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A Guide to Multicore Processors
Covers 32- and 64-bit embedded processors with four or more CPU cores that are used for wires and wireless communications, storage, security, and other applications.
A Guide to Ethernet Switch and PHY Chips
Covers data-center switch chips for 10G, 25G, 40G, 50G, and 100G Ethernet. Also includes physical-layer (PHY) chips for 10GBase-T and 100G Ethernet.
A Guide to Processors for IoT and Wearables
Covers processors and connectivity chips for IoT clients and wearable devices, focusing primarily on single-chip solutions with integrated radios.
Communications Semiconductor Market Share 2016
Provides market share data for more than 20 categories of communications semiconductors, including Ethernet products, broadband interface chips, embedded processors, and FPGAs.
A Guide to Embedded Processors
Covers 32- and 64-bit embedded processors with one to four CPU cores that are used for networking, automotive, consumer devices, industrial control, medical imaging, and more.
A Guide to CPU Cores and Processor IP
Covers intellectual property (IP) cores that can be used in system-on-a-chip (SoC) and ASIC designs, including CPU, GPU, and NoC.
A Guide to Processors for Wireless Base Stations
This new report covers wireless base-station processors that integrate CPUs and DSPs for Layer 1–3 processing on a single chip. Designed primarily for small cells, residential femto cells, and macro cells, these processors cut cost and power by replacing multiple chips.
A Guide to Virtualized Network Processing
Covers packet processing for SDN and NFV, including high-end networking processors (NPUs) for switch/router designs as well as intelligent NICs (or smart NICs) for endpoints (servers).
Mobile Semiconductor Market Share Forecast 2015-2020
Forecasts market size and vendor share for application processors, cellular baseband, Wi-Fi combos, GPS, NFC, and other chips for mobile devices.
A Guide to Processors for Advanced Automotive
Covers processors for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and autonomous driving as well as IP for vision processing and neural networks.
A Guide To Server Processors
Covers x86 server processors from AMD and Intel, emerging ARM-based server processors, and specialized accelerators and processors for high-performance computing (HPC).
Communications Semiconductor Market Forecast 2015–2020
Provides a five-year forecast for more than a dozen categories of communications semiconductors, including network processors (NPUs), Ethernet, PON and VDSL, FPGAs, embedded processors, and base-station processors.
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August 21, 2017

Mellanox Accelerates BlueField SoC
Having 16 ARMv8 cores, two 100GbE ports, PCI Express Gen4, and NVMe-oF acceleration, Mellanox’s new BlueField processor is well equipped for high-speed networking and storage.
Qualcomm Makes Play for Audiophiles
Two new Qualcomm chips improve audio quality over wireless connections. The CSR8675 targets wireless headphones, and the high-end CSRA68100 is well suited to wireless speakers.
Marvell Targets Automotive Networks
Marvell is challenging the automotive-networking leaders by offering two new chips: the 88W8987xA combines 802.11p, 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 5 wireless, and the 88Q5050 is a secure eight-port switch for intra-auto Gigabit Ethernet.

August 14, 2017

Broadcom Hits Smart NICs and Storage
Broadcom’s new BCM58800 processor family combines eight high-end ARM CPUs and accelerators to enable 100Gbps of throughput in smart NICs. It also targets NVMe Over Fabrics in storage appliances.
SPEC CPU2017 Updates Benchmarks
CPU2017 updates the rules, subtests, and scoring of the widely reported SPEC CPU2006 benchmark to reduce run times and more accurately measure the performance of modern processors.
Exynos iT200 Targets Wi-Fi IoT Client
The new iT200 is the first Samsung Exynos chip purpose-built for wireless IoT clients. It integrates two ARM Cortex CPUs and a complete 802.11b/g/n single-band Wi-Fi radio.

August 7, 2017

Andes Dual Issues New CPU Cores
Andes has delivered the N15 high-end CPU intellectual property based on the AndeStar V3 instruction set and expanded its lineup of RISC-V cores by introducing the 32-bit N25.
Synopsys EV6x Serves Up Big MACs
The upgraded DesignWare EV6x family of embedded-vision processor cores adds new configurations that enable designers to include up to four neural-network accelerators.
Cavium Scales Down Xpliant Switch
The second-generation XP60 and XP70 target 10GbE and 25GbE applications while expanding Cavium’s addressable markets to include enterprise and carrier-access networks.
HiFi 3z Handles Advanced Audio
Cadence’s newest licensable DSP core is well suited to the latest audio codecs for cellular voice and home entertainment as well as for voice processing in smart speakers.

July 31, 2017

Spectrum-2 Debuts 200GbE
The second-generation Mellanox Ethernet switch offers advanced QoS capability and strongly supports the emerging IEEE 802.3bs 200GbE and 400GbE standards.
Editorial: Intel’s New IoT Strategy
A wave of cancellations and discontinuation notices indicates that Intel is leaving the IoT client market while focusing its efforts on higher-value processors in gateways and the cloud.
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Covers processors and IP cores used in embedded, communications, automotive, IoT, and server designs.
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