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Communications Semiconductor Market Forecast 2013–2018
Provides a five-year forecast for more than a dozen categories of wired communications semiconductors, including network processors (NPUs), 10 Gigabit Ethernet components, PON and VDSL transceivers, network search engines, optical-transport (OTN) ICs, home-networking ICs, CPU IP, FPGAs, embedded microprocessors, and integrated base-station processors.
Mobile Semiconductor Market Share Forecast 2013-2018
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 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 Mobile Processors
Covers application and integrated processors designed for smartphones, tablets, and other handheld devices
Communications Semiconductor Market Share 2013
Provides market share data for more than 20 categories of communications semiconductors, including Ethernet products, broadband interface chips, embedded processors, FPGAs, interconnect chips, and home-networking chips.
A Guide to Ethernet Switch and PHY Chips
Covers Ethernet switch chips for data center, enterprise, and service-provider networks. Also includes physical-layer (PHY) chips for 10G, 40G, and 100G Ethernet.
A Guide to Embedded Processors
Covers 32- and 64-bit processors with one to four CPU cores that are used for networking, communications, automotive, consumer electronics, industrial control, medical equipment, and more.
A Guide To Server Processors
Covers x86 server processors from AMD and Intel as well as emerging ARM-based server processors targeting cloud data centers.
A Guide to Processors for Wireless Base Stations
This new report covers base-station processors that integrate CPUs and DSPs for Layer 1–3 processing on a single chip. Designed primarily for small cells, these processors cut cost and power by replacing multiple chips.
A Guide to Network Processors
Focuses on NPUs spanning data rates from 10Gbps to 400Gbps as well as search coprocessors.
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 and GPU.
A Guide to Wireless Modem Chips
Covers 3G/4G cellular-modem chips and Wi-Fi combo chips, including Bluetooth, GPS, FM, and NFC.
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November 3, 2014

Snapdragon 210 Slashes Cost of LTE (MCR)
As Chinese consumers move quickly to 4G, Qualcomm has announced a new LTE processor that targets smartphones selling for as little as 400 yuan.
RapidIO Gets Coherent With ARM (MPR/NWR)
RapidIO.org, along with ARM and a list of leading embedded-processor vendors, has commissioned a task force to update the RapidIO protocol to support coherent processing in ARMv8 processor clusters.
ARM Stretches CoreLink at Both Ends (MPR)
ARM’s third-generation CoreLink cache-coherent-network (CCN) IP includes two products: the CCN-512 supports up to 48 CPU cores, and the CCN-502 reduces area and power.

October 27, 2014

Soft Machines Targets IPC Bottleneck (MPR)
A new technology called VISC promises greater performance by breaking down a single thread and executing it on multiple cores. The technology works in hardware on any program and any instruction set.
AppliedMicro ARMs for Embedded (MPR/NWR)
AppliedMicro’s new Helix family of ARMv8-compatible embedded processors is based on the company’s X-Gene server chips and also inherits DNA from its older PacketPro communications chips.
Freescale’s LS1 Gets 64 Bits (MPR/NWR)
Sporting 10G Ethernet and TDPs of 8W or less, the new QorIQ LS1043A and LS1023A are the first 64-bit ARM processors in Freescale’s low-cost LS1 series.
LTE Release 12 Evolves Before the Leap (NWR/MCR)
Release 12, the third LTE-Advanced iteration, enhances existing techniques that improve wireless coverage, capacity, and data rates. It also unlocks new capabilities and foreshadows major changes in Release 13.
Editorial: Long Road for ARM in Servers (MPR)
HP has launched its first ARM cartridges for its Moonshot server, but the specs show that these products exceed Intel’s performance only for certain workloads.

October 20, 2014

ARC HS38 Can Run High-Level OS (MPR)
The new HS38 CPU core from Synopsys can run full versions of embedded Linux using its MMU, cache-coherent SMP, optional L2 cache, and other new features.
Aquantia Enables 2.5GbE Over UTP (NWR)
Aquantia has extended the capability of its 28nm AQ2xxx PHYs from three speeds to five by using proprietary signal-processing capabilities to add 2.5Gbps and 5Gbps modes.
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