Electronic Microprocessors & DSPs News

Cheaper 32bit PICs from Microchip

Aiming at cost-sensitive applications that need 32bit processing, to run stacks or process audio for example, Microchip has introduced a couple of cheaper MCU families, PIC32MX1xx and PIC32MX2xx, with MIPS M4K cores. 83Dmips is available at 50MHz, with up to 256kbyte flash and 64kbyte ram. “This enables embedded designs…

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Intel's love affair with the PC continues with Core M

Intel’s love affair with PC is as strong as it ever was. Hot on the heels of the announcement of a “server-like” super desktop microprocessor, Intel has offically launched its new consumer PC processor, the Core M, for thin fanless PCs. Intel launched the Core M processor at…

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IFA: more octo-core phones

Two phone makers have announced products with octa-core ARM processors from Taiwanese chip firm MediaTek at IFA in Berlin, where AllWinner announced an octo-core processor this morning. Alcatel has used MT6592 which has eight ARM Cortex-A7s and an ARM Mali GPU in its Hero 2. The LTE…

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Nvidia accuses Samsung and Qualcomm of infringing GPU patents

Nvidia has accused rival mobile processor suppliers Samsung and Qualcomm of infringing its patents for highly-parallel graphics processor technology. Nvidia has filed complaints against Samsung and Qualcomm at the International Trade Commission and in the US District Court in Delaware, alleging that the companies are both infringing patents covering…

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Allwinner's Octa-core

Allwinner, the Chinese wireless IC designer, has launched an octa-core processor targeted at full high-definition tablets…

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Microsemi expands audio DSPs

Microsemi has announced a family of DSP chips. Called Timberwolf, it is described as a third-generation DSP architecture designed with a proprietary 4 MAC core, dedicated hardware accelerators, and two independent 16bit DACs in 64pin QFN and 56pin 3×3 CSP packages. “This field upgradable DSP platform, when combined with…

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Intel not giving up on desktop PC processor

Desktop PCs may not longer be the computer of choice for business but Intel still believes the main market driver is raw processing power and so it has introduced an eight-core desktop processor. The Intel Core i7-5960X processor supports 16 computing threads. It is also Intel’s first…

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Nvidia goes own way with 64-bit ARM CPU

Nvidia has designed a 64-bit, dual-core processor based on the ARMv8 architecture. Dubbed Denver, the processor will be used in the firm’s first 64-bit version of its Tigra K1 mobile processor designed for Android smartphones and tablets. This new version of Tegra K1 pairs our 192…

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