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December 15, 2014

  • Ingenic M200 Marks Time (MPR/MCR)
    Already shipping in the Geak Watch, Ingenic’s M200 processor is designed for Android wearables, providing two MIPS cores plus accelerators in a small and inexpensive package.

December 8, 2014

December 1, 2014

  • Opportunity NoCs, NetSpeed Answers (MPR)
    NetSpeed’s network-on-a-chip (NoC) promises to ease SoC development by offering more design automation and better optimization. Its biggest challenge, however, is winning customers away from two established competitors.

November 24, 2014

  • 7 New GPUs in PowerVR Series7 (MPR/MCR)
    With its most ambitious architecture launch since the Series5, Imagination has completely revamped its PowerVR mobile GPU lineup, boosting performance and efficiency.
  • Mali-T800 Boosts ARM GPUs (MPR/MCR)
    ARM’s new T800 GPU extends the performance of its popular Mali line. The company also updated its video codec and display IP as part of its broad portfolio of multimedia cores.

November 17, 2014

  • NAND Goes Vertical for Density (MPR/MCR)
    Flash memory is critical for devices ranging from smartphones to servers, but to deliver chips with greater capacity, NAND designers have been forced to look in a new direction: up.

November 10, 2014

  • Casting Off the Pipeline (MPR)
    Targeting wearables and IoT, Cast offers a modern 32-bit RISC core without a pipeline, enabling greater power and execution efficiency.

November 3, 2014

  • 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.

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.

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.

October 13, 2014

October 6, 2014

  • Cortex-M7 Doubles Up on DSP (MPR/MCR)
    ARM's new 32-bit Cortex-M7 aims to bring higher-performance digital signal processing to MCUs for high-end embedded applications. The new architecture delivers 47% better compute performance than Cortex-M4.

September 29, 2014

  • MIPS Warrior Joins 64-Bit Battle (MPR/MCR)
    The I6400 CPU is the first licensable core in Imagination Technologies’ Warrior family to implement a 64-bit architecture. As an interAptiv core, it fits in the middle of the MIPS lineup.

September 22, 2014

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