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Quad-core 64bit MIPS processors execute ARM and x86 instructions

Quad-core 64bit MIPS processors execute ARM and x86 instructions

China-based Loongson has announced two 64-bit quad core processors based around a MIPS-derived architecture and including binary translation to run x86 and ARM code.

The nine stage pipelined architecture is called GS464E, and the 4-way superscalar processors are Loongson-3A2000 and 3B2000 – and include in-order…

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Symtavision identifies ECU development timing issues

Symtavision identifies ECU development timing issues

Symtavision says it has identified key timing use cases for a systematic, timing-enriched automotive engine control unit (ECU) development process, which will save both development time and unit cost as well as increasing the realisation probability and maturity level of ECU development projects.

Systematic ECU development starts with specifying…

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Pericom bought by Diodes

Pericom bought by Diodes

Discretes specialist Diodes of Texas is to buy Milton Keynes analogue and mixed signal company Pericom Semiconductor.

The price is said to be ‘about $400m’, including the company’s cash. The combined companies will have revenues of $1bn plus.

The price is about 40% more than the company’s market…

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GloFo links with QEOS and Catena

GloFo links with QEOS and Catena

Globalfoundries (GloFo) has announced partnerships with Catena and QEOS.

The QEOS partnership is intended to develop a millimeter-wave CMOS platform to support the higher data rates required in future mobile broadband access networks, while enabling customers to integrate mixers, low noise amplifiers, power amplifiers and inter-frequency amplifiers, all…

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Crystek launches low noise LVPECL oscillator

Crystek launches low noise LVPECL oscillator

Crystek has launched an ultra-low phase noise LVPECL oscillator providing a -163dBc/Hz noise floor at 40MHz.

The CVPD-952 provides low phase noise for an LVPECL oscillator, which translates to a typical phase jitter of 75fSec (12kHz to 20MHz). The device offers a frequency range from 131MHz to…

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Hypervisor scales from Intel Atom to XEON processors

Hypervisor scales from Intel Atom to XEON processors

A new hypervisor has been designed for Intel processors ranging from Atom processors to XEON based systems and including the latest 6th generation Intel Core processors (codename Skylake).

Real-Time Systems of Germany has created this version R4.3 of its RTS Hypervisor to allow guest operating systems to be…

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High voltage regulator is capable of low voltage output

High voltage regulator is capable of low voltage output

A synchronous step-down switching regulator has been designed by Linear Technology to deliver 1A on a 100V input with efficiency up to 90%.

Burst mode operation is used to keep quiescent current under 7µA in no-load standby conditions.

Designed for 48V automotive systems and high voltage industrial…

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LabView gets audio front-end from Audio Precision

LabView gets audio front-end from Audio Precision

LabView is commonly used for analysing audio systems and now developers can take advantage of a software driver from audio test system firm Audio Precision which makes it easier to integrate its instruments into LabView-based measurement environments.

The company has created a DAQ driver for its APx515 analyser which…

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ARM, IBM expand IoT collaboration

ARM, IBM expand IoT collaboration

IBM today announced an expansion of its IoT platform – called IBM IoT Foundation – through a collaboration with ARM mbed-enabled devices connecting to analytics services.

This fusion will allow data from devices such as industrial appliances, weather sensors and wearable monitoring devices to be gathered, analyzed and acted upon.

IBM…

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Hirai talks Sony

Hirai talks Sony

Kaz Hirai, CEO of Sony, has just given the following interview to CNBC:

CNBC: A number of new products launched today, what are you most excited about?

“We are really excited about a range of products that we highlighted today. We are talking about the new Xperia Z5 smart phones…

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Workshop will present research into quantum computing

Workshop will present research into quantum computing

Oxford Instruments is running a one day workshop on ‘Processing for Quantum Computing’, in Delft, the Netherlands on 11th November 2015.

The workshop, which is free, will present recent progress in quantum computing, plus future trends in its development and application.

Dr Frank Dirne, managing director of tquantumhe Kavli Nanolab…

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IoT platform comes with Google cloud out of the box

IoT platform comes with Google cloud out of the box

An IoT (internet of things) hardware platform which will connect with mobile services around the world has been introduced by Sierra Wireless.

With connection to Google cloud services for collecting data from connected devices, the hardware, dubbed the IoT Acceleration Platform, is unusual because it will provide mobile connections with…

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