Inc. has announced that is has Android platforms that should enable customers to make $100 retail TD-SCDMA and EDGE/Wi-Fi smartphones with 1-GHz clock performance. The TD-SCDMA platform is based on the SC8810 chip and the EDGE/Wi-Fi platform is based on the SC6820 chip, Spreadtrum (Shanghai, China) said.
Out of Europe: Top auto electronics articles 2011
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1/3/2012   Post a comment
As with elsewhere in the world, there is interest in EV and hybrid electric technologies.
Top ten Embedded Internet articles for 2011
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1/3/2012   1 comment
Here are the ten most popular (by views) technical How-To articles on Embedded Internet Designline for 2011.
In-vehicle infotainment software architecture: Genivi and beyond - Part 1
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1/3/2012   2 comments
This article discusses next-generation infotainment system architectural approaches that address automotive networking security issues from the ground up.

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