Electronic Microprocessors & DSPs News

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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What's new about 14nm processors for Intel?

Intel may have grabbed the headlines with the announcement that its first 14nm processor will be on general release next year. But by then the Broadwell processor will just one of a number of 14nm chips in production. Intel has long insisted that its production capability, which it has always…

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AMD aims GPU-based server at supercomputers

AMD has announced its highest performing server graphics processing unit (GPU) for supercomputers. The FirePro S9150 server card is AMD’s first server card to support enhanced double precision and break the 2.0 TFLOPS double precision barrier. It has 16Gbyte of GDDR5 memory and a maximum power consumption of…

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Web app dev kit supports Android and Ubuntu

Toshiba Electronics has introduced two starter kits for early development of web applications using the Toshiba TZ5000 Application Processor Lite (ApP Lite) series. The RBTZ5000-2MA-A1 and RBTZ5000-6MA-A1 starter kits provide drivers for internet applications using HTML5. Both kits provide drivers for video playback using Wireless LAN…

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Accreditation is key to choosing the right ARM processor

If the design engineer’s choice of microcontroller was simple once, it certainly is not now. Massive improvements to the processor capabilities, availability of peripherals and power-saving functions of microcontrollers have created huge new opportunities for OEM designers to develop new products and to improve the performance and features…

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