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Arteris Ncore 2.0 Simplifies Safety
Arteris combines the Ncore coherent NoC with its Resilience tools to ease SoC development for automotive and other safety-oriented applications.
Intel Sets Tiny 10nm Goal Posts
Intel disclosed its 10nm node, which is far denser than the foundries’ 10nm and will ship late this year, and also described 14nm variants that boost transistor performance by 12–25%.
Data Center Dominates OFC
OFC’s growing attendance despite limited-volume transport and long-haul markets indicates the critical role pluggable and embedded optics will play in both short data-center links and data-center interconnects.
Sequans Adds CPU to IoT Modem
The new Monarch SX processor combines an embedded controller with a low-cost LTE modem that handles Category M1 and Category NB1, cutting the cost of cellular IoT devices.
Intel Debuts First 3D XPoint Products
3D XPoint reduces latency by 10x compared with NAND-based solutions. Intel’s P4800X SSD highlights the advantages and deficiencies of this new memory technology.
Marvell Builds Port-Extender ASSP
Marvell’s new Prestera Pipe 98PX1012 revisits the early Ethernet era of passive bridge components by using the 802.1BR standard to extend the port configurations for top-of-rack switches.
Qualcomm 205 Trims LTE Cost
The new processor brings LTE data rates to feature phones and low-cost smartphones that are popular in India and similar countries.
Ceva Telegraphs 5G Intent With XC12
The XC12 licensable DSP delivers a 2–8x performance boost over the XC4500 for important 5G tasks such as channel estimation, making it attractive for new wireless base stations.
Mobileye Is Intel’s Designated Driver
Intel’s $15 billion offer to acquire Mobileye will shake up the fast-growing market for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADASs) and autonomous vehicles.
NXP Airs Software-Defined Radio
The new QorIQ LA1575 is an innovative embedded processor with a programmable baseband. It can support multiple protocols including next-generation Wi-Fi and 5G cellular.
Imagination Unleashes Furian
Imagination’s first wholly new GPU architecture since 2012, Furian offers higher graphics performance, full cache coherence, and improved GPU-compute capability.
Innovium Bets on High-Density 100GbE
Ethernet startup Innovium is challenging Broadcom’s data-center dominance by offering a 12.8Tbps switch based on 50Gbps PAM4 serdes for high-port-count 50GbE and 100GbE.
X-Gene 3 Up and Running
The X-Gene 3 server processor is now sampling. It already outperforms all other ARM-compatible processors and is on track to meet its frequency, feature, and schedule commitments.
AMD Teases Server Renaissance
The upcoming “Naples” processor will revitalize AMD’s server efforts, offering more CPU cores, more memory channels, and more PCIe capacity than any current Xeon product.
Intel Debuts 25GbE NIC
Intel has unveiled single- and dual-port 25G Ethernet adapters based on the XL710 Fortville controller. It intends these new NICs for direct-attach twinax-copper links in servers.
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