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AMD puts 4K gaming graphics into 6-inch Mini ITX card

AMD has announced a PC graphics card for 4K resolution displays which it has squeezed into the small Mini ITX card format. It is a 6-inch air-cooled board which AMD expects to be used in a new type of small format gaming PCs. The Radeon R9 Nano graphics…

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Toshiba cuts ARM microcontroller power with 65nm flash

Toshiba says it has dramatically reduced the power consumption of its ARM Cortex-based microcontrollers by integrating a newly developed embedded flash memory process based on a 65nm logic process. Toshiba said it expects the devices to achieve power consumption of less than 100µA/MHz. This will represent a…

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Qualcomm gives Snapdragon a boost with DSP

Qualcomm says it is more power efficient to run some operations in a mobile phone using a dedicated digital signal processor (DSP) rather than the CPU. As a result it has added a larger DSP element to its Snapdragon 820 mobile processor. DSP elements and CPUs with DSP extensions are…

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IDF: Intel gives transistor-less cross point memory a name

Intel has given an indication at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco this week when the transistor-less 3D XPoint non-volatile memory technology it has been developing with Micron, will appear in commercial products. A range of solid state drives (SSDs) which implement the 3D memory technology will…

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Open source virtual reality headset uses ARM-based SoC

A development kit for designing a virtual reality headset for game-players from 0pen-source software has been introduced by the Open-Source Virtual Reality Consortium. Called the Open-Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) Hacker Development Kit, it provides a modular platform designed around an FPGA-based All Programmable SoC from…

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IDT extends VVA frequency coverage

IDT has introduced two RF voltage variable attenuators (VVA) which expand its VVA frequency coverage to a range of 1 MHz to 6 GHz. Like the other members of the family, the F2255 and F2258 devices offer industry-leading low insertion loss and high linearity. IDT’s VVAs deliver analogue…

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Samsung starts production of 48-layer V-NAND

Samsung says it has begun mass production of 48-layer three-bit-per-cell 256Gbit V-NAND. Last week Toshiba said it was beginning pilot production of a 48-layer 256Gbit 3 bit-per-cell V-NAND, which it calls BiCS Flash. In March, Intel/Micron said they were starting…

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Imagination demos Vulkan open API on Android

Imagination Technologies will demonstrate a prototype of the new Vulkan open-source graphics API on a Google Nexus Player  with its PowerVR GPU. The intention is to demonstrate at the Siggraph computer graphics conference in Los Angeles this week, the capability of the soon to launched Vulkan API for the…

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