ARM adds Dolby for STB
News & Analysis 9/22/2010 Post a comment
ARM and embedded media processing systems company, Ittiam, announced the implementation of the Dolby MS10 Multistream Decoder on ARM Cortex-A Series of processors including optimization on NEON.
MIPS, friends tape-out IC at 40nm for 2.4GHz
News & Analysis 9/21/2010 Post a comment
MIPS Technologies Inc., Open-Silicon Inc. and Dolphin Technology Inc. have announced the tape-out of an ASIC processor intended to operate at a clock frequency of more than 2.4-GHz when manufactured in a 40-nm manufacturing process.
Go beyond the datasheet – Part 1: Dependencies and guardbands
Design How-To 9/21/2010 8 comments
We kick off this two-part series with a look at how you can go beyond the limits of a processor’s datasheet to create the product you need, even when the datasheet says it’s impossible. In Part 2, we’ll look at some considerations you need to factor in when doing so.
Project maps ARM core variability at 32-nm
News & Analysis 9/21/2010 Post a comment
A European collaborative research project has spent about $5.8 million performing a characterization of an ARM926 core for the statistical variability that is inherent at the 32-nm manufacturing process node.
GE supports Nvidia for mil-aero markets
Product News 9/20/2010 3 comments
A unit of electronics giant GE has released hardware and software products supporting Nvidia graphics chips for general-purpose computing in military and aerospace markets.
Market share holds steady amid MPU rebound
News & Analysis 9/15/2010 Post a comment
Intel and AMD experienced virtually no change in their market share of the global microprocessor market as second quarter microprocessor sales improved dramatically from the historic lows of the second quarter of 2009, according to iSuppli.
Intel details embedded, SoC moves
News & Analysis 9/15/2010 7 comments
Intel Corp. provided more details about its latest set-top box and embedded processors and the system-on-chip program behind them in a technical session at the Intel Developer Forum.
Intel's big week: What to expect and why
News & Analysis 9/12/2010 7 comments
Intel will describe its Sandy Bridge architecture, roll out at least one new Atom-based SoC and provide more details on its McAfee acquisition at its annual confab this week.
Analyst: Five challenges for new Nokia CEO
News & Analysis 9/10/2010 14 comments
Nokia Corp.'s new president must make the cellphone giant more nimble, and refocus its efforts on high-end smartphones, applications processors, its app store and its U.S. business, said an analyst.
Embedded instruments unlock validation & test for Xeon 5500 processor boards
Product How-To 9/7/2010 Post a comment
The advanced microarchitecture and high interconnect speeds on circuit boards designed around the Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series (codenamed Nehalem) present design validation and test challenges for board designers and manufacturers. Older legacy test systems typically involve a probe of some sort making physical contact with the circuit board or chip pins on the board.
Samsung launches dual-core A9 processor
Product News 9/7/2010 10 comments
Samsung has introduced a dual-core Cortex A9-based applications processor, codenamed Orion, capable of running at a clock frequency of 1-GHz and intended for advanced mobile applications.
IBM claims fastest MPU
News & Analysis 9/1/2010 7 comments
IBM said it will begin shipping a new mainframe computer computer capable of 50 billion instructions per second, powered by 96 microprocessors with 5.2-gigahertz clock speeds.
Virtualization options for embedded multicore systems
Design How-To 9/1/2010 6 comments
There are a number of paths to virtualization for embedded systems. After a tour of those options, Freescale Semiconductor’s Syed Shah makes the case for the bare metal hypervisor-based approach -- coupled with hardware virtualization assists in the core, the memory subsystem and the I/O -- as the best-performing option.
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