Freescale's makeover: How's it look?
News & Analysis 6/26/2011 32 comments
CEO Beyer, in his keynote at Freescale Technology Forum, portrayed Freescale as a company of “embedded processing.” What pops into your head, when asked to describe Freescale in one key word?
Tilera launches many-core 64-bit processor
Product News 6/24/2011 3 comments
Fabless many-core processor vendor Tilera Corp. has launched its Tile-Gx 3000 family of 40-nm processors claiming they provide a 10-fold improvement over Intel's SandyBridge processor in terms of performance-per-watt.
OEMs show systems with Intel MIC chips
News & Analysis 6/20/2011 1 comment
Six OEMs are showing systems running a prototype version of Intel's Many Integrated Core architecture, reporting progress programming the highly parallel coprocessor.
Japan takes Sparc to 8 Petaflops
News & Analysis 6/20/2011 6 comments
A Japanese supercomputer using 68,544 Sparc-based processors from Fujitsu has been clocked at more than eight petaflops to become the world's fastest system.
ECU architecture ensures failure safety
Design How-To 6/17/2011 3 comments
The complexity of automotive mechatronic systems makes it impossible to fully determine all potential failure modes or to test all possible behavior. The challenge is to architect control units in a way that dangerous failures are prevented or at least sufficiently controlled.
AMD-authored OpenCL textbook due in August
Research 6/15/2011 1 comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has collaborated with Northeastern University on the preparation of a book entitled Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL that is due to be published by Morgan Kaufmann in August 2011.
AMD makes Fusion CPU, GPU agnostic
News & Analysis 6/15/2011 9 comments
Microprocessor vendor Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has declared that Fusion, its flagship processor project whereby it has combined x86 and graphics processors, will be CPU and GPU agnostic.
Calxeda announces developer program
News & Analysis 6/14/2011 1 comment
Startup Calxeda struck partnerships with ten mostly cloud computing software companies who are working with its unreleased ARM-based processor for servers.
Tools harness power of APU
Product News 6/13/2011 Post a comment
AMD has announced software development tools and solutions to enable developers to optimise their applications for OpenCL standards. It claims these advanced tools create a foundation for software companies to realise the full potential of the AMD Fusion Family of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), harnessing the compute power of the heterogeneous computing platforms.
'Bit-Reshaper' corrects FlexRay timing errors
Design How-To 6/10/2011 1 comment
EMI susceptibility and signal quality issues with complex topologies have prevented a breakthrough of the FlexRay automotive data bus. But here's how to correct bit timing mismatches and significantly improve overall signal quality in FlexRay networks.
China startup rolls 'unified' Android processor
News & Analysis 6/8/2011 33 comments
ICube Corp., a two-year old fabless startup out of Shenzhen, China, backed by a publicly listed holding company in Hong Kong, is going after the Android mobile computing market using its own architecture of multicore processor.
ARM set to play in games consoles, says analyst
News & Analysis 6/7/2011 12 comments
Having become the leading supplier of processor architecture for mobile phones ARM is set to start making inroads into the games console market, according to Semicast Research.
which means variants of PowerPC, according to market research company Semicast Research.
HTC debuts stereo 3-D smartphone
News & Analysis 6/2/2011 8 comments
HTC showed a handset capable of capturing and displaying stereo 3-D images and videos, one of a new crop of handsets some see as pointing the way to the future.
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