Microprocessors & DSPs News

ARM and UNICEF aim to transform peoples' lives

UNICEF and ARM have announced a multi-year, multi-million pound partnership to accelerate the development of new technologies to overcome the barriers that prevent millions of families from accessing basic health, education and support services…

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Broadcom adds more ARC processor IP to SoCs

Broadcom has extended its license agreement with Synopsys which will give it access to DesignWare ARC processors for integration in system-on-chip (SoC) designs. Broadcom  uses ARC processors for video compression in its SoCs for consumer devices. The DesignWare ARC Processor portfolio consists of configurable 32-bit Risc processors…

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Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom firms join MIPS open-source push

Qualcomm Atheros, Lantiq (part of Intel) and Broadcom have appointed representatives to the board of the Prpl (‘purple’) Foundation, organisation set-up by Imagination Technologies to support open-source software on the MIPS architecture.  At the same time, CUPP Computing, Elliptic Technologies, Imperas Software, Kernkonzept and Seltech joined the foundation…

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ARM's sub-volt Cordio radio IP launched

ARM’s acquisition of Wicentric and Sunrise Micro Devices has produced the Cordio family of standards-based, sub-volt, radio IP supporting Bluetooth Low Energy…

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Imagination lets MIPS take academic plunge

Imagination Technologies’ decision to reveal the inner-most secrets of the MIPS microprocessor architecture to academics could dramatically improve the teaching of electronics in universities. The MIPS architecture started off as an academic exercise by John Hennessy at Stanford University, and is the subject of a standard educational book by…

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