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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.
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.
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July 24, 2017

Embedded Skylake Speeds Networking
Intel’s new embedded Xeon Scalable processors derive from the recently introduced Skylake-SP, but the new Lewisburg south bridge is an even bigger improvement to the platform.
Skylake X Scales Extreme PCs
Targeting high-end gamers and content creators, AMD and Intel have launched desktop processors that blow away earlier generations by offering much higher performance at lower prices.
MediaTek Offers Cat-NB2 Modem
MediaTek is the first company to bring a Release 14 NB-IoT modem to market, reducing cost by integrating the RF filters, power-management unit, and flash memory.

July 17, 2017

Xeon Scalable Reshapes Server Line
Skylake-SP and the Purley platform replace both Xeon E5 and Xeon E7 with new processors that offer more cores and better performance, but often with higher power and prices as well.
Skylake-SP Scales Server Systems
Intel’s newest server-processor design modifies the Skylake client with greater AVX-512 capabilities and a new cache architecture while greatly improving the memory and I/O bandwidth.
Achronix Turns to Embedded FPGAs
Even as revenue from its high-performance Speedster FPGAs ramps, Achronix is focusing on its new Speedcore embedded-FPGA intellectual property and anticipates launching FPGA “chiplets” for 2.5D packages next year. 
Snapdragon 450 Moves to 14nm
Qualcomm’s first low-cost 14nm processor, the Snapdragon 450 offers 25% faster CPUs, twice the video speed, greater camera resolution, and other improvements over its predecessor.

July 10, 2017

After 400GbE, IEEE Studies PHYs
The IEEE could ratify the 802.3bs standard as early as September, but an 800GbE follow-on will await detailed studies on new PHYs, including those for distances beyond 10km.
Dialog Charges Into Bluetooth 5 Fray
Dialog’s entry-level DA14586 adds Bluetooth 5, making it the lowest-cost MCU to implement that technology, improving its prospects for low-cost IoT applications.
MT8516 Enables Google Assistant
Purpose-built for voice-enabled digital assistants, the MediaTek MT8516 integrates four Cortex-A35 CPUs along with 2.4GHz Bluetooth and Wi-Fi transceivers.

July 3, 2017

Cavium NIC Supports iWARP, RoCE
Cavium has delivered the first performance tweak to the FastLinq family since it acquired QLogic. The new 25GbE NICs can serve in “universal RDMA” systems that run iWARP and RoCE concurrently.
Cypress PSoC 6 Broadens MCU Lineup
Cypress is taking on the IoT market by offering a broad family of high-performance Cortex-M4F MCUs that include Bluetooth 5 connectivity and improved security.
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