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ARM launches Mali IP for mobiles

ARM has brought out a suite of integrated media Mali IP designed for the high volume smartphone and tablet markets which is currently a billion unit opportunity…

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Element 14 promotes Raspberry Pi-based scope

Farnell element14 has partnered with Australian test gear house BitScope Designs to manufacture and distribute BitScope Micro, a dual-channel digital oscilloscope for Raspberry Pi. Also working with Windows and Linux PCs, and Macs; BitScope Micro is also an eight channel logic analyser, a signal generator, clock generator and spectrum…

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Cadence releases IP for 3D memory

Cadence Design Systems is offering verification IP (VIP) supporting the design of 3D memory interfaces on standards including Wide I/O 2, Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC), High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) and DDR4 3D Stacking (DDR4-3DS). The VIP models include direct memory access for read, write, save, pre-load and…

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MIT wheel nears production

The Copenhagen Wheel is a self-contained pedalling assister for cyclists. Within its profile is: a motor (350W US, 250W EU), a battery (48V Li-ion), control electronics, and a Bluetooth radio. Battery life is estimated at 1,000 cycles, and charges in four hours. Based on technology from MIT…

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High-rel software package for instrument cluster processor

Green Hills Software is to support Freescale’s multi-core MAC57D5xx instrument cluster processor. Contributions include: ‘Integrity’ separation kernel for applications combining safety, reliability and security ‘Multi’ integrated development environment (including multi-core debugger and profiler) C and C++ compilers MISRA C/C++ code quality tools ‘DoubleCheck’ static analyser Tool…

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TI adds three-phase power capability to Piccolo DSP

Texas instrument’s is aiming at solar inverters, motor controls, and digital power supplies with an upgrade to its Piccolo family of DSP/CPUs. Called F2807x, it adds three phase capability with: three 12bit 3.1Msample/s ADCs instead of one, and three 12bit DACs, where there were none. Also…

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Wind River hunts viruses using Atom processor

Wind River has released low-end processor performance benchmarks for its Content Inspection Engine pattern matching software – also branded Hyperscan. The firm, a subsidiary of Intel, claims a pattern matching throughput over 36Gbit/s on C2000 series Atom processors, “using tier-1 OEM IPS patterns to scan real-world HTTP…

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