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May 2, 2016

April 25, 2016

  • NXP Debuts QorIQ Cortex-A72 (MPR/NWR)
    The industry’s first embedded processors to use Cortex-A72, the quad-core LS1046A and dual-core LS1026A improve performance, particularly for mixed control- and data-plane networking.
  • AMD FirePro Reinvigorates HPC (MPR)
    The new FirePro S9300x2 is the industry’s highest-performance single-precision GPU. The Radeon Open Compute tool chain adds support for C/C++ and Cuda software.
  • MediaTek’s Gateways to IoT (MPR)
    The MT7697 combines ARM’s Cortex-M4F with integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The MT2511 is an analog companion chip for MediaTek’s wearable processors.

April 18, 2016

April 11, 2016

  • Silicon Labs Goes Wireless (MPR)
    The new Wireless Gecko microcontrollers integrate a radio that supports Bluetooth, Thread, and ZigBee protocols, providing highly integrated solutions for low-cost IoT devices.

April 4, 2016

  • Broadwell-EP Moves Xeon E5 to 14nm (MPR)
    Intel’s new socket-compatible upgrade to the Xeon E5 server platform provides modest performance gains on general-purpose software but greater improvements for specific workloads.

March 28, 2016

  • AMD Expands Embedded G-Series (MPR)
    AMD introduced the Excavator CPU to its G-Series embedded lineup with new I and J processor families. The new low-cost LX family instead uses the Jaguar CPU.

March 21, 2016

  • Xeon D Doubles Core Count (MPR)
    Intel recently released six new Xeon D server and embedded processors, packing 12–16 cores. New 65W variants offer enough compute performance to compete with the Xeon E5 line.

March 14, 2016

  • PowerVR 8XE Moves Down the Chain (MPR/MCR)
    Imagination Technologies’ new PowerVR Series8XE family offers OpenGL ES 3.2 and Vulkan compatibility, improved performance, and reduced die size compared with the previous Series7XE.
  • ARM Revs Up Cortex-R8 for 5G (MPR)
    To address the requirements of Release 13 of the LTE-Advanced specification as well as future 5G systems, ARM has added the new Cortex-R8 to its family of real-time embedded-processor cores.

March 7, 2016

  • Ceva’s New Gen-X DSPs Target 5G (MPR)
    Ceva’s new X4 DSP core for baseband processors includes features that support the new 3GPP LTE-Advanced Release 13 (LTE-Advanced Pro) as well as future 5G modems.
  • Accelerating Machine Learning (MPR)
    ISSCC papers from Intel and MIT indicate that hardware accelerators for machine-learning algorithms can deliver up to 30x better performance per watt than CPUs or GPUs.

February 29, 2016

February 22, 2016

  • Adesto Targets IoT Using CBRAM (MPR/MCR)
    Targeting embedded and IoT designs, Adesto’s new Moneta products improve its conductive-bridge RAM (CBRAM) nonvolatile memory to further reduce power relative to EEPROMs.

February 15, 2016

  • Atmel Deal Challenges Microchip (MPR)
    The Atmel acquisition expands Microchip’s microcontroller business, but the MCU supplier must now juggle four different instruction sets, including MIPS and ARM.

February 8, 2016

  • Amazon Exposes Annapurna Chips (MPR)
    Last year, Amazon acquired Annapurna. It has now formally disclosed products that the silicon startup has been shipping for a year, possibly marking the first step in divesting its purchase. 

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